Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
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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Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life
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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Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
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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Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Holidays
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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Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
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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Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
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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Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
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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Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Money
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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Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Study Abroad
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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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
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.
» Read More of Skipping Greek Life, Even if You’re Surrounded
Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Money, Study Abroad
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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Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
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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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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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
While energy efficient designs are saving home- and business-owners money, those savings are often not passed down to us lowly dorm residents. However, there are a few things that every college kid can do to help the environment and even save money while doing it.
From cutting down on bottled water to turning recycled materials into dorm room decorations, these tips for making your life a little bit greener will save you money in addition to saving the environment.
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