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A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

The truth is that students should embrace their first-generation status, as it may actually give them an edge in the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 22, 2013
The ROTC Option

The ROTC Option

If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond
Published August 9, 2010
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
Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

Graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs, according to one survey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 9, 2013
Homemade for the Holidays

Homemade for the Holidays

When it comes to thoughtfulness and affordability, nothing beats a great homemade item.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 4, 2014
Starbucks' College Achievement Plan

Starbucks' College Achievement Plan

“We as a company want to do something that has not been done before. That is, we want to create access to the American Dream, hope and opportunity for everybody,” said Schultz.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 17, 2014
Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

Amazon offers new textbook rental service.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 10, 2012
Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems

Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems

There are so many choices to be made when completing a college degree, it is important to be aware of how those choices will affect your future.

Kizzy Preston
Published March 30, 2016
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
Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants

Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants

Allan Guei wins the free throw contest. Photo: highschool.rivals.com.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 5, 2011
First Time Tax Filing Explained

First Time Tax Filing Explained

It's time to become a grown-up and file taxes - get the basics down.

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published February 23, 2016
Question in Question

Question in Question

Is it harmful or beneficial to ask the controversial question?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2012
Attractive Students Get Higher Grades, According to Study

Attractive Students Get Higher Grades, According to Study

The study found that, in comparing students with similar academic qualifications and abilities, those deemed “physically attractive” tend to earn better grades – from both male and female professors.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 19, 2016
College Life Versus the "Real" World

College Life Versus the "Real" World

In the "real" world, it is very possible to find yourself in a job you don’t like, surrounded by coworkers you don’t like, longing for your old college days.

Kizzy Preston
Published October 9, 2013
State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 18, 2012
Social Tips for the Introvert

Social Tips for the Introvert

The thought of going to campus events on your own is a little intimidating, but you’ll probably run into at least one friendly face from class while you’re there.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 7, 2013
Study Session Strategies

Study Session Strategies

Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 16, 2013
School Support

School Support

Whether your issue is personal, health-related, financial or social, there’s likely somewhere on campus suited specially to assist you in your time of need.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 3, 2013
Jump Start Your Semester

Jump Start Your Semester

There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
Your Major? Your Passion

Your Major? Your Passion

The best way to decide what to major in is to first know what you like to do and what is going to make you happy.

Alison Graham
Published October 3, 2013