Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age
Alternative Education

Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age

It’s weird to see pictures of my friends from college at o-week parties on Facebook. It’s weird that I’m not in them. Surreal, really. This…

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year
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Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Realizing you are unhappy is not fun, but admitting that you are unhappy is different. Telling someone, or even yourself, that things aren’t going so…

5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future
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5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future

Leaving is hard. It means you have to start a new chapter of your life. Leaving anything is hard. It’s why I never watch the…

Why You Should Check Out Semester at Sea
Alternative Education

Why You Should Check Out Semester at Sea

By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and interact with people from all different cultures and walks of life….

6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Podcasts
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6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Podcasts

If you’re reading this, hopefully you’ve discovered the wonderful world of podcasts. If you haven’t, get thyself to iTunes and download a couple (hundred) of…

How to Start Learning Outside of the Classroom
Alternative Education

How to Start Learning Outside of the Classroom

Secondary education really is a privilege. It opens one’s mind and world and exposes students to exciting new fields and career options. Some students feel that…

Why You Should Consider Doing Freelance Work
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Why You Should Consider Doing Freelance Work

For some people, working a minimum wage job isn’t the ideal way to make money. However, they may not have the resources to go on…

A Beginner’s Guide to Networking
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A Beginner’s Guide to Networking

Networking is the one skill a lot of college students don’t realize they need until the last minute. Meeting, talking to, and knowing people in…

11 Confessions of a Lowly Intern
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11 Confessions of a Lowly Intern

This past summer, I was an intern for Teach for America, Baltimore. For those of you who don’t know, Teach for America is national non-profit…

Turning 18: A Guide to Voting In America
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Turning 18: A Guide to Voting In America

Ahh, young adult life. Once you’ve completely 18 trips around the sun, the United States of America finally grants you the right to buy lottery…

3 Ways to Get Really Good at Public Speaking
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3 Ways to Get Really Good at Public Speaking

With the new school year coming up as it always does, a series of other activities tag along for the ride. Taking tests, reading assignments,…

4 Tips for Staying Committed to Self-Education
Alternative Education

4 Tips for Staying Committed to Self-Education

Perhaps it’s summer break, and you finally have enough free time on your hands to pursue a new hobby. Or maybe you want to be…

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