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    College Application Résumés 101

    College Application Résumés 101
    When applying to colleges, one of the admission factors that is given lots of consideration is the applicant’s résumé. While the process of crafting your resume is pretty simple, many struggle with finding activities and details to include, and older students often regret not doing X, Y or Z activity that may have helped give their resumes a boost. [gate] First ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success

    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success
    Those of us on quarters have already survived the first finals week of the year. As a student of a school that’s still on quarters, I figured I could pass on some of my newly acquired finals week wisdom to those of you who have yet to take them. [gate] Tip #1 College finals are NOT the same as high school ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
    College is often one of the best times in a person’s life. It is a time to really pursue goals, dreams, learn, and make new friends. It is also a time to learn valuable financial lessons. Most people are familiar with the image of the broke college student struggling to afford necessities, and schlepping home tons of dirty laundry on the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps
    1. Pick a topic you’re passionate about. Your writing will be both easier and more genuine if you write about what you want to write about, instead of writing about what you think colleges want to hear. The most successful essays describe a moment of personal growth, difficulty, strength, or confidence, all of which people experience in vastly different ways. [gate] ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Importance of Your Old Friends

    The Importance of Your Old Friends
    Some people walk onto campus in the first couple of days and have an instant crew of best friends – other people take a little more time to meet people. While making new friends and branching out beyond your life at home is one of the coolest things about college, it’s important to stay in contact with your friends back home ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)
    I can never again poke fun at the cliche concept of girls locking themselves in their bathrooms and crying until they feel better. That was me, minutes after reading my decision letter from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: waitlisted. All I could think was, "I'm not even good enough for a rejection." Looking back, it seems really silly. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Finals Studying Strategies

    Finals Studying Strategies
    At this time of year, you’ll receive a plethora of advice on how to best budget your time during finals. And while it’s important to set yourself up on some kind of schedule, it’s equally important to have a studying strategy. We’ve found several studying strategies and highlighted them below – find the one that works for you, and conquer those ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written here on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 Internships of 2011

    Top 10 Internships of 2011
    With the year coming to a close, we wanted to highlight the top ten internships for this year, according to Vault.com. The top 10 are always hard to usurp and are typically featured on this list annually. That’s why you’re guaranteed a great internship at one of the following institutions in 2012 as well. [gate] The editors at Vault base their ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!
    Everyone looks forward to the final couple of years of high school: you’re getting ready for college, looking forward to graduating, and enjoying all the perks of finally being at the top of the food chain. With all of the excitement of finally finishing high school comes a truckload of fun stuff that solidifies the rapidly approaching milestone of graduation: cap ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life
    There are a few big decisions most college freshman must make after they’ve decided on the college they want to attend -- like where to live, when to schedule classes, and whether or not to join Greek life. Although it may seem unimportant, whether or not you join Greek life will greatly affect your college experience in many ways. Hopefully this ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future
    As fall quarter draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of my first ten weeks of college. The thing I’m overwhelmingly glad I did was to get involved in student organizations here on campus. At OU, and at most other colleges, there are tons of student organizations to get involved with. I can say from firsthand ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Applying for the Financial Reach School

    Applying for the Financial Reach School
    Depending on your family’s financial situation, higher education might seem like a pretty unattainable goal. It’s incredibly disheartening to find your dream university and then, upon searching the facts and figures, see that the tuition is upwards of $40,000 or more per annum. You might think that you’re limited to only state schools or community colleges, and it’s true that both ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?

    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?
    Jersey Shore has been a pop culture phenomenon since its debut on MTV in December 2009. The show has exposed the world to the Jersey Shore definition of “guido/guidette” and converted more than just Italian Americans to the lifestyle. It has taught us catch phrases like “GTL” – gym, tan, laundry. And now, the show has transpired from the television set ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +5
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    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams

    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams
    Whether you’ve just begun considering attending college or you’re that student who has been working to get into a college ever since the end of their junior year, you are probably looking for some ways to stand out from the average student. These are a few good tips to help give you an edge over other applicants and help you get ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus

    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus
    My senior year has arrived! That’s right, folks. With a college degree, I will no longer have to use the “some college” option for online job applications, I can get a job teaching English overseas that pays for more than my Cup Ramen, and I can finally join the Peace Corps! I am finally somewhat marketable, but the new marketability has ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend

    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend
    A disturbing new trend is rearing its head at many college campuses across the country. It’s referred to as “drunkorexia” and its name aptly defines the condition. The term first surfaced in 2008, and a recent study from the University of Missouri claims that college women are succumbing to drunkorexia more than ever. [gate] In a New York Times article in ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad

    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad
    The main hall of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy has but one purpose: to showcase the most exhibited sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. A visitor to the Gallery enters the well-lit hall to see David at the end, resplendent in the cold yet transient marble of the High Renaissance. Bypassing the other works of Michelangelo that line the hallway—another ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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