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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.
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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!
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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.
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June 14, 2016 in Blog, Current Events, Graduation | No comments so far
Every spring as college seniors don their caps and gowns and prepare to receive their diplomas, great advice is given at ceremonies all over the country. Just as in years past, this year’s graduation speech quotes ranged from funny to moving.
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May 23, 2016 in Blog, Graduation | No comments so far
When you’re in college, it’s pretty easy to make friends. You’re always surrounded by people! But what happens when you graduate? We have the tips you need to ensure that social calendar stays full.
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May 20, 2016 in Applying to College, High School, Testing | No comments so far
The difference between official questions and non-official questions might not be that obvious to someone without much training. However, no matter who you are, you will benefit from using official material.
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May 13, 2016 in Graduation, Jobs | No comments so far
Whether you are preparing for graduation or are a recent grad looking for your first post-college job, you need an awesome resume in order to have a chance at employment.
That means you need to avoid making these 15 mistakes as you compose your resume!
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May 12, 2016 in Applying to College, High School, Summer | No comments so far
One of the most important aspects of any college application is the personal statement. For many students, this is also the most challenging. But it doesn’t have to be! The trick is to just start writing and exploring every day.
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May 9, 2016 in Applying to College, High School, International Students, Translation | No comments so far
If you’re an international student applying to US colleges, you likely have a long list of things to do to prepare your application. Explaining the curriculum of your school should be one of those tasks.
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April 29, 2016 in Applying to College, High School, Internships, Jobs, Summer | No comments so far
One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What should I do over the summer to impress colleges?”
Here’s the problem: All students are unique and have varying interests. What’s most impressive to college admissions committees is when they see someone with a summer experience that does BOTH of the following.
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