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    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +47
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    Helpful Student Health Tips

    Helpful Student Health Tips
    At Fastweb, we get it. Students are busy. Amongst a challenging curriculum, exciting social life and personal commitments, sometimes it can be difficult to remember to take care of yourself. But, without your health, none of your other activities are possible. That’s why it’s so important to develop great habits now that you can follow for a lifetime. Check out the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    Confronting College Applications

    Confronting College Applications
    Once September rolls around, you'll be reining in your final and most exciting year of high school. WOOHOO, senior year is about to begin! However, so will the start of completing some torturous forms. The intricate, not to mention, intensely stressful college application process technically begins at the start of senior year. It’s the time of year in which you have ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Tips for Beating Senioritis

    Tips for Beating Senioritis
    Senioritis: an illness of exhaustion and diminishing motivation that affects many high school students in their last year. You have selected a school to attend in the fall, the summer is within your grasp, and life is wonderful – even if your attention span and your class attendance have started to slip a little. But hold on! Your last months and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition

    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition
    How many of you have "School's out for the SUMMER!" racing through your mind every other minute?! The summer months, and freedom from coursework and extracurricular activities, are just around the corner, but you have a pretty massive obstacle to overcome before you can kiss your professors and textbooks goodbye. We've put together a list of ways to get through the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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