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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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Himalayan Night 2016: The Video
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Himalayan Night 2016: The Video

Himalayan Night: The annual celebration of Nepali culture at Truman State University. Namaste Nepal, Truman’s only club dedicated exclusively to Nepali students and those interested in Nepali culture, hosts Himalayan Night each year with the purpose of sharing a piece of their home country with the Kirksville community. This year’s celebration was no different. The…

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ASA Sights and Sounds of Africa 2016- The Video!

Last month, the Truman State University African Students Association hosted their annual Sights and Sounds of Africa event! Every year at Sights and Sounds, the ASA shares a bit of African culture with the Truman community via performances, speeches, and the sharing of cuisine from all across the continent. This year, the group aimed to…

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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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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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