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The "Big Six" Ways To Make The Most Of Your College Experience

The Big Six
When it comes to your education, most Americans agree that a college degree is important. In fact, a Gallup poll found that 94 percent of Americans still believe a postsecondary degree or credential is “somewhat important”; 70 percent say it’s “very important”.  More than anything, a college degree is a sign of accomplishment; that you’ve put in the time and effort to achieve a goal. And it’s that kind of hard work and dedication that attracts employers. The thing is, just going to... Read more »

Tips For Moving Home From College

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The school year is quickly winding down, and for college kids that means it’s time to start thinking about moving back home. Whether you’re a freshman just coming home for the summer or a senior coming home for good (or until your parents tell you it’s time to move out), there are a number of things you start to thinking about now so that your move will go smoothly once classes are dismissed. Get Truckin’If you have your own truck or van to move your things, great. But if you need to rent a truck for your... Read more »

Stressed About Finals? Work It Out!

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As we approach the midway point of April, spring is really beginning to take hold. The weather’s getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and everything is slowly turning from drab brown into glorious green. It’s truly one of the best times of the year. Unless, that is, you’re a student. It may be nice and warm outside, but how would you know? With finals looming on the horizon, you’re probably stuck in your room or at the library, stressed out and mentally exhausted as you prepare the big exam. Finals are... Read more »

Mastering the Art of Time Management

time management
You’ve got finals to study for. Soccer practice. Theatre practice. Spanish Club meetings. Student government meetings. On top of that you’re waiting tables part-time. Volunteering at the local food bank. Applying for summer internships. And, oh yeah, you have to find some time to hang out with your friends, too. Sometimes life can be so busy you forget to breathe.  Take a break. Relax for a moment. (And for pete’s sake, breathe!) We’re all busy nowadays. It’s just a fact of modern life. But that... Read more »

How To Make The Most Of Your College Campus Visits

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One of the best ways to get a feel for a college and see if it’s a good fit for you is by visiting campus. After all, you can only learn so much from a website. Getting your feet on the ground and seeing firsthand what the school has to offer can give you a good idea what it would be like to be a student there.  Spring is the perfect time to plan your campus visits. Not only is the weather better, the students are still on campus, too, so you get a better look at what the school environment is like when classes are still in... Read more »

20 Things I Wish I'd Known At 20

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This week I turn 40, which is a little hard to believe since just yesterday that I graduated college. At least, that’s how it seems. Honestly, looking back at how I spent my younger years, I’m surprised I made it this far in the first place.  I’m at a pretty good place in my life right now. Sure, my hair may be turning gray, and I have a few more aches and pains nowadays, but I also have a beautiful family, a nice home, and I’m finally doing the type of work that interests and inspires me. It took a long time... Read more »

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