Credit for Life and Work: Northeast Offers Prior Learning Assessment Opportunity

Northeast State Community College now offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for prior life/work experiences. The College signed an agreement in fall 2012 with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to evaluate work experience, professional training, military training, or other types of knowledge and determine if it qualifies for college-level credit. Through...

Communication and Change Communicators must be flexible and adaptive to stay current

The way people access information and communicate seems to change almost daily. More than ever, smart phones and tablets are the go-to sources of information, displacing traditional broadcast and print media. Nonetheless, in spite of changes in technology, there will always be a need for communicators who can provide relevant content in appealing formats. For students looking for jobs in...

How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1: Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. (You may also request an application by calling 423.323.0243, or emailing CollegeAnswers@NortheastState.edu.) Step 2: Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission with a non-refundable $10...

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...

[Infographic] Not So Typical: Today's college students break stereotypes

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree and living at a university, you’re way behind the times.  Eighty-five percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often, the typical college student is living off-campus, working and juggling college with real-life responsibilities. Today's Typical College Student (click to enlarge)...
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What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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