Familiar FacesFastweb is thrilled to welcome back five returning student contributors to the 2015-2016 team:
Laura Magerkurth, College Senior, Truman State UniversityLaura has been a Fastweb Student Contributor for five years (and counting!). She’s our shining star because she’s been with the team the longest. Experiencing college with her and watching her grow into such an amazing woman has been an awesome journey and we can't wait to see what's next! This December, Laura will be graduating but don’t worry – she’s not going anywhere. She’s continuing on to receive her master’s degree. Thank goodness – we don’t know what we’d do without her! Check out a few of Laura’s articles:
• Don’t Fret the Freshman 15
• Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving
• Welcome Week Warnings
Maya Moritz, College Freshman, University of St. Andrews in ScotlandThis is Maya's fourth year as a Fastweb Student Contributor and we can't wait to experience her freshman year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with her. How cool is that? We’ll have the unique opportunity to join her on travels during her time at the university and experience what it’s like to be an American student abroad. We simply cannot wait to hear about all of her exciting adventures and are so happy that she’s willing to share them with us! Check out a few of Maya’s articles:
• Is Studying Abroad Right for You?
• What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter
• 3 Resources for Your Scholarship Search
McKenzie Nevins, College Sophomore, Taylor UniversityThis is the second year as a Fastweb contributor for McKenzie – or Kenzi, as she likes to be called – and we’re certainly glad to have her back! You may remember her from her travels abroad in Ireland last year – so if you need additional study abroad tips, she’s your gal! We look forward to see what’s in store for her sophomore year because we have a feeling it’s going to be a great one. Check out a few of Kenzi’s articles:
• 5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life
• Should Friends Become Roommates?
• Help! I Can’t Stand My Professor
Bailey VanNatta, College Freshman, Abilene Christian UniversityThis is Bailey’s second year as a student contributor for Fastweb, but she’s got it down to a science. In addition to dolling out great advice, Bailey recognizes the topics and issues that student readers can truly benefit from month after month. Look to Bailey when you need advice – trust us, she knows what’s up. Check out a few of Bailey’s articles:
• Getting to Know Your New Roommate
• What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process
• How College Visits Can Help College Decisions
Jamie Vincent, College Sophomore, Oberlin CollegeThis is Jamie's third year as a Fastweb Student Contributor. We’ve been lucky enough to go through the college admissions process with her and, last year, we experienced many of her college firsts during her freshman year of college. Now that she’s a college sophomore, we’re looking forward to reading about her new perspectives on college life at Oberlin College and, of course, her spring semester abroad in London! Check out a few of Jamie’s articles:
• 5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year
• The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate
• 5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club
Fresh FacesIn addition to the four returning contributors, Fastweb would like to welcome five fresh faces to the 2015-2016 Student Contributor team! The students' ages span from high school junior to the non-traditional graduate student, so there’s a contributor that just about every Fastweb user can relate to on a personal level.
Meet the New 2015-2016 Student Contributors:
Riley Harrison, High School Senior, Santa Rosa High School in CaliforniaRead Riley’s first article, Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts.
Aggie Kallinicou, High School Senior, Fairbanks High School in OhioRead Aggie’s first article, 4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application.
Sonja Killebrew, Non-Traditional Graduate Student, City College’s MFA ProgramRead Sonja’s first article, 7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You.
Ashley Paskill, College Senior, Temple University
Read Ashley’s first article, 5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow.
Madison Sheldrake, High School Senior, Clear Lake High School in TexasRead Madison’s first article, A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers.
That makes up this year’s student team: 10 strong, talented student writers contributing articles to Fastweb, which our readers can benefit from! We couldn’t be more proud of those chosen and we cannot wait to read each and every article these clever minds create. Each year, Fastweb works to enhance the overall learning experience for our student contributors, allowing the exciting opportunity to learn more about the editorial and web publishing processes, in addition to improving writing skills. Moreover, becoming part of Fastweb’s Student Contributor series is an invaluable opportunity for each student to gain writing experience, become published and exposure to a large audience. Get to know each of the 2015-2016 Fastweb Student Contributors through their profiles on Fastweb’s Student Contributors page, which also includes links to each of their articles as they’re published.