(Charlie Archambault for USN&WR) For high school students who are in the process of researching a variety of colleges and universities, admissions professionals recommend scheduling campus visits to get a better feel for the schools. Here are 10 tips for how students can get the most out of college visits.
When Lionel Finley started an online master's degree program in counseling at Wake Forest University in August, the 20-year Army veteran admits that he was unprepared. "In other online programs, I could maybe check in once or twice a week and still get a decent grade," says Finley, who took seven online courses previously while earning a bachelor's and master's degree.
For many students, leaving the comforts of home and moving in to college for the first time can be a difficult transition. Thoughts of leaving family, friends, and high school behind can conjure feelings of fear and discomfort, but at some schools, students can bring a piece of home along to ease the process.
With more than 40 years of events under its belt, San Diego Comic-Con has left millions of people with a boatload of memories. There have been some huge moments at Comic-Con - from the very first time Star Wars footage was unveiled in the 1976 convention to when the Avengers cast was announced in 2010 - but everyone who's been there has their own favorite memories, both big and small.
It's that time of year again. As the summer heats up, thousands of people, from celebrities and cosplayers to exhibitors and fans, make the trek to San Diego for four days of nerd heaven. Kicking off on Thursday, July 9, the event brings people of all walks of life together to celebrate the world of entertainment and much more.
For the sixth annual time, Social Media Day was celebrated by thousands of people around the world on June 30. Mashable started Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to reflect and honor the growth of social media and the digital revolution.
It's that time of year again: Happy Social Media Day from all of us at Mashable. Mashable first launched Social Media Day in 2010 to commemorate and celebrate the ways social media has changed our world, both big and small.
On June 30, 2015, the global celebration that is Social Media Day returns. As has become a yearly tradition, the sixth annual Social Media Day will comprise of hundreds of global events, as thousands of people reflect on the ways social media and digital innovation have changed our world.
Most of us travel on an annual basis. In fact, according to a recent survey by Mashable and SurveyMonkey, roughly 92% of respondents said they are planning to travel in 2015 - and 89% plan to travel somewhere they've never been before. So how can you plan the trip of your dreams without completely breaking the bank?
Let's make one thing perfectly clear about CES 2015: It brings together some of the biggest and brightest ideas about the future of tech. It's also one of the weirdest places, where no product is too off-the-wall or outlandish.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".