Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 under Orientation, Student Life
You’ve chosen what to pack for college, met your roommate, and said the last goodbye to your parents. Now it’s finally time for your first day of college to really start! College can seem like a never-ending stream of new experiences: new room, new friends, new classes. But instead of being overwhelmed, these 6 tips will go a long [...]
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 under Student Life
If you have a friend in trouble, it’s time to step in and help.
After all, college is a major change that many students cannot handle without some help from a good friend.
Whether your friend is dealing with an eating disorder, battling depression or partying too much, you can help using the following tips.
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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 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 Friday, January 4th, 2013 under International Students, Living in the US, Student Life
If you are an international student who has not yet used American social media, you may be missing out.
There are several platforms in the US that can make various aspects of college life easier, and they are all free to use.
Learn some of the types of social media American students use when searching for a job or just looking for something to do after class.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life
Now that you are used to being on your own in college, winter break may be a shock to the system.
Though the winter holidays can cheer you up, you may feel like you won’t survive them after even a few days of returning home to your family.
You’re not alone in feeling suddenly stifled by your parents over winter break. Here are a few ways to make the most of the situation.
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Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 under Holidays, Money, Student Life
As a college student, it’s no secret that you might not have a lot of extra cash, which means inexpensive gifts are all your loved ones will likely receive from you during the holidays.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to give inexpensive, thoughtful presents.
You can give a variety of gifts that require your time or talent more than your money, or you can just set a low budget for each present.
Read on for some ideas, and feel free to branch off this list with some inexpensive gift ideas of your own.
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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 Thursday, October 11th, 2012 under Student Life
As you take a look at the extracurricular activities available at your college, you might find that nothing really stands out. So why not create your own club?
Whether you enjoy underwater basket-weaving or watching Spanish telenovelas in your spare time, there is bound to be someone else who does, too.
Here are 6 steps to take to get the college extracurricular experience you have always wanted by starting a group or club.
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Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life
Fall break just doesn’t have the same exciting ring to it as spring break.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a fun activity during your time off from college classes!
When a trip to the nearest beach town is not convenient, and the cooler weather does not allow for pool time, plan some unconventional activities.
We’ve provided some suggestions, including indoor and outdoor activities.
Get creative and think up your own, as well.
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Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 under Student Housing, Student Life
Certain problems in the dorms call for a change in roommate.
If you cannot continue dealing with the roommate issues you are facing in college, it may be time to switch dorm rooms.
Learn some problems that may be too serious to ignore, and how to deal with them.
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Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 under Current Events, Student Life
As the November election approaches, you may find that the excitement surrounding it is contagious. If you’ve never been particularly political before, now is the perfect time to get more involved.
There are many different ways to get involved, whether it’s registering to vote for the first time or volunteering to help your favorite candidate get elected.
Here are some ideas that may work for you, regardless of your experience or level of commitment to politics.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Student Life
If you are not satisfied with your current school, you have the option to transfer to a different college.
There are many good reasons to do so, but sometimes it makes more sense to try to work things out at your current college.
To avoid attending a different school every year, think carefully before determining whether you should transfer to a new college.
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Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 under On Campus, Student Life
With natural disasters aplenty and talk of global warming constantly in the news, there are more incentives than ever before for college students to go green.
Prospective college students looking to learn about, and ultimately confront, concerns surrounding the environment should certainly look into attending a green college, where their curiosity and passion will not only be nourished, but also put to good use.
Read about a few colleges which have taken extra steps to earn the title of “green college” and see what your college can do to become more eco-friendly.
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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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