Sunday, December 2, 2007

Attention Super College Seniors - This Blog's For You

You are not alone if you won't graduate in four years.

Here is what the US Department of Education says about college students graduating in four years:
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) claims that only 40 % of students are graduating college in four years.

If you are a "Super Senior", here are a few tips to finally make your college your alma mater.

1. Now is not the time to agonize about how long it has taken you to become a new grad. For college resume purposes - show graduation date only since there is no need to say when you started.

2. Take extra classes and work hard to finish this year. Get on a plan to finish. You will always be able to go back to school – in fact it is recommended. For now, focus on graduation.

3. The longer you stay does not necessarily translate to the more you know. Employers won't pay for this kind of experience. Entry level salaries are not attached to how much experience you have as a student.

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