One of the best ways to learn is by doing, and each year the Fastweb student contributor team is doing just that. Our student contributor team consists of real students, both high school and college, that are willing to share their experiences with their peers.
The 2021-22 Student Contributor team is sharing their knowledge by providing their latest ideas and offering support with their voices.
We are proud to introduce Fastweb’s 10th annual, 2021-2022 student contributor team
. This team focuses on relevant student-focused issues such as the college applications and admissions processes and applying for scholarships, as well as daily high school, college, and graduate student life topics.
Adding to their perspectives and experiences, this group of students has journeyed through unforeseen educational times. From standardized testing changes and managing coursework to completing or renewing their FAFSA
—all during a global pandemic—they are offering Fastweb readers a first-hand narrative of the current educational landscape.
Fastweb’s editorial team is honored to give these students, also Fastweb users, a platform to share their advice with fellow students and parents. Meet our new (and returning) student contributor team below:
Welcome Back - Mary Bellm: Truman State University, Senior
Read Mary’s first article of the season, First Day of College? No Problem!
Welcome Back - Charles Schnell: Emory University, Sophomore
Read Charles’ first article of the season, Six Ways to Start Your First Year of College Off Right
Welcome Back - Jasmin Kaur: University of Dallas, Sophomore
Read Jasmin’s first article of the season, The Last Battle: Senior Year
Welcome Back - Alondra Arevalo, Colony High School, Senior
Read Alondra’s first article of the season, Making the Most of Your Junior Year in High School
Welcome Back - Aleena Islam: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Freshman
Read Aleena’s first article of the season, The Art of Productive Note Taking
Piper Megellas, Reeds Spring High School, Junior
Read Piper’s first article, Ten Brilliant Back-to-School Hacks for Students
Jason Manuel Macaranas, University of California - Merced, Freshman
Read Jason’s first article, How to Push Through Scholarship Rejection, Continue to Apply
Rachel Lechwar, Florida State University, Sophomore
Read Rachel’s first article, The College-Decision Process from the Perspective of an Indecisive Student
Allison Willrich, Whittier College, Junior
Read Allison’s first article, College-Visit Tips From a Campus Tour Guide
How You Can Be a 2021-2022 Student Writer
Each July, the opportunity to apply to the Fastweb Student Contributor team is extended to Fastweb members
with listed career interests like creative writing, journalism, news media, publishing and related fields. We receive a high volume of student responses every year. Be sure to be on the lookout if you are interested in the 2022-2023 Student Contributor season.
Our diverse team consists of students from all sorts of backgrounds, different ages, races and ethnicities. Just as no Fastweb member is alike, no student contributor is either! And, they are all Fastweb members, just like you.
We also encourage you, the Fastweb reader, to find a student contributor’s voice you relate to and check back on their articles throughout the academic school year. If there are any additional topics, you’d like for our student team to cover, please comment to share your suggestions below!