Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life
Everyone has room to improve, and you’re going to find that out in college pretty quickly since it’s easy to make mistakes in a new setting.
Fortunately, you have years to learn how to deal with mistakes and even learn from them.
This talent will serve you well both in college and after you graduate and get your first job. That’s why you should get ideas on how to handle constructive criticism.
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Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 under Starting College
As you head off to college, homesickness may be plaguing you before you even arrive on campus.
The good news is that not only is this feeling normal, but there are plenty of ways to treat it.
And don’t keep your own tips to yourself! Share your ways to keep homesickness in college at bay in the comment section below the blog post!
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Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 under College Classes, Starting College
Even before college classes begin, you should think about your options for buying college textbooks.
Fortunately, you have several options to choose from, and many of them are cheaper than you might think!
Options include buying from the college bookstore, renting textbooks online and buying or borrowing from classmates. See which one is the best option for you!
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Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 under College Classes, Starting College
Your first week of college classes is exciting, but things don’t always go as planned.
Here are three common issues that you may encounter during your first week of classes … as well as easy ways to overcome these hurdles.
With an open mind, you’ll get into the swing of things in no time!
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Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 under On Campus, Starting College
It is common to be both excited and worried about college as you enter the first semester. But the good news is that many common worries have some simple solutions.
Get an idea of some frequent anxiety-inducing subjects, and then rest assured that you can likely easily resolve them.
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Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Housing
If you are packing for college, chances are you don’t need more things to put in your suitcase, you need less!
Learn now what to leave at home with your parents. Otherwise, you risk packing items that you do not need throughout the year — wasting not only your time now, but the precious little space you have in your dorm room.
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Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Life
You have probably gotten all kinds of advice for college, but most of it likely involves doing well in your classes and making friends.
While both of those things are important, it’s equally important to make sure you are comfortable completing some basic skills you may have taken for granted while living at home with your parents!
Before you take your first step on campus as a full-time student, make sure you learn these 5 skills.
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Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Housing
As you start college, you may be relieved to find that you get along wonderfully with your new roommate.
While it’s great to be fast friends, you also have to live together, which gives a different dynamic to the relationship than a typical friendship. Try to find the balance between being a friend and not overwhelming your roommate with your presence every second of the day!
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Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Life
College orientation is often the first official college event you’ll be invited to, so it’s normal to have questions about what to bring. The answer depends on whether the freshman orientation at your college will last just a few hours or a few days.
Many schools send out a list of what to expect from freshman orientation, and what to bring to the event. But if yours has not done so, here is an overview of what you may need.
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Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Housing
If you are nervous about going to college, you can ease your mind by making sure you have done everything possible to prepare yourself.
The tasks you need to do before going to college can feel overwhelming, but a checklist can break it all down.
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Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 under Applying to College, Starting College
If the college admissions process did not go the way you had hoped, rest assured that many students feel the same. The percentage of admitted students was even lower than usual this year at many top colleges.
Instead of focusing on the college admissions rejection, however, you should start getting excited about the school you will be attending! Easier said than done, we know, but these statistics should help.
» Read More of Received College Admissions Rejections? You Aren’t Alone.
Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Starting College, Student Life
Disabled students about to begin college can expect schools to make several accommodations that enable them to have the same opportunities as their classmates.
If you are disabled in any way, you should learn the changes your college should be willing to make in order to give you the learning environment you need.
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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2011 under Academics, Starting College
While college is certainly a time to have fun, make new friends and learn about yourself and the person you would like to become, we can’t forget about the real reason for attending an institution of higher education — academics.
In order to help ensure that your academic studies receive the attention they deserve, we’ve compiled a number of useful tips from our student guide pages and blog posts.
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Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 under On Campus, Starting College, Student Life
Extracurricular activities in college go beyond the usual high school student groups, such as yearbook, French Club and orchestra.
While activities such as these certainly have their merits, college student groups are much more diverse and open doors to all sorts of new pursuits, giving you the opportunity to broaden your outlook and find that perfect niche.
We’ve listed just a few of the interesting extracurricular activities you can expect to find on campus. Hopefully you can find one (or more!) that sparks your interest and inspires you to pursue a passion you may not have even known you had.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 under On Campus, Starting College, Student Life
Once you’ve settled in on campus and college classes have begun, it’s time to start thinking about your social life.
Making new friends and finding your niche in college may seem like a daunting task, but there are many easy ways to meet people on campus and begin paving the way for lifelong friendships.
Here is a list of tips to help you achieve a fulfilling social life on campus.
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