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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, much more important things to do.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 19, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

You've heard the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s time to explore the idea and form your own opinion.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2014
Impressive Extracurriculars

Impressive Extracurriculars

When it comes to adding your extracurricular activities on your college applications, you definitely don’t want to leave blank space!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2014
Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 10, 2015
Become a Leader

Become a Leader

Becoming a leader on campus sets the stage for future leadership opportunities.

By Mary Barrett
Published April 21, 2009
Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

Students who demonstrate leadership abilities have a leg up with colleges, universities and employers because, like Superbowl tickets in January, leadership qualities are in demand. Leading the pack is not always ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
13 Wild College Campus Traditions

13 Wild College Campus Traditions

Students look forward to these celebrations and events, whatever they may be, with excitement and gleeful anticipation. What more could you ask of a campus custom?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 1, 2015
Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

You don't have to be a graduate student to partake in research.

By Elisa Kronish
Published April 21, 2009
Life at a Huge School

Life at a Huge School

Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be ...

by Betsy Huang
Published June 8, 2007
Make the Most of Summer

Make the Most of Summer

Summer is here! For students that means fun, sun, vacations and summer jobs. But, summer can also mean scholastic, scholarship and professional opportunities. Not Just Any Summer Job Instead of settling ...

By Michael Pugh
Published September 3, 2008
How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition

How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition

Helping out in your community can earn you cash for college.

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published April 21, 2009
20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

From Google and Microsoft, to companies based out of dorm rooms that you have not even heard of yet, start-ups continue to revolutionize the world.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 24, 2014
College Alumni Associations

College Alumni Associations

As a college student, what can your school's alumni association offer you? Alumni associations provide a variety of services for students after they graduate, but they can also benefit students while ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published June 4, 2008
Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 11, 2015
To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

It's hard to keep track of everything you need to do, so making a list is helpful!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 16, 2014
A New Semester's Game Plan

A New Semester's Game Plan

Make a game plan to ensure you stay on top of your academic game.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 6, 2015
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
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
Writer's Studio Presents...Me?

Writer's Studio Presents...Me?

Trying not to outwardly tremble, I briefly looked up from my manuscript to adjust the microphone and smile at the small group gathered to hear me read from my recently published ...

By Lisa Hardman
Published June 5, 2007