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    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus

    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus
    You’re about to experience four-ish of the best years of your life! Having friends to share it with is part of what makes college so spectacular. Making new friends in college can be intimidating but there are always ways to gain a head start. It can be especially daunting if you’re about to attend a school where you don’t have a ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +25
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    Activities on College Applications Are a Must

    Activities on College Applications Are a Must
    It’s no secret that the competition to get into the most prestigious colleges is at its peak, which goes to say that activities on college apps has never been more necessary. Of course it’s crucial to maintain a high GPA throughout your high school years, as well as for those in community college planning to transfer into a university, nowadays it ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors

    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors
    As a high school senior, you have a lot on your plate. Between applications, scholarships, dorm shopping, etc. there might not be a lot of time to complete these tasks and enjoy yourself. If you manage your time well, you’ll be on your way to having a fun and productive Spring Break. 1. Try Something New/Get Prepared Ever wanted to start ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    College Career Center Services & Resources

    College Career Center Services & Resources
    "Career services," as the career center at my school is called, provides many resources other than job listings—as helpful to career-conscious, cash-strapped college kids as those can be. But what is a job listing without the interview skills and professional-quality resume to back it up? Well, that's where your career center can help! In addition to internship and job listings, your ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    3 Spring Semester Must-Dos for High School Seniors

    3 Spring Semester Must-Dos for High School Seniors
    A new semester brings with it new goals, which can lead to a new and improved you! The trick lies in choosing objectives that are both feasible and desirable – ultimately, the best goals are meaningful and achievable. As the new semester begins, many possibilities may immediately spring to mind, but here are three to consider if you are unsure where ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search
    Let’s be honest: money is one of the biggest factors in determining what college you will spend the next few years of your life and scholarships are an easy way to chip away at the cost of your college education. One of the most important things to remember when beginning your scholarship search is actually quite simple: the more, the merrier! ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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    Considering Different Aspects of College Choices

    Considering Different Aspects of College Choices
    Deciding on a college will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. This may be a stressful decision process since you want to make the best choice for yourself. In order to choose the college that best fits you, you must consider many aspects. When making your choice, be sure to consider the following: 1. Location, Where Do ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School
    When I was a senior in high school, I was only looking at colleges within the Big Ten. I came from a relatively small high school and I was ready for college to be an entirely new experience. I went from my high school of 800 people to my college of 40,000. I think what I wanted was pretty obvious. To ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Student Volunteering 101

    Student Volunteering 101
    Competitively working your way through high school and college will often feel like one of the most selfish journeys you will take. Everything centers around how to get YOUR degree, how to prepare for YOUR future career, how to ensure that YOU can succeed. Every once in a while, YOU really just need to take some time off and make progress ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +31
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

    Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +29
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    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films

    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films
    If you think Halloween movies are scary, think again. Take a moment to peruse the horror section of your local bookshop (okay, Amazon) and you’ll find that many of the genre’s best went on to become some of the scariest horror flicks around. And, if you think the movie adaptations are scary, just imagine the intensity of your fears when your ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +28
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    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever
    If you’ve ever had a great idea but didn't do a thing about it, read on for inspiration. The following 20 companies were started by college students - often out of dorm rooms with little-to-no-capital at the start. The only things these companies have in common? A vision they believed in and, of course, the fact that they were college students ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search

    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search
    Some may tell you that junior year is the most stressful of the four years you will spend in high school. There is some validity to that statement, but senior year may be just as stressful, if not more stressful, for some students. Between academics, extracurricular activities, scholarships and searching for the perfect college fit, students may have trouble balancing their ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Get Recruited for College Sports

    How to Get Recruited for College Sports
    For many high school athletes, moving on to the next level is always a goal throughout an athletic career. Whether it in football, basketball, soccer, tennis, or volleyball (the list goes on…), what athlete doesn't want to receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports? Although you may think the odds are slim that a college will recruit you, there are ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Your College Experiences Checklist

    Your College Experiences Checklist
    You can easily make the most of college life – starting with the life experiences on this checklist. All of the list items will provide you with experiences that are unique to college life. Make sure you consider taking on these opportunities before you’re cast out into the “real” world because you may never have the same options again. Living with ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Finding the Right College Job

    Finding the Right College Job
    Most of us have started our new lives on college campuses around the nation. Between orientations, new clubs, classes, and freedom, we are starting to feel like adults (at least, a little). But with all that fun, comes financial responsibility (a whole lot of it). Books, alone, can cost up to $400 per semester; so when you add in recreational uses, ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Get a High School Internship

    How to Get a High School Internship
    For a high school student, the summer feels like a vast stretch of joyous relaxation after months of thankless essays and never-ending flashcards. Two and a half months each year are set aside solely for rest and rejuvenation. However, boredom can quickly settle in, and two and a half months is a long time to spend tanning in your backyard. Many ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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