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Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

Kyiara shares her advice on balancing college and work.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published November 8, 2011
The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

Laura talks about finding her dream school and a way to pay for it.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published March 20, 2012
It's OK to Drop a Class

It's OK to Drop a Class

Part of growing up is realizing you're human.

Laura Magerkurth
Published March 27, 2013
Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

If you look at your college decision as a puzzle to solve, your decision is all in the details of the pieces when trying to complete the big picture.

Jamie Vincent
Published February 26, 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
Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
Go to Class and Stay There

Go to Class and Stay There

Raheem counts down the top 10 excuses students give for missing class.

By Raheem Smith
Published May 7, 2012
The Scoop on Study Abroad

The Scoop on Study Abroad

The world is your oyster - discover what's out there through studying abroad!

Laura Magerkurth
Published January 13, 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
Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

Student contributor, Laura, details the costs of senior year in high school and how you can save.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published November 17, 2011
College Choice Considerations

College Choice Considerations

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

Maya Moritz
Published November 20, 2013
Roommate Options for College Freshman

Roommate Options for College Freshman

Roommates: You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.

Alison Graham
Published March 10, 2014
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
Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

Contrary to popular belief, scholarships can be about more than money.

Jamie Vincent
Published September 16, 2013
How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

Ann walks through the importance of finding out more about your professors before you enroll in the class.

By Ann Mallick
Published June 14, 2012
Race to the Future via the College Fair

Race to the Future via the College Fair

You are not limited to be slumped at your PC researching madly for hours!

Diane Won
Published August 26, 2013
The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

Ariana shares tips for getting along with college roommates.

By Ariana Pugh
Published May 23, 2012
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
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
Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

If you meet the qualifications, go for it; don’t waste time calculating your chances!

Paige Sheffield
Published January 31, 2014