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Paris Beats London to Best Student City Title Again!

Paris has beaten London to the title of best city for students, for the second year, according to the latest ranking.


New Study Reveals Fastest-Growing Occupations Through 2017

A new report from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. on the projected fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. from 2013 to 2017 can give job seekers the direction they need.


Fresh Perspective on the First Year of University

New programs help frosh succeed with mentors and writing help


Higher education gets biggest gift in China’s history

The Schwarzman Scholars programme is the largest ever internationally funded philanthropic effort in China’s history.


What College Majors Will Match Your Personality?

This quiz is designed to help you think about the college majors that are available to you. It will also make you think about your own personality traits and how they may fit well within different areas of study.



Student Loan Debt is Biggest Concern Among the College-Bound

High school seniors are more worried about burdensome student-loan debt than about getting into the college of their dreams.  That’s the upshot from the annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey from the Princeton Review, a test-preparation and educational services company.


Freshers’ Guide to Starting University

A guide to starting university for freshers by Ian Comerford. The guide covers money, societies, accommodation and loads more.


The Best Paying College Majors of 2012

NACE ranks the college majors where students graduate to enjoy the highest starting salaries in the country. The 2012 list sheds new light on what employers are willing to cough up for the most in-demand employees: the tech-savvy engineers startups and blue-chips need to jump-start innovation.


Your First Year of College: 25 Strategies and Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year and Beyond

This article is all about the things you need to do to not only survive your first year of college, but to thrive in college. And many of the tools, skills, and habits you develop through this article can not only be used to help you succeed in college, but in your future career as well…


In My First Year of University I Wish I Had…

Globe & Mail writers share insights and thoughts about what they wished they did and/or did not do during their first year in university…