In today’s job market, having a college degree is just one component that makes you deemed qualified for a job. But no matter what your resume says about your skills and abilities, you need to be able to show your value to employers. Job candidates need to be prepared to face another level of exams to get hired.
If you’re a fan of clear-cut, black-and-white decisions, getting a college waitlist letter probably ranks low on the list of things that make you happy. But more and more colleges are using making use of the dreaded limbo list. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 2011 Admission Trends Survey, nearly 45 percent of colleges use waitlists.
From President Obama to the founder of Twitter (read more on our MyEducation blog) to actresses, actors, authors, and athletes, the star-studded lineup of speakers commencement a hot ticket for some folks. Some schools are providing live streams of the speeches, too.
What you learn in the classroom is only part of your college experience. Amazing things can happen to college students, with some once-in-a-lifetime events creating memories and even giving individuals their 15 minutes of fame.
Here are seven amazing things we’ve seen happen to college students.