Archive for August 2016

Be Aggressive, B-E Aggressive: Showing “Demonstrated Interest”

Be Aggressive, B-E Aggressive: Showing “Demonstrated Interest” It goes without saying that the college application process is a stressful one for students and parents alike. Did you know, however, that it can be just as stressful for the admissions department on the other end? While it’s easy to imagine them sitting on a pedestal, leisurely…

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10 Things Your Child Should Know Before Going To College

10 Things Your Child Should Know Before Going to College From the moment your child is born, you’ve done everything you possibly can to help them grow into an independent, smart, and capable adult. And congratulations­ – your hard work has paid off! Your child is almost ready to head off to college. I’ve compiled…

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Morning People Are Insane (And They Had It Right All Along)

Morning People Are Insane (But They Had It Right All Along) I wish I could sit here and tell you that I’m a morning person, but I can’t. If I did try to claim that, the first comment would be from my mom, calling me out as a liar. During my high school summers, on the…

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The Lowdown on College Interviews

The Lowdown on College Interviews In the college application process, college interviews can be an important component. While grades, test scores, extracurriculars, and essays are the backbone of your application, some schools also provide interview opportunities. These interviews are your chance to highlight the things you can’t convey on paper, like your unique and endearing traits, as well…

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Be Thankful for Your High School Friends

Be Thankful for Your High School Friends  High school can get a bad rap. It’s not really surprising, though– it’s four years of intense growth, and with that comes growing pains. When conversations about high school come up, it’s not uncommon to hear people say how rough their time was, and how much they “couldn’t…

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Cluttered Locker, Cluttered Mind: Get Your Life Together!

Cluttered Locker, Cluttered Mind: Get Your Life Together! I realized I had an issue when I begged my friend to let me organize her backpack during some free time during journalism class. She had thrown her overflowing bag on a table and I cringed. There were papers shoved into every pocket, pens and pencils scattered…

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Early Decision & Early Action

Early Decision & Early Action Figuring out where you want to spend the next four years of your life is a monumental decision. Deciding if you want to apply Early Decision or Early Action to one of your top picks can add an additional level of stress. If you’re unsure of your options– and trust…

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Back to School STUDY HACKS

Back to School STUDY HACKS As the first day of school approaches, it means it’s time to switch gears. Whether you spent your summer lying by the pool, traveling, waiting tables, or playing sports, it’s safe to assume you didn’t spend much time studying for exams. Since you’re going to be a little bit out…

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Sorority Rush: Reasons, Realities, and Reminders

At my university, formal recruitment took place during the second semester. We had the first semester to move in, explore campus, adjust to college, make friends, and find our rhythm before the chaos of rush was upon us. My southern school was about 50% Greek, but after spending a semester on campus, it definitely felt…

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The 10 Best Things About Studying Abroad in College

I studied abroad at the University of Sydney in Australia during the spring semester of 2012. Four years later, I’m still talking about it like it was yesterday. It was, without a doubt, the most wonderful, life-changing experience of my life. Looking back, I can’t believe how unbelievably fortunate and lucky I was to have…

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