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Thinking of Doing a Double Major? Read This First
May 4, 2017

With hundreds of possible majors to choose from, how can you narrow it down to just one?  A double major answers that question by allowing students to pursue two different fields of study -- not to mention two different sets of requirements -- en route to the acquisition of a single degree.

While the data on double majors is surprisingly sparse, one 2013 report from the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, Double Majors: Influences, Identities, & Impacts, suggests that as many as 40 percent of college students at US colleges and universities are pursuing double majors. Which begs the question: Should you undertake a double major of your own? Read on for three pros and cons pertaining to the double major.


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Why You Should Study Adventure Tourism
April 27, 2017
Care to zip line through the cloud forest?  How about a backpacking trip through the Tatras?  Scuba diving?  Rock climbing?  If you love adventure, then you’ll want to learn more about how you can turn your quest for adventure into a degree.  Let’s take a closer ...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Graduate Students are Choosing Georgia
April 26, 2017
Ray Charles isn’t the only one who has Georgia on his mind. Also a fan of this charming and historic southern US state? Graduate students from all over the world, who are flocking to Georgia’s colleges and universities to take advantage of its many benefits. Here’s a closer look at...

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What Foreign Language Should You Study?
April 20, 2017
By now most of us are aware of the many advantages of learning another language. Multilingualism comes with a host of benefits, including everything from increased employment opportunities to opening your mind to different worldviews. In fact, many graduates cite foreign language studies as among th...

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STEM, STEAM, and Where Creativity Fits into the Mix
April 10, 2017
First, there was STEM. Then came STEAM. Why do so many people think the addition of one small letter may be the key to increasing the probability of STEM success? Here’s a closer look at STEM, STEAM, and the critical role many experts believe creativity and the arts play in supporting STEM inn...

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Why (and Where) You Should Do a Multidisciplinary Master’s Degree
April 6, 2017
Real world success involves looking at complex problems from many different perspectives while drawing on a comprehensive range of information in order to identify the most promising solutions. So why should the academic approach be any different? This philosophy is the impetus for a popular trend i...

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These Six People Completely Changed Their Careers...and So Can You!
April 4, 2017
Do what you love.  Love what you do.  It takes work, perseverance, and passion.  At least, that’s what we think these six inspiring career changers would say.  See for yourself.

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Do You Have a Future in Hurricane Disasters Prevention?
April 3, 2017
Hurricanes wreak havoc on communities and their damage has a direct and indirect impact on ecosystems and the economy. With both short- and long-term solutions needed regarding hurricane preparedness and prevention, atmospheric science will take on an increasingly important role. Here’s a...

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Why Smart Cities and Engineers are a Perfect Fit
March 31, 2017
If the 21st century had a signature buzzword, “smart” might be it. From smartphones to smart homes, everything is getting smarter and, in doing so, opening up a near-endless range of new possibilities. One of the most intriguing developments in the shift to all things smart? Smart cities...

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How to Pick The Right Student Loan
March 30, 2017
One of the most serpentine pathways you’ll ever follow: the student loan.  Consider our four strategies for picking the right one, and you won’t go wrong.  Our biggest piece of advice?  Don’t sign the dotted line unless you understand what it means for now—and ...

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February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, the international community helped raise $2.7 billion for the Global Partnership for International Education, an international edu...


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February 15, 2018

Funding challenges and an exodus of researchers have left science in Brazil in a precarious position. Now comes news of a bright spot: the country has...


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February 8, 2018

Oxford University took controversial measures to correct a gender gap in math and computer science exam results: Students were given 15 extra minutes ...