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Christie Garton
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Christie Garton is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author and creator of UChic, a social commerce company whose product sales empower their teen girl consumers through scholarships. Through its successfully funded #1000Dreams Indiegogo campaign last fall, the company is creating its first product and is funding the first 13 scholarships. Christie is the author of the best-selling college guidebook for women, U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything (Third Edition, Sourcebooks 2013) and co-author of Marketing to Millennials: Reach the Largest and Most Influential Generation of Consumers Ever (AMACOM 2013).

Follow her company UChic on Twitter at @UChic for regular updates. Follow Christie at @ChristieGarton.

Entries by Christie Garton

Got Student Debt? 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 11:14 PM

Emily Roseman, Blogger and Ambassador, is a journalist working in Washington, D.C.

I am the last person to dish out financial advice. By age 13, I successfully emptied an entire checking account after securing money from my Bat Mitzvah savings. I went through life ignoring pieces...

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10 Weird But Worthy Scholarships for Students

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 8:14 PM

Grace Brentano is student at Westminster School and a Brand Ambassador and Blogger.

Let's face it -- college is expensive. Books, classes and those extracurricular activities that are so important to your future all cost money. Today, scholarships are necessary for students so they can get the...

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Regretting Your Career Choice? Here's What You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 12:45 PM

After dedicating four (or more) years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars to one degree, it's reasonable to expect a long and successful career in your chosen field. The reality is that your major at 18 may not end up being your dream job at 26 -...

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How Student Loan Debt Is Affecting Women -- Beyond the Bank Account

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 4:27 PM

College is full of possibilities, promising a bright future, new experiences and a safe place for personal growth. But what should be an exciting journey is often overshadowed by the almost suffocating predicament of student loan debt.

This debt, however, is not just a problem that impacts students post...

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Kickstart Your Career By Finding - and Funding - Inspiration Abroad

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 12:32 PM

As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator. Now, students are looking for things that will make them not only stand out on paper...

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Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 7:18 PM

College isn't all about what happens in the classroom. It's a time to try new things, have new experiences and discover who you are and what you value. With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who...

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Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 7:19 PM

We all dream of our big break - that moment when you get accepted into your top college choice, you get offered that elite internship in NYC or you land a spot on the documentary crew heading to New Zealand. You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters...

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How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Give

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 4:58 PM

How do you effectively compare generations who have grown up in different worlds?

This question was raised by Derrick Feldmann, lead researcher of The 2014 Millennial Impact Report. The Baby Boomers' worldview was defined by events like Watergate and the Vietnam War. On the other hand, Millennials, more...

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Want to Change the World? Get Ready to Get Your Hands Dirty Together

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 6:02 PM

There is a lot of unmet need in the world. Thanks to social media and the other technology advances we've witnessed over the past couple of decades, these needs are more apparent and feel closer to our own back yard than they ever did before.

To address it, there has...

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Should You Wait to Start an MBA Program?

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 2:47 PM

Kara Apel is an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina and a frequent contributor to University Chic.

Graduation is quickly approaching for many of us -- much faster than we would like it to. For those of you who haven't scored a job yet, graduate school is probably still...

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Men Want Marriage More Than Women, Study Finds

(3) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 1:45 PM writer Erin Cunningham is an underclassman at George Washington University.

Valentine's Day. Cue the stereotypical image of the poor single girl, indulging on a box of chocolates with tears running down her face as she watches When Harry Met Sally on repeat. As she hears Harry say, "I came...

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Are College Grads More Prepared for Life Today Than 10 Years Ago?

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2011 | 7:25 PM

This post was written by Victoria Reitano, a 2010 graduate and frequent contributor to

Ten years -- that's quite a long time. Are we, the college graduates of today, any wiser than our counterparts who graduated in 1990, 1991? After talking with friends, professionals and colleagues, I think you...

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Could a Male With a High School Degree Earn More Than a Female College Graduate?

(38) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 7:42 PM

Kara Apel is an University Chic blogger and undergrad at the University of South Carolina. Previous to her work at U Chic Apel was the former managing editor of The Daily Gamecock, the official student newspaper on campus

Looking back on our nation's history, it would seem women have made...

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College and Career Choices: It's All About Location, Location, Location

(3) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 3:50 PM writer Erin Cunningham is an underclassman at George Washington University. The following is a student's assessment of how to better make long-term choices about college and career planning.

Some worry about landing the job of their dreams post-graduation. Others stress about how they're going to pay off their college...

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2011 Job Outlook: Five Unexpected Career Sectors for College Grads

(5) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 9:12 PM

Kylie Thompson is a University Chic blogger and an undergrad at Harvard University.

Finance major? Accounting whiz? Tech geek? In the past these fields may have yielded big rewards after graduation day, but as our economy continues to fluctuate and the first of many baby boomers...

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2010: The Year We Learned A College Degree Doesn't Equal Immediate Career Success

(6) Comments | Posted December 29, 2010 | 12:25 PM

Victoria Reitano is a 2010 graduate and frequent contributor to

How many times throughout your lifetime have you been asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" At first your response was fanciful - cowboy, actor, singer, and the like. But then as you grew older...

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Top 10 College Scandals of 2010

(84) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 3:32 PM

Kara Apel is the former editor-in-chief of "The Daily Gamecock" (the student paper for the University of South Carolina) and a blogger and writer.

After a year of major bombshells and multiple criminal allegations, high school students who are currently going through the college admissions process might...

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Shillin' on Campus

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 1:16 AM

Erin Cunningham is University Chic blogger and underclassman at George Washington University. The following is a student's perspective on the recent consumer branding and promotion push invading college campuses across the country.

On any given day, I'll usually overhear snippets of conversation about the latest and greatest products, previews, and...

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The Ivy League Admissions Process: Less About Chance and More About Overall Personal Equation

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 8:53 AM

Kylie Thompson is University Chic blogger and underclassman at Harvard. The following is a student's perspective on navigating the admissions process within the confines of an Ivy League education.

Many students who get into an Ivy League school feel ridiculously lucky. While some may attribute their success to a high...

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What You Need to Learn BEFORE You Head Off to College: A Primer for Parents and Students

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 3:09 AM

Meal plans, new roommates, how long it actually takes to go from your dorm to the student union across campus -- for the average high school graduate getting ready to embark on their first foray into college life, these are all pressing issues. But for the average mother or father?...

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