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Friday, April 26, 2013

The Prevalence of Poster Projects

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From coursework integration and directed research to creation and presentation, the acquired skills we gain from poster assignments are valuable not only to our academic portfolios, but also to our future careers.

That's all I have for this week, stay tuned for upcoming graduation-related posts - commencement is just a few short weeks away!

- Jesse LaMaack
Housing Studies, B.S.