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At Mélange College and Career Readiness Services, our primary objective is to assist learners in achieving educational and career success. We provide personalized “insider tips and strategies” to college students, adult learners, and job seekers on how to maximize their choices, options, and opportunities while pursuing their individual educational and career goals.

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Academic Advisers – Know Financial Aid Basics?

Academic advisers on college and university campuses across the nation need to know basic financial aid information.  Financial aid is, perhaps, one of the most problematic and complex student service areas impacting student success today. And, academic advisers need...
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Leadership, David Ortiz, and Big Papi

Leadership requires special gifts that we all possess at one level or another. The Boston Red Sox’ DH (designated hitter), David Ortiz, aka Big Papi, is an exemplary role model of how an athlete relates not only to the game, but also to the fans as well. Big...
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E.T. – Call Home…That Means You!

New College Students need to call home regularly.

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Voting – So You’re Giving Up That Right….

Voting is a privilege.  The ballot box is the center of power in a democracy. As an American, you have the opportunity to exercise this privilege where many around the world cannot do the same. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison because he believed in the ballot...
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7 Student Financial Aid Myths You Need To Know

Financial aid myths prevent many potentially eligible financial aid students from actually applying for Federal student financial aid. Using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides access to multiple student financial aid opportunities....
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Student Financial Aid…Tis the Season

Applying for Student Financial Aid…   The student financial aid (FASFA) application process often creates a nightmarish experience for many American families.   And its complexity is just mind-boggling, even for the most educated. Even though the Federal...
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Daily Mélange

We all want to achieve some level of success in our personal, academic, and professional lives.  We designed our blog, Daily Mélange, to help you do just that.  We regularly highlight a broad range of educational and career related issues to stimulate your thinking and your goal planning.

Let us know how we can help you specifically with your educational and/or career challenges!

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Learn the Fundamentals

Practicing information literacy on a daily basis gives you a distinct competitive edge in the classroom and/or the workplace Using information literacy techniques is actually your personal gateway to finding the best information you’ll need for school and work.

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Why is information literacy so important today? Some days, are you feeling like your drowning in information? Just take a look at your news outlets and social media. We’re living in an information saturated environment. Interpreting fact from fiction on a daily basis requires more than a crystal ball.  Most learners do not learn information literacy skills per se in schools, colleges/universities, or even in the workplace. So, developing your own information literacy mindset can lead you to making optimal choices, selecting the best options, and pursuing worthwhile opportunities.

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Our Empowering Mindset…Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Having the ability to manage an assortment of information to achieve your personal and professional goals is the essence of information literacy.  We’ll show you how!  

By connecting to your learning style, using networking skills, and practicing information literacy, you’ll increase your choices, options, and opportunities for success!

Learning Styles

Everybody learns differently. And most people don’t even know that there are different ways to learn. Knowing what type of learner you are actually enhances your chances for academic and professional success.


The art of networking is really about relationship building. Making worthwhile connections with a variety of individuals whose opinions you value and who value you as an evolving career professional is the basis of any successful networking experience.

College Success Diet: The Insider's Guide to Educational and Career Success Kindle Edition

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