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Posts Tagged ‘freshmen’

  • Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Sep 5, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Internships for college freshmen are a great way to jump-start your career search. Contrary to the impression you might have gotten when choosing a school, you don’t have to have a solid career path as soon as you get to college. I, for example, know that I want to write for a living, but I ...

  • How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    Aug 19, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    If you’re anything like I was when I started college, the thought of college freshman orientation has you utterly overwhelmed. All in one week, you’ll be attending back-to-back events, information sessions, and social ice breakers. New things will be flying at you at high-speed. While this hyper-business might seem overwhelming, it’s actually very helpful in ...

  • How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    Aug 5, 2013 • Patrick Homeyer • College TipsRead More »
    How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    The summer before I started college, I was fortunate enough to catch up with some of my older friends who had already completed their freshman year of college. While playing some pickup basketball, they gave me a few tips to help me understand the importance of the first day of college classes and what I ...

  • 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 ...

  • Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Jul 16, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Being homesick at college is tough, whether you anticipate the feeling or not. I went to a college that was an eight-hour drive from home and, although I believed myself to be fiercely independent, I had never gone away to summer camp or boarding school. Being in a new living situation, especially without Mom’s cooking, ...

  • Social Media for College Students 101: How to Connect with Future Classmates

    Jul 13, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Social Media for College Students 101: How to Connect with Future Classmates

    The summer before college, I found it comforting that there was so much social media for college students to connect with each other. Not only did I get to research life at my school, but I actually met some of my future classmates! Here are the social networks that I used and that you could ...

  • College Transition: From Rural New Hampshire to City Life in Boston

    Jul 3, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    College Transition: From Rural New Hampshire to City Life in Boston

    Even though I was born in Manhattan and tell people I’m a New Yorker, I’m not really a city person. I moved to New Hampshire when I was 14 months old. I have always felt that city life was taken away from me, which is why I was excited to move to Boston for college. ...

  • College Orientation: Navigating the First Day

    Jul 2, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    College Orientation: Navigating the First Day

    The first day of college orientation can be pretty stressful. Moving into dorms, dealing with a new roommate, trying to impress professors, saying goodbye to Mom and Dad, juggling meetings, remembering your paperwork — all this while trying to “be cool” and make friends. It can be pretty overwhelming! Here are some things I learned ...