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  • Study Abroad Prep: Use Your College’s Resources to Learn the Language

    Jul 26, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College TipsRead More »
    Study Abroad Prep: Use Your College’s Resources to Learn the Language

    The chance to study abroad is a dream for students who want to travel, but many are afraid of visiting a country where they don’t speak the language. However, not knowing a language doesn’t mean you can’t learn before studying in another country. I was able to improve my Spanish before my study abroad program [&hellip...

  • The Summer Before College, Practice Living on Your Own

    Jul 25, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    The Summer Before College, Practice Living on Your Own

    I have a confession to make: Throughout high school, my mom did my laundry. It’s not like I didn’t have chores. I was responsible for the dishes and mowing the lawn. I had just never done the laundry. When it came time to head to college, I was worried that I would be confronted with [&hellip...

  • Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    Jul 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College TipsRead More »
    Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    I always thought I would be a teacher. For career day in second grade, I dressed up in a denim jumper and glasses, the way my teacher dressed. When I did an independent study senior year of high school, I worked with a fourth grade class at an elementary school down the street. I was [&hellip...

  • 4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    Jul 19, 2013 • Mark Burns • College TipsRead More »
    4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    The switch from living in a dorm room to off-campus living in an apartment or house can be both challenging and rewarding. While you certainly have more freedom, you will not always have the ease and luxury of living in a dormitory. Having spent a year off campus myself, I found that there are a [&hellip...

  • Effective Time Management in College in 4 Easy Steps

    Jul 17, 2013 • Rob Zappulla • College TipsRead More »
    Effective Time Management in College in 4 Easy Steps

    You’ve probably heard it before: Time management in college is crucial. I’m here to tell you again, and to give you a few tips on how to actually manage your time effectively in college. 1. Use a Calendar I’m sure I’m not the first person to give this rather rudimentary piece of advice, but using [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Exercises: How to Tone Muscles in a Tight Space

    Jul 16, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College TipsRead More »
    Dorm Room Exercises: How to Tone Muscles in a Tight Space

    Everyone knows exercise is a great way to keep stress down and confidence up, especially at college when schedules are packed and the workload is intense. When there’s not enough time to go to the gym, some easy dorm room exercises might be just the thing to keep up energy and save time. To work [&hellip...

  • College Professor Office Hours: Making Your Worst Subject Your Best

    Jul 5, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College TipsRead More »
    College Professor Office Hours: Making Your Worst Subject Your Best

    Utilizing professor office hours can clear up confusion and turn your worst subject into your best — or at least make it more tolerable. Here is why you shouldn't be shy, and some tips on taking the best approach for visiting...

  • Organizing Your Dorm Room: How to Use Every Inch of Space

    Jul 1, 2013 • Margaret Ryan • College TipsRead More »
    Organizing Your Dorm Room: How to Use Every Inch of Space

    For most people, moving into a college dorm room will be their first time living in such cramped quarters with someone new. When I first got to college, I was not ready for the small space. It took me a while to figure out how to arrange my furniture and where to store all my [&hellip...

  • Try Using a Calendar App to Organize Your Class Schedule

    Jun 25, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    Try Using a Calendar App to Organize Your Class Schedule

    Life can seem pretty frantic when you’re first starting college. You have forms to fill out, classrooms to find, and meeting times to remember. I’ve found that a calendar app is a great way to organize my schedule. I almost always have my phone on me, so a calendar app is perfect if I need [&hellip...

  • 4 Facebook Profile Tips from a College Admissons Officer

    Jun 25, 2013 • Mark Burns • College TipsRead More »
    4 Facebook Profile Tips from a College Admissons Officer

    As you begin to apply to colleges, you may start to notice subtle changes in your fellow classmates’ Facebook profile: name alterations, disappearing photos, increased privacy settings, and even the occasional deactivation. While students tend to focus on the negative aspects of a Facebook profile during their application process, there are numerous positive elements that [&hellip...