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Jump Start: 3 Ways to Get College Credit While You're Still In High School

Did you know you don't have to wait until you graduate to get a head start on your degree? The more college credits you can knock out ahead of time, the fewer you'll have to take once you get on campus, saving you time and money. Here are a few ways to get a leg up on your dreams of higher education.

Choosing a Career: Shadow Cool Jobs Virtually With JobShadow.com

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? With what seems like an infinite number of career paths, it can be hard choosing one that's right for you. We recently heard about a website founded right here in Arkansas that might help.

Dorm Decorating: Not Your Grandma's Milk Crates

Milk crates have long been staples of dorm room decor thanks to their ability to hold just about anything from clothes and accessories to books and knick-knacks. Their durability and portability make moving a whole lot easier -- just carry it to the car and load it up.

Central Arkansas Students: Loan & Scholarship Info Series At Maumelle Library

Hey, central Arkansas students -- the Maumelle Public Library will be holding a free two-part college prep series at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at 1 p.m and 11 a.m. Sept. 29.

Tell Us What You Like Most About Next, Get a Free Book!

Listen up, Nextsers -- we've got a great book on careers in sports, fitness and exercise to give away. And all you have to do is tell us what you like most about Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life After High School!

Getting Hired: 6 Qualities That Employers Want

With reports of half of recent college graduates being under-employed or unemployed, landing a job -- even with a college degree -- can be a challenge in today's economy. Time Magazine asked businssses what qualities they look for in new hires, and these were their responses. Even in high school, it's never too early to start building these skills and qualities so you'll be better positioned to land a job once you have your degree.

College Vocabulary: 10 Words You Need To Know

Between financial aid paperwork, college applications and course registration, college life is chock-full of words you might have never encountered in high school. Here's a rundown of some of the big words you'll need to know so you can move more confidently into your college career.

Why Go to College? You'll Make 64 Percent More Money, For One

We all know education beyond high school is vital to your future. Take a look at these recent findings from the U.S. Treasury to see just how important it really is.