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To The Girl Who's Struggling To Accept Change

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.21.2016 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Dear Friend- Accepting and confronting life's many changes is tremendously difficult, and you aren't alone. We all experience the fear and longing. ...

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...

Creating a Great College Experience

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 09.08.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

Over the past several weeks, first-year students have been arriving at colleges across the country to learn and to lay a foundation for purposeful liv...

Does Volunteer Work Matter For College Admissions?

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Ishan Puri

First you have to find your area of interest. Doing general volunteer work is almost never helpful for admission to the Top 100 colleges.

Guaranteed College Admissions Boost: Extracurricular Story

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.01.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Summertime is one of the best times for high school students. Daily routine and structured days give way to sunshine and mostly empty calendars. Apart from taking a much-needed break from academics, students should use their summers to expand on their interests.

5 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Starting College

Anne Hilker | Posted 07.26.2016 | College
Anne Hilker

Just before I enrolled in my university, I devoured articles like “7 Things Freshmen Need to Survive,” and “3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Colleg...

Advice from a College Freshman Survivor

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.

How to Pick a College: Part 3 Academic Support (College Admissions)

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri (See Part 2 Choosing a Major) Academic life loses its strict structure after high school, and the classroom can only g...

Michelle Obama Gave Sasha And Malia Some Great College Advice

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.16.2016 | College

They say mom knows best, and when your mom is first lady Michelle Obama, that rings especially true. Wearing a lovely Antonio Berardi dress, FLOTUS i...

The 3 Causes of Senioritis

Kendall Pope | Posted 02.25.2017 | College
Kendall Pope

Are you a college student ranging from ages 20-23 suffering from severe lack of motivation, excessive sweatpants and sweatshirt use, repeated absences, and anxiety?

How Applications are Evaluated and Decisions are Made

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.15.2017 | College
Jeannie Borin

Here are some of the important variables in the process. When competition is as keen as it is with highly selective colleges, many factors play a role in the admissions process, but the basic factors continue to be exceptional academics, character and personal accomplishments.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2016 | College

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

25 Things First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Harlan Cohen

Physically your body is on campus, but emotionally you're connected to friends, family, long distance partners, and strangers off campus. Use technology to meet new people on campus, not to hide from them.

Activities Resumes: A Surprising First Step to Having a Successful College Application Experience

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.20.2016 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I know, I know; many people say that resumes for high school students are a waste of time. They are wrong. The way I have students use them, activities resumes are a critical part of the admissions process. Let me tell you how and why.

Dear Darling College Freshman Girls

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Jen Hatmaker

Sister, you do you in college. Won't that be great?

64 Things We Wish We Knew As College Freshmen

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

We asked the editors and reporters at The Huffington Post to chime in on what they wish they knew when they were in college. In no particular order, h...

15 Pieces Of Advice For Teens Headed To College, From Parents

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents

It's like everyone says: one minute you're changing diapers, the next minute you're sending your kid off to college. And before they venture off, we ...

13 Things You Don't Need in Your Dorm Room

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.17.2015 | College

Go home, college freshman in the endless line wrapped around The Container Store. You don’t need a "hanging sweater bag" or a "bungee chair." What d...

Why Every College Student Needs Exercise

Caitlynne Leary | Posted 08.11.2016 | College
Caitlynne Leary

Exercise is crucial, especially for people who are new to the college lifestyle. If you throw it in your routine right away, it will never feel like you're missing out while you're at the gym.

7 Tips for Incoming Freshmen

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 08.10.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

The beginning of freshman year can feel entirely overwhelming -- but it doesn't always have to be. Once you realize that everyone is just as nervous as you are, it's much easier to relax and take it all in.

Wazzup! 12+ Things You Should Know About the New Common Application 2015-16

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.05.2016 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I hope the information in this blog helps you complete the Common Application confidently and as thoroughly as you can. Remember, colleges only know you from what you say to them in your application. Give them the best of what you have to offer.

3 Things I Wish I'd Known As A Freshman...Who Didn't Want to Go to College

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 08.03.2016 | College
Rainesford Alexandra

Sometimes, we go to college because we're high school seniors with good grades and no criminal record, and that's what we do. We go because what else would we do? Turns out, we can do a lot. Unfortunately, we forget about it because there's nowhere to squeeze it in on the Common App.

4 Rules for Making Friends Your First Semester of College

Julia Bush | Posted 08.06.2016 | College
Julia Bush

These rules to friend-making from me, a verified friend professional (aka a random human who survived college with minor damage), will help you find your true BFFs and begin the ~best years of your life~.

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

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

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 07.20.2016 | 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.