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How to Overcome the November Slump

The semester is drawing to a close and winter break is just around the corner.  Before you get the light at the end of the tunnel you have final papers, projects, and exams.  It can be a little intimidating for even the most diligent student.  Here are our tips to finish the semester strong and…

How to change colleges after 1 year or even a semester

Are you finding the cost of the college you are attending to high? Classes and campus to big? Taking online classes and want to save money by living at home? Your first choice college may not be what you stick with, and that’s okay. You can make an easy transition and finish your first two…

What Are the Most In-Demand STEM Careers?

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is the educational buzzword you have probably heard recently. STEM coursework is built by combining two or more of the subjects together and talking about the real-world implications of this class. In other words, math class alone isn’t necessarily a STEM class, but when you combine…

Unique Programs You Can Find at Iowa Valley

The average person will spend a third of their life working. Picking a career that you are passionate about and something you love is important and will make the time you spend at work more enjoyable. Do you ever look at certain careers, though, and wonder how the person learned their trade? Not many 4-year…

Essential Workers

Keeping America Running: Why the Skilled Trades Are So Essential

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t survive without the people doing the skilled trades. From the linemen who restored power after severe weather to the truck drivers and supply chain workers that have helped us replenish when supplies were scarce, our skilled workers deserve a lot of credit for keeping America…

How Studying at a Community College helps at University

Hanging out on the quad? Check. Attending games and events with your roommates? Check. Living on campus? Check. There is a misconception that for you to have a true college experience, you must attend a 4-year university. While that is a great choice for some people, it isn’t the only choice. Studying at a community college might…

Community College: What Your Degree Means

AA? AS? AAS? What does it all mean and how do you know which degree you want and for the career path you have chosen? This is important information to research before you start your education but can be easily broken down. Which degree? Picking your degree to earn at a community college depends on…

How to discuss college at the dinner table

There are some awkward conversations you are going to have to have with your teenager. Talking about choosing a college and what they want to be when they grow up doesn’t have to be one of them! There is no better time to start the college conversation than when your high school student is sitting…

Can I graduate from high school and college at the same time?

As a high school student, you may wonder if taking college classes is really worth the extra effort. Those difficult chemistry classes, extra lab work, or additional study sessions could pay off in more than a letter grade. They could equal college credit – which could save you time and money when you finally make…

My passion for the medical field (One student’s perspective)

Career inspiration came from the most unlikely place, even the floor of the local Walmart. One student discovered her passion for nursing while shopping at Walmart. Her passion led her to study nursing (and ultimately to become a Medical Office Practitioner) through Marshalltown Community College. A moment in Walmart “My name is Amanda Gram and…

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