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Gambler’s Fallacy

Posted on February 28th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Everyone has played a game of chance at one point or another, whether it is gambling, with its promise of big payouts and prizes, or just playing a game with cards, dice, or coins with some friends. You might even think you have some sure-fire methods of winning too, like a special way of guessing [...]

Screenplay Format

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

One major component of the standard undergraduate degree in creative writing is screenwriting. Some schools, like Full Sail University, even focus mostly on mediums like television and film that stick to certain writing tenets unique to screenwriting. Learning the screenplay format will thus be an important part of the education of any aspiring screenwriter or [...]

Programs in Aviation

Posted on February 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being a pilot is hard work. As an international student deciding where to study aviation it is good to know the types of programs available in aviation as well as what is required of you in regards to certification and degrees. More and more pilots are being required to have two or four year degrees [...]

Playing with Sound: Recording Arts in Video Games

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

As your game character trudges along rough terrain, sounds of nature flood your ears and create an ominous environment that signals danger ahead. You pause and turn to the side. The noise of a subtle rustling of bushes clues you in to your enemy’s location. A smile grows across your face as you realize you’re [...]

Personality Traits for a Business Career

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

Not every student is suited to a career in business. If you’re considering pursuing a business degree, it’s very important to evaluate yourself to see if you have the appropriate personality traits for a business career. Is a degree in business right for you? Think to yourself if you think you exhibit the following characteristics: [...]

Announcing the First Social Media Scavenger Hunt Winner

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The first International Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt was a great success. We received multiple entries and would like to congratulate those who were able to solve the puzzle, but only one clever follower was able to be selected as our Social Media Scavenger Hunt winner and she has been chosen! The $300 cash prize [...]

More International Students Studying Computer Science

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

There are many reasons international students have made the decision to study computer science in the United States, so much so that the already 3rd most prevalent field of study for international students in the US has experienced a 9-11% increase in enrollment two years running. Moreover, this increase in enrollment in computer science comes [...]

Freakonomics

Posted on February 19th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

From the creative minds of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, the website Freakonomics explores all sorts of interesting pop-culture issues from an economics standpoint. While it began as a book, Freakonomics has now expanded to all sorts of other media, such as a blog, a radio show, a movie, and even a followup book called [...]

Is Medical School The Right Choice?

Posted on February 14th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

If you are an international student who wants to be a doctor but somewhat on the fence about if you’re ready for medical school, you’re probably circling around and around the same question: “Is medical school the right choice?” There are some real downsides to consider. Medical school is long, hard, expensive, and the programs [...]

Scoring the IELTS Exam

Posted on February 13th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students interested in studying or working in the U.S. are often required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language. Taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) exam provides a way to do just this. Obviously, what matters most about the exam is getting a high score. But one might wonder how the [...]