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Social Media Privacy Settings Keep You Professional

November 21, 2017 | 9:00am
20 years ago, you could truly be anonymous on the web. Today, most students have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat and more social media sites. As you send out your applications for school or internships, you should keep your social media accounts private, or keep the content appropriate Read More

10 Must-know Acronyms for Future Health Care Students

November 7, 2017 | 9:00am
“I need a CBC and EKG, stat!” We’ve all heard these acronyms, and many others being thrown around on television shows and in the emergency room. But what do they mean, and which ones do you really need to know? Each profession has their own internal language, from ten-codes in Read More

5 Tips to Prepare for Midterm Season

October 31, 2017 | 9:00am
Midterms are coming up! Spend some time preparing so that you ace all of your tests. How can you possibly do that when you have so much going on? First, breathe. Then, use these five tips to get yourself prepared for midterm season. 1. Get organized If your notebooks, binders Read More

The Value of a Good Network: Priceless

October 19, 2017 | 9:00am
Have you started building a professional network? No matter where you are in your health care career, it’s not too early to do so! Now is the time to start connecting with people inside and outside your field. With today’s technology and social media, there are many ways to develop Read More

Helpful Tips to Conquer the TEAS Exam

October 17, 2017 | 9:00am
Unfortunately, there is a tremendous amount of work needed to prepare for the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The ATI TEAS is required to register for some nursing schools, and it covers specific content areas. Most candidates have not taken an academic-based test in a while, and think taking Read More

Should You Seek an Admissions Counselor for Your Ivy League Dreams?

September 28, 2017 | 9:00am
Interested in applying to a competitive college? Perhaps an Ivy League school? Top ranking schools are looking for prepared and impressive candidates, so the key is to make yourself stand out as much as possible. You can start preparing by working with professionals who know the most about applying to Read More

Academic Advisors Help Students Plan for Success

September 12, 2017 | 9:00am
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail," or so goes a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. What does this mean for you, a student just getting started on your health care career path? The more time you put into planning for your career now, the better prepared Read More

Why Should You Get Involved with Extracurricular Activities?

August 10, 2017 | 9:00am
You likely spent a lot of your time during high school participating in extracurricular activities. French club, Model UN, basketball, debate and the like offered a way to have fun and socialize while adding valuable experience to your college applications. The good news: College will provide just as many opportunities for Read More

Virtual Reality is Changing Health Care’s Reality

August 8, 2017 | 9:00am
Gaming's bad rep is on its way out! If you log three hours a week playing video games — said to be an amateur amount by some accounts — you could actually be improving skills that will be useful in numerous health care positions. As using games and virtual reality (VR) to Read More

Reap the Benefits of Office Hours

July 19, 2017 | 9:00am
It may sound like a chore, but taking advantage of your professors’ office hours is worth the hassle. By putting in just a few hours of your time each month, you can develop relationships that will help you get better grades now — and set yourself up for future career Read More

Change Your Perspective on a Summer Road Trip

June 8, 2017 | 9:00am
In an article about the invaluable lessons that traveling teaches, Amanda Machado reflects back on a trip to the country where her father was born. "That month in Ecuador did more for my character, education and sense of identity than any other experience in my early life," reflects Amanda. Have Read More

Communicating the Value of Your Internship

June 7, 2017 | 9:00am
Summer is exciting because it means some time off of classes and a break from studying, but it's also a great opportunity to gain experience during an internship since your schedule is more flexible while you're on break. But how exactly will your internship experience fit on your resume? Break Read More

Have You Made Your Summer Reading List?

May 31, 2017 | 9:00am
Summer is coming and we couldn't be more ready for it! After a full semester of studying, this more relaxed season is a great time to catch up on reading, both for pleasure and for professional development. To help, we've created a list of books that's a great mix of Read More

Feeling Stressed? Exercise Can Help

May 25, 2017 | 9:00am
Balancing personal, professional and academic commitments can be quite stressful. Though you may remove academic commitments from the equation after graduation, stress will continue to be a part of your life long after you leave school. Work exercise into your routine now so that you're better prepared to relieve and Read More

The Key to Acing Finals: Plan for Success

May 9, 2017 | 9:00am
Finals time is exciting — but also can be quite stressful. Soon, you'll have at least a few days off from your academic responsibilities, but for now you've got quite a bit of content to cover in order to be ready for your big tests. The best way to ace Read More

Do Students Need More Sleep? The Answer May Surprise You

April 29, 2017 | 10:00am
Jawbone recently released surprising findings from its research into students' sleep habits: many students actually get the minimum amount of sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Though you may also get at least seven hours of sleep each night, it's important to dedicate time and effort to establishing solid Read More

5 Apps for Students to Make College Life Easier

April 24, 2017 | 10:00am
College is just as hard as it ever was but if you're completing your studies today, you're lucky in that you likely have access to a smartphone that can help you streamline processes and save time while balancing a hectic schedule. From online collaborative spaces to virtual to-do lists, there Read More

Why the Health Care Industry Needs Millennials Now

April 22, 2017 | 10:00am
Thinking about groups of people by cross-generation characteristics can be overly simplifying. As long as you take it with a grain of salt — people are unique individuals, after all! — it can also provide some insight into the unique skills that those with a certain prospective bring to the Read More

Study Tips for College Students

April 15, 2017 | 10:00am
As a college student, you'll spend plenty of weekends at the library, on the quad or in a quiet place trying to absorb all of the information you learned throughout the week. The good study habits you picked up in high school are a good start. Just add taking organized Read More

Quick Cooking Tips for College Students

April 8, 2017 | 9:00am
Between a strict college budget, limited time to cook and lack of space, healthy eating can seem nearly impossible. College cafeterias are not known for their organic produce or low-sodium meals. We collected some cooking tips for college students to help you stay healthy even as you manage a busy Read More

Discover the Benefits of Yoga for Students

April 1, 2017 | 9:00am
You're a college student. You have exams to prepare for, a job (or maybe even two!) that take up much of your time and family responsibilities to add on top of all of that. What you might not have is a sense of how to balance all of these competing Read More

Awareness: The 1st Step to Addressing Health Care Disparities

March 23, 2017 | 9:00am
“We know that much of what affects our health happens outside the doctor’s office,” said Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities at the California Endowment, in an address to the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education consortium in 2016. “The things that we make difficult Read More

Interested in an Internship? Get Started Now!

January 30, 2017 | 10:00am
The skills you learn in the classroom are definitely applicable on the job, but sometimes it's hard to see how they transfer without having an opportunity to practice in a lower stress environment. An internship can help since it offers an opportunity to work with a supervisor or mentor who Read More

Job Shadowing Helps Health Care Students Save Time and Money

November 10, 2016 | 8:14pm
Many who are currently working in the health care field felt drawn to caring from the very beginning. They’re the people who as children couldn’t pass by a hurt bird without stopping to help. Or the ones who from a very early age were outraged by health care inequality and Read More

3 Ways to Find a Health Career Mentor

October 24, 2016 | 3:48pm
Think back to a time when you conquered an assignment that you thought was impossible, all thanks to the gracious help of your teacher. Remember how great that felt? Now imagine what it would be like to have that feeling on a regular basis. Having a mentor will make it Read More