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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +24
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    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
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    It's OK to Drop a Class

    It's OK to Drop a Class
    Just a little while ago, I got off the phone with my mom. The only thing that set this conversation apart from the many others we've had over the course of my first year of college is that, for the first time in my life, we were talking about my decision to drop a class. There really isn't much of a ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    My First 4 Weeks of College

    My First 4 Weeks of College
    When last we met, I was a high school senior, more than ready to graduate and get my real life started. Full of idealism and excitement, I was fighting at the bit, and felt as though, when the time came for me to move in to my dorm room here at Truman State University, I would have few qualms about college ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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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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    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List
    If you applied Early decision or early action, you are likely receiving your decisions right about now. I recently received my own decision and it was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I had visions of telling my family all the wonderful news, just in time for the holidays. Instead, I have to tell them this: my application ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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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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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Afford a Private University

    How to Afford a Private University
    When it comes time to choose a college to attend, many students are completely intimidated by the thought of attending a private university. Private schools have a reputation of being too expensive, as if only those within the upper class are able to attend without going into debt for years. Private schools are expensive, yes, but here is how to debunk ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    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 over 3 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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation

    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation
    Graduation is a time for celebration, but graduation can also be a time of confusion. Many students leave college without the slightest clue of what to do next. Here are some things that you can do before your graduation date arrives to put you one step ahead. 1. Get familiar with your school's career services office. This office helps you to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Why College?

    Why College?
    There are millions of students in the world who are considering going to college and what it means for their future. Some of them, myself included, are going above and beyond, pushing their boundaries to make their college résumés look as impressive as possible. However, there are many people, teens and adults alike, that look at those people with bewilderment, as ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Examining the College Journey

    Examining the College Journey
    We all know that college is different from high school—that’s what gives it a lot of its appeal. The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you. Independence You may have had your driver’s license, your own car and a late curfew ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts

    College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts
    The college fair: where it all begins. For the enthusiast who is ready to learn all about their dream school, for the open-minded students who have yet to decide where they would like to spend their college years and, even for the undecided, wavering from school to school. It’s the start of what many will find to be a challenging search ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +14
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    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
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    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview
    Let’s face it, finding a good job can be challenging. There are often hundreds of people applying for one available position with a company. If you are lucky enough to be called in for an interview, you only get one opportunity to show the potential employer that you are the perfect person for the job. Making a careless mistake during the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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