Category Archives: College life

Plan your holiday spending

The holiday decorations started appearing in stores even before the last of the Halloween candy had cleared away—so it’s no surprise that the season of spending is upon us. As a college student nearing the end of the semester, your … Continue reading

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Staying on campus for Thanksgiving?

Whether you are a freshman and away from home for the first time or an upper classman, you are probably starting to think about Thanksgiving Day. I was one of the lucky ones who were able to go home for … Continue reading

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5 good study habits for college

College is different than high school.  Not a big news flash, I know.  But when it comes to academics, it’s a message that can’t be repeated enough.  If you got by in high school with minimal studying, that’s not going … Continue reading

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Ah, nostalgia…

In late September of my freshman year at college, I got a teary-eyed phone call from a friend 3,000 miles away. She and I had grown up together, but drifted apart at the end of high school, when we both … Continue reading

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Finding your niche at college

By now you’ve probably had a few weeks to get settled in at college. You’re probably getting to know a few people on your floor and are finding people to share meals with on a regular basis. But it takes … Continue reading

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What can you learn from the people you meet in school?

For me, the best thing about college was not just what I learned from classes, it was also what I learned about life. Going away to school was the first time I was on my own, and I was thrown … Continue reading

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What do they really mean by diversity?

Have you noticed that everyone today wants a more diverse and inclusive culture?  Whether you are applying for college, starting your first job or buying your first home, the word diversity pops up somewhere.  So much so that diversity has … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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Affording an Internship

Whether you are graduating or still a student, everyone wants to know what you are doing for the summer, where are you working? The excitement over securing a job or internship is often preceded by anxiety and a fear of not landing … Continue reading

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Yes, you too can practice leadership….seriously.

I am sure you have been told by someone that everyone can be a leader and—like most people—you have dismissed it.  Why? Because we associate leadership and authority as the same thing, and they are not.  To put it simply, … Continue reading

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