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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Second Semester Start-up

    Second Semester Start-up
    Let’s face it, for many students, the holidays are one of the best times of the year, behind summer of course, because we all get to sleep in, play games we haven’t for a while or the new ones we just got, hang out with our friends, see a few movies, and not worry about the stress of school for two ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    The Stages of Senioritis

    The Stages of Senioritis
    As students around the country enter into the arctic wilderness that is February, moods drop, bodies slump, and grades lessen in importance. February wins the worst month of the year award, and I say this solemnly because my birthday inhabits this sad, dreary month. Students are right in the middle of the third quarter. Spring break seems close, but yet so ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    From Intern to Employee

    From Intern to Employee
    Working an internship is often a requirement of college degree programs because obtaining real world practice helps students to learn new skills in their chosen career field. Having actual experience to put on your resume may also open up new opportunities for a new college graduate. Some students are even able to parlay their internships into their first paying full-time job. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?
    College is the best. That is all I can really say. If you are in high school, trust me, college will be the greatest whirlwind of your life and you will love every minute of it. My day to day life is incredibly varied because I am involved in a lot of different things including classes, journalism honors program, writing for ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job
    Obtaining your first job out of college may be a dream come true. Finally all of your years of school work, late night studying, and internships have paid off. Finding work in your chosen field, and an employer who is willing to hire a new graduate is not always easy. While you want to do your best to make a great ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus

    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus
    Another icy gust of wind, and I’m instantly awake. It is nearing four in the morning in the grassy section of campus in front of Wilson Gym. From memory, I can imagine the shabby rows of tents that line the cement walkway, but right now all I can see is the interior of the sleeping bag I have pulled over my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +16

    Confronting College Applications

    Confronting College Applications
    Once September rolls around, you'll be reining in your final and most exciting year of high school. WOOHOO, senior year is about to begin! However, so will the start of completing some torturous forms. The intricate, not to mention, intensely stressful college application process technically begins at the start of senior year. It’s the time of year in which you have ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems

    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems
    It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20. Which makes sense –it’s much easier to see what the right decisions are when you look back on an experience. When you are in a situation, however, you may feel clueless. There are so many choices to be made when completing a college degree, it is important to be aware of how those choices ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?

    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?
    I’ve come to find out in my first few months of college that most students will do anything, anything that distracts them from the homework/studying/job that is at hand. And hey, I’m not blaming anyone, in fact, after spending a few hours focused on schoolwork, I need a break to continue functioning. I’ll let you in on another little discovery of ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Being Shy in College

    Being Shy in College
    I have never been the most social person. In fact, I’m decidedly introverted: I prefer being with a few close friends than being at a large gathering, I don’t feel 100% comfortable getting to know new people, and the way I relax and recharge is by just hanging out by myself and reading, going to the gym, or catching up on ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Finding Out Where You Belong

    Finding Out Where You Belong
    College: it gets peoples' minds spinning. Some about the good ol’ days, some about the wonderful present but, to some, it represents the frightening future. To many high school students, college is that final frontier of education that is so close yet so far away. It’s what many strive for and what many can’t wait for. However, speaking as a high ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep

    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep
    The SAT is often a stressful experience, summed up in one simple score, but students have many resources they can use to help prepare and improve their score. In school, students often discuss the nerves the SAT or ACT causes, with symptoms like anxiety. One friend even described to me that she had a nightmare in which she failed the SAT, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +13
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    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?

    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?
    Here it is again: the how-to letter those teachers always make you read at the beginning of the year from those students who managed to survive the class. Now that I’m a sage and maybe a little jaded senior, it’s my turn to give the advice. Pay heed, all underclassmen who read to the end: this WILL be on the exam. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters
    Humans are naturally social creatures. Therefore, we usually prefer to surround ourselves with favorable companions. We are more comfortable with those we build a connection with. Those connections can benefit us in a variety of ways - from friendships and personal relationships, to networking and employment. When you connect with someone, they are more willing to do you favors and vouch ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours
    Being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. It could be that a friend happens to know that the company they work for is hiring and is willing to put in a good word for you. Sometimes, it is even the long shot opportunity you signed up for months ago, thinking it was worth the try. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +13

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +13
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