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American Holidays and How We Celebrate Them

If you are looking for a list of holidays to learn about and celebrate while in America you have come to the right place! Here is a list of the most widely known and celebrated holidays in the U.S.   Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. day is held on the third…

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Living with an American Roommate: Tips for Success

Attending university in the United States can be both an exciting and daunting opportunity. Many aspects of college life in the U.S. are unique, and may be unfamiliar for some students. Many students, for instance, have not experienced what it is like to live with a roommate, and are unsure what to expect when they…

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Pre-Professional Studies- Investing in Your Future

What is a pre-professional program? Many students considering study in the US will have heard the term “pre-professional program,” and not understand why it could be important to them. In the US, it takes some years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, engineer, dentist, veterinarian, professor, or many other…

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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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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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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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Truman Influence Spreads to White House

he influence of Truman State University has spread far in the years since its foundation. What was once a local college for teachers in the American midwest has now become home to thousands of students from across the country, and hundreds more from nations around the world. Thanks to job opportunities, internships, and travel after…

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Welcoming New Admissions Coordinators!

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to welcome the addition of Alexa Price and Michael Cummings, as International Admission Coordinators in the Center for International Students at Truman State University. By expanding the leadership role of the International Admissions Coordinator to two positions, we hope to reach out to prospective students in new and exciting ways…

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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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