August 30, 2012

QS World Grad School Tour 2012

World’s Top Grad Schools coming to North America in September with $1.2 million in exclusive scholarships.

Thinking of grad school? Not sure where or when to start? The QS World Grad School Tour will be bringing leading grad schools from the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe and Asia to meet high potential masters and PhD candidates like you! Join us in New York (9/15), DC (9/17), Vancouver (9/19), Montreal (9/22) and Toronto (9/24).

August 23, 2012

4 Reasons to Take Classes at a Public University While Abroad

When you get started in a study abroad program, you will most likely be ushered through the transition to your abroad country with the help of advisors and program courses. Most abroad students take at least one course offered by the abroad program itself, and this is a good way to keep in touch with the rest of your study abroad classmates. However, as you get settled in and it comes time to choose your courses, it's a very good idea to check in to the opportunity to attend a public university. Even taking one course at a local university can offer a wealth of experience and opportunities for growth that would never have been available to you had you taken only courses offered by your study abroad program. Read on for some of the top reasons why every study abroad student should take classes at a public university while abroad: 

August 15, 2012

Using Social Media to Find Grants and Scholarships

When it comes to obtaining grants and scholarships, you want to use every resource at your disposal to the best of your ability. Regardless of whether you’re looking for grants and scholarships for school, a social work organization or something totally unrelated, many of the same strategies apply.

One set of tools that you can’t afford to overlook in your search is social media. Social media has become a powerful and pervasive communication tool that can help you or your organization locate and qualify for the funding you need. And if you don’t use this tool to your advantage, you should at least realize that potential funders may use it to check you out.

August 10, 2012

3 Most Important Study Abroad Tips for Students

It's been said time and time again, studying abroad is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. There are few other times in life that you can immerse yourself in a new country and new culture with the guidance and support of a learning institution. While traveling abroad is certainly possible at certain times in our lives, actually studying abroad is another story. Attending classes at a school overseas and learning valuable lessons about our global society and about yourself are just some of the benefits of semesters abroad. 

Talk to any graduated college student who has taken a semester abroad during their collegiate study and they will say that their experience abroad was one of the most meaningful aspects of their higher education. It is the process of abandoning your comfort zone and experience in an entirely new culture and learning system that makes studying abroad such a meaningful and enlightening event. While study abroad is certainly an exciting and important time, it can also be challenging. Consider these three useful and vital tips to prepare for the perfect time abroad.

August 8, 2012

European Youth Media Days 2012

How to survive the crisis as an entrepreneur journalist? How to address the social effects of crisis? How to explain European policies in times of austerity? What is the impact of crisis on youth? If these are topics that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 100 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels between 16-18 October, 2012.

The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days organized by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press will focus on the economic crisis that is currently threatening Europe. The European Youth Media Days is the biggest event in Europe dedicated to young journalists.

August 2, 2012

How To Sell Yourself on Scholarship Applications

You have the power to create amazing things with a blank sheet of paper and a bit of black ink. The ability to translate your hard work, experiences and special qualities into a carefully constructed application is the key to making you shine on paper. You must be innovative and impactful even when the application process asks you stay inside the lines. You have to be able to sell yourself.

“Selling yourself, whether on paper or in person, is one of the best skills that you have, and it’s no different than selling any product or service,” said Greta Schulz, founder and CEO of Schulz Sales Consulting, a company who helps entrepreneurs and companies refine their selling processes. “You have to have confidence, you have to know how you’re going to benefit them, and you have to articulate yourself.