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    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice
    Every student has his or her own form of pizzazz. As individuals, whether known or not, everyone has hobbies and skills. Thus, most choose to take advantage of their likings or strengths to establish their own lives, bolstering relationships, not to mention, themselves by way of extracurricular activities. What Exactly is an “Extracurricular Activity”? To begin, extracurricular activities are unpaid activities ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Tips for Paying for College

    Tips for Paying for College
    “O, that this too too solid debt would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!” Okay, maybe Hamlet didn’t say “debt,” but we can be struck by a Shakespearean despair when we think about paying for college. For me, the biggest obstacle was trying to find ways to afford college. I decided I could not go to my dream college ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know
    You finished four years of college and feel that you have finally accomplished your goal. Now you will be able to go out and get hired, on the spot, for the job you have always wanted. Or will you? Obtaining the job you want right out of college isn’t always a reality. Many college graduates end up working jobs just to ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
    With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start, and this is no different for high school seniors. Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be a year from now, it’s time to make sure you can afford it. While nearly everyone fills out the FAFSA and waits to hear back from schools on their financial aid, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Tips for Writing a Great Resume

    Tips for Writing a Great Resume
    Writing a resume doesn't have to be a painful process. The sole purpose of a resume is to show an employer that you have both the necessary skills and the experience to satisfactorily perform the tasks they are hiring for. Tons of advice on how to write a resume can be found online. There are many different resume layouts you can ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000
    This is the true story, of one student, picked to live in a museum and have their life blogged about. Ok, so it’s not MTV’s Real World but it is a real opportunity that could land you a once in a lifetime opportunity and $10K in cash. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is offering one student the chance to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year

    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year
    Yesterday, TIME reported that one of the country’s largest school districts will be placing less emphasis on homework, beginning July 1. A new school district policy in Los Angeles, officially called the Lausd Homework Policy, states that homework will account for no more than 10% of a student’s total grade. To summarize, the policy paper defines the purpose of homework as ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Find Your Calling: Lessons from Larry Crowne

    How to Find Your Calling: Lessons from Larry Crowne
    In the upcoming movie, Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks stars as an everyday guy who reinvents himself after some tough knocks from today’s economy. In the movie, also starring Julia Roberts, Larry goes back to school and learns an all important lesson: when life leaves you feeling like you have no options, that’s just when you may find your life’s calling. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Skip Skipping Classes

    Skip Skipping Classes
    “What is the best piece of advice you can give a freshman?” It was a question that popped up over and over again during my time at Dawg Camp, an optional weekend retreat in the summer for incoming freshmen to the University of Georgia. Some of the answers were predictable, like make a lot of friends or don’t forget to call ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting to Know Kristen

    Getting to Know Kristen
    Kristen has been contributing to Fastweb since August 2011 and has garnered a lot of attention from our readers for her personal and prolific pieces, like Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting). So we thought it would be nice to introduce you all to even more of Kristen! What are you studying in school and what are the biggest challenges ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI

    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI
    A college education is a great investment in your future. You need a college education to further your career, not to mention, it helps you grow intellectually as an individual. But are some colleges a better investment than others? Yes, according to calculations by Payscale, a site that collects career and salary data. Using specific methodology, Payscale researched and calculated different ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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