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  • Top Gear For Students

    Top Gear For Students

    Posted in in American Culture by Alex on 04 Jun 2012

    The ever changing tech landscape provides students with a constantly evolving spectrum of choices on how best to accessorize their daily lives. Here are five suggestions that should be at the top of your list and some budget friendly alternatives:

  • More People Working Past Retirement

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Alex on 23 May 2012

    As highlighted on a recent podcast from the bestselling authors of Freakonomics, more people are remaining at work past traditional retirement age. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the trend of increasing older workers is expected to continue throughout the decade. The recent recession and an overall aging of the population are likely causes of this trend. As workers stay at their jobs, the necessity of professioanls who provide wellness skills, such as Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistance, should likewise continue to increase. SOLEX College continues to develop its excellent programs in these careers!

  • Tips For College Essays

    Tips For College Essays

    Posted in in English Language by Alex on 22 May 2012

    One of an applicant’s hardest tasks is writing an essay or other writing sample which may be required for admission to an institution of higher learning. This becomes especially true for foreign applicants who are applying to U.S. universities. Keep the following ideas from SOLEX College in mind when preparing your essay. SOLEX College is a leading institution with programs geared to English language for international students. Academic topics range from basic, conversational English to the demanding rigors of academic writing.

  • Massage Therapy

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Alex on 22 May 2012

    For thousands of years, cultures around the world have realized the health benefits of Massage Therapy. Massage techniques (often referred to as “modalities”) have evolved to promote well-being, reduce stress and assist in rehabilitation after injury. From elder care to prenatal massage and from luxurious resorts to professional sports, massage therapy has continued to grow as an essential component of healthy living.

  • Medical Assistant Outlook Bright

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Alex on 22 May 2012

    As health care providers scramble to cut costs and the future of health care remains murky, one fact has become clear: Medical Assistant jobs continue to grow, even in this stagnant economy.

  • Chicago Hosts NATO

    Posted in in Miscellaneous by Alex on 21 May 2012

    Chicago will finish hosting the 2012 NATO Summit today. As an institution that values international dialogue and takes pride in serving as a leader in reaching out to students across the globe, SOLEX congratulates Chicago on a job well done! The 2012 NATO Summit marked the first occasion that the summit took place outside Washington D.C. when being held in the United States. Over three dozen nations sent representatives to McCormick Place for the 2 day event which runs from May 20-21, 2012.

  • 11 Tips for Improving your English

    11 Tips for Improving your English

    Posted in in English Language by Kim Gailes on 04 May 2012

    Along the same vein of the previous blog entries, here are 11 additional tips for improving your English language proficiency. The tips were submitted by beginner level ESL students practicing the use of conditional sentences - clauses using “If”. The tips are great for every level of ESL student, or for any person who is learning a new language. Enjoy the pearls of wisdom!

  • Lollapalooza Line Up Around The Corner

    Posted in in Miscellaneous by Alex on 29 Mar 2012

    The official line up for Lollapalooza, Chicago’s premier music festival, will be revealed in early April. Three day early bird passes are currently available for the discounted price of $200.00 direct from lollapalooza.com. The festival will take place August 3-5, 2012 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

  • Ideas to Help Improve Your English Speaking Ability

    Posted in in English Language by ESL Instructor Lucille on 31 Jan 2012

    Students often ask what they can do on their own to help improve their English speaking skills. Here are some ideas that are fun, useful and may help you speak English more fluently.

  • Labor Day

    Posted in in Miscellaneous by Lindsey on 02 Sep 2011

    Labor Day was first celebrated on September 5, 1882 by the Central Labor Union in New York. 12 years later, President Grover Cleveland made it a federal holiday. In America, Labor Day is a day set aside the first Monday in September to celebrate and honor all the men and women who work. It is designated a day to relax... and to party.