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Life after Mercer: Brazil to Mercer to Masters degree to dream job

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This story doesn’t end with me being the most popular girl at the party, but it ends with me, the girl who used to stay in the corner the whole time, landing my dream job. I’m also a former Mercer student and that’s not a fact I hide. I’m proud of it. My career trajectory…

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Community college worked for Tom Hanks and me; it can for you, too

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What do James Dean, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, you and I have all have in common? We have all attended community colleges. Community colleges can be more than just a cheap way into a degree. I am originally from Brazil and English is my second language. I already had finished my Bachelor of Arts in…

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MCCC students can earn a bachelor’s degree at the West Windsor campus

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Emily Magsamen, communications major at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), finished her associates of arts in general communications at Mercer on Spring 2013. Magsamen knew she wanted to continuing to pursue her bachelor’s degree, she just had to decide where to go. “I thought about transferring to Rutgers and commuting there, but that didn’t work out…

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About a year ago, Mercer County Community College decided to completely revamp the computer software on which the entire college operates. The switch from the Integrow system to the Colleague system began over the summer of 2013 “when the atmosphere around the college was less chaotic,” according to Jim Gardner, Mercer’s Public Relations Manager. The…

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TOP 5: Mercer’s Cafeteria

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I find myself stuck on campus for lengthy periods of time. Either out of laziness or just having too many obligations here on campus I end up eating in the cafeteria more frequently than I would like. The West Windsor campus cafeteria offers a decent variety of food, but not exactly what I would call…

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HOW TO: Paint Triangle Nails

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Have you ever thought of yourself as someone crafty? I hadn’t, until recently. Over the summer while I had free time, I began to see things online that other people had made and decided, “If they could do it, why couldn’t I?” And let me tell you, most things really are just as simple as…

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