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How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

Just because you're a college student doesn't mean you have to be broke. Follow Kizzy's advice.

By Kizzy Preston
Published December 5, 2011
5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

Kizzy shares five things you can do to get ahead this summer.

By Kizzy Preston
Published May 12, 2014
So You Don't Know How to Study...

So You Don't Know How to Study...

Many high schoolers, when faced with an upcoming test, make the statement, "I don't know how to study."

Paige Sheffield
Published February 25, 2014
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
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.

Samantha Starkey
Published September 29, 2014
Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

Discover what you enjoy doing - and do it in your free time!

Diane Won
Published March 24, 2014
Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

Check out what Alaina has to say about getting involved on campus and why it's worth it.

By Alaina Martini
Published November 17, 2011
Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

Laura provides advice on determining whether or not you can afford your first college choice.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published January 20, 2012
5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

Here are some things to do to ensure that Spring Break is a great memory, rather than a horror story.

Kizzy Preston
Published February 12, 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
Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Just like everything in college, there is a variety of options for where students can take the classes they’re interested in over the summer.

Laura Magerkurth
Published May 4, 2015
My First Week of College

My First Week of College

There’s really no real way to avoid it besides taking it slow and embracing this once-in-a-lifetime moment: your first college move-in day.

Alison Graham
Published August 27, 2013
Depression and the College Student

Depression and the College Student

It’s important to know there is help.

Kizzy Preston
Published February 12, 2013
Why You Need a Mentor

Why You Need a Mentor

Kizzy talks about her mentor and provides tips on finding a mentor of your own.

By Kizzy Preston
Published March 1, 2012
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
Freshman Year Reflections

Freshman Year Reflections

The first year of college is actually a “year of firsts.”

Alison Graham
Published April 8, 2014
College Application Résumés 101

College Application Résumés 101

What should you include on your college application resume? Learn from Laura and see an example.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published December 6, 2011
Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Although the classes are harder, it is undoubtedly a big plus to be in an environment with other students that want to work as hard as you do.

Brady Keane
Published October 28, 2014
Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule

Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule

There are many ways to earn extra money while in college!

Kizzy Preston
Published August 26, 2013
Advice for High School Students

Advice for High School Students

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that you live in, “stuck” at the school you go to, “stuck” in a state where you cannot actually accomplish much of anything.

Paige Sheffield
Published April 22, 2014