Education, Back to School Feature Package

14 Aug, 2013, 05:05 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Education and Back to School and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

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Aug. 15

Travel & Leisure


Aug. 21

Military & Veterans


Aug. 28

Women's Issues


Aug. 29

Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic Business


Sept. 5

Education, Back to School

1. Survey finds what employers look for in college graduates - built into new web/mobile app that coaches college students to success

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What should students do while in college to make them highly attractive to employers after graduation? The answers were found by Global Grad® ( in a recent national survey of employers. Hiring managers ranked the relative importance of 38 attributes, everything from the ability to speak multiple languages to GPA, listening skills, internship experience and personal references. Among the findings:

2. Semester Online Launches Mobile Application for iOS and Android Devices

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of prestigious colleges and universities announced today the launch of a new mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices. Developed by 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top colleges and universities, the Semester Online mobile app is now available via the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android Apps.

3. Beyond the Classroom: Total Back to School Freedom with LifeProof Cases

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year quickly approaches, the task of back to school shopping falls to parents everywhere. In today's technology-ruled world, shopping lists no longer center on a new set of colored pencils: smartphones and tablets are the new necessity for back to school, causing parents to think about ways to protect their investment.


4. Campaign To "KILL A GAJILLION GERMS™" Encourages Hand Hygiene For A Healthy School Year

AKRON, Ohio, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, asks parents, teachers and schools to take the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS pledge towards everyday healthy hand hygiene this school year.

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5. Concussion Expert Offers Advice for Athletes As They Head Back to School

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of this year's football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. With the abundance of today's contact and extreme sports there is a lot of news about concussions, however, many of us do not know much about this common injury.

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