Top Five Student Topics in 2021The following articles were the most clicked, read, and shared by you:
- Students care about our environment and sustainability. Google’s 2021 Year in Search also supports this observation as “how to conserve” reached an all-time high.
- Students and parents want to use their time wisely and start the new year off with strong goals. Finding and applying for valuable scholarships at the beginning of the year is key. Many families and students like to create a “Must-Apply Scholarships” checklist at the start of January; checking them off once each scholarship application has been sent. Next year’s version of this popular article, College Scholarships to Apply for in 2022, has more than a dozen scholarships that are worth your attention and applications!
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid persists as a hot topic for college bound students and current college students—as it should. Completing the FAFSA as early as possible is recommended, and parents and students want to know how to get it done quickly. This FAFSA checklist is a go-to article to help prepare for the FAFSA. This year also highlighted the importance of FAFSA renewal for college students, as the U.S. Government offered several phases of Emergency Financial Aid Grants. College students that received Pell Grains were considered top candidates for this emergency money. This distribution prioritization demonstrated the importance of completing and/or renewing your FAFSA.
- At the end of the day—or year—students want to be sure their efforts shine. High school and college students found this list of 10 categories helpful. Thoughtful participation helps to strengthen college applications, scholarship applications, and even internship and job applications. Interestingly, volunteer work mentioned in this article was also a Google search trend in 2021. Students continue to find value in volunteering and are always looking for a new volunteer opportunity.
- The value of experience within the field was top-of-mind in 2021. Students gained a lot of use from our cover letter sample for internships. Other helpful internship articles for students in 2021 included: Fastweb’s Internship Directory High School Internships STEM Internships Business and Finance Internships Healthcare Internships While the above articles took the lead, we can’t overlook the element of FUN. The theme, fun, didn’t take a backseat in 2021. Students, parents, and educators are amused by a playful quiz occasionally. Our St. Patrick’s Day Quiz was the most taken quiz of 2021. If you enjoyed this quiz, try these quizzes below: Holiday Movie Quiz Halloween Candy Quiz Dog Day Quiz Self-care and taking time for yourself should be a top priority, too!