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Welcome to Johnnie's Blog, your one-stop shop for navigating the college experience and beyond. Whether you're a future undergraduate or graduate student, we're here to help you make the most informed decision about your future and prepare for success.
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How to Choose a College Major: 5 Steps for Success

Are you embarking on your college journey and overwhelmed by the extensive list of major options? You’re not alone! Choosing a major is a significant decision that requires careful consideration.

This blog post teaches you how to choose a college major successfully. We answer common questions about choosing a major and provide five practical steps to consider.

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Toni Critelli
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Deciding between Colleges: 7 Key Factors besides Academics

You are at a crossroads of possibilities, surrounded by a stack of college brochures and admission letters. Each college or university represents a unique opportunity and a different path. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? It’s not just about the academic program a college or university offers. That is why we have created a list of seven key factors to consider when deciding between colleges.

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Toni Critelli
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The Ultimate Guide to Early Action vs. Early Decision

Selecting a college can be challenging, but once you’ve narrowed your choices, creating a strategy for submitting your application is crucial. Along with the standard, regular decision application process, you can opt for an alternative route, such as early decision or action.

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Toni Critelli
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Diversity: 5 Ways it Boosts Student Success

When embarking on your higher education journey, it’s crucial to think about what can help you succeed as a student. Choosing a campus that values diversity is one factor that can bring many benefits—not only in college but also in your future career.

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Toni Critelli
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When Should You Pursue an M.B.A.?

Deciding to pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is a significant career
decision. The decision requires careful thought and consideration. There are many questions to weigh when making this decision; is it better to pursue an M.B.A. right after an undergraduate degree or after a few years of work experience preferred? These are just some considerations to determine when to pursue an M.B.A.

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Advantages of an Online M.B.A.

Choosing to pursue an M.B.A. is a great opportunity for career advancement, but it isn’t one to be made lightly. You may need additional flexibility that attending classes in person during the day won’t allow. As digital learning becomes more advanced, colleges and universities are offering online M.B.A. programs to help meet these needs while still providing an excellent education.

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Neuroscience Master’s Curriculum: What to Expect

Neuroscience is the science behind human thought, emotions and behaviors and involves  studying the physical aspects of the brain and central nervous system. Obtaining a master’s in neuroscience can prepare you  to eventually go on to earn your Ph.D., but a master’s in neuroscience can also prepare you for careers in research – such as university programs, pharmaceutical companies, or the government – just to name a few. What does it look like to get your master’s in neuroscience? What are the types of courses you’ll take along the way? Let’s explore the curriculum for earning   a master’s in neuroscience.

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Unique Career Paths with a Master's in Neuroscience

The field of neuroscience opens you to a world of exciting career opportunities that extend beyond the laboratory. You can educate future scientists in the classroom, help nonprofits fund research, work as an artist who understands how the brain sees or hears things, and even influence laws and regulatory systems focused on new biological techniques.