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

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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.

12 Things I Would Whisper To A Newborn Child

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Learning how to fly means learning how to let go of suffering and of people and things that drag you down. Learning how to fly is why you are here. Figure out what it means to you to fly. And then fly!

What Should Rising Seniors Do to Get a Jump-Start on the College Search?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

The time is now for rising seniors to get a jump-start on their college search. There is no doubt that fall semester will be a lot less stressful if the college search and application process is well underway when school begins.

18 Things You Need To Do To Be Happy In College

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.25.2014 | College

College students have a lot to deal with. Between balancing academics and social life, searching for summer internships and managing stress, “happin...

College Admissions Strategy

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Select college essay topics that are unique. Present yourself as a diversified individual. Do not repeat what is elsewhere on your application. The essay is an opportunity to let admission officers know another side of you.

The 8 Most Important Lessons from My First Year Out of College

Nile Cappello | Posted 06.19.2014 | College
Nile Cappello

During college, your hobbies are limited to drinking, eating, and maybe a small quotient of attending class. Not to say maintaining a good relationship with Netflix isn't a respectable way to spend your time... just maybe not all of it.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

The One Piece of Advice Every College Graduate Needs to Know

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

The truth is that you are not screwed. No one ever tells you this at graduation, but it's okay not to know exactly what you want to do with your life. There is not only one answer or one career ladder.

The REAL Guide To Making Friends In College

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Bizzy Emerson, Glenbard ...

Have You Started the College Search?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college.

10 Ways Gilmore Girls Prepared Me for College

Surviving College | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Surviving College

Even though Gilmore Girls has been off the air since 2007, there are parts of the show that are still relevant. I always found that no matter what I was going through in life, Rory and Lorelai had a little bit of wisdom for me.

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.

The 7 Golden Rules for a Happy Internship

Monica Nguyen | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Monica Nguyen

Internships are now the ultimate norms for college students. Many students perceive an internship as a disguise for companies to get free/cheap labor but what they may not see is that they are also gaining something from it as well.

Attention Graduates: Here Are 5 Secrets to Making It in the Real World

Howard Falco | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Howard Falco

Life is a learn as you go process. We often don't know until we are forced to know through our challenges and they way we choose to learn from them. It is the nature of the maturation process.

Lessons Learned From a Parasite

Sofia Stafford | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Sofia Stafford

Although I am incredibly happy to be healthy and have this first year of college under my belt, I am actually grateful to a certain little creature for the lessons it has enabled me to learn.

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

Helping High School Students Find the Best College Match

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
MeiMei Fox

Approaching that process with candor, humor, and compassion, Lanita guides her students in connecting authentically with who they are as young adults and who they wish to be. She then helps them discover their best college fit based on this knowledge.

Managing the College Admissions Frenzy

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?

What's Important When Selecting Which Colleges to Apply to?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

For junior students it's time to get serious about which colleges you'll apply to next fall. But what are the important things to consider as you make your selections?

Have You Made Your Final College Choice?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind.

Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.

What to Know About College Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.

Questions to Ask Colleges Once Accepted

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Now that you are accepted students you may choose to visit again or for the first time before making your decision. Once accepted, your questions may become more detail oriented.

Admitted, Denied or Waitlisted? Here's What to Do Next

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's a big week for those of you who have applied to college. No doubt apprehension and excitement are looming as you look online or in mailboxes for admission decisions. Regardless of the decision you receive, there are things that you will need to do.