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Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
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
Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Sometimes, students discover that rooming with a stranger is better than they ever expected. Suddenly, you're like two peas in a pod!

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 7, 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
Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

It is also important to be present in more than the physical sense.

Kristen Lemaster
Published December 10, 2012
Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

Choosing a major? Consider Kyiara's advice first.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published January 12, 2012
How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Remember that finishing the semester strong leads to future success.

Kizzy Preston
Published November 14, 2012
All About Essays

All About Essays

Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is a topic out there for everyone!

Maya Moritz
Published January 22, 2014
You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

Education is key when dealing with student loan debt. The more you know the better you will be able to handle your repayment obligations.

Kizzy Preston
Published September 13, 2013
Calming College Nerves

Calming College Nerves

You've already made it this far - things are going to be just fine!

Alison Graham
Published December 10, 2013
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
Getting a Part-time Job as a Student

Getting a Part-time Job as a Student

Alongside extracurricular activities, a part-time job can help you appear as a well-rounded student; one that any college would absolutely love to have on their campus.

Bailey VanNatta
Published August 28, 2014
Striking Back Against Senioritis

Striking Back Against Senioritis

Don't fall victim to senioritis. Follow these tips.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published February 17, 2012
The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate

The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate

Some roommate rules are just common courtesy (or seem like they should be), but others aren't as obvious until you’ve either experienced the problem or have been labeled as the problem.

Jamie Vincent
Published April 8, 2015
3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college for many students.

Jamie Vincent
Published January 7, 2014
5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

All those hours studying and all the time in class is not worth wasting simply to get lazy at the end of your final year.

Brady Keane
Published January 23, 2015
What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

In college, every day brings something different, and that is the best part about it!

Alison Graham
Published February 12, 2014
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Everyone's different, but that doesn't mean that you can't learn from others.

Lahela Maxwell
Published January 15, 2013
Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

Check out Kizzy's tips for staying safe on campus.

By Kizzy Preston
Published January 10, 2012
How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

Kyiara shares her tips for a successful road trip.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published April 5, 2012