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College Choice Considerations

College Choice Considerations

Contrary to popular belief, there is no “perfect school.”

Maya Moritz
Published November 20, 2013
Surviving Group Assignments

Surviving Group Assignments

In a world of procrastination, laziness, and conflicting schedules, how in the heck do you survive group assignments?

Samantha Starkey
Published October 13, 2014
5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

Don't expect college to be anything. Accept the fact that it won't be exactly as you've been imagining, and that your first year may not be perfect.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 18, 2015
What's in a Major?

What's in a Major?

If you dream of traveling and a fast-paced lifestyle, don’t major in accounting.

Kara Nelson
Published January 27, 2014
How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

Ann simplifies writing your personal statement for college applications in four easy steps.

By Ann Mallick
Published December 5, 2011
8 Ways to Fight Scholarship Fatigue

8 Ways to Fight Scholarship Fatigue

Applying for scholarships is a time consuming and frustrating business, but it is worth it in the end.

Madison Sheldrake
Published October 6, 2015
The Trouble with Sports

The Trouble with Sports

Especially this time of year, at the height of the spring sports season, grades begin to suffer.

Brandon Huffman
Published April 22, 2013
Making Money Matter in College

Making Money Matter in College

Kristen shares tips for managing money during your college years.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 8, 2012
Strategies for Your College Search

Strategies for Your College Search

Utilize these strategic college search tips to make yours that much easier!

Francesca Kavalir
Published January 9, 2015
A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

Things are stressful enough as it is but, when you're shy or quiet, the fears can become overwhelming.

Paige Sheffield
Published March 31, 2014
It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language

It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language

Kyiara shares her journey in foreign language learning.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published February 7, 2012
In Defense of “Impractical” Majors

In Defense of “Impractical” Majors

If you don’t write, paint, sculpt, or direct the messages the world needs to hear, who will?

McKenzie Nevins
Published January 11, 2016
Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

The classic saying, “a watched pot never boils,” applies in this situation.

Brady Keane
Published February 19, 2015
Freshman Year Feelings

Freshman Year Feelings

Alaina shares her first year college fears and excitement.

By Alaina Martini
Published August 19, 2011
The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

Learn more about the biggest lesson Laura's learned in high school.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published April 18, 2012
Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

Studying abroad is worth it - just take time to plan it out!

Kara Nelson
Published September 23, 2013
Your Pre-College Timeline

Your Pre-College Timeline

The more you try to prepare yourself for the journey ahead, the smoother your transition to college life will be.

Laura Magerkurth
Published March 22, 2016
Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving

Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving

It’s time to end the textbook torments!

Laura Magerkurth
Published August 28, 2014
Coping with College Stress

Coping with College Stress

Let's face it, college can be very stressful. Between carrying a full-time course load, work-study or a part-time job, internships, exams, papers due, finding time for friends, and keeping in touch ...

By Kizzy Preston
Published October 13, 2011
Back to School Blues

Back to School Blues

Sometimes you miss the comfort of home, even though you enjoy college.

Laura Magerkurth
Published January 14, 2013