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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
Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome week seems to universally fall into two seemingly contradictory categories: hugely boring, with lots of down time; and insanely busy, with far more social activities and required events than seemed necessary.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 6, 2014
Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

Different internship opportunities, sports and clubs can be seen around a large campus.

Alison Graham
Published November 10, 2014
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
Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

Kristen shares her personal experiences with waitlists and rejection letters and her discovery that it was all worth it.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published December 2, 2011
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
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
2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

With the New Year ringing in, people make promises or resolutions so that their year can start off with a bang.

Sabrina McPherson
Published December 29, 2014
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
Getting to Know Kristen

Getting to Know Kristen

Meet Kristen!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 27, 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 Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

Transfer tips from student columnist, Kyiara.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published August 12, 2011
How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

Kyiara shares her tips for a successful road trip.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published April 5, 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
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
Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program

Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program

Who better to talk about the student experience than students actually going through the very topics of discussion?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 27, 2014
Keeping Away the College Anxiety

Keeping Away the College Anxiety

Listen to Laura -- she can help you ease any college application anxiety.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published October 13, 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