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Incoming Freshman To-Do List

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 under Campus Correspondents, Starting College

Picture of a busy campus quad at Columbia.

Starting college for the first time is always a lot easier when you’ve begun preparing beforehand. Here are some tips for buying your books, finding your classes and more!

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Why College Tours Are So Important

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College

college tour

“Campus Conundrums”

I am amazed at the variety of experiences I’ve had touring colleges. The first thing I learned was that visiting a college in person is a totally different ball game than browsing a college’s website.

For example, I thought UC Santa Cruz was right on the ocean! It turns out that Santa Cruz is called the “City Upon the Hill” by its neighbors because it sits, literally, atop a hill overlooking the gorgeous bay and is surrounded on all sides by national parks.

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What to Do If You Don’t Like Your College

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life

Students reading on quad

When you leave for college you are filled with hopes, dreams, and expectations.

Sometimes those expectations are met. However, sometimes you feel like your experiences are falling a bit short.

Whether it’s due to a problematic roommate (or two), or the academic environment or even just the size of the school, there comes a point where you may start to wonder whether you are at the right school.

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College Applications: Apply Early

Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College

Arkansas State University

College application deadlines are looming.

High school students all over the nation are preparing to make a decision that is just as scary as it is exciting. Seniors must choose where they want to spend the next four years of their lives.

So as a high school senior, how did I approach this kind of choice?

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Controlled Craziness: The Holiday Season

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Holidays

Christmas lights and people

The holiday season is among us, and we can’t help but wonder; where did 2012 go?

Well, just because the time flew by doesn’t mean that the last couple of months should lack productivity. Staying focused when surrounded by eggnog and cookies is pretty difficult.

Exams, shopping, cooking, parties and traveling are some of the greatest concerns during the holiday season. Here are a few ways to stay sane and maintain your spot on Santa’s good list.

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Organized Success: Organizing Your Life

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life

Student studying in library

As a senior in high school who is in the middle of college application season, I know firsthand how important it is to be systematic.

Being organized is one of the keys to being successful mainly because it saves time and causes less confusion. High school and college students sometimes underestimate how overwhelming messes can become.

Here are a few of my favorite tips for keeping things in order.

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Choosing the Right College for You

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College

Students walking on path

At first, choosing where to go to college can be a very scary thing to think about. There are so many things to consider!

However, if you simply sit down with a trusted family member or friend, it is a lot easier than it seems.

There are many things to think about when you’re choosing which college to go to, but just take it one step at a time and it will seem so much easier than you expected.

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Why to Seek Out Volunteer Work as a Student

Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life

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Why should you seek out community service or volunteer opportunities in addition to your high school or college coursework?

The concept of service is that it should be performed primarily for altruistic reasons. Pursuing community service or volunteer opportunities throughout your educational career demonstrates the type of person that you are.

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4 Ways to Save Money in College

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Money

Baristas working in a coffee shop

Perhaps the biggest concern of college students besides maintaining good grades is money. We’re all broke!

Well, not all of us, but most of us are. We have phones to pay for, food to buy and shopping to do, and there doesn’t ever seem to be enough money for it. Even when we do have enough money, it seems to disappear as soon as we get it. Saving is the last thing on our minds for many of us as college students.

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How to Pack Before You Study Abroad

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Study Abroad

Snowy mountains

When I moved out of my dormitory in May, I looked at my three bulging pieces of luggage that were packed with all the clothing and items I brought with me to college.

I was going to study abroad in France for a year; no way was I going to drag them all with me halfway around the world.

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8 Tips to Graduate from College in 4 Years

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 under Academics, Campus Correspondents, Graduation

Student at graduation ceremony

It can be done! You can graduate college in four years, writes campus correspondent Karyn H., a student at SUNY-Old Westbury.

Karyn shares eight tips all students can use to help ensure that they beat the odds and graduate on time.

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Skipping Greek Life, Even if You’re Surrounded

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life

Path at Syracuse University

Joining a sorority or fraternity may seem like the only way to make friends and get involved at a school where Greek life is big, but it may not be the right association for you.

Campus correspondent Devon Abelman says to follow your passion and find an organization that is the best fit for you and will help you get the most out of your college experience.

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How to Economize While Studying Abroad

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Money, Study Abroad

Euro coins and bills

Studying abroad is a wonderful and enriching experience that can open eyes to new sights, sounds and discoveries. However, it is also a venture that can be very expensive.

Unless you have a rich great-uncle or you are a beneficiary to a trust fund, it is likely that you will have to budget and economize during your time overseas.

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Get Ahead in the College Application Process

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College

Three paths diverging on a college campus

College applications are one of many things on a senior’s never-ending to do list, and they often induce some anxiety.

Though it’s a time of change (and the thought of being on your own can make you want to bite your nails until they’re nubs), it’s also a time of excitement and opportunity.

The best way to ease the stress of the college application process is simple: get ahead of the game.

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How to Choose a Study Abroad Program

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Study Abroad, Travel

I started exploring my study abroad options early on during my freshman year. It was rather easy to narrow down the country choices because I was a French major and I knew my reasons for studying abroad: to obtain fluency and immersion in the French language and culture. Language study was the most important factor in my decision to choose the program that I did.

In order to narrow down your list of potential destinations and find the right study abroad program for you, here are a number of factors you should take into consideration.

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