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Strategies for International Student Success: Teaching Through Communication

hen studying abroad, students may encounter difficulties adjusting to the cultural, social, and academic behaviors expected of them in their new environment. Speaking out in class as an international student can be difficult for many, especially in the early weeks of their education abroad. Conversation with friends, interaction with professors, and proper classroom behavior are…

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Preparing for the Next Step: Resume Building 101

  You can see it now. Landing your dream job and getting paid to do what you love seems so close. All you need to do is make a fabulous first impression. You’ve worked hard to get here, but you have to convince them that you deserve this job. That’s why a well-constructed resume is…

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Destination Truman: Student Perspectives Through The Years- Part Two

Last week, we heard from freshman and sophomore students about how they came to Truman and their experiences so far. Some of the benefits they mentioned were size, affordability, academic quality, and the friendly campus environment. Today, we hear the stories of international seniors, those who have spent a lot of time on campus and…

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Destination Truman: Student Perspectives Through the Years – Part One

The call to study at Truman extends beyond the arms of other cities and states in the U.S. It extends across oceans, mountains, and borders of all countries of the world. We welcome the world to join us at Truman, to step into a vibrant community and make dreams reality. Perhaps you are asking what…

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Liberal Arts: All About The Base

“Some people say that liberal arts are losing popularity because people are becoming more focused on career preparation.  We say that there is no better career preparation that the liberal arts.” Career-oriented students who are looking for a strong educational foundation should look no further than liberal arts universities. Universities which feature these programs offer…

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University Reduces Utility Costs While Helping the Environment

Truman is taking steps to make its campus more energy efficient, which will lead to economic savings for the school and tremendous benefits for the environment. With the help of Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kan., Truman is making a wide variety of improvements in 25 campus buildings, all in an effort to reduce…

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Truman Moves Up List of Best Values

Outstanding academics and affordable costs helped move Truman up to the No. 15 spot for public schools in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rankings of best college values.   The publication’s recently released list of the “Top 300 Best College Values of 2016” placed Truman at No. 65 overall and No. 15 among public institutions, an…

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Working on campus: Truman’s cool scholarship service model

Finances play an important part in any college experience. While not every student has the same financial resources or academic profile when selecting a university, many will be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships. Scholarships can make obtaining a college education a possibility, but at Truman they also offer the chance of…

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Admission Essays: Top Ten Things to Avoid

When applying to American universities, it is important to understand that the admission essay is a MAJOR part of the application and can strongly influence the admission decision.  Most universities will offer several prompts from which prospective students can choose an essay topic, but many also offer an option to write an admission essay on…

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GPA and How it Works: Is A 4.0 Really That Important?

Maintaining high grades can be one of the biggest pressures in the lives of many college students, with parents, professors, academic advisers, and friends all reinforcing the belief that maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) is crucial to college and career success. But how do grade point averages work? What do they mean for…

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