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The College Life Blog shares articles about post-secondary experiences and knowledge-straight from the mouth of Rasmussen College faculty, staff, and students.

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Locker Room to Boardroom: 10 Perfect Jobs for Former Athletes

You’re used to dominating the field as a former competitive athlete. Now you’re ready to dominate your career path. You need a high-powered career that puts all of your skills to good use and makes you the star of the team. Learn about 10 careers that are perfect for former athletes!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for College Students

What do college students need? What can I give that won't have them awkwardly asking for a gift receipt? Rather than taking a shot in the dark, take a look at this list we compiled. Your holiday shopping will be finished in no time thanks to these useful gift ideas for college students.

How to Find Scholarships: 4 Places You Should be Looking

Affordability is important when choosing a degree program. But don't let those initial numbers scare you. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there to help lower the bottom line. Here's four places to search for scholarships.

The Benefits of Attending Online Classroom Lectures

Online college lectures can seem pointless and more like a waste of time than a help if you feel you've already learned sufficiently from the homework or assigned reading. While it may seem like an easy fix to simply skip the lectures, the impact of avoiding your professors' presentations time after time may actually cause a large deficit in your learning.

6 Savvy Digital Literacy Skills to Use in Your Job Search

It's no secret-the job search process has changed in the past decade. That means the skills you used to find a job in high school probably won't cut it today because the landscape of the entire workforce has evolved. Here's six digital literacy tips and tricks to help you navigate through this new world.

9 Netiquette Guidelines Online Students Need to Know

Proper etiquette is nothing new for most people. You grew up with your parents constantly telling you to mind your manners. But for those who grew up without some sort of computer screen inches from their face at all times, proper "netiquette" may seem a bit mystifying. We're here to help with nine simple guidelines for how to be on your best behavior in an online classroom.

Be the Breadwinner: 10 Online Degrees Employers Want to See

There are several misconceptions of online education that may be prohibiting you from earning your degree your way. The truth is that an online education can pave the way for some pretty sizable salaries. Take a look at our list of 10 high-paying online bachelor's degrees!

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