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Adam Smith

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

If you ever go for an undergraduate degree in economics, you will almost certainly learn about a man named Adam Smith. He is considered by many to be the father of modern economics and his influence is felt even today. Smith was born in 1723 and attended college at the University of Glasgow when he [...]

Broadcasting Curriculum: The Newswriting Class

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Whether or not you intend to go into a career involving news reporting, one of the most common required classes in television broadcasting programs is the newswriting class. Often lumped into a course covering both the development and the actual onscreen reporting of a story, the newswriting class is an invaluable launching pad for the [...]

Civil Aviation

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The study of aviation is a technical one. There are many different terms and structures to the air transportation business in the US taught at hundreds of colleges and universities to international students. These facts alone can make it difficult to decide where to study aviation. International students who want to study aviation should educate [...]

SMART Goals

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

After discovering the answer to why study fine arts, international students should begin planning for the future. While schooling can last anywhere from four to six years, students should anticipate the future and begin creating goals for life after school. Many online career websites and workshops have come up with the quick and easy goal [...]

The 411 on the ROI of an MBA in the US

Posted on January 24th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

It’s no secret: an MBA in the US is an expensive proposition. The price tag is high (and rising) and doesn’t stop with the direct costs – namely, program tuition, school fees, books, and supplies – incurred as a necessary result of program enrollment. For many full-time MBA students there are also indirect (or opportunity) [...]

History of the Academy Awards

Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

It’s merely 13 ½ inches tall, but this golden icon is know throughout the world, signifying the best of the best. For barely being a foot tall, this little knight weighs eight-and-a-half pounds and has been made of gold, bronze, nickel silver and britannia. Can you guess what it is? Here’s a dead give-a-way. It’s [...]

Hospitality Industry

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Reputation management is playing a huge role in the hospitality industry now more than ever before. Between social media and third-party review sites, hotels everywhere are realizing the importance of their online reputation. The fact is 75 percent of people believe that companies do not tell the truth in their advertisements, thus making online reviews [...]

Public Administration and Most Popular College Majors

Posted on January 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students studying in the United States are offered a wide variety of educational opportunities at undergraduate universities and colleges. Universities, especially public schools and larger liberal art schools, typically have many “majors” that a student can choose from. A “major” is an academic area of study in which a large share of a student’s [...]

Behavioral Economics

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Economics is not just for people who are interested in things like politics and Wall Street. The field extends into all aspects of people’s lives, and knowing how it works can help you in very real and practical ways. Behavioral economics is a good example of how the field can help people make better decisions [...]

Studying for the IELTS

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can follow various steps to increase the likelihood that they will maximize their potential score. Practicing for the Exam It is of course a good idea to practice reading, writing, and speaking English in preparation for the exam. One’s facility with English [...]