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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Day in College

UChic | Posted 07.24.2015 | College

I Wish I Knew is a series of personal essays written by the courageous young female ambassadors of UChic. Learn how to survive and thrive during your Freshman Year from girls who have been through it.

Being Laid Off Hurts, But It's Not the End of the World

Emma Goddard | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Emma Goddard

It took me longer to find a job than it did to hold one. That was the first thought I had when I learned my company decided to shut down U.S. operations just six months after I started my first full-time position.

Don't Take My Advice

Lily Patterson | Posted 07.14.2015 | College
Lily Patterson

My friend had tried to show help by offering advice. But it took an accumulation of my own experiences -- and one night of pathetic self-pity -- to finally realize what I deserve and to start acting in healthier ways.

7 Lessons I Learned As a College Freshman That You Will Benefit From

Uloop | Posted 06.24.2015 | College

As a soon-to-be 2nd year college student at UC Santa Cruz in my last week before finals, I have been reflecting on the small things I've learned over the past three quarters about navigating a huge university, managing time, prioritizing homework, classes, and friends, and utilizing the vast variety of resources available to students on college campuses.

45 Pieces Of Wisdom From This Year's Commencement Speeches

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin, Alexandra Svokos | Posted 06.10.2015 | College

As the school year came to a close, the Class of 2015 methodically donned their caps and gowns. Four years long and four years gone, these students mu...

Advice for the High School Class of 2015

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

As is always the case with May Madness, there is rarely time for a proper goodbye and a dispensing of last words of college advice, so this will have to suffice. These bite-sized gems may not be as self-explanatory, but life will help you make sense of them at just the right time.

One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give A Good Long Look

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy

What a long, strange journey it's been. And you thought THAT was tough.

12 Things I Wish I Knew When I Graduated College

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Samantha Matt

Graduating college at first pretty much sucks. Your life which previously consisted of regimented schedules around school, sports, and extra-curricular activities is now completely changing.

Before a Decision

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's true that one of the hardest places to be is right before a decision. Options to weigh, pros and cons to think about and discuss, research to do and connections to make can be a few of the mind queries before a decision is made. Before a decision is made about which college to attend, several variables should be carefully reviewed

College Admissions: Debunking the Myth of Prestige and Maximum Financial Success

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Brand names do not necessarily maximize student's financial success. If financial success is not driving the mania behind college admissions competitiveness, then what is?

My Advice for Incoming Freshman

Jaena-Mae Caguiat | Posted 06.06.2015 | College
Jaena-Mae Caguiat

Once you do choose a college, I hope you take these ten pieces of advice into consideration as you prepare for what's suppose to be the best four years of your life:

It's April! What You Need To Do During This Final Stage of College Admissions

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

With a few exceptions, April 1st is the day by which colleges release their admissions decisions to applicants. Hopefully, all of your waiting will be over and done with in a few days. I hope that you are happy with your choices.

Don't Wait to Get off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.31.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Anything you submit must be new and compelling evidence about why you are a great fit for the college. Do not repeat information you already provided. Prepare the materials now!

Creating the College List

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

If you are flexible and your goal is to attend a university that is a good fit for you, your interests, and your future, then creating a college list is paramount.

50 Things I Wish I'd Known In College

Ben Jones | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Ben Jones

To the students beginning your college experience: as I prepared for my 10-year college reunion, I made a list of things that, in retrospect, I think ...

Feeling Frantic About the College Admissions Process? Read This!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Although many decisions are made during the senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend.

My Wishlist for Students: College Is About More Than Grades

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Christina Berchini

Those behind a recent survey about high education were interested in whether high school graduates felt they were ready for college. In my opinion, there are ways to fill those perceived "gaps" upon entering college, and many of them have absolutely nothing to do with grades.

Symptoms of Senioritis

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester senior year seriously. Students have worked so hard to gain acceptance to colleges of their choice. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Your College Admissions Saner and More Successful

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Brainstorm, write, and then write some more. Edit and edit and then make sure spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect. Teachers, college admissions officers and future employers pay a lot of attention to this.

University Attempts To Woo Prospective Students With People Making Out In The Library

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

College is all about bonfires, concerts, making out in the library and going to games, right? It certainly seems like that's what's going on at the Un...

Am I Too Worried About College-Bound Seniors?

Beverly Low | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Beverly Low

Will they be able to balance their new freedom and independence with academic and civic responsibility? Are they ready to confront their own values, background, and culture? Will they choose to speak up or follow the crowd?

FAFSA and Family

Terry Savage | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Terry Savage

Families of millions of high school seniors are about to embark on a time-consuming, invasive and generally distasteful project: filling out the FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

What to Do If You Are Deferred

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?

19 Tips in 19 Tweets: College Selection Advice for the Class of 2019

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

The college search and application process for prospective students is really picking up speed, especially for the class of 2019. Maybe you are feeling a bit overwhelmed -- sifting through all that information?

Sound Advice for Parents in the College Search Process

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

If you listen closely, you can hear it. Parents pacing around their teenagers, the continuous hum of questions can be heard for miles. It's college application season and deadlines are looming.