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Freshman Year Follies

Freshman Year Follies

FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 3, 2008
Depression and the College Student

Depression and the College Student

It’s important to know there is help.

Kizzy Preston
Published February 12, 2013
Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER

Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER

These top big brands’ back to school sales this year allow you to set-up your semester with style.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 6, 2016
How to Pick the Best Professors

How to Pick the Best Professors

A great professor can make any subject interesting whereas a not-so-great one can make even the best subjects dull or unpleasant.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 5, 2016
Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!

Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!

Heading back to school? Looking for gear to trick out your dorm room or off-campus apartment? Look no further. At the FastWeb Shop you'll find electronics, text books, bed and bath ...

Published July 23, 2009
The ROTC Option

The ROTC Option

If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond
Published June 4, 2008
Student Tips: College Life

Student Tips: College Life

We asked Fastweb users to share their advice on college life, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Try not to hold on to what is familiar to you. ...

By Contributing Fastweb student members
Published June 5, 2007
Why You Need a Mentor

Why You Need a Mentor

Kizzy talks about her mentor and provides tips on finding a mentor of your own.

By Kizzy Preston
Published March 1, 2012
Dealing with a Bad Professor

Dealing with a Bad Professor

It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike.

Samantha Starkey
Published September 29, 2014
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?

Don't make this mistake when applying for a job.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 26, 2012
Better Looking? Better Grades

Better Looking? Better Grades

Being a supermodel doesn't impact grade point average. Phew. Let’s all take a collective sigh of relief.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2013
Coping with a Bad Roommate

Coping with a Bad Roommate

When your roommate is a nightmare, you can choose to deal with it in different ways. Choose wisely!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 14, 2016
College Application Résumés 101

College Application Résumés 101

What should you include on your college application resume? Learn from Laura and see an example.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published December 6, 2011
Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

Horrific clothing, household items, secondhand things, unwanted gift certificates and coupons to classes we’d never take. We’ve all gotten holiday presents we swear we never asked for but some can be ...

By Leah Westfall
Published December 15, 2010
Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Just like everything in college, there is a variety of options for where students can take the classes they’re interested in over the summer.

Laura Magerkurth
Published May 4, 2015
SAT Spruce Up

SAT Spruce Up

The change will undoubtedly affect many students – 1.66 million prospective college students took the exam last year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 4, 2013
Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

Student contributor, Kizzy, explains why internships are vital to your future job search.

By Kizzy Preston
Published April 12, 2013
Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet

Find out how you can save money on textbooks from student contributor, Ann.

By Ann Mallick
Published January 2, 2013
Free, Useful Educational Apps

Free, Useful Educational Apps

There are so many great learning resources, right at your fingertips.

Published December 19, 2012
Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans

Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans

Survey of Gen Zers reveals some surprising facts on their economic and financial concerns.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 21, 2012