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Save Money with The Benefits of Community College

by Tim Brunicardi
We all know a college education is a valuable asset to have, yet the traditional four-year college plan isn’t right for everyone. Some students aren’t ready to commit to the four-year plan for a variety of reasons, and may end up opting out of college altogether. The good news is that there are alternatives to attending school full time for 4 years.
Community college is an awesome way to pursue higher education on a 2-year plan – which can be helpful if you aren’t sure what you want to study or are looking for a more affordable way to attend college. There are many benefits of community college. Here are just a few things to consider when deciding between a 2-year and 4-year college experience.

How to Stay Focused in College

by Tim Brunicardi

College can be a very exciting adventure, especially during your first year. If you have never been on your own before, there is a lot to get used to. Sometimes this responsibility can be a bit overwhelming and might cause you to lose focus on your studies, but it doesn't have to be that way. Staying focused in college takes some work, yet is well worth it in the end. Here are some tips that will show you how to stay focused in college so you can get the most out of your experience.

A Student's Guide: What to Expect as a First Generation College Student

by Tim Brunicardi


Being the first person in your family to attend college is both exciting and daunting. You've likely been working hard for years on your academics to get here. Now that your college acceptance has arrived, how do you prepare for that crucial first semester?

While you may have the academics well in hand, other factors such as finances and cultural fit may prove to be stumbling blocks you'll have to overcome as a first generation college student.

8 Ways To Make Money In College

by Tim Brunicardi

Many students today are looking for an extra way to make money in college. One study found that as many as 70 percent of college students had an outside job while in school.

Wildlife Resources Management: How To Become a Naturalist

by Tim Brunicardi

What Is A Naturalist?

A naturalist is biologist who studies the how living species impact each other and the environments in which they live. Becoming a naturalist opens up a variety of career options in fields like conservation and public outreach. You can work for state parks, the National Park Service, or even the EPA. and in areas such as conservation, monitoring and public health.

How To Get Involved With Water/Wastewater Management

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you excel in math and science? Are you interested in a job that would not only benefit your community, but the planet as well? Does the prospect of following a career path that’s literally overflowing with opportunities for advancement sound tempting? If so, then you sound like an ideal candidate to consider getting an Associate of Technical Studies; Concentration: Water/Wastewater Management Degree!

How To Write A Research Paper

by Tim Brunicardi
One of the major requirements of many college courses is a research paper, and it often counts for a large percentage of your course grade. This assignment asks you to select a topic relevant to the course subject, research it, and write a paper covering your findings. Use these tips for writing a research paper to break the project into manageable pieces.

Why Should You Pursue A Construction Management Program?

by Tim Brunicardi

Reasons To Consider A Construction Management Program

Do you enjoy organizing, overseeing, and orchestrating detailed outdoor projects?  Has the sight of seeing someone struggling with a doomed construction effort ever compelled you to ask, “Can I make a suggestion?”

Get a Perfect Score on the Exam: 5 Study Hacks

by Tim Brunicardi


Being able to ace your exams isn't luck, but science. There are many science-backed study hacks that have been proven to help students excel on their exams. Use these scientifcally proven college study hacks to help you do well on your tests every time.

8 Tips To Stay Motivated in College

by Tim Brunicardi


Earning a two-year degree in Ohio is rewarding and exciting — it can set you up on the path to achieve the success you've always dreamed of. However, it isn't always easy.