Author: Nicole

Nicole Bullock is a jet-setter, pop-culture junkie, social media enthusiast and seasoned blogger. She is the social media manager for DegreeSearch.org, where she interacts with DegreeSearch's followers and members of the higher education community. In her free time, she loves to travel, attend conferences and social media events, and writes on her personal blogs Cute Culture Chick and Beauty and the Bypass.

Six Lessons Learned From Monsters University

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Last weekend, I saw Monsters University with my family. The prequel to 2001’s Monster’s Inc, the story of Monsters U revolves around the early life of Mike Wazowski and his friends. As I watched the movie, I realized that there were some great lessons to be learned – both about college and life in general. … Continue reading “Six Lessons Learned From Monsters University” »

Five Fun Videos About Books And Reading

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Love books? Love interesting YouTube videos? Here are some fun videos about books and reading that we’ve have seen on the Internet recently. The Joy Of Books The clever stop-motion video “The Joy of Books” was created by Type Books in Toronto. The bookshop comes to life once the shopkeeper leaves for the evening.  Sean … Continue reading “Five Fun Videos About Books And Reading” »

The Best 2013 Commencement Speeches – Part Two

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2013 has been a great year for commencement speeches. There were so many excellent snippets of advice for graduates this year, we decided to do another post highlighting the wisdom imparted upon the graduates of the Class of 2013. This round of quotes come from Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, Joss Weadon, Ed Helms, and Katie … Continue reading “The Best 2013 Commencement Speeches – Part Two” »

Calculating Living Expenses for College Students

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Students around the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief after their high school graduations. Many plan to take summer jobs before leaving for college, but haven’t figured out how much they will need to save for college. Beyond room and board, there are a lot of places your hard-earned money can be spent. … Continue reading “Calculating Living Expenses for College Students” »

The Best 2013 Commencement Speeches

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Another year of hard work, sacrifice, studying, and learning has passed, and college students are graduating with their degrees. These years of effort are celebrated at the commencement ceremonies, and each school is at liberty to choose their keynote speaker. Government leaders, celebrities, humanitarians, famous athletes and local figures have been imparting their wisdom upon … Continue reading “The Best 2013 Commencement Speeches” »

Ten Funny Memes About Finals

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College students around the country are in the thick of finals, and stress levels are high. Students are cramming for exams and figuring out ways to survive an all-nighter study session. With tensions high, stressed studiers need a break. And what a better way to get away from the stress than with a … Continue reading “Ten Funny Memes About Finals” »

Education Inspiration #14 – John Muir

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Many people know that April 21st is Earth Day, which is a worldwide celebration to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Those who love the planet in 192 countries around the world plant trees, increase recycling efforts, advocate for environmental issues, and raise funds for environmental awareness. But did you know that April 21st is also … Continue reading “Education Inspiration #14 – John Muir” »

Avoid Student Loan Debt At College Of The Ozarks

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College of the Ozarks is so concerned about students racking up student loan debt, they’ve decided to no longer allow student loans. Find out how students pay for their classes. Continue reading “Avoid Student Loan Debt At College Of The Ozarks” »

DegreeSearch at Social Media Marketing World

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This week, I was in San Diego representing DegreeSearch at Social Media Marketing World (hashtag #SMMW13). SMMW is a conference presented by Social Media Examiner, and is an event designed to inspire and educate social media marketers with ideas, … Continue reading “DegreeSearch at Social Media Marketing World” »

April Is National Poetry Month

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Couplets. Limericks. Haiku. Quatrains. Odes. Sonnets. Verses. There are a lot of ways one can show poetic prowess. And April is the best month to do so. In 1996, the Academy of American Poets inaugurated National Poetry Month. Every year in April, libraries, schools, scholars, Continue reading “April Is National Poetry Month” »