Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lessons of success from two remarkable women

Since March is Women’s History Month, I was thinking about the advice that successful, practical women can give us. This led me to the idea of presenting lessons of success from two history-making women: a woman of the past who … Continue reading

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When Federal Aid Isn’t Enough

You’ve filled out your FAFSA, you’re getting close to making your college decision and your financial aid award letter comes in the mail, typically around mid-April. You’re excited because this is one extra piece to help you make a decision.  … Continue reading

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Top 3 things to consider for your college decision

Planning for college is an exciting yet stressful experience, especially when it comes to making that big decision: Where will you attend school? Fear not! The college decision is nothing to worry about, but there are a few important things … Continue reading

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Spring break “staycation” ideas

It’s spring break time for college students! If that doesn’t spell white sandy beaches for you this year, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to have fun without planning a lavish week-long trip. No doubt you’ve heard of “staycations” … Continue reading

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Preparing for the waitlist: 3 ways to stay positive

Picture it: You’ve applied to the school of your dreams. You’ve written an entrance essay and presented them with a list of your transcripts and accomplishments. Then, a few months later, you receive an envelope from your dream school informing … Continue reading

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Comparing college award letters

At this time of year, you seniors are probably anxiously awaiting award letters from the schools you applied to. While receiving an award letter is exciting, it’s important that you understand how to read and interpret your awards. Your award … Continue reading

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College admission essays

College applications sometimes require an essay submission, which may at first seem intimidating, but there is no need to let that stop you. As an applicant to several schools in the University of California system, I was only required to … Continue reading

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Planning for Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner, and for many, the much needed break could not come any sooner.  With the harsh winter weather of recent, a warm destination is probably more than welcome.  If you don’t have your break … Continue reading

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