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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +25
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)
    I can never again poke fun at the cliche concept of girls locking themselves in their bathrooms and crying until they feel better. That was me, minutes after reading my decision letter from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: waitlisted. All I could think was, "I'm not even good enough for a rejection." Looking back, it seems really silly. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +31
  • +13

    The Importance of Your Old Friends

    The Importance of Your Old Friends
    Some people walk onto campus in the first couple of days and have an instant crew of best friends – other people take a little more time to meet people. While making new friends and branching out beyond your life at home is one of the coolest things about college, it’s important to stay in contact with your friends back home ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +15

    High School Reflections

    High School Reflections
    Hello fellow Fastwebbers! Brace yourself for the best advice that you will ever receive about high school! These are the things they don't want you to know, the things that everyone is keeping from you ‒ but I am here to give them to you. Just think of me as the nerdy guy in all of the James Bond movies that ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
    College can be one of the most important times in a person’s life. A degree alone, however, is usually not enough to secure your first full-time job post graduation. It is very important that your resume at graduation is full of actual work experience. The best thing any student can do while in school is to complete an internship and/or work ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students
    2014 was the year where Flappy Bird got us heated enough to flip tables. Where we lost legends of comedy, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, but gained millions for a cause in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Where Frozen took the world by storm and we just could not “Let It Go.” Yes, 2014 was a very good year. But, with ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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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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    Getting to Know Kristen

    Getting to Know Kristen
    Kristen has been contributing to Fastweb since August 2011 and has garnered a lot of attention from our readers for her personal and prolific pieces, like Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting). So we thought it would be nice to introduce you all to even more of Kristen! What are you studying in school and what are the biggest challenges ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +18

    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club

    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club
    For most, college requires a greater amount of coursework than high school, which means less free time and more stress. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the reading, essays, lab work, etc., and to feel that you have little time for the sort of extracurriculars you used to pursue in high school. However, if you can make the time, even ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +15
  • +18

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes
    As college students across the nation lock themselves in their dorm rooms and curl up in bed with a spoon and a jar of Nutella in preparation for final exams, many of them will realize they are in over their heads. [gate] After all, there is a difference between stressing over an important final because there is a lot of information ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +17

    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?
    When you first apply for financial aid for college, you may feel like student loans are a great option. The idea of paying back the loans seems like a distant reality. Surely, you will be able to pay the loans back without any problems, right? After graduation the truth sets in. Depending on how much money you borrowed while in school, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
  • +23

    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester
    It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, the air is warm and people are spending their free moments throwing a Frisbee or playing hacky sack on the quad. The semester isn’t over, but for many of us crazy college kids it may as well be. Despite all the end-of-semester demands of school, nothing seems worth giving up even ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program
    This September, Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series. The series features articles written by students (who are also Fastweb users) on student-related experiences and issues while giving students the unique opportunity to gain writing experience and share their voice with peers through written article contributions. Articles focus on relevant student-focused issues such as the college applications and admissions processes, ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +13

    The Dorm Epidemic

    The Dorm Epidemic
    Along with all the beauty that is fall also comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling are beginning to replace the usual silence during lecture. Even with everyone trying their best not to get sick, it is unavoidable and practically an epidemic in the dorms. It seems that when one person on the floor gets sick, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +17

    Going Home for the Holidays

    Going Home for the Holidays
    Every year, November 1 comes roaring in so fast, but trust me, I’m not complaining. I can hear turkeys gobble, sleigh bells ringing and, most importantly, my cats meowing because the holidays are the time to leave college for awhile and relax at the place you come from: home. Oh, and I’d love to see my family, too. However, splitting yourself ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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