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Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for a whole lot more than your savings held in Mr. Oinkers.

Francesca Kavalir
Published September 24, 2014
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
3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college for many students.

Jamie Vincent
Published January 7, 2014
Student Volunteering 101

Student Volunteering 101

Find a fun way to help others and you will always be pleasantly surprised at how much it helps you in return.

Francesca Kavalir
Published November 6, 2014
Dealing with Homesickness in College

Dealing with Homesickness in College

It's important to know how to manage your symptoms if and when the homesick blues affect you!

McKenzie Nevins
Published September 10, 2015
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
6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

Alison shares her advice for students seeking internships.

By Alison Graham
Published April 17, 2013
Examining Your College Options

Examining Your College Options

There are a few things to keep in mind when narrowing your options – they might just bring back your sanity!

Kaitlyn Specht
Published December 26, 2014
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
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
What I Learned from Taking the ACT - Twice

What I Learned from Taking the ACT - Twice

Keep in mind that answering questions quickly and feeling familiar with the testing material will not happen overnight.

Madison Sheldrake
Published November 16, 2015
8 College Must-Dos

8 College Must-Dos

There are some college experiences you seriously shouldn't miss out on.

Samantha Starkey
Published February 6, 2015
Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

Learn how you can have a great spring break without going over budget.

By Ariana Pugh
Published March 20, 2012
Those Last Couple of Weeks: Making It Until the Holidays

Those Last Couple of Weeks: Making It Until the Holidays

Don't get frustrated during the last stretch of the semester--remind yourself that you only have a few short weeks until your much needed winter break!

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 6, 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
Looking Back on My College Interview

Looking Back on My College Interview

Instead of worrying about every possible situation that could go wrong, spend your time preparing your resume and brainstorming potential talking points.

Aggie Kallinicou
Published February 23, 2016
Should Friends Become Roommates?

Should Friends Become Roommates?

There’s no “right” answer, just varying opinions and debate on the question.

McKenzie Nevins
Published April 21, 2015
7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make

7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make

Kizzy warns first-time job seekers of common mistakes that they should avoid.

By Kizzy Preston
Published September 19, 2011
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
Ace Everything! Studying 101

Ace Everything! Studying 101

Not all of the student population is capable of studying properly - here's a studying 101 guide to help.

Diane Won
Published November 4, 2013