5 Ways to Create a Stress-free Study Session

Whether it’s in the car, in front of the TV screen, or at the kitchen table, you do your homework whenever, wherever. The stress of these distractions weighs on you like a lead balloon while you try to study and retain so much information in such a short amount of time. But study time doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five ways to assure your study sessions are stress-free.

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The Psychology of Self-Teaching: Why Testing Out Makes You A Dream Hire

Being an academic superstar is great, but the unemployment line is full of straight A students who couldn’t hack it on the job. The skills that served them well in school -- following directions, writing papers, sitting still -- were not enough for the new game being played around them.

After years of paying attention to things that don’t predict extraordinary performance, Google has finally identified what does. Not coincidentally, they are the same entrepreneurial traits students develop by taking a self-taught, exam-based path to graduation.

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The 5 Best Careers for Recent College Graduates

A college degree is no longer a ticket to success on its own. With tuition costs rising and hiring becoming more competitive, it’s more important than ever for students to get smart career advice.

In the Digital Age, the importance of technical skills to job seekers of all types will only increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, a small but diverse set of career paths are likely to account for hundreds of thousands of job openings in total through 2018.

One piece of good news is that, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning an 8.6 percent increase in their hiring of new college graduates in the coming year. With that pleasant fact in mind, here’s a look at some of the most promising career paths for recent college graduates to consider:

Management analyst:

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Visit Us at NACADA 2015

DSST – Credit by Exam will be exhibiting at the 39th Annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Conference.  Additionally, we will host a session on Advising the Military Student on Credit by Exam.  For more information, please see details below:

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Come See Us at AACRAO 2015

DSST – Credit by Exam will be exhibiting at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  This year’s theme is “Driving Student Success Initiatives in Higher Education”. 

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Visit DSST at CCME 2015

The theme for this year’s Council of College and Military Educators – CCME Professional Development Symposium in Anaheim, California is “Innovative Pathways to Military Student Success”. 

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Visit DSST at CCME 2015

The theme for this year’s Council of College and Military Educators – CCME Professional Development Symposium in Anaheim, California is “Innovative Pathways to Military Student Success”. 

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