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    Examining the College Journey

    Examining the College Journey
    We all know that college is different from high school—that’s what gives it a lot of its appeal. The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you. Independence You may have had your driver’s license, your own car and a late curfew ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career
    In January of this year, the International Business Times reported that the average job search was taking roughly eight months. For those of you that graduated in May, it could mean that you don’t necessarily land your first “official” job until January. But if you want to speed up the job search, you may want to look in one of the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test

    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test
    This is the time of year that makes upperclassmen, especially seniors, tremble—the beginning of standardized testing. Although the scores you receive on these assessments are compared with all the other information on your resume such as your class rank, activities and awards as well as your transcript, admissions essays and letters of recommendation, the number of tiny circles you bubble in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Question in Question

    Question in Question
    The recent adoption of questions involving an applicant’s sexual orientation and gender identity on college applications finds controversy among admissions.[gate] MIT, the University of Iowa, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Elmhurst College are among the institutions beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. It’s important to remember that institutions shouldn't ask questions because it’s “hip”—the information obtained should have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities
    Study abroad can be an enriching and rewarding experience, but only if you plan it correctly. It’s an emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural change that many students wish to embark upon. If you’re thinking about study abroad now or in the future, here are some helpful tips and questions to examine how you can maximize your study abroad experience: [gate] 1. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Switching Schools

    Switching Schools
    Some students transfer to a new school for personal reasons, while others have to switch from community college after receiving an Associate’s Degree or other certification. Regardless of the reason you’re making a change, transferring to a new college can be a big transition. After getting my Associate’s Degree from my community college, I transferred to a four-year university. To ensure ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +14
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    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt

    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt
    According to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Student Aid 2010, the typical college student now graduates with an average of about $23,000 in debt. What’s worse – so many students graduate without the skills to handle their debt. Many experts are beginning to say that a student debt crisis is just around the corner. But imagine a school that actually cares about your ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success

    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success
    Mark Kantrowitz is known throughout the Fastweb community and the country as the expert on all things relating to financial aid. Everyone looks to him for advice – from Fastweb members to Congressmen on Capitol Hill. On February 8th, Kantrowitz provided his latest insights in his new book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Since then, the book has not only made ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    White House Pushes Education Reform

    White House Pushes Education Reform
    This week, Michelle Obama shifted her focus from health to higher education. The first lady urged high-achieving students from lower income families to aim for college. This relates personally to Mrs. Obama, as she went from Chicago’s South Side to Princeton University and Harvard University. The first lady has always maintained that she came from the same place that the students ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself

    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself
    The day of Big/Little Reveal was hot. I remember because we were all wearing dresses; it might have been the first day of the semester where no one had chosen to wear pants. I and five other newly initiated girls gathered outside of my freshman dorm to drive over to the venue together. For this occasion I had borrowed a friend’s ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K

    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K
    For years, college basketball fans and March Madness enthusiasts have been saying that college basketball players should get paid for what they do. But yesterday, USA Today revealed that they already do. In fact, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 a year. The data was pulled and analyzed from the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Here is ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?

    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?
    If you’re thinking about moving back home with your parents after graduation or have already done so, ask yourself this: Do the pros not only outweigh the cons, but substantially so? Nearly half of this year’s college grads say yes. In MonsterTRAK’s 2007 survey of college students and recent grads, 48 percent of the Class of 2007 said they planned to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    Depression and the College Student

    Depression and the College Student
    College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Trying to fit in, maintain good grades, plan for the future, and be away from home, often causes anxiety for a lot of students. As a reaction to this stress, some students get depressed. They find that they cannot get themselves together. They may cry all of the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?
    While Nicolas Cage may be able to escape from Alcatraz, the once most impenetrable prison in the U.S., or steal the Declaration of Independence (ok…at least the characters he plays in movies can), he can’t actually get you a job. Vanessa Hodja learned that in the most humbling way possible. Hodja, a 20-year-old student from Toronto, sent what she thought was ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?
    Kim Kardashian, who?! These next few weeks, the only celebrities we care about are those competing for Olympic Gold. The athletes from the U.S. have put on quite a show so far and given us plenty to cheer about back home. Speaking of back home, while these Olympians are some of the most successful, hardworking athletes of all time, they’re just ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling

    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling
    On my first day of school, I feel a tingling in my fingers as I search through my closet for my black dress. I usually wear this gloomy-colored attire to funerals, but this dress will not witness any melancholy tears or expressions of farewell today. Bolles, my high school, carries an abiding tradition of letting the senior women wear black dresses ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13