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How to Explain a Low GPA

June 12, 2012

A GPA below 3.0 is generally considered “low.” A low GPA is not a job-killer, but it is something that you should be prepared to explain.

This brief article has some helpful tips: How to Explain a Low GPA

Dispelling the Big Myth About the Military

April 4, 2011

A recent analysis by the Education Trust shows that a substantial percentage of high school graduates do not meet the minimum academic standards to join the US Army. This statement is based on standardized test results on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The ASVAB contains eight tests to determine the test takers basic knowledge and skills.  Those who score on the low end of this test are denied acceptance to the military, no exceptions.  Unfortunately, our nation finds itself in a situation where the military is forced to turn away a very high percentage of applicants due to low scores on the ASVAB.  Not only do these applicants not possess the knowledge and skills necessary to join the military, but it is also equally likely that they are not prepared for the civilian workforce as well.

Another reason many applicants are unqualified is the lack of physical fitness.  Our country’s obesity rate is on the rise, and it is estimated that at least nine million 17-to-24-year-olds are too fat to serve in the military.

Our country’s national security is directly related to the education of our young people.  We must provide better academic preparation and endorse healthy living in order to ensure a safe environment in the years to come.  Our global economic position is also affected by the lack of preparedness of our youth.  “If the nation is lacking in energetic and academically capable individuals working and contributing to our economy, then our country’s status on the world economic stage will be significantly diminished or compromised.”

For more information on this subject, follow the link below:

http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/41128/_PARENT/layout_details_cc/true

Vision of Hope – Investing in the Lives of the Next Generation

September 23, 2010
Want to make an eternal difference and put your Biblical counseling to use? This Indiana internship is for you!
Vision of Hope Residential Treatment Center is a rehabilitation center located in Lafayette associated with Faith Baptist Church working with girls between the ages of 14-28 struggling
with unplanned pregnancies, drug/alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and habits of self-harm. The ministry of Vision of Hope is Christ-centered, Bible based, and individualized to meet the needs of each girl participating in the program. The program is highly structured in a loving home-like environment.

The interns at Vision of Hope live at the residence and help staff by providing 24 hours of additional resident supervision per week. For additional information please contact Tori Shirk at tshirk@vohlafayette.org or at (765)447-5900.

Can’t find work? Consider relocating.

April 13, 2010

The Career Guy has from time to time suggested that individuals consider moving to a different part of the country, if they are continually unsuccessful in finding work in southern California.  The employment outlook is somewhat bleaker here, and the future looks very uncertain.

This article from the Wall Street Journal suggests the benefit of relocating.  Not only might the opportunities be better, but being considered as a “local” presents certain advantages.

The Next Best Career Move: Actually Moving

Teacher Recruitment Fair 2010

April 6, 2010

CAEE is a non-profit professional association whose members include California college and university career services staff and school district personnel administrators. For over 70 years, CAEE has been fostering cooperation and interaction among those of us involved in the preparation and employment of new teachers. CAEE programs include an annual Northern California and Southern California Teacher Recruitment Fair and Outstanding First-Year Teacher recognition awards.

CAEE is hosting a Southern CA Recruitment Fair on Saturday, April 24, 2010

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
National University
3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

For more information, and the online application visit CAEE’s website here.


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