Volunteering in College: An Education Beyond Your Textbooks
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Volunteering in College: An Education Beyond Your Textbooks

In college, you’re going to be very busy, probably the busiest you’ve ever been in your life. Between classes, club activities and obligations, your booming…

4 Ways a Pre-College Program Can Enhance Your College Experience
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4 Ways a Pre-College Program Can Enhance Your College Experience

For those of you who don’t know, a pre-collegiate program is geared towards incoming freshman to not only help with the transition from high school…

Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far
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Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far

I have no grades to report. I don’t go to college. That’s the just of the emails I’m currently sending out to all the schools…

What a Theater Minor Taught Me That Other Classes Never Could
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What a Theater Minor Taught Me That Other Classes Never Could

When people confess that they are using their expensive and illustrious college degree to study theater, it definitely elicits looks of pity and snooty head…

How to Find Your ‘Group’ When You’re Not At College
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How to Find Your ‘Group’ When You’re Not At College

It feels like every time I check my Facebook news feed, there’s a ton of pictures of people I barely knew from high school, who are…

3 Ways to Learn More Outside the Classroom
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3 Ways to Learn More Outside the Classroom

Between classes, homework, work and everything else students are up to, it’s difficult to find time in my busy schedule to do anything extra. By…

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year
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What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

I am not a procrastinator. Last year, I started every paper as soon as it was assigned. I got all my assignments done earlier enough…

How to Figure Out What Job You Want Now: Introducing Workplace Shadowing
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How to Figure Out What Job You Want Now: Introducing Workplace Shadowing

Ever thought about what job your degree will help create? Got an idea of what you want to do post-graduation but unsure? Join the club….

Podcasts: A Modern, Educational Love Story
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Podcasts: A Modern, Educational Love Story

I’m not sure if I believe that there’s someone out there for everyone. What I do believe is that there is a very special podcast…

Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult
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Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult

Rent is due at the end of this week, and so is my electric bill. I just found out my first student loan payment is…

Why College Students Should Attend Conferences
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Why College Students Should Attend Conferences

No, I’m not talking about high school conferences where your teacher updates your parents on your academic progress. I’m referring to conferences held for college…

Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant
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Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant

Cue the dramatic music, a young woman saying “I just feel like I need to find myself” with a huge backpack on her back as she…

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