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What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | 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 09.23.2015 | 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 09.21.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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, ...

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, ...

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."&nb...

Why Every College Student Needs Exercise

Caitlynne Leary | Posted 08.12.2015 | 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 08.11.2015 | 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 08.05.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 08.06.2015 | 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 07.31.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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!