No time like the present for current GED test

If you’ve put off taking the GED test, it’s time to buckle down and get it done — especially if you’ve already completed some sections of the five-part exam. The current version of the GED test – known as the 2002 Series – will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with a new high school equivalency test on January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not...
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Gov. Haslam puts Tennessee Promise in motion

In May, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “Tennessee Promise” into law. The historic proposal, which was approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly, commits to providing two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors on a continuing basis. “Through the Tennessee Promise, we are...
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The Power of Polite

Good manners can be career magic Would you check for phone texts during an interview with a prospective employer or chew with your mouth open at a lunch meeting? Pamela Eyring, president and director of The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s only accredited protocol and business etiquette school, and Barbara Pachter, author of “New Rules @ Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and...
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Get the Most Out of Your Financial Aid…File Early!

The financial aid process can seem complex, but the following information will keep you on track. If you have concerns or questions, please call the Northeast State Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 and the staff can help walk you through the process or e-mail financialaid@NortheastState.edu and staff will assist you via e-mail. A new application for financial aid must be filed for each...

Show Business Insight

Entertainment workshop gives backstage view of production methods Northeast State at Bristol hosted the three-day institute in July with 18 students getting a behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment industry. Students were musicians, audio/visual techies, and production professionals looking to learn more about a complex business. Mary McClure, theater manager of the Lamplight Theater in...

Getting a Fair Shake

Career fairs offer the best in multi-tasking and networking. Just think: where else could you talk to all kinds of employers, get career advice, and put your resume into the hands of people who have a say so in hiring? While it might seem old school in the world of online recruitment and applications, Northeast State’s Director of Career Services Marquita Tittle says the career fair format...
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