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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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14 Struggles Only Online Students Would Understand

Online learning definitely has its perks, but it’s not for everyone. There are some common complications that many online students face and it’s helpful to know what to expect. If you’re considering becoming an online student and want to know if you have what it takes to overcome the obstacles, this article is for you.

I Want to Go Back to School But [Insert Excuse Here]

The decision to go back to school isn't an easy one. Many people have hesitations about returning to the classroom. We enlisted some experts to help overcome some of the most common concerns keeping people like you from earning a degree.

The Importance of Teamwork Skills in Work & School

There are very few professions these days that will not incorporate interaction with others. This is why it's imperative to develop strong teamwork skills. Not only will this skillset serve you well in your future career but it'll help you acquire the knowledge and training you'll need to get there.

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: 9 Expert Tips & Tricks

LinkedIn has become the premiere social networking site for professionals. We connected with professionals spanning several industries to identify some handy tips and tricks on leveraging this resource. Find out how to catch the eye of enticing employers!

How to Prepare for College: 7 Signs You're Ready to be an Online Student

You've finally decided you're ready to go to college-congrats! The toughest decision is behind you, but there's still some work ahead of you. Now you need to figure out how to prepare for college and what type of classes are best for you. There are a few signs that suggest you're ready to become an online student. Take a look at the list below to see if you see these signs in your own life.

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.

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