The computer science (CS) industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the US. CBS News reports that there are 46,080 job openings per year with 30% annual growth through 2018. With medium annual income earned between $67 – 71K depending on the job, it’s clear why many people want to go into CS.

However, on countless college life forums, I’ve been seeing a trend that I find troubling.

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Dear College Mamma, 

This is my first semester on campus. My teachers are all asking for papers to be written in APA citation style, but in high school, I only learned MLA. I’m wondering if this is very different from MLA. Also, is the teacher going to take off a lot of points?

-Sight Tashon

Dear Sight,

I’ve often found that APA is the most commonly used citation style in colleges and universities.

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Dear College Mamma, 

I just finished up my first week of classes, and one of my professors has a really thick accent. I can barely make out what he is saying. Also, this is a math class–a class I’m not really good at. So, what do I have to do?

-Kenyuspeak Clearly

Dear Ken,

Having a teacher with an accent you cannot understand is a situation no one wants to be in.

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Interview Icebreakers and Responses

If you are looking for a job on campus, an internship, or maybe an entry-level position this fall, here are some helpful tips to help out with interview icebreakers. Icebreakers are the part of the interview where you are prompted to talk about yourself and get the interviewer interested in your background.

“Tell Me/us about Yourself.”/ “Walk Me Through Your Background.”

This common question will come up at almost any interview regardless of the field.

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Dear College Mamma,

I am going into my freshman year in college and I was paired with another guy as a roommate in a double. At this moment, we are about 1 month from move in day, he just decided to rush instead! What will happen to my room? Will I just live alone in the same room? Will they assign a new roommate?

-Lonely Roommate

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Dear Lonely,
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After years of teaching grammar AND college writing, you’d think I would have perfect grammar and all my written work would be perfect every time. However, I recently discovered Grammarly and realized this is a tool I never knew I needed so badly. Even as a grammar teacher who writes full-time, it takes a fair amount of time to go back and proofread small errors, spelling mistakes, and other issues. With the free version of Grammarly,

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Whenever you get a syllabus in college, read it! It’s highly likely that you’ve seen a blurb or section about disability services for students. Your teacher may have even pointed this section out in the first class session and informed your class that you will need a letter of accommodation if you need to be accommodated for a disability. Most students overlook this part of the syllabus, even students with valid disabilities.

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This blog is centered towards making your college years more efficient and easy, so I must tell you about the CLEP test and how it can help you make a huge gain in time and more money in your pocket. The CLEP tests are $85 (as of August 2017) college-credit-by-examination tests. CLEP offers 33 intro-level college subject exams.

CLEP is currently celebrating 50 years of business and by clicking this link you can can get 50% off a second exam or retest until the end of August 2017.

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If you have an English language center at your college, it’s likely that you’ve seen mass amounts of Saudi Arabian students congregating around the grounds of your college. So who are these Saudis and what should you know about them? Also, how did they manage to get a full-paid Saudi scholarship?

What is the Saudi Scholarship?

Back in 2005, the (then) King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia began a program called the King Abdullah Scholarship program (KASP) immediately becoming the largest scholarship program in all of Saudi Arabia’s history.

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College applicants are eager to try innovative ways to seek admission to choice colleges. For example, instead of an essay, they may send an elaborate video production summing up their credentials. Others will join extra curriculars or volunteer. And others’ fates in college admission relies on affirmative action. When your future is at stake, for sure, considering any and all options is key.

What is Affirmative Action?

Many colleges want to raise the rate of college admittance to incorporate more members of minority races.

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