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    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources

    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources
    This April, National Volunteer Week is observed April 12-18, 2015. But, that doesn't mean that you should limit your service to one week or, even, one month! The week is all about celebrating service and according to Points of Light, "is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +40
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    Prepping for College Over the Summer

    Prepping for College Over the Summer
    The acceptance letter is in your hand, the matriculation fee paid, and the travel route planned. Now you’ve got three months to sit and wait for one of the biggest transitions of your life. So, besides doing a ridiculous amount of furniture shopping, how can you prepare for college over the summer? #1: Think-Ahead Shopping While you’re doing all of that ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How College Visits Can Help College Decisions

    How College Visits Can Help College Decisions
    You might have become interested in a college by reading about it in a magazine, or online; or maybe you saw some pictures of campus that really peaked your interest. To really get a fulfilling experience of what the school is like though, you’ll need to take a visit. Here are some ways visiting campus can help you decide on your ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas

    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas
    Spring break is a truly iconic college experience, portrayed in movies and in television shows as that no-holds-bar, must-have young people's experience, usually featuring a warm, beach-y destination domestically, like Miami, Florida, or internationally, like Cancún, Mexico. Yet as all college students on a budget know, travel is expensive—from airfare and hotel prices to food and drink budgets. To help combat ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out

    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out
    There are still several weeks before finals fever sets in, but many students are already feeling the stress. Even though in college most classes are just a semester long, spring finals week always seems a little more chaotic and high-stakes than winter finals week—the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and everyone is pumped up for a long summer. That ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Will Paint for Tuition: Student Gets Creative to Pay for School

    Will Paint for Tuition: Student Gets Creative to Pay for School
    It’s an understatement to say that, for many students, making tuition payments is quite a feat. And, when the going gets tough, it’s easy to quit. Add additional hardships on top of that? It would seem even easier. Not for Noah King Hamilton. Student artist and freshman at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Noah was faced with ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Preparing for Admissions Interviews

    Preparing for Admissions Interviews
    The interview is an important part of the admission process. It gives you a chance to show off certain aspects of your application and provide additional information that perhaps was not included when you first applied. This is time to take advantage of, so prepare yourself and be ready for anything the interviewer might ask. Before the Interview Meet with your ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions
    Every year, the stress of senior year certainly begins to build during the anxiety attack caused by filling out college applications. But, even worse than the worry most seniors have while filling out the application is the anxious, impatient time afterwards when you wait for admissions decisions to arrive. As college admissions officers work tirelessly to choose the right students for ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying

    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +32
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    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club

    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club
    For most, college requires a greater amount of coursework than high school, which means less free time and more stress. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the reading, essays, lab work, etc., and to feel that you have little time for the sort of extracurriculars you used to pursue in high school. However, if you can make the time, even ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor

    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor
    No matter how much you love your major, you’re bound to get a professor whom you don’t care much for at some point within your academic career. Whether it’s their teaching style, way of grading, or assignment load, less-than-great professors happen to all of us. Nevertheless, how do we deal with them in a way that’s both respectful and still keeps ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015

    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015
    We get it – semesters are long and you’re more than ready for a break. Let’s be more specific: you’re ready for an amazing spring break. We’re guessing your qualifications include fun, sun and – yikes – somewhere you can afford on a student budget. If you can’t afford go on an expensive getaway and, let’s get real, most college students ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +29
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    How to Afford a Private University

    How to Afford a Private University
    When it comes time to choose a college to attend, many students are completely intimidated by the thought of attending a private university. Private schools have a reputation of being too expensive, as if only those within the upper class are able to attend without going into debt for years. Private schools are expensive, yes, but here is how to debunk ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas

    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas
    While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Make the Most of Spring Break

    Make the Most of Spring Break
    While you may not be flitting off to a spring break beach this year, it’s not an excuse to spend your week glued to MTV’s Las Vegas coverage. Unfortunately, admission officers don’t grant admission based on social and pop culture awareness. So, if you’re serious about the admissions process, you may want to rethink your couch potato plans. Here’s what you ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +73
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    8 College Must-Dos

    8 College Must-Dos
    1. Get a credit card. Obtain a credit card, in addition to a debit card. I know that credit lines and monthly payments may sound overwhelming, but consistent and responsible use now will be useful when you enter the "real" world later. For example, I use mine whenever I go to the grocery store so that there's always some activity on ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    High School Course Selection Tips

    High School Course Selection Tips
    Many high schools have just dipped into or ended that one wonderful time of the year when the guidance office resembles a zoo more than it does a student counseling center: the beginning of second semester. Lines of students desperate to switch into or drop out of classes extend out of counselors’ doors, looping around the guidance center filled with cries ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    New Trend: Parents Moving to College with Their Students

    New Trend: Parents Moving to College with Their Students
    For most students, college is a time to get away from the comforts of home and discover oneself. It’s a time to explore the world around you, learn new things and discover what new-found independence is really like. Sure, at times, independence can be a struggle. Nevertheless, most students will tell you, the struggle is worth it, and they become stronger ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Complete This Bucket List Before College Graduation

    Complete This Bucket List Before College Graduation
    Whether you’re graduating and moving on into the “real” world or moving on to a grad program, this list will help you get a head start in your new life. Either scenario will be filled with new beginnings and lifestyle changes, some you’ll be ready to tackle and some you’ll simply need to get used to along the way. But, with ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid

    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid
    If you’re in high school, college, grad school, or even if you’ve done a simple cursory exploration of different ways to fund your higher education, you’re familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—otherwise known as the FAFSA. “Why apply for the FAFSA?” You may ask, “Doesn’t it just tell you how much money your parents can supposedly afford to ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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