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Applying Your Risk Assessment Skills in the Business World

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In the military, you learned how to assess risks. You became skilled at identifying risks and assessing their magnitude. Even more importantly you learned to mitigate risks. These skills may have saved your life in Afghanistan and Iraq. Are you aware that these risk assessment skills are critically important in business? Whether in launching a new entrepreneurial venture or introducing a revolutionary product for a major corporation, as... more

Character Counts: What Are Colleges Looking For?

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What are college admission officers looking for when they read your application? They take into account more than your GPA and test scores. Your character and the personal qualities you can bring to a college are important too. That's why you need to think about your goals, accomplishments and personal values and figure out how you can best express those in your applications. The Qualities Colleges Want "What is it that makes you unique, and... more

5 Things You Need to Know About College Admission

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You can get in. Really. College admission isn't as competitive as you might think. Fewer than 100 colleges in the U.S. are highly selective, which means they accept less than 25 percent of applicants. Close to 500 four-year colleges accept more than 75 percent of applicants. And open-admission colleges accept all or most high school graduates. You are more than test scores. Colleges care most about the work you've done in high school. They ... more

Putting Off Your Education? Don't!

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I am the Queen of the Procrastinators. Every year on January first, I resolve to do my income tax returns as soon as those pesky forms arrive. And every year I flip the calendar to April and say, well, I won't go into what I say. Birthday cards? I buy them early, and maybe, just maybe, I'll mail them. Christmas presents areĀ supposedĀ to be wrapped in plastic grocery bags, right? Right? And don't even get me started on last year's vacation pictu... more

Too Old for School? We Don't Think So

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I'm old. There, I said it. The person staring back at me in the mirror has to be my Mother, not me. My joints do an impersonation of the Snap! Crackle! And Pop! cereal characters when I stand up. I can't count the number of times I've had to retrace my steps to remember what I came into the room for. And, um, what was I saying? Oh yeah - does all of that mean I'm too old to go back to school? Hmmm... not so fast there. The jury is still out o... more

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