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7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Heading off for a semester (or year) abroad? By most accounts, you can plan on having a life-changing experience of one kind or another. You’ve signed up to something you can talk about for the rest of your life: the time you lived and studied in another country and culture, living it up and learning ...

Why Vocational Training Schools Are Rising in Popularity

Why Vocational Training Schools Are Rising in Popularity

As hundreds of thousands of high school students just graduated this summer, they are likely contemplating which path they should take to embark on a rewarding and challenging career. Most high school graduates are expected to enroll at a 4-year institution, as college graduates traditionally earn more than their non-college attending peers. However, a college ...

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will ...

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of ...

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, ...

How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

Ready, set, summer! *Cue the typical “school’s out for the summer” music.* Whether you’ve been out for a few weeks already (like me) or you’re just now starting to think about summer break, you’ll soon enough find yourself with little to do and a boring summer awaiting you if you haven’t prepared for it. Maybe ...

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

This semester was definitely my most challenging yet, followed closely by the previous semester. Going from freshman to sophomore is not an easy transition. Classes get harder, you actually start getting into your major, and you also start thinking about what you’re doing to prepare yourself for life after college.  Even though this past semester ...

Study Break: The 5 Worst Myths About Sororities

Study Break: The 5 Worst Myths About Sororities

Do you think you know everything about sororities just because you watched a bunch of college movies? Well, guess again. Sorority girls aren’t all Cher types or Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. Related: How to Reap the Benefits of Greek Life in the Real World We’ve rounded up a few popular myths about sororities and busted ...

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

As you go through your college years, you will start to have more and more interviews in various capacities. Depending on the person, interviews may come in the form of full-time careers, part-time experience or even taking on a student employee position. Regardless, preparing for that interview is important so you don’t embarrass yourself in ...