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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
You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

So you got the short end of the stick with professor what's-her-name. You can still stick with the class, right?

Kizzy Preston
Published April 15, 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
Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

There is a lot that goes into making your college career a great success. Luckily, there are people who can help you navigate the process.

Kizzy Preston
Published January 15, 2013
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
It’s a Rush

It’s a Rush

Kristen shares her experience of joining a sorority.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published May 1, 2012
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
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
What I Wish I’d Known Before College

What I Wish I’d Known Before College

Getting peer-to-peer advice can really help with the college transition.

Laura Magerkurth
Published April 7, 2014
Surviving Midterms

Surviving Midterms

Midterms causing a meltdown? Kristen has ways to fight it.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 18, 2011
Being Shy in College

Being Shy in College

Even if you and your roommate aren't exactly Ted and Marshall, there are many ways to get to know other students.

Laura Magerkurth
Published November 12, 2012
Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

It’s all about the hunt for money that isn’t yours, the money that will fund your dreams and who doesn’t love the competition?

Alison Graham
Published January 23, 2014
Freshman Year Reflections

Freshman Year Reflections

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

Alison Graham
Published April 8, 2014
Working Out Your Workout Plan

Working Out Your Workout Plan

Raheem shares how to work out a workout plan at your school.

By Raheem Smith
Published February 1, 2012
Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Kristen shares her creative dining plan for her college dining plan.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published August 25, 2011
Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Student contributor, Dante, shares about a different way to pay for college -- ROTC.

By Dante Jordan
Published September 13, 2011
My First 4 Weeks of College

My First 4 Weeks of College

Laura gives an honest account of the first few weeks of college.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published September 12, 2012
The Stages of College Essay Writing

The Stages of College Essay Writing

The college essay occurs in three stages: topic-storming, actual writing, and the dreaded editing period.

Maya Moritz
Published September 10, 2013
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
Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

Now that move-in day is around the corner, you may be experiencing some doubts about living on your own.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 26, 2014