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Prestigious program offers FLC students adventure and an edge in life after college
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The job market is still tough and getting into graduate school is no walk in the park either. The question students, from freshmen to seniors, should be asking is, what can I do to stand out from the crowd?

One impressive resume builder is studying abroad, and there aren’t many study abroad programs more challenging or prestigious as the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. There also aren’t many other study abroad programs that will get noticed faster on a resume or a graduate school application.

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Restructure of FLC’s Career Services aims to give students more program-specific guidance
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Major changes are in the works for Fort Lewis College Career Services. A restructure of the program is planned in an effort to help students receive more program-specific career assistance.

FLC’s Career Services Office is an organization largely independent of the College’s three schools. Under the new restructuring plan, the independent office will be replaced by three career services coordinators hired to work specifically with each of the three schools (the Teacher Education program will share a coordinator with the School of Business Administration).

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How to prepare for grad school: Do a research internship
Thursday, May 26, 2011

This summer, Cody Mason will be exploring his options while sharpening his professional skills by doing geologic mapping for the United States Geologic Survey in the geologic region known as the northern Rio Grande Rift. "It essentially consists of the area from Taos, New Mexico, all the way north to around Leadville, Colorado," Mason explains. "It is some of the most beautiful country around."

That's a valuable opportunity for someone who just earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in April. Mason, from Durango, Colorado, is getting this chance to work alongside professional geologists in the USGS thanks to an internship award from the federal agency.

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How to prepare for grad school: Get a solid foundation
Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'll be starting in the Fall in a Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. The confidence that resulted from my experience at Fort Lewis played a large part in my going on to graduate school. I didn’t have a lot of confidence after my first bachelor’s degree at another college. My grades weren’t great. So, being in a place where I could really excel, where I could not only do well and get good grades, but where I really felt I was learning a lot and getting to know the material, has benefited me.

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How to prepare for grad school: Learn the publishing process
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Undergraduate research at Fort Lewis College is earning students valuable recognition and big boosts for their resumes thanks to a research journal focusing on student research at liberal arts colleges.

The Spring 2011 edition of Metamorphosis features papers based on research by two Fort Lewis students. Sara Bombaci, who graduated in April 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, published her research on the effects of Sudden Aspen Decline Syndrome on bird communities.

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