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PICTURED ABOVE: A Graduating Senior at Uplift Education's College Signing Day 2015. Uplift Education is making the college dream a reality for hundreds of first generation college attendees each year! Keith Lott, a Talent Recruitment Strategist says working for Uplift Education has one perks that will make you feel proud to go to work every day. Uplift Education's mission is 100% College Acceptance and we are proving that it can be done with low-income and minority student populations. Passionate, mission-aligned teachers that believe that all children can go to college. Commit to College: Uplift Education is committed to building a brighter future – one student at a time. We do this by creating quality, college preparatory public schools in underserved communities. Each student must be accepted into a two- or four-year college institution in order to receive their diploma from an Uplift high school. Interested in learning more about working for Uplift Education? Visit Keith Lott's recruiter profile and learn more about the company and how to apply TODAY. CLICK his profile to learn more!

Deciding a major can be a daunting task for university students — especially for those who have yet to identify their own personal skills and interests. Related: Resumes When You Don’t Have A College Degree In this article, I will share with your several factors that you should consider before deciding on your major.

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You finally get the interview for your dream job. You’re looking good, feeling confident, and then you get hit with what could be a fatal blow. The interviewer says, “The other candidates for this position had a much higher GPA.” Related: #1 Reason You Get Interviews But Not Offers

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