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Vacation packing list — Top tips on what to pack and what to cut

Summer vacation is as much a part of college life as the classes. Think warms sands at a beach, a hike in the mountains, or an adventure in a far-off land. Pack a good book, some music and a bottle … Continue reading

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Packing tips if you are studying abroad

A semester or year abroad can be some pretty exciting stuff—new places, new faces and a chance to explore the world. But then you have to start thinking about what to take with you. Studying abroad should be about new … Continue reading

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Picking your major: It’s not the end of the world

As we roll into August, I wanted to address a question a lot of my student mentees ask me as they get ready to start their first year of college: “What am I going to major in?” In the midst … Continue reading

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Top tips for back to school, campus living and more!

Acceptance and studying at college is going to be a totally different experience than many things you have already accomplished in your life. You must juggle different tasks at once, and if you dorm, you must consider the advantages and … Continue reading

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How to receive financial help for college tuition

Be The Brainiac student blogging contest winner Congratulations, Reba! I’m currently working two jobs to help pay for my college tuition. Luckily, the previous two years were completely paid for by a full Pell Grant. Unfortunately, when I signed up … Continue reading

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How to eliminate “um” and “like” for student success

Hey, you know, like, um, dude, seriously, it’s like totally uncool, um, you know what I’m sayin’ … No, you probably don’t. Colloquial speech may be okay among your friends or social group, but in your school and business life, … Continue reading

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To improve college study skills, teachers encourage good study habits, following attendance policy

While of course there are the Dean’s List students out there, most college students aren’t exactly known for having the best study habits. And don’t think this goes unnoticed by your professors and employers! Whether it’s non-adherence to the attendance … Continue reading

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New school year, new experiences to boost your student advantage

“There’s a whole world out there” is probably something you’ve heard people say. And it’s so true. Maybe you spent the first half of the school year playing it safe, getting to know the school and adjusting to dorm life. … Continue reading

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From student health to study habits: What not to do when starting the new school year

You got through the first semester – phew! But another semester is looming. Friends, parents, and older siblings who have done it all before are hammering you with advice on how to handle dorm life, student health, study habits, avoiding … Continue reading

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Top tips for setting goals for the new year: Academic success, career planning and more

It’s now a brand new year and there’s no time like the present to re-evaluate your goals for academic success and career planning. Setting goals is the process of defining where you want to go and the best way of … Continue reading

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