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    Interior Design School Tips

    *Are you in interior design school? Here are some tips that I found really helpful to my career:* h4. Work while you're in school Work for a designer, showroom or supplier. This will provide you with invaluable real world experience. This can translate into better jobs after school and a better understanding of what area you want to focus on. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] ...
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    Choosing the Right Design School

    Choosing the Right Design School
    *Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Industry* What is your design program teaching you? In the late 1990s, more than a dozen graphic-design experts came together to lay out, once and for all, the difference between what design-education programs offered and what a student needed to learn in order to succeed in the field. As many design educators saw it, such a ...
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    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School

    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School
    *1. Formal education is necessary.* Most people might think that art can be easily self-taught, and that any good hobbyist has a good shot at becoming a successful illustrator. The truth is, learning to draw and paint is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks a person can take on, and having experienced instructors can ease and speed-up the process ...
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    Curators' and Archivists' Educational Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Employment as an archivist, conservator, or curator usually requires graduate education and related work experience. While completing their formal education, many archivists and curators work in archives or museums to gain the “hands-on” experience that many employers seek. Although archivists earn a variety of undergraduate degrees, a graduate degree in history or library science, ...
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    Architecture Education Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement All States and the District of Columbia require individuals to be licensed (registered) before they may call themselves architects and contract to provide architectural services. During this time between graduation and becoming licensed, architecture school graduates generally work in the field under supervision of a licensed architect who takes legal responsibility for all work. ...
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    Visual Arts Education Guidelines

    Visual Arts Education Guidelines
    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Postsecondary training is recommended for all artist specialties. Although formal training is not strictly required, it is very difficult to become skilled enough to make a living without some training. Many colleges and universities offer programs leading to the bachelor’s or master’s degree in fine arts. Courses usually include core subjects such as English, ...
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    I am Officially a Photography Student.

    I am Officially a Photography Student.
    Life of a starving artist, here I come. Went to pick up my portfolio yesterday, and inside was an acceptance letter to the Design Studies -Photography program at Grant MacEwan. I’m pretty excited, and can’t think of anything cooler than “So tonight, your homework is to take some pictures of something”. The first year is just a Design Foundations Certificate program, ...
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    Interior Design Education Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Postsecondary education—especially a bachelor's degree—is recommended for entry-level positions in interior design. In addition, 24 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico register or license interior designers. Following formal training, graduates usually enter a 1-year to 3-year apprenticeship to gain experience before taking a national licensing exam or joining a professional association. Designers ...
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    Fashion Design Education Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement In fashion design, employers seek individuals with a 2-year or 4-year degree who are knowledgeable about textiles, fabrics, ornamentation, and fashion trends. Designers must have a strong sense of the esthetic—an eye for color and detail, a sense of balance and proportion, and an appreciation for beauty. Fashion designers also need excellent communication and ...
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    Which Internship Is Best for You?

    Which Internship Is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. *Take It or Leave It?* How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    h4. Pros and Cons for Students at a Crossroads After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both ...
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
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    Preparing for Your Education

    Preparing for Your Education
    Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your career choices. New: ...
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    Funding Your Education

    Funding Your Education
    Two more grants were made available as of the 2006-07 school year for first year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2006 and for second year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2005. Click here for additional information. h4. We can help make your education affordable! The Department's Federal student aid programs are ...
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    Choosing the Right School

    Choosing the Right School
    You've taken all the tests and made the grades, and now it's the moment of truth—deciding where to go to school! With so many schools to choose from, it could take forever to find the perfect one for you. Non-federal financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with your school before applying for financial aid. ...
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    Repaying Your Loans

    Repaying Your Loans
    h4. What you need to know about repaying student loans... After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment, you have a period of time before you have to begin repayment. This “grace period” will be *six months for a Federal (FFEL) or Direct Stafford Loan. *nine months for Federal Perkins Loans (If you're a parent reading this and you ...
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now - thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience - ...
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    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major
    If you've got a major you are thinking of changing, you're far from alone. But how do you know whether you should go ahead and actually make the move? Try this checklist: h4. You're Bored to Tears in Your Current Major Courses Suppose you're majoring in chemistry, and every time you go to one of your chemistry classes, you fight to ...
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    Photography student turns passion into photographic career

    Photography student turns passion into photographic career
    Catalina Manzano points to shoot inside Charlie O's; a local jazz spot in the San Fernando Valley. Manzano has been photographing jazz musicians since 1990. Her lens has captured the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Ted Williams; among others. Growing up in East Los Angeles, Catalina Manzano followed the encouragement of her father to take pictures of the boxers ...

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