The Campus Commons
October 17, 2016 in Blog, Graduate School | No comments so far
Applying to grad school is a step many college students and graduates alike think about taking. But as good as the payoff usually sounds, it’s actually not right for everyone.
Continue reading '4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School' »
October 11, 2016 in Applying to College, Blog, High School | No comments so far
It seems like every college applicant tries to be the well-rounded student, since this is what they’ve been told colleges want. But it turns out that colleges don’t want well-rounded students; they want well-rounded classes of students.
Continue reading 'The Myth of the Well-Rounded College Applicant' »
September 19, 2016 in Blog, Graduate School | No comments so far
Considering how competitive the grad school admission process often is, it’s common to need at least one glowing recommendation letter. And who better to get this from than one of your past professors?
Continue reading 'How to Contact a Previous Professor for a Letter of Recommendation' »
September 12, 2016 in Applying to College, Blog | No comments so far
The college admission process can involve a lot of time and work on your part, so it might be tempting to skip an interview when it’s optional. And the fact is that many college admission interviews are indeed optional these days. So why do colleges keep offering them to applicants?
Continue reading 'Optional College Interviews: How Important Are They?' »
August 6, 2016 in Academics, Applying to College | No comments so far
Business is a popular major, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But is majoring in business the right move for you? Before you declare your major, check out the pros and cons of getting a bachelor’s degree in business.
Continue reading 'Should You Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business?' »
August 5, 2016 in Applying to College, High School | No comments so far
Participating in extracurricular activities during high school is encouraged by many colleges. Letting colleges know about your extracurricular activities not only shows them that you’re a well-rounded student, but also tells them a little about your personality.
Continue reading '3 Ways to Let Colleges Know About Unofficial Extracurriculars' »
July 22, 2016 in International Students, Moving, Student Housing, Study Abroad, Uncategorized | No comments so far
Planning on studying abroad in Europe? There are bound to be tons of things you’re going to want to do on this once in a lifetime opportunity! But whether you’re skydiving above the Swiss Alps or combing through a farmer’s market in Italy, you’ll always want to have a nice place that you can come home to.
Continue reading 'How to Find the Best Off-Campus Apartments Abroad' »
July 19, 2016 in Starting College, Student Housing | No comments so far
If you’re packing for college, chances are you don’t need a list of more things to put in your suitcase, you need less! After all, your dorm room is likely to be a lot small than your bedroom at home.
Continue reading 'What to Leave Behind as You Pack for College' »
July 1, 2016 in Applying to College, High School | No comments so far
As you start the summer before your senior year, your thoughts should be focused on applying to college. And while you’re certainty in the homestretch of high school, there’s still work to do if you want to get into the college of your choice!
Continue reading 'How to Improve Your Chances of College Admission in the Next 6 Months' »
June 18, 2016 in Applying to College, Choosing a College, High School, Student Housing | 1 Comment
Want to get a closer look at a college before you apply?
Staying at a college overnight is a great opportunity to live in the dorms, eat cafeteria food, and see what students do when they’re just hanging out. Overnight visits let you get closer to a campus and find out for yourself how you would fit in.
Continue reading 'Why You Should Schedule Overnight College Visits' »