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    Small Cities in the U.S. Paying Off Student Loan Debt for Residents

    Small Cities in the U.S. Paying Off Student Loan Debt for Residents
    Would you move if it meant someone else would pay off your student loan debt? So would we. It turns out, several smaller cities in the United States are offering just that. They’re encouraging young graduates to move to their cities and hold steady jobs, and in exchange, the city will help pay down their student loan debt. According to ABC ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

    How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones
    Just one more, I thought, as I trudged up the steps and pulled open the deceivingly heavy wooden doors. Just one more flight of stairs and I would step into this classroom for the last time, submitting my exam and turning my back on what had developed into a very unsatisfying class over the course of the semester. But all of ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +15

    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
    I'm sitting in a computer lab, discreetly listening to two locals joke and tease one another in Spanish while it pours rain outside. If this were any other summer, I might be waiting in line for a ride at Whitewater or curled up on the recliner with my puppy, but it's not just any summer. This is the summer I study ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    10 Awesome Apps for Students

    10 Awesome Apps for Students
    True story: a smartphone is a student’s best friend. Not only can you better keep up with friends, family and class news throughout the day, but you can also improve your grades. Now, that’s a big deal when you’re an overscheduled, sleep deprived high school, college or grad student. Check out some of the top apps for students – they’ll plug ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +30
  • +14

    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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate
    Chances are, you’re not going to be best friends with your roommate. Throw together two randomly assigned young adults who’ve likely never shared a room in their lives and you’ve got a recipe for disaster – or at least a disgusting sink full of dishes. Even if you guys love each other, there’s guaranteed to be some conflicts at some point, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +19

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?
    At Fastweb, we not only love to help students find ways to pay for school but we love to hear from students about their life experiences. Last year, we asked our Fastwebbers about their worst summer jobs and received some great feedback on the summer jobs students have had in the past. According to our poll, roughly 18% of students agreed ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +24
  • +17

    How You Will Feel After Graduation

    How You Will Feel After Graduation
    Twenty-four hours ago, when my name was read aloud, I walked across a stage, reached for my high school diploma with my left hand and shook a school board member’s with my right, walked off the stage and sat back down. I am now a high school graduate—and weirdly enough, nothing about saying that sentence feels strange. In fact, I didn’t ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +20

    Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD

    Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD
    Have you ever been curled up with a good book (or a book that you have to read before your 8 a.m. class the next day) and on the verge of sleep, only to realize you left your overhead light on? Or what about those days you’ve slept way past your wake-up time and were late to class – or worse, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +11

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours
    Being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. It could be that a friend happens to know that the company they work for is hiring and is willing to put in a good word for you. Sometimes, it is even the long shot opportunity you signed up for months ago, thinking it was worth the try. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +13

    Go to Class and Stay There

    Go to Class and Stay There
    Whether it’s the professor or the subject matter, there are some classes in college that students just don’t want to go to. This, however, is no excuse for not giving your best. With this in mind, I’ll be counting down (and rebutting) the top ten reasons that many students would rather stay home. 10) “I’ll go but…” Going to class doesn’t ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How to Get an Ivy League Education for Free

    How to Get an Ivy League Education for Free
    Do you have $55K laying around for one year of classes at Harvard or MIT? Didn’t think so. These Ivy League schools are not only the most difficult to get into; they’re also the hardest to pay for. But not anymore. This week, Harvard and MIT announced that they’re teaming up to provide free online courses, though a program called edX, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +28
  • +11

    375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications

    375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications
    National Decision Day has come and gone. Did your day fly by without a final decision? Or worse, did you make a decision but have since changed your mind? Not to worry in either situation. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC, there are 375 private and public colleges still taking freshmen and transfer applications, and all ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +12

    It’s a Rush

    It’s a Rush
    Before college, no one would’ve pegged me for a sorority girl. I played soccer for as long as I can remember, meaning I wasn’t afraid to get a little dirt under my un-manicured fingernails or a couple bruises on my shins. You wouldn’t find any Lilly in my closet, the only parts of the Greek alphabet I knew were the symbols ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School
    Like she has for years, my mom recently surprised me by telling me something I had never heard before. Like mothers and daughters do, we were sitting on the couch, watching TV and discussing my feelings for people at school. These are the people who seem to have it all: the straight A’s, the college scholarships, the popularity. All without really ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +11

    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals

    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals
    I am completely obsessed with my family. I wouldn’t have what anyone would call a normal family, but then again, who does? In high school, I found that the more I got to know a friend’s family, the a) more funny they became, and b) the less eccentric my own family seemed. With that in mind however, there are still many ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +13

    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation

    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation
    Graduation is a time for celebration, but graduation can also be a time of confusion. Many students leave college without the slightest clue of what to do next. Here are some things that you can do before your graduation date arrives to put you one step ahead. 1. Get familiar with your school's career services office. This office helps you to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +11

    How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

    How NOT To Take A College Road Trip
    The weekend college road trip is an art. It requires all of the participants to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. When executed properly, the college road trip is a success. When executed poorly, it looks a little like what happened with me last month. “Oh, dear,” you gasp, “whatever shall we do to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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