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Some Thoughts from a Professor as Students Head Off to College

John W. Traphagan | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
John W. Traphagan

As both a college professor and parent of a college student, this time of year always seems to raise a variety of thoughts as freshly minted high scho...

4 Ways To Jump Start The College Application Process This Summer

Students Rising Above | Posted 07.22.2016 | College
Students Rising Above

A strong support network and ongoing mentoring is needed to help navigate the unique challenges most will face while narrowing down and applying for college admission.

Don't Let Those Student Loans Make You Do Something Stupid!

Latoya Scott | Posted 07.21.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

Student loan debt is a total pain in the ass and I get it, we all would be a lot better without it. However, under no circumstances am I considering contracting illnesses or giving up sex just so I can pay off my student loans.

In Search Of The Best College Essay Topic Ever

Sara Harberson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Sara Harberson

If I could declare July, "National College Essay Topic Month," I would. Right now, there are millions of rising high school seniors wondering what they should write their college essay about. It's a nerve-wracking time for them, and it shows.

Surviving College Rush With Five Kids

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

My son, heir to all we possess and hold dear in the world, just left here to attend a Frat Try-out, I mean a fraternity rush party. My husband and I attended a rather large state school in the heart of the storied SEC. GREEK LIFE was huge there, and yet we managed to eke out an education, sans the Greeks.

Why I'm In Favor Of The Gap Year

Samantha Savello | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Samantha Savello

Perhaps the most compelling reason for taking a gap year is that it offers a unique opportunity that will likely never reappear. For prospective students thinking about the next step in their lives: Don't rule out anything, including a gap year.

Interning With Your Best Foot Forward

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

Pssst. Employers and Managers, please enjoy and send this to your interns! co-written with our Summer Associates Delia Borbone and Matt Curry Last ...

5 Things College Students Need To Know About Drowsy Driving

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Parents, College Drop Off Is Nothing Compared To What Comes Next

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

If you think freshman drop off was hard, think again. All those Bed, Bath & Beyond runs and pillow fluffing were child's play. That's right, the big shebang isn't at drop off, it comes later. At least four years later.

5 Things to Do If You Are Pulled Over For a DUI

Victoria Yore | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Victoria Yore

Let's get one thing straight. People: Don't drink and drive. Just don't to it. It is dangerous for you, it is illegal, and most importantly, it is dan...

They're Just Like Us

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Anthony Hatcher

One of the most important lessons I took from this experience was that religion does have so many positive things about it.

24 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Kalee Fambrough We arrived in Prague after a night train from Krakow and to our delight - it was snowing! We had gotten a gli...

How My Gap Year Saved Me From The Wrong Career

Jaime van der Peijl | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Jaime van der Peijl

I really believe there's never been a better time to take a gap year. My generation will spend more years of their life working than perhaps any other in history. So we better spend our lives doing something we enjoy.

First-Year Reflections

Becca Wiser | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Becca Wiser

Now that my first year of college has ended, I can officially confirm that it does indeed "fly by." This year has offered a smorgasbord of emotions, experiences, disappointments, discoveries, challenges, and achievements. Although I was given the cliché "college is the best time of your life" spiel countless times before coming to school, the truth is that no one can accurately predict the course of these formative years.

Student Loan Debt: Is College Tuition Worth the Cost?

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | College

By Charlene Oldham, Contributor As many 2016 high school graduates prepare for college, many students are wondering if they should go to college at ...

The Magic of Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?

College Students Don't Know Much About Finances, Surprised?

Latoya Scott | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

After reading this latest study, I was simply speechless. I mean, nothing has changed since I graduated from undergrad in 2006, and from the looks of it, not enough is happening to ensure younger millennials and future generations learn anything about handling their finances.

10 Ways To Enjoy Summer and Do College Prep

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Jeannie Borin

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested... exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful.

Vocation Orientation: 3 Work Viewpoints that Most Mentorship Overlooks

Garrett Mintz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Having a successful mentor/mentee relationship is not easy. There are many factors that play into the relationship between somebody willing to learn and somebody willing to teach.

Fall Asleep In Class And This Could Happen To You!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weird News

A college student's schedule may not be conducive to sleep, but are students really so tired that they're mistaking lecture halls for their dorm rooms...

Sleep Revolution in the Summertime

Sara Scannell | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Scannell

Ms. Huffington's book can educate you beautifully on how to do this. I recommend you pick up a copy of Sleep Revolution today and read it as you're going to bed each night (instead of playing on your phone!)

Why I Turned Down My Dream School and Took a Gap Year

FlockU | Posted 05.26.2016 | College

So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.

Advice for the College Class of 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?

Gap Years are Invaluable to All Students, Not Just the 1 Percent

Julia Rogers | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Julia Rogers

Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.

Should College Kids be Told to Just Grow Up?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

I was recently asked to do some psychological commentary about college kids. I had to focus on their apparent over sensitivity and inability to tolerate unpopular opinions; especially when these opinions were considered "politically incorrect".