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College Milestones

College Milestones

Your first semester of college is sure to be one of the strangest and, hopefully, most fun times of your life.

Laura Magerkurth
Published November 11, 2013
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
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
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
Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Scholarships are like the lottery: you can't win if you don't play.

Samantha Starkey
Published August 25, 2014
How to Get a High School Internship

How to Get a High School Internship

Internships are an option that too few high school students consider. But they should.

Maya Moritz
Published September 9, 2014
You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

Student contributor, Alaina, shares her feelings of homesickness.

By Alaina Martini
Published September 30, 2011
Senioritis: An Epidemic

Senioritis: An Epidemic

Lahela shares her frustrations with senioritis.

By Lahela Maxwell
Published September 25, 2012
The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

When you receive your decision, it is okay to feel devastated or elated or anywhere in between, at least for a little while.

Jamie Vincent
Published April 30, 2014
Examining the College Journey

Examining the College Journey

The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 10, 2013
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
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
Keeping Busy Over Break

Keeping Busy Over Break

Even though the last days of the semester are truly insane, it’s still a good idea to put a little thought into what you want to do over break.

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 10, 2013
Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

A person's worldview is personal and unique, as is their fingerprint and should be respected. But, how do you deal when your own beliefs are offended?

Kara Nelson
Published March 4, 2014
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
A Few Minor Problems

A Few Minor Problems

Raheem shares his experience as a 17-year-old in his freshman year of college.

By Raheem Smith
Published March 5, 2012
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.

Maya Moritz
Published August 26, 2013
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Many college students have a small budget for purchasing gifts.

Kizzy Preston
Published November 7, 2013
A Procrastinator’s Guide to Essay Writing

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Essay Writing

Take a few deep breaths, we’re going to get through this!

Alison Graham
Published January 6, 2015
Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

Clearly, letters of reference are prominent for your ventures through the labyrinth of life.

Diane Won
Published October 4, 2013