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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.

Kickstart Your Career By Finding - and Funding - Inspiration Abroad

Christie Garton | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Christie Garton

As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator.

20 Tips to Help You Ace Your Exams

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

We all dislike exams, and often times studying for them can be dreadful. But fear not, here are some effective study tips to help you ace your next exam!

60 Little Tips That Can Change A College Girl's Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Never feel pressured to do anything that you aren't comfortable with. You don't have to make up lies or excuses, you just have to be straightforward. The people who don't respect that don't deserve you.

8 Things Not To Do When Your Kid Is Applying To College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually ...

7 Must-Have Items You'll Need For College

| Posted 08.25.2014 | Teen

You’ve probably been back-to-school shopping for years by now, so you know the drill –- new pencils, backpack, notebooks, the works. But here’s ...

7 Apps All College Students Need

| Posted 08.19.2014 | Teen

by Megan Shuffleton By now you may have started working on that seemingly never-ending checklist for college. You got your bed risers, your mini fr...

32 Ideas For Decorating Dorm Rooms, Courtesy Of The Internet

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 08.19.2014 | Teen

With fall quickly approaching, the time has come to begin gathering sheets, clothing hangers, shower caddies and the million other things you'll need ...

10 Questions To Ask Your Roommate Before Move In Day

| Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen

by Sydney Nolan Moving day can be summed up in three words: hectic, awkward, and exciting. You’ll definitely get your workout in for the day by c...

7 DIY Dorm Decorations To Make This Summer

| Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen

by Rachel Petty As college comes closer and closer, you’ll definitely be looking to make your dorm room the cutest it can be. Dorm decorations c...

6 Freshman Year Essentials You Didn't Know You Needed

| Posted 08.01.2014 | Teen

by Nikki Kong I like to think that there are two types of girls in this world: those who are packed and ready to go weeks before move-in, and those...

College Advice From the People Who Matter Most (Pt. II)

Josh Stephens | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

Don't approach college like it's supposed to prepare you for anything. Take classes because they interest you, not because they'll check off some box in a future employer's job readiness assessment.

College Advice from the People Who Matter Most (Pt. I)

Josh Stephens | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The world enjoys no shortage of advice, both good and bad, about how students can get into college. But for all the thousands of dollars that families spend on preparation, all of that support vanishes once students actually enroll.

4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

| Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen

by Danielle Jackson Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility o...

Why I Applied to 43 Colleges

The Prospect | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The Prospect

My story of applying to colleges is a bit different than most. Not because I am some exceptional student that was accepted by every school that I applied to, but because of the sheer number of colleges I applied to.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

10 Things to Do in College (Probably) More Important Than Going to Class

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

For incoming freshmen, here's some advice. Sometimes ditching is important, in the same way that learning to manage your time wisely is important, and although painful, failing is important, too.

Choosing the Right College

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Selecting the right college is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. Yet, it is a decision which is often driven by a set of variables that may have little to do with the appropriateness of the institution for a particular student.

The Sophomore Slump and Other Excuses

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

As a sophomore, things aren't as new and fresh. Maybe you aren't as motivated as last year, or you're now in this routine that while comfortable, is getting a little stale.

10 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me About College Before It Was Over

Michael Restiano | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

The difference between a 3.9 and a 3.5 isn't .4 in their eyes. It's 0.

Rise and Shine: Why 8am Classes Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

Uloop | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Uloop

Sure, sleeping in is awesome, but getting a nice early start allows you to use your day to its full potential.

5 Misconceptions About College Academics

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

You may have heard the phrases, "C's get degrees," or "D is for diploma," but grades do, in fact, matter.

How To Visit College Campuses Like A Pro

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Breana Brill, Niles West...

Working Your Way Out Of A Major Life Rut

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 12.22.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

While we all can't go on time-traveling adventures like Billy Pilgrim, we all can come unstuck in time in a different way. We shouldn't be living in our memories of the past or feel like we're unhappy in our present.

The Red Pen in Your Head: Why You Should Start Speaking Up in Class

Rachel Simmons | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rachel Simmons

You're probably going to have a lot of different jobs, and you'll get the best work by being able to show employers that you're not just someone who turns in work on time, but who contributes good ideas to discussions and is brave enough to disagree.