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Second Semester Motivational Tips

Second Semester Motivational Tips

How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far?

McKenzie Nevins
Published December 12, 2014
Navigating College Fairs

Navigating College Fairs

If navigated properly, these events can help tremendously to obtain necessary college information and become acquainted with new aspects of schools.

Francesca Kavalir
Published December 4, 2014
Why You Should Take On a College Minor

Why You Should Take On a College Minor

Think of minors as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae.

Alison Graham
Published December 3, 2014
What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays

What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays

For a variety of reasons, students aren't always able to go home for the holidays. So what’s there to do during your month-long winter recess?

Samantha Starkey
Published December 2, 2014
Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Small, medium or large - the size of a college should definitely factor into your decision.

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 1, 2014
Making Major Decisions

Making Major Decisions

The time comes when you face reality and ask yourself, “What do I want to do with my life?”

Sabrina McPherson
Published December 1, 2014
High School Finals Study Tips

High School Finals Study Tips

Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly but you can avoid this with some quick prep tips!

Kaitlyn Specht
Published December 1, 2014
Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

Remaining on top of your scholarship search doesn't have to be difficult – simply make a plan to navigate the process with these helpful tips.

Brady Keane
Published November 21, 2014
Communicating with Your Roommate

Communicating with Your Roommate

In no roommate agreement anywhere does it state that a close and eternal friendship with your roommate is necessary.

Jamie Vincent
Published November 19, 2014
Productive Holiday Break Ideas

Productive Holiday Break Ideas

Winter break is the perfect time for students to get organized on their schoolwork and take a deeper look into colleges and scholarships.

Christina Alfaro
Published November 14, 2014
Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

Different internship opportunities, sports and clubs can be seen around a large campus.

Alison Graham
Published November 10, 2014
Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

You need to use this time to make memories with all of the people you’ve missed most over the past semester.

McKenzie Nevins
Published November 10, 2014
Writing Your First Resume

Writing Your First Resume

You should be willing to tweak your resume for each position that you plan to apply for, especially if they are in radically different fields.

Samantha Starkey
Published November 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
The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars

Colleges absolutely love to see extracurriculars listed on your application.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published October 29, 2014
Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Everybody wants a little space now and then just to chill, and having a regular schedule for it will keep your relationship from dying a slow death from passive-aggression and bottled-up frustration.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 29, 2014
Holidays and Headaches

Holidays and Headaches

Though you’re excited to see everyone and you’ve missed them terribly, relatives tend to make this time a little more stressful than it needs to be.

Sabrina McPherson
Published October 28, 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
Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

The letter of recommendation is a major portion of your application, so you will want to make sure that these letters are assets.

Maya Moritz
Published October 23, 2014
Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

As long as you’ve got the willpower to finish up this semester successfully, you’re well on your way to being home free for the holidays!

McKenzie Nevins
Published October 20, 2014