Some Facts about The Declaration of Independence
Jul04

Some Facts about The Declaration of Independence

Is it time to brush up on facts about the Declaration of Independence and US History?

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Advice for Parents of Middle School Students
Jun20

Advice for Parents of Middle School Students

What would you do as parents of middle school students when things aren’t going exactly right? Do you do nothing and consider this one of “life’s lessons” where your child has to learn to tough it out no matter what middle school scheduling throws at him?

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Memorial Day, Voting, and President Kennedy
May30

Memorial Day, Voting, and President Kennedy

Reflections on Memorial Day, what it means to vote, and early influences on politics, even as far back as 1st grade.

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Social Media Summer Internships – Blacksburg VA
May08

Social Media Summer Internships – Blacksburg VA

Smart College Visit, Inc. is seeking 2 social media marketing interns for Summer 2016 to contribute to our online marketing initiatives for SmartCollegeVisit.com and for BlacksburgLodging.com. These positions are ideal for college students from area universities such as Virginia Tech, Radford Univeristy and New River Community College. SMART COLLEGE VISIT INTERNSHIP, Blacksburg Virginia SmartCollegeVisit.com enables college-bound teens and their families to search for colleges, get advice on applying to and visiting colleges, and provides the travel logistics to every college in the country. We are very active on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and are seeking an intern to help maintain our growth and social media presence. Our internship program provides real-world experience for current college students interested in sharing tips about their experiences as college students, using social media as a marketing tool, writing, tourism, and content development. Interns will learn how to work in a virtual environment, network, connect with other professionals in the higher educations space, and use a variety of social media tools, while representing themselves and Smart College Visit in a professional manner. Duration: Summer 2016 Hours: 10 hours/week – Unpaid   BLACKSBURG LODGING INTERNSHIP, Blacksburg Virginia The Blacksburg Lodging internship program provides real-world experience for current college students interested in social media, writing, tourism, and marketing. Interns will learn how to work in a virtual environment, network, connect with hospitality and tourism providers, and use a variety of social media tools, while representing themselves and Blacksburg Lodging in a professional manner. Blacksburg Lodging is a division of Smart College Visit (SCV). Blacksburg Lodging has been serving guests of the New River Valley, Virginia Tech, and the Blacksburg area since 2009. EXPECTATIONS AND DELIVERABLES Flexible work schedule: 10 hours/week · Share articles, tweets, photos, videos & other content about Blacksburg via social media daily using Hootsuite or other social media scheduler. Engage appropriately with followers. · Write blog posts (approximately 250 to 500 words) Goal: 2-3 blog posts per month about events, businesses, things to see and do, etc. · Adapt web site content for other mediums as needed (ex: SlideShare). · Help stay abreast of area events and make updates to event calendar. Interns should expect to improve writing and communication skills by working with our in-house editors and to expand their knowledge on using social media effectively, meeting deadlines, and working collaboratively as an active member of a virtual team. Duration: Summer 2016 Hours: 10 hours/week – Unpaid REQUIREMENTS Good writing skills are a must. Knowledge and use of social media is preferred. An easy-going personality with a positive attitude just makes everything better. Meeting deadlines is required, so if you’re already...

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Sallie Mae Discusses the Financial Award Letter on #CampusChat
Apr19

Sallie Mae Discusses the Financial Award Letter on #CampusChat

It’s almost May 1, the National Candidate’s Reply Date and even though your college choice may be clear, the financial aid letter may leave you a little foggy about what’s what. Don’t worry, we can help you decode the lingo and learn how to interpret the award offer during our weekly Twitter chat: #CampusChat with our expert guest and sponsor, Sallie Mae. Hope to see you there! Follow us on Twitter: @collegevisit @salliemae @suzanneshaffer @zkellyq and remember to use the hashtag “#campuschat” with your...

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How to Break the Financial Aid Award Letter Code
Apr12

How to Break the Financial Aid Award Letter Code

To break the financial aid award letter code, Sallie Mae — the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company — recommends the following tips in the infographic below. See SallieMae.com/AwardLetters for more information about paying for college.

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