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Preparing for Change: Returning Home for the Summer

Preparing for Change: Returning Home for the Summer

Coming home for the summer can feel a little tough and confusing. Here's how to prepare for positive and negative aspects.

McKenzie Nevins
Published May 25, 2016
Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Kizzy shares ways that you can educate yourself for free. And who doesn't like free learning?

By Kizzy Preston
Published November 23, 2011
All About Essays

All About Essays

Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is a topic out there for everyone!

Maya Moritz
Published January 22, 2014
The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

Blacking out—becoming so drunk that you can’t remember some or all of the events that happened while you were drinking—is frequently portrayed in the media as a fairly common, harmless occurrence. In reality, it’s quite serious.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 14, 2015
5 Methods for Midterm Prep Success

5 Methods for Midterm Prep Success

Here's how to properly prepare for your midterm exams.

Ashley Paskill
Published October 5, 2016
High School Reflections

High School Reflections

Is this the best advice you've ever heard or what?

Alison Graham
Published April 8, 2013
Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

Prepare for your interview with these five steps from Kizzy.

By Kizzy Preston
Published September 19, 2012
Holiday Gift Giving on a Student Budget

Holiday Gift Giving on a Student Budget

It is possible to give your loved ones something unique and meaningful, even on a college budget.

Ashley Paskill
Published December 1, 2016
Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

Graduate school is a whole different arena than undergraduate studies - make sure you know what you're signing up for.

Kizzy Preston
Published March 25, 2014
Skip Skipping Classes

Skip Skipping Classes

Kristen warns against skipping classes. Find out why.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published January 25, 2012
Level Up Your Scholarship Search over Winter Break

Level Up Your Scholarship Search over Winter Break

Use your winter break to get your scholarship search on the right track and apply for valuable scholarships that you won’t have time to apply for when classes begin again.

Maya Moritz
Published December 9, 2015
College Visits 101

College Visits 101

The only way to really get a feel for what the campus is like, and how you would fit into the environment, is to explore the school.

India Miraglia
Published March 8, 2017
Getting The Most out of College Visits

Getting The Most out of College Visits

Photo: University of Washington campus.

By Ariana Pugh
Published October 17, 2012
Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

It is also important to be present in more than the physical sense.

Kristen Lemaster
Published December 10, 2012
You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

Education is key when dealing with student loan debt. The more you know the better you will be able to handle your repayment obligations.

Kizzy Preston
Published September 13, 2013
Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

What should you do with all that graduation money?

Kaitlyn Specht
Published April 28, 2015
Keeping Your Mind Occupied Over Spring Break

Keeping Your Mind Occupied Over Spring Break

Here's how to keep your mind off college admissions decisions while enjoying your spring break.

Riley Harrison
Published March 7, 2016
You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

Student contributor, Alaina, shares her feelings of homesickness.

By Alaina Martini
Published September 30, 2011
Going Home for the Holidays

Going Home for the Holidays

Splitting yourself between two different homes can be pretty stressful.

Alison Graham
Published November 14, 2013