Volunteering in College: An Education Beyond Your Textbooks

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…

The Summer Break Plans You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Summer Break Plans You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s May. You haven’t heard back from any of your internship potentials and the idea of stocking food at your local Piggly Wiggly bores you…

3 Ways to Spend Your College Winter Breaks Away From Home

3 Ways to Spend Your College Winter Breaks Away From Home

Winter breaks are great: family, friends, holidays, and maybe more quality time to binge watch your favorite show on Netflix. But if you are feeling…

3 Ways to Get Medical Experience Before College

3 Ways to Get Medical Experience Before College

The medical field is one of the fastest growing fields in America, predicted to create over five million more jobs by 2020, which is why…

Majoring in Social Work or Social Services

Majoring in Social Work or Social Services

Growing up, I was the person that people went to when they had a problem. And although people joked that I was their therapist, I…

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

You don’t need to be a communist to realize that our so-called standardized tests aren’t fair. We’ve already catalogued a few weaknesses of standardized tests, but additional critiques abound….

How I Made it Work Despite Limited Course Offerings in High School

How I Made it Work Despite Limited Course Offerings in High School

My high school experience was basically one giant “make it work” moment. (Project Runway fans, I hope you read that in a Tim Gunn voice.)…

5 Ways to Turn a Passion into Something to List on College App

5 Ways to Turn a Passion into Something to List on College App

If you’re interested in becoming a writer or an athlete, it’s usually easier to find a school activity to meet your needs and list on…

Should You Keep or Drop Volunteering Clubs in High School?

Should You Keep or Drop Volunteering Clubs in High School?

In freshman year of high school, I had this idea that I would do everything in sight in order to build my college application. I…

Why High School Athletes Should Be Volunteer Coaches

Why High School Athletes Should Be Volunteer Coaches

All high school athletes started somewhere. Their childhood days were filled with little league practice, soccer games, dance lessons, or whatever YMCA sport was in…

Demonstrating Commitment and Interest (When You Have None)

Demonstrating Commitment and Interest (When You Have None)

Some people have known their dream job since they were kids. Perhaps all their ancestors were doctors, their first birthday present was a toy stethoscope…

5 Things to Do for Spring Break (That Don’t Include a Beach Party)

5 Things to Do for Spring Break (That Don’t Include a Beach Party)

It’s that time of the year again when the weather has tormented you enough that even the education system gives you a free pass for…

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