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Making The Most Of Your Senior Year In High School

High school students, senior year
If you’re a high school senior, your head’s probably spinning with all the emotions you’re dealing with and all the things you need to do to get ready for college and the next exciting phase of your life. And, oh yeah, you still have to keep up with your current studies so that you finish strong come next spring.  Relax. Sure, your senior year in high school can be a hectic roller-coaster ride, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an enjoyable and productive one, too. The following are just a few ways that... Read more »

A Monthly To-Do List For High School Seniors

to-do list
If you’re a senior in high school—congratulations! It’s been a long, uphill climb since kindergarten, and now the summit is finally in view. Next stop—college! That said, as a high school senior you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed with everything you have to do between now and graduation next spring. That’s why we’ve put together this handy little monthly to-do list. Use it as a guide as you make your way through this important year and prepare for the next exciting phase of your... Read more »

Get Your Freak On!

freak factor, personal brand, being unique
One of the coolest things about college is that it’s a fresh start. No one knows who you are or where you came from. They don’t know what clique you belonged to in high school or who you dated or what your hair looked like in eighth grade. This is a completely new world where you can be whoever you want to be, free of any bias based on your past.  From the first day you step on campus, it’s totally up to you to tell the world who you are, to hang out with whomever you want, to pursue whatever interests you. Most... Read more »

8 Ways That College Is Different Than High School

How college is different than high school
If you’re heading off to college for the first time this fall, you’re probably in for somewhat of a shock. For the past 12 years, school has been structured basically the same way; it’s just gotten more challenging with each passing year. College, on the other hand, is like being on another planet altogether. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. The old rules don’t apply here.  With that in mind, here are # ways that college is different than high school… 8) When you’... Read more »

Making The Most Out Of College—Right From The Start

making the most of your college experience
Your college years are some of the best years of your life. For many students, it’s the first time they’re on their own, making new friends, and learning about who they are and what they want to become.  But college is also an investment—and $120,000 is a lot to pay for a party! It’s important to make the most of every opportunity you have, so that you get the biggest return possible on your investment.  With that in mind, here are four tips for making the most of your college experience right from... Read more »

Finding Your Tribe On Google+

Finding your tribe in Google+
In his book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (2008), Seth Godin talks about the human need to belong; to be part of a tribe; to “contribute to (and take from) a group of like-minded people.” We’ve all felt this need to connect with people who share the same interests and goals. As a college student, belonging to a “tribe” can help you connect with others in your field of study. It can also help when it comes to learning more about career opportunities and available resources, sharing the experiences you have... Read more »


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