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Tips on Finding Your Best-Fit Social Work Internship

April 16, 2019 | 5:59pm
If you're thinking about going into the social work field, then you should know accredited BSW programs require a minimum of 400 hours of supervised field experience. Want to know what to expect? We met with Katherine Perone, associate professor and director of field education at Western Illinois University. She also Read More

Three Ways to Improve Your Resume

December 28, 2018 | 11:00am
The ideal length for your resume is one-page, especially if you have fewer than 10 years of experience. If you’re starting to increase the font size in order to make your resume more impressive, you’re ignoring the bigger problem: You need more content! In this article, we offer a few ways Read More

Want a High-paying Health Care Career? Do the Math

December 18, 2018 | 9:00am
Most high school students have one goal in mind: receiving their diploma. But if you want to pursue a health career, simply meeting graduation requirements may not be enough. Taking four years of math and science in high school will put you on the path toward a rewarding health care Read More

Common Obstacles to Tracking Training Hours

September 11, 2018 | 9:00am
Starting your clinical hours is an important step on your path to landing your dream health care career. Students are asked to track their hours in practicums, field placements or internships. In some cases, students need to track professional experience to qualify for licensure in fields like psychology, social work Read More

Get Inspired by These Health Care Memoirs

August 21, 2018 | 9:00am
If you're looking to learn from a health professional's experience, you may turn to a peer, a podcast or a book. Written memoirs by those in the health care field provide insight into their lives as well as the lessons they learned on the job. Below, we've shared some of Read More

FAQs and Facts About the MCAT

July 31, 2018 | 9:00am
The MCAT is one of the most fearsome acronyms for medical students, which is saying something for a field with a lot of them! Before students start seriously considering medical school, they need to understand what the MCAT is and what effect it has on a medical education and career. Read More

Must-Know Terms for Health Care Education

July 10, 2018 | 9:00am
When you first start researching a career in health care, you may find yourself coming across phrases you've never heard of. The Match? Clinical rotations? These terms are important for you to know while you search for the right academic path. Below are some key health care phrases and their Read More

Dental Resource Roundup

June 26, 2018 | 9:00am
Many students make their decision to pursue a degree in dentistry during high school. If you're one of these students, start researching the field and the requirements to make sure you're prepared academically and financially for this health care career. We suggest getting started with these trusted resources. ADEA GoDental Read More

Preparing for Your Video Interview

June 19, 2018 | 9:00am
Get ready for the camera: the days of flying out to a prospective campus to meet with an admission counselor are gone! Today, students and schools have access to tech and software that makes the admissions process more accessible. Molly McCracken, the admissions editor at Kira Talent, is one of the Read More

Find Your Digital Health Care Career Mentor

April 24, 2018 | 9:00am
If it’s difficult to find time in your busy schedule to sit down and talk with a mentor, technology has brought you the next best thing: podcasts! You can multitask like a pro by listening to podcasts hosted by a professional who can serve as your virtual mentor. The best Read More

Boost Your Resume With Alternative Spring Break Plans

March 29, 2018 | 9:00am
If you don't have plans for spring break and your resume is short on experience, you'll want to research Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs. While a good number of students hit the beach or take a vacation, ASB volunteers spend their time performing community service locally or overseas. These volunteer opportunities Read More

5 Ways to Stay on Top of Coursework

January 30, 2018 | 9:00am
A new semester means a new way to get yourself prepared and ready to complete the school year. Every course will come with its own set of challenges, so you'll need a plan to succeed and keep motivated. Use our tips to give yourself a head start on the semester Read More

Dos and Don’ts of Working in Groups

January 23, 2018 | 9:00am
Working in groups is one of the many things you will have to do in college. In any profession, knowing how to work closely with others is a skill you will need to have. Group projects in college teach compromise, communication and deadlines. If you see you have a group project Read More

3 Ways to Remain Productive During Winter Break

January 2, 2018 | 9:00am
Winter break is finally here! You now have time to catch up with friends from home, play some video games and sleep in. There are no early morning classes, exams to study for or awkward group projects. You definitely deserve some relaxation, but don’t become too comfortable – this is Read More

4 Ways to Avoid Burnout

November 28, 2017 | 9:00am
Health care providers have some of the highest burnout rates, with physicians being a prime example. Burnout can present itself in several ways, including emotional exhaustion, being cynical or sarcastic about patients and having a feeling of reduced accomplishment. "Over the last 25 years, repeated studies have shown an average of Read More

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