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Letter to Freshman Me

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 02.13.2017 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Dear Taylor, First off, let's get this straight: I would much rather visit you in person, but, alas, I have yet to discover time travel. I have been ...

What It's Like To Be Gay At A Historically Black University

Matthew Gates | Posted 09.18.2016 | College
Matthew Gates

Being gay at my HBCU is a bittersweet experience for me. Since birth I was raised with the mentality to be "The Man." I was taught to not pursue anything that "threatened" my masculinity. Coming out wasn't an easy road, but in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing.

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...

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.

So You Want to Be a Counselor/Therapist? Let Me Tell You the Different Ways

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.

Tricks, Tips and Takes for College Freshmen

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

It's that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It's an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year.

An Open Letter to College Freshmen

Stephanie Beach | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Stephanie Beach

Take advantage of all of the opportunities that present themselves to you. And better yet, don't just wait for opportunities to come along, make them yourself and go out there and look for them.

How College Students Can Prepare to be Job-Ready: Career Secrets for Freshmen

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

Whether or not professional skills are taught in the class curriculum, students can treat each of their classes like it's their career to get the experiential learning they need to be prepared for the world of work.

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Freshman Year Of College

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.05.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Since experience is probably the most valuable thing to offer college freshmen (except for free food because free food always wins), here are some things I learned/wished I would have realized during my first semester of college.

The Essay Will Save You!

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Suzanne Hegland

Boston College has decided they'd like to see applications only from students who are truly interested in attending Boston College. And how will they achieve this? You guessed it - by requiring their applicants to compose a thoughtful, revealing supplementary essay.

March Madness: College Admissions

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Each year high school seniors spend the month of March in a nail-biting, gut-churning, adrenaline-fueled state of anticipation. It's the anxiety that each March brings as thousands wait for their college acceptance letters.

The Teens Are Home From College

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have been dying to see your teenage college freshman and have been planning for weeks for their arrival home from their first few months of college. Well, let me tell you that you are in for some surprises.

Financial Literacy and College Persistence

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

Many factors contribute to students leaving college, and financial circumstance is one of them. One of the tools our college has developed to mitigate this problem and to equip students with life skills is a required, one-unit freshman course called Personal Finance for College.

Choices and Consequences: College and Beyond

Beverly Low | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Beverly Low

A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their time in college. That's the reality. It's how they drink and how they value drinking that always gets my attention.

An Open Letter to College Freshmen

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Kayley Kravitz

I know that I'm not the first one to tell you that you are embarking on one of the most exciting periods of your young lives. At times, it can be very overwhelming but bear with me as I throw some more wisdom onto the pile.

First Day

Karina Stow | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Karina Stow

We each have a memory of freshman ineptness; even if it is buried down deep in a place we vow not to reach once the last day of freshman year rolls around.

"Mom, I Want to Come Home!"

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Whether the transition into their first term is smooth or stress filled, many students longing for simpler days will find themselves making "the call" to their families.

High School to College Transition, Part Two: Academic Expectations

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Many students enter college misinformed about how to succeed academically. Use this article as a jumping off point to think about the differences between high school and college academics.

Want to Come to the Taping of Our New Sitcom?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arianna Huffington

I'm one of the executive producers of a new sitcom being developed for ABC called Freshmen. We are shooting the pilot next Friday and I'd love for you Los Angeles HuffPosters to come to the taping.