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Higher Ed goes for the funny for April Fools Day

April 2, 2014 / 0 comments

Higher Ed went for the funny yesterday April Fools Day with their websites. Here are some of the sites that tickled my funny bone. University of Idaho offers kittens to first year students, because kittens have that “it” factor. According to The College of William and Mary, Elvis is alive in Williamsburg, VA. The University…

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Sisters are doing it for themselves via @dcap

November 10, 2011 / 0 comments

via What a kool view! Google hosted a hackathon for women last weekend in NYC. H/t to Daniela’s Lair for the link. Posted via email from STEPH is Wired

Reflections on the #HEWeb11 Conference from Farther Away

October 28, 2011 / 0 comments

In keeping up with tradition from the regional conference last year, it is time once again to review my impressions of the HigherEdWeb Conference, this time from farther away in Austin, while I was somewhere in the Tri-State area (if you have to ask which area, then you don’t know.) I think this tweet summed…

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If I Could Turn Back Time…

October 24, 2011 / 0 comments

Once in a while, there are time when I run across something online that I wish I was still a student in college, starting out all over again. If I could tell  my 20 – something self what to do with the wisdom I have now, what would I say? Well, that’s the beauty of…

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How to get a job or take the next step in your career? Volunteer!

September 7, 2011 / 0 comments

We are no strangers to volunteering. After all, how do you think I got started building websites? Fast Company posted Volunteering Will Save Your Career (Or Put You In A New One) today. The article discusses how companies are starting to value and highlight volunteering experience in addition to professional experience. If you just left…

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Recruiters at Black Colleges Break From Tradition via @WSJ

August 25, 2011 / 0 comments

via It is no surprise that traditionally historic Black Colleges are expanding their sites on high schools with a Hispanic and White based populations. Learn what factors are contributing to this trend. Posted via email from nextSTEPH’s posterous

College roommate matchmakers: As UCF and other schools start classes this Monday, many students try online college roommate-matching services.

August 22, 2011 / 0 comments

via Don’t like your roommate? Maybe its not too late. These roommates used a roommate matching service to find each other. Learn what the service is about and how colleges & other schools are using it. Posted via email from nextSTEPH’s posterous

Planning Summer Breaks With Eye on College Essays –

August 6, 2011 / 0 comments

via If you think studying abroad is just for college students, think again. Learn what these high school students did and how it will help them with their college applications. Posted via email from nextSTEPH’s posterous

How A 21-Year-Old Design Student’s Sleeping-Bag Coat Could Break The Cycle Of Homelessness | Fast Company

August 5, 2011 / 0 comments

via How a student saw a need in the community and created a non-profit. Posted via email from nextSTEPH’s posterous

Students are using social media to make college possible

July 16, 2011 / 0 comments

We know that there’s a scholarship contest that uses Twitter . A student talks about how he uses a social network geared toward high school students. (Thanks @dcap and @MsLatina) Plus there is a student who is selling his art to go to college. (Thanks @Wahiwoodradio) Are you paying attention to how prospective students are…

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