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  • Why You Should Consider Joining the Peace Corps After Graduation

    Sep 16, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Why You Should Consider Joining the Peace Corps After Graduation

    Looking for a way to travel, help people in need, and learn about another culture without spending the money you won’t have when you graduate? The Peace Corps sends young Americans across the world every year to live in what are generally rural communities that need assistance. There are currently 8,073 volunteers in training or ...

  • College Scholarship Opportunities for Your Current College Student

    Sep 13, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    College Scholarship Opportunities for Your Current College Student

    My daughter had a couple of nice local college scholarship awards going into her freshman year. These were one-time amounts and it was great to save some money on the first-semester bill. But I figured there had to be scholarships available to current college students too, so I did some research. It turns out there ...

  • Luxury Student Housing May Be Affordable on Your College Campus

    Sep 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    Luxury Student Housing May Be Affordable on Your College Campus

    Off-campus student housing has come a long way in recent years. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Since 2010, private equity firms, real estate investment trusts and private developers have been cranking up delivery of off-campus accommodations, often rich with amenities such as pools and movie theaters.” In many college towns, these options ...

  • 3 Time Management Tips for Your College Student

    Sep 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    3 Time Management Tips for Your College Student

    My daughter has a busy college schedule: 17 credit hours, the cross country team, work, and an honors college fall musical production. She has to do a good job keeping track of everything to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. When she was in high school, her teachers taught time management tips through a ...

  • Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Sep 11, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College TipsRead More »
    Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Coming straight from high school, you might find the concept of an honor code foreign and hard to grasp. That being said, comprehending and respecting the code is an important part of the college experience. Honor codes typically deal with topics that include cheating, plagiarism, multiple submissions, and misuse of university resources. Violations of a ...

  • How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Sep 11, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Some of my friends have told me that college is a bubble. They’ll go home on vacations and be shocked to learn about major natural disasters in other parts of the world or even the latest happenings in their own communities. While I agree that it’s good to fully immerse yourself in the college experience, ...

  • Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    Sep 10, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    When we dropped our oldest daughter off at college for her first semester, we wondered how to maintain a long distance relationship with her. We knew that our relationship with her would change, but we hoped that wouldn’t mean she wouldn’t want to communicate with us much. We worked on some ways to stay close, ...

  • Basic Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Sep 9, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Basic Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Marketing yourself to employers is tough when you have no work experience, but there are a few basic skills every college grad should be able to list on a résumé. When I graduated from college, I felt behind some of my classmates who had completed internships in fields they wanted to enter, but after my ...

  • Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Job searching in a faraway city may seem like a daunting task, but the Internet and social networking have made job hunting from afar much easier. With the help of some technology and a can-do attitude, long-distance job hunting doesn’t have to be any more difficult than searching locally. When I was in college, I ...

  • Fall Crockpot Recipes for College Students

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    Fall Crockpot Recipes for College Students

    The arrival of the autumn harvest brings an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables. For students with limited time, fall crockpot recipes are often the best option for taking advantage of the season’s haul. Thankfully, fall foods like pumpkins, squashes, and root vegetables work perfectly in a crockpot. They are hearty, wholesome, and stand up ...