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Taking Your First DSST Exam? Here’s What to Expect

According to research from Student Loan Hero, the average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, a six percent increase from 2015.

One way to save money on tuition is by taking DSST exams to earn college credit using knowledge you’ve acquired outside of a traditional classroom. “It is a great time-saver in that students may be able to enroll in advanced classes, rather than entry classes, and therefore they may graduate sooner,” said Mary E. Maggard, SPHR, Manager of Assessment and Testing, Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

If you’re about to take your first exam to earn college credit, here’s some advice from the experts at DSST. 

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How to Apply Your Military Training to a Civilian Career

The U.S. Military is known for creating leaders. While it’s possible to spend an entire career in the service, those who make the transition to civilian life do so armed with impeccable training and in-demand skills that employers crave. So, how do you apply your military training for success in a civilian career? 

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How to Earn a Living Doing What you Love

Job satisfaction in the U.S. is at its highest level in 10 years. According to the 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 88 percent of U.S. employees are satisfied with their current job.

How can you join these ranks of satisfied workers—and even surpass them—to earn a living doing what you love? Here are some ways to get started.

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