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5 Tips To Landing A Summer Internship As A College Freshman

Natalie Kalin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

Throughout my entire freshman year, I was constantly told to "not get my hopes up" about landing a summer internship. Well, I got my hopes up. And I ...

An Expert's Guide On How to Survive Freshman Year

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Nothing is more exciting than your freshman year in college. The change in atmosphere, the opportunity to make new friends and most importantly you fi...

On Brock Turner, Ken Starr, and Sending your Daughter Off to College

Krista Millay | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Krista Millay

Asking what tips to give your daughter implies that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible for keeping themselves safe. And that's not only untrue, but it's sexist. No one is responsible for rape except the rapist.

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.

You've Almost Made It: The Last Two Months Are Officially Here!

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Zara Puskuldjian, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. ...

Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole in My Freshmen Year at Duke

Jessie Petrow-Cohen | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Jessie Petrow-Cohen

Three weeks into school I had lost 17 pounds. At first, it wasn't a conscious decision to lose weight. I had no plans to reinvent myself or show the world a brand new (read: skinnier) me. It wasn't a conscious decision to stop eating meals; it just naturally became my college routine.

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in College

Kristen Coke | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Kristen Coke

Sometimes you feel as if there is no way you can recover from something. But if you can accept that you can pick yourself up and maybe put back together some of the pieces, you will make it through.

Dear Parents, Before You Leave Your Kid At College

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 09.08.2015 | College
Jennifer Wolfe

People ask me what it's like to leave your kid at college; they say they can't imagine the time when their now-little child will leave them. In the middle of naps and Cheerio snacks and sippy cups, they can't envision ever having their child not hanging all over them.

The Gift We Cannot Keep

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

That child you love -- the one you raised from creation that centered your universe, rocked your world and drove lava into your veins at the same time -- yeah that one -- you can't keep him. You have to let him go.

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?

27 Things That Made Me Cry When I Took My Kid To College

Peyton Price | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

25. Choking and sputtering at that first drive-thru order of just four burgers instead of "six burgers, please, two with double patties and extra bacon."

College Should be an Adventure

John A. Roush | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
John A. Roush

When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.

To My Freshman Self

Yash Kothari | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Yash Kothari

Remember those annoying people who told you that college will be the quickest four years of your life? Well they were right, but not in a bad way. The next four years of your life are going to zoom by.

20 Things That Today's College Freshmen Grew Up With: Beloit Mindset List

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

College freshmen today have never known a world without "South Park," as noted in Beloit College's annual Mindset List, released every year since 1998...

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...

Hey... I'm Off to College!

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 08.10.2015 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

College freshmen... this one is for you. It's almost time to be dropped off to start your first year of college. I have been watching parents and new freshman go through this ritual for almost 25 years.

10 Tips for Freshman Success in College

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Bob Brinkmann

The 6-year graduation rate for American college students is about 59%. This figure means that 41% of all students that start college do not graduate within 6 years. If you are starting college this fall, here are 10 tips for success that will help you be part of the 59% that finish.

The Freshmen 21

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Meals are up to you, as is your bedtime. Too often college students skip meals or don't eat healthy. Avoid the "freshman 15" by minimizing the 12 a.m. pizza runs.

Twenty Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 07.23.2016 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

With millions of college students about to begin their freshman year within a few weeks, it is an appropriate time for entering students to think abou...

A Summer Checklist for Incoming College Freshmen

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.05.2016 | College
Chuck Cohn

Your high school may not automatically forward your final high school transcript to your college or university. Many colleges require a final transcript prior to the start of the fall semester, so be sure to speak with your guidance counselor about this checklist item.

What the First Year of College Really Teaches You

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There are always celebrations to mark the passage of time between eras in our lives: birthday parties, graduations, marriage anniversaries. And yet, when I woke up on the morning of my 18th birthday, I didn't feel a year older.

Graduation Is a New Chapter For Our Kids And For Us

Annie Fox | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Annie Fox

Graduating from high school and heading off to college is a major milestone, irrefutable proof of their growing independence. The music swells along with our hearts. Our love for them and our hope for their future defies words. So we cry.

Sexual Assault On Campus: College Policies Support Rape Cultures

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

Sexual assault on campus is nothing new. And like me in 1979, first-year women in 2015 are at high risk for coercion, assault and rape by the men they are eating lunch with in the dining halls, working beside in study groups, and cheering on in the stadium.

When the Going Gets Tough

Simran Baxendale | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
Simran Baxendale

Courage is a difficult characteristic to possess. The courage to be different, the courage to succeed and even the courage to try something new and risk failure are all forces that govern our daily activities.

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.