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Trending Topics for Students in 2022

These 10 articles and social media posts were important for students this year.

Shawna Newman

December 19, 2022

Trending Topics for Students in 2022
Experiences, environment, scholarships, and the FAFSA capture the 2022 student sentiment.
As 2022 ends, it’s time to reflect on important topics. From looking for ways to gain real-world experience via extracurricular activities and internships, to conquering important goals, 2022 reflected themes of independence, experience, happiness, and determination for high school and college students. Below are the most popular Fastweb articles in the 365 days of 2022:

Top Student Topics in 2022

The following articles were the most clicked, read, and shared by you:
  1. Can I Be Independent on FAFSA If I am Under Age 24?

  2. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important part of the financial aid process for all students, and they know it. While most students are considered dependent on the FAFSA, college students were curious to know if they would be considered independent students on the form.
  3. Eight Simple Ways to Help the Environment

  4. Environmental care continues to be a popular topic for all students. Students focused on environmental issues even have scholarship opportunities that fit their interests.
  5. Top 10 Happiest Colleges in America

  6. It’s no surprise students want to study at colleges and universities that rank high in the area of student happiness. Students, and even parents, used this popular article as a tool to help them research U.S. colleges.
  7. Step-by-Step Guide: How to Transfer Colleges

  8. College students are determined to find and transfer to a college that fits their educational goals. This guide was popular for students that wanted to know the right process and timeline for a college transfer.
  9. 34 Weird (But Cool) College Majors

  10. The word “weird” always grabs the attention of students and parents. This list served as a fun way to explore all the unique college majors out there.
  11. Impressive Extracurriculars Students Should Get Involved In

  12. Student involvement is a crucial element to the college admissions process. This list gave students new ideas and suggestions on how to be an involved student and citizen.
  13. Top Scholarships for High School Seniors: Class of 2023

  14. The final year of high school brings a lot of urgency to the need to find scholarships to help pay for school.
  15. 11 Courses All College Students Should Take

  16. Students wanted to know what university courses are recommended and how they can benefit from each of these popular college classes.
  17. St. Patrick's Day Quiz

  18. Back to happiness—students found time to take a break and see how much they know about March 17.
  19. Sample Cover Letter for Internship

  20. What does the perfect internship cover letter look like? College students visited this article often in 2022, highlighting the importance of securing at least one internship experience prior to college graduation.
  21. Ten Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

  22. Time is limited when you’re a student, but you still need to fit in the practice of finding and applying for scholarships. This scholarship list featured quick and easy scholarships students could apply for in just a few minutes.
  23. Top 22 Cool Items for Students

  24. Students used this list to explore items they could use to make life a bit easier. This list includes practical and fun ideas they could splurge on. Parents often visited this list to find gift ideas for their students, too!

Top Social Videos 2022

Social media is not only entertainment; students used Fastweb’s social media accounts for inspiration and found new topics and scholarship opportunities to explore too! Below are the top social media posts and/or videos of 2022:
@payingforschool Pepsi or Coke?! Why choose? Apply for BOTH of these big scholarships: Visit the link in our bio. #scholarship #classof2023 #highschoolsenior #moneyforcollege #scholarshiptok @Pepsi @Coca-Cola US Heavy Magnificent Military Drum Line(816875) - Hanadayama Music Lab

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