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Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

You don’t have to have the personality of a globetrotting 30-year-old to study abroad.

Maya Moritz
Published August 21, 2015
Your College Checklist for an Exciting New School Year

Your College Checklist for an Exciting New School Year

Utilizing services available and participating in campus events will make for an awesome school year!

Ashley Paskill
Published August 22, 2016
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

An easy way to make stressful times easier for all is to be a good neighbor.

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 19, 2013
Decisions on Greek Life

Decisions on Greek Life

Happy rushing (or not)!

Alison Graham
Published January 6, 2014
Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Everybody wants a little space now and then just to chill, and having a regular schedule for it will keep your relationship from dying a slow death from passive-aggression and bottled-up frustration.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 29, 2014
Taking a Gap Year: Benefits & Risks

Taking a Gap Year: Benefits & Risks

Discover the benefits and risks of taking a gap year as a college student.

McKenzie Nevins
Published August 22, 2016
Keeping Score on Colleges

Keeping Score on Colleges

The purpose of the College Scorecard is for families to see "where you can get the most bang for your educational buck," according to President Obama.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 20, 2013
Quiz: Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

Quiz: Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

New Year's Resolutions: We all make them, but we don't all keep them.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 7, 2014
The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars

Colleges absolutely love to see extracurriculars listed on your application.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published October 29, 2014
6 College Factors You May Forget to Consider (But Shouldn’t)

6 College Factors You May Forget to Consider (But Shouldn’t)

What should you look at when looking for a college that's a "good fit?"

India Miraglia
Published August 24, 2016
Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

Where did your favorite Olympian go to college?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 3, 2012
Born to Lead

Born to Lead

The qualities of a great leader undoubtedly aren't limited to the scope of this list, but it’s a great foundation to possess if you’re looking to lead.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 21, 2013
3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college for many students.

Jamie Vincent
Published January 7, 2014
Student Volunteering 101

Student Volunteering 101

Find a fun way to help others and you will always be pleasantly surprised at how much it helps you in return.

Francesca Kavalir
Published November 6, 2014
15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience

15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience

Ensure you make the most of your entire college experience!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 14, 2016
How to "Master" Dressing Well on a Budget: Part 1

How to "Master" Dressing Well on a Budget: Part 1

The graduate student's guide to building a career appropriate wardrobe on a small stipend.

Nanda Dyssou
Published August 24, 2016
A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

The truth is that students should embrace their first-generation status, as it may actually give them an edge in the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 22, 2013
Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published November 6, 2014
Avoid Being an Overwhelmed Senior!

Avoid Being an Overwhelmed Senior!

As a high school senior, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are tips to help you keep things in perspective.

Ashley Cheak
Published August 24, 2016
The Secret to College Applications

The Secret to College Applications

There's a secret to college applications, and Kristen is sharing it with Fastwebbers.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 30, 2012