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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays

    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays
    The holiday season is upon us. For college students, this typically means a lot of traveling—which can be both expensive and time-consuming, especially if you live abroad or on the opposite side of the country. For a variety of reasons, students aren't always able to go home for the holidays. So what’s there to do during your month-long winter recess? There ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Choosing Your Ideal College Size

    Choosing Your Ideal College Size
    When I was in the process of choosing a college three years ago, the size of the school was definitely a factor that went into my decision. Having attended a large high school with nearly five hundred students in my graduating class, I knew that I wanted a college experience that was a little more intimate. Truman State, where I attend, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Making Major Decisions

    Making Major Decisions
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your career goal?” “What are you planning to study in college?” These typical questions are the things nightmares are made of. Parents, family members, and prying adults interrogate you, constantly wondering what you want to do with your existence. It comes up at birthday parties, meetings, and dinner ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    High School Finals Study Tips

    High School Finals Study Tips
    As the holidays peek around the corner, the last thing students want is to spend time studying. Between visiting relatives and holiday celebrations, it is easy to postpone studying for exams until the last minute. Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly. With a few key study tips, however, this undue stress can easily be eliminated. Start Studying Now It ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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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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    Communicating with Your Roommate

    Communicating with Your Roommate
    Living with a roommate is a uniquely collegiate experience which comes with its own set of challenges. You may have shared a room with your sister back home, but your relationship with your college roommate is not likely to be as immediately comfortable as your relationship with your sister. Unfortunately, it’s less acceptable to yell at your roommate to turn off ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Productive Holiday Break Ideas

    Productive Holiday Break Ideas
    I think I speak for many when I say November, December, and January are the best months of the school year when students finally get a break from the late nights spent studying and cramming for final exams. Holiday break comes as a welcome reward after the stressful weeks of taking final exams, completing college applications and standardized exams like the ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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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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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Writing Your First Resume

    Writing Your First Resume
    Writing your first resume can be intimidating, especially as a college student transitioning from high school into the "real" working world. Maybe you're worried that you lack enough professional experience to fill an entire page, or maybe you're unsure about how to format it. Here are some tips to help you nail your first resume. Resume Basics Employers won't spend very ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +24
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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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    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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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Holidays and Headaches

    Holidays and Headaches
    By this time in the semester, you have gotten used to being a (somewhat) responsible adult. Your independence away from home has toughened you up and made you sharper. From doing your own laundry to setting up your own appointments (without crying, of course), you are embracing your freedom and individuality. But there comes a time when you start to dream ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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