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Advice for College Students

Words of Wisdom for This Year's College Freshmen

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

Freshman year of college is one of the most momentous and exciting periods in a person's life. For many freshmen, it is a time of new friends, new res...

“I’ve Been In College For One Week, And I Hate It!”

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 09.18.2016 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

A friend of mine recently asked for some advice for a college freshman she knew who had been in school for all of one week, and already was miserable,...

Dear Class Of 2020

Latoya Scott | Posted 08.19.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

It's been ten years since I've graduated from college. Those years were indeed some of the best years of my life, but I'll always have a few lingering regrets about the financial choices I made.

100 Days to Graduation: Remembering the Important Things

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 02.18.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

During the first night of orientation at my college everyone gathers on the quad and we hold an event called "1355 Nights," marking the number of nights we have before graduation. Now, as a senior, we recently held "100 Nights" counting down the nights we have left before we leave.

5 Common Mistakes That Increase the Cost of College

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

The cost of college is not declining. And with the constant reminder that student loan debt is getting out of hand, parents and students are trying to find ways to make higher education more affordable. Even so, some families may not even realize that they are voluntarily increasing their expenses.

8 Ways to Use College to Become a Great Editor

L.L. Barkat | Posted 10.16.2016 | Books
L.L. Barkat

"What's the opportunity here?" This is the phrase that was playing in my mind after a conversation with my daughter, who is, in her own right, a talented writer and editor -- with the possibility to also become a publisher in the future.

Dear Baby Girl, My Best College Advice Is...

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

You are done with what society has "required" you to do. What's left is what YOU require yourself to do. That can seem scary and daunting and utterly oblivious to you right now, and that's precisely the way it should be, I think. Of course, I have a few words of advice that might help.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College (2.0): 23 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.06.2016 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's about that time again. Sleepy college towns will begin to awaken, abuzz with an excitement that only college students can inspire. Young scholars will soon arrive on college and university campuses, ready, or not so ready, to take on the world of higher education.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Left For College

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Davis Kho

It's graduation season, and time for inspirational and lofty speeches. But high school grads, I'm here to keep it real and give you more pragmatic advice. Here are the ten practical things I wish I'd known when I was heading off to college.

The Friend Group Factor

Beverly Low | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Beverly Low

First-year students want a friend group. And they want it immediately. If a student doesn't have one, was ditched by one, or is in the process of seeking a new one, college can be a very lonely place.

A Decade Removed: 7 Tips for High Schoolers to Consider

Garrett W. Johnson | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Garrett W. Johnson

Planning ahead at age 15 is a difficult concept for most young men. Here are some tips that I hope are helpful for my nephew and other young men (and women too!) who are starting to plan their own roadmaps for the future.

Fresh Advice and Insight for New and Returning College Students

Rahim Kanani | Posted 11.01.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

Most would advise our generation to find your passion. I would advise you to find your passions. It's likely that you have more than one, as I do, and it's important that you recognize when and in what setting you're at your best.