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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Dream Schools: Myth or Reality?

    Dream Schools: Myth or Reality?
    My obsession with colleges began during my sophomore year of high school. At first, I considered all colleges exotic; I just longed for the future. But as I learned more and more about college rankings, I fell into the information trap. Soon, I found myself buying numerous books about “top” colleges, constantly flipping through them and filling them with sticky notes. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men

    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men
    The early 1980’s witnessed a major milestone for women in education. For the first time ever, females surpassed males in college enrollment. In 1996, there were more women than men who had completed a bachelor’s degree. Now, women are celebrating another huge achievement. The U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that more employed women than men have college degrees. Based off of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?

    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?
    When students first finish their undergraduate degrees, they feel a strong sense of accomplishment. New graduates often are optimistic about embarking on a new career. A few months after graduation, however, some students get frustrated by their inability to find a job in their chosen field. As a result of chronic unemployment or being dissatisfied with the job they do have, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal
    The occasion for uncovering monetary resources has arrived! After all, anybody can use some free money for costly academic endeavors. Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing. Also known as “gift” money, scholarships do not require compensation. Moreover, scholarships come in many sizes. No set amount prevails. Thus, scholarships are quite attractive in terms of funding... However, finding scholarships is ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break
    What was once a time to party and kick back with friends has now become a time to give back and serve others – at least if MTV has anything to say about it. The network that infamously hosts annual Spring Break specials has put the party agenda aside this year in order to encourage college students to make a difference. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Keeping in Touch

    Keeping in Touch
    Are you afraid of losing touch with the old high school gang? Don’t be! In this modern day, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to loved ones – no matter how close or far apart you actually are. Sure, you’ll make new friends but that doesn't mean you have to lose touch with your old ones as a result. You ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Choosing Your Ideal College Size

    Choosing Your Ideal College Size
    When I was in the process of choosing a college three years ago, the size of the school was definitely a factor that went into my decision. Having attended a large high school with nearly five hundred students in my graduating class, I knew that I wanted a college experience that was a little more intimate. Truman State, where I attend, ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013

    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013
    These are 2013’s top ten cities for new college graduates, according to Rent.com. The cities were ranked based upon cities with the most rental listings, compared to unemployment rates (which Rent.com doubly weighted), the cost of living in that particular city and wages. The cities ranked in the top ten were those that new college graduates would be most likely to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job
    Obtaining your first job out of college may be a dream come true. Finally all of your years of school work, late night studying, and internships have paid off. Finding work in your chosen field, and an employer who is willing to hire a new graduate is not always easy. While you want to do your best to make a great ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go

    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go
    For those of you who sat in traffic or waited in long lines on Thanksgiving, the day said to be the busiest travel day of the year, you may be surprised to hear it’s actually not. In a recent CBS news story, Roger Dow of the U.S. Travel Association reported the reality is that Thanksgiving is not the busiest travel day ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    School & Your Part-Time Job

    School & Your Part-Time Job
    Some may think that a part-time job will get in the way of their academic success. While this can be true, it isn't always. You just have to find the perfect balance for yourself, and then you’ll be on track to making good grades and making money! 1. Talk With Your Boss and Teachers About Your Schedule The best start to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    So You Don't Know How to Study...

    So You Don't Know How to Study...
    Many high schoolers, when faced with an upcoming test, make the statement, "I don't know how to study." Maybe this is true. Maybe these students have been able to do well without studying in prior classes, or maybe they just haven't found the study methods that work for them. Whatever the problem is, learning how to study is extremely important. Here ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List
    If you applied Early decision or early action, you are likely receiving your decisions right about now. I recently received my own decision and it was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I had visions of telling my family all the wonderful news, just in time for the holidays. Instead, I have to tell them this: my application ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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