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6 Summer Activities to Boost Your College Application

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 under Applying to College, High School, Summer

benefits of summer camp

US admissions officers want to see students engaging in productive and constructive activities over the summer months, instead of just lounging by the pool. In fact, your summer activities are a great way to make your application stand out.

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Earning an International Education: What Are Your Options?

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 under Applying to College, Blog, Study Abroad, Summer

international student exploring the city

With the increased emphasis on globalization in recent years, it makes sense to get an international education. This is probably why the option to study abroad is so popular among college students. But your choices for getting an international education don’t end there.

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The Simple Trick to Writing Amazing Admission Essays

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Summer

summer writing exercises for college-bound students

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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The Winning Combination to Unlocking a Productive Summer

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Internships, Jobs, Summer

student summer job

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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Top 4 Benefits of Summer Classes

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 under College Classes, Community Colleges, High School, Summer

Penn State ice cream

For most high school and college students alike, summer is a time to relax and relish a break from school for a few months. This, however, is not the case for anyone who takes summer classes.

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East Asian Dining Tips for Study Abroad Students

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 under International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Summer, Travel

chopsticks and bowls

East Asia is among the most popular destinations for students wishing to study abroad. Thousands of American students head to China, Japan and South Korea to study, soak up the culture and experience new food.

East Asia has many dining customs which are foreign to study abroad and international students. Find out our best tips for dining in East Asia!

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How to Stay Fluent in Another Language During School Breaks

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 under International Students, Study Abroad, Summer

Florence, Italy

If you are one of the lucky few with fluency in more than one language, you should do what you can to keep your language skills fresh so you can stay fluent. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it!

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Before They Were Famous: Celebrities’ Jobs

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011 under Jobs, Summer

Baristas working in a coffee shop

Bummed out about the prospect of spending your vacation working a summer job rather than relaxing with friends at the beach? You’re not alone.

Before they were famous, many celebrities had to work unglamorous jobs for little money.

So whenever your summer job starts to get you down, just think of these stars — they started out small and hit the big time! Who knows where you will end up?

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Top Summer Books for College-Bound Students

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011 under Starting College, Summer

stack of books

The mention of a summer reading list is enough to put any student into a panic – especially when it comes to a list of books that you should read before you start college.

But some of the best summer books for students preparing for college have nothing to do with academics. They range from survival guides to rites of passage.

So dust off your library card and check out these top 10 summer reading picks!

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5 Ways to Start Your Summer Job Search

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 under Jobs, Summer

exalted boy on beach

Starting a summer job search before summer gets here is a wise move.

Spring is an ideal time to look for summer jobs. It’s not too early, since many companies have already posted positions.

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Why Unpaid Internships Are Worth It

Posted on Monday, July 12th, 2010 under Internships, Jobs, Summer

young man in suit smiling and shaking hands with a woman

Unpaid student internships may seem like a waste of time. After all, why bother working for free when you can get a paying job?

But what you may not have considered is the fact that a good internship (paid or unpaid) can have a hugely positive impact on your life both during and after school.

Here are five reasons why unpaid internships are worth the time and trouble.

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Best Advice: What to Pack When Traveling

Posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010 under Summer, Travel

Mexico City, Mexico

So summer is practically here, and you have more likely than not been bit by the travel bug.

Whether you’re backpacking through Europe or exploring a nearby city, it’s important to know what to pack when traveling.

Here are our top 5 suggestions for what to pack — and what to leave at home!

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Top 6 Things to Do the Summer Before College

Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 under Student Life, Summer

yellowstone national park

Ah, the summer before you start college. The anticipation, the excitement… the boredom?

Unless you’re taking summer classes or have a summer job, summer is slow for students!

Don’t let these warm months pass you by. Check out this list of fun and helpful things to do the summer before college.

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Impressive Student Summer Internships

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 under Internships, Summer

Summer internships are a hot commodity once the warmer months roll around. And why not? They’re a great way to boost you resume and get experience in your field!

Not sure where to look for one? Depending on the career you intend to pursue, the answer to that question might change.

However, here are a few summer internship ideas that are sure to look great on any resume — no matter what career path you choose to follow.

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Start Now to Find a Summer Internship

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 under Internships, Summer

summer internship search

Summer might seem like a world away, but the winter months are an ideal time to find a summer internship!

Taking the time to find a summer internship in advance can give you the upper hand and help you land the job.

But how do you find a summer internship? Remember these 4 steps when you start your search.

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