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How To Keep Your Information Secure Online

A new cyber-attack seems to make news every week. With malware attacks targeting the energy sector, food production, infrastructure, education and more, no business or industry seems safe. Attacks seem to be random, but the attackers have one thing in common: they are looking to exploit users by scoring personal information or extorting money through ransomware attacks. You…

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9 Apps to Improve Your Memory

How much time do you spend each day playing on your phone? Between social media, shopping, and games, Americans average 5-6 hours on their phones each day. While all of this screen time has affected our collective attention spans, there are apps available that could actually help you. We’ve found 9 apps that could help you…

5 Skills to Master Before Graduation

Graduation day is fast approaching. You have put a ton of time on your studies and you should celebrate your success. There are five skills outside of the classrooms and books that you should take away and will help you succeed. Time is everything You showed up for class on time. You got your assignments…

The Difference Between Credit and Non Credit Classes

If you are just starting to think about gaining new job skills, you may be considering taking a few classes. When you read course material, it will refer to “credit” and “non-credit” classes. You might not be familiar with the difference between the two, but they each play a key role in higher education and provide valuable career training, and one might be a better fit for you.   Credit vs….

How to Stay Engaged Through the Summer Months

You’ve finished college for the year and summer is just around the corner. Take time to celebrate what you have accomplished this year. Once you have done that, there are some great ways to keep engaged and sharp for your next step. If you are returning to school or moving on to your career make…

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How to Avoid Summer Melt: A Parent’s Toolkit

So often, a student will apply for college and enroll in classes, but decide that college just “isn’t for them” over the summer months. Maybe they have found a part–time job that is fun and intriguing; maybe they are reconsidering their financial situation. Whatever the reason, they have decided they aren’t college material. As a parent, what can…

Mental Health Resources Every Student Needs to Know About

With the pressures of college, COVID, the holidays and everyday life, mental health concerns are something to be aware of. Don’t suffer or feel like you are alone. Make sure you take your mental health seriously. There are resources available to help you through the tough times. Being aware It is important to be aware…

Can You Transfer from a 4-Year School to a Community College?

Choosing which school you will attend to pursue your education and career goals is a big decision, and you might not get it right the first time.  In fact, this 2015 study found that nearly 38% of college students transfer to another institution during their college career.  So if you find yourself wondering if you are at the right school, you’re not alone.  Many assume that students will transfer from…

How to Save Money on Textbooks this Semester

College is an investment in your future, and while all investments cost something, college shouldn’t break the bank.  From tuition and fees, meal plans, room and board, the last thing you want to spend your hard-earned dollars on are books for class.  Check out these tips to save money on textbooks this semester and beyond.  Wait to Buy Your…

Putting the “Community” in Community College

“We are committed to providing quality learning experiences, ensuring student success, and partnering to address diverse community needs in an inclusive and respectful environment.”  IVCCD Mission Statement Serving our students and our community are integral to our identity as an institution.  We have gotten the chance to put this philosophy into action this year and…

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