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Leaving for College

Leaving for College

Leaving home for college isn't as easy as you may think.

By Rich Coleman
Published August 23, 2008
Become a Microwave Master Chef

Become a Microwave Master Chef

Cooking is probably the last thing on your mind. But before you dial the corner pizza place or trudge down the hill to the dining hall, consider how cooking for yourself ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

Students who demonstrate leadership abilities have a leg up with colleges, universities and employers because, like Superbowl tickets in January, leadership qualities are in demand. Leading the pack is not always ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
Dealing with Apartment Damage

Dealing with Apartment Damage

Broken furniture. Outdated appliances. Student rental properties aren't always in the most pristine condition. But that doesn't give you a free pass to walk away if you knock a three-foot hole ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 4, 2008
Graduates Must Learn To Budget

Graduates Must Learn To Budget

If you are like most students, you have dreamed of the day when you start earning your own money. The first thing you're going to do is to get your own ...

from "Young Money"
Published June 4, 2008
Budgeting for Graduate Applications

Budgeting for Graduate Applications

If you're considering graduate school, then you're probably considering the cost of graduate school as well. But what many students overlook is the cost of applying to grad school. Depending on ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published June 4, 2008
College Alumni Associations

College Alumni Associations

As a college student, what can your school's alumni association offer you? Alumni associations provide a variety of services for students after they graduate, but they can also benefit students while ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published June 4, 2008
Avoid Subletting Nightmares

Avoid Subletting Nightmares

Maybe you can't finish the semester due to an unexpected emergency, or won't stay in town for the summer. But you don't want to pay rent on an empty apartment, so ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Below are just a few of the stories FastWeb members who are nontraditional, returning, students have shared: "The greatest challenge I faced was fitting in with the other students. I felt ...

Published June 4, 2008
Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

While some students’ eyes may glaze over when their parents recall their college days, these students have an advantage. First-generation college students who are the first in their immediate family to ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Seven Myths About College Sports

Seven Myths About College Sports

Myth: College coaches will find me and contact me if I am good enough to play on their team. Truth: College coaches cannot possibly know about every one of the thousands ...

By Laura Mitchell
Published June 3, 2008
Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

Where else can you make lasting friendships, have too many all-nighters and eat lots of ramen all under one roof? Dorms add a lot to the college experience, giving you the ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published June 3, 2008
Deal with Roommate Conflicts

Deal with Roommate Conflicts

The beginning of Laura Maxwell's experience at William Woods University was a little more stressful than she expected - thanks to a messy roommate. Her roommate's closet was a landfill spilling ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
A New Look at Campus Orientation

A New Look at Campus Orientation

College orientation sessions are important because they help entering students learn about the culture and expectations of an institution and the many programs it offers. "Orientation is a time for a ...

By Sandra Guy
Published June 2, 2008
Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

If you think four years of college is expensive, try five. You may hear jokes about fifth-year seniors, but the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 2, 2008
10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

Learn from other college students' experiences.

By Molly Seltzer
Published April 23, 2008
Coming to Terms with Failure

Coming to Terms with Failure

Embrace failure to get over it.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 23, 2007
Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

Multi-task with ease.

By Lisa Hardman
Published December 23, 2007
Getting Along with Your Parents During College

Getting Along with Your Parents During College

College can actually strain relationships between students and their parents.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 17, 2007
The Courage to Fail

The Courage to Fail

Taking risks means you might fail, but they can also help prepare you for future successes.

By Lisa Hardman
Published December 7, 2007