My Story: Going to College after Being Homeschooled

As a homeschooled high school student, I was so excited to go to college! No, I wasn’t a wierdo when I moved onto college. At least I didn’t think so…

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How To: Support First Generation College Students

The biggest reasons I thought I couldn’t go to college was because my family didn’t have the money for it and I didn’t think I was “college material”. I assumed you already had to know everything before you even went to college. I had to build my own support system because I had no idea…

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A Crash Course In Networking

Whether you’re a transfer student or just new to college life, networking can seem like a daunting endeavor. First of all, what is “networking”? Is it just a buzzword? How do you do it, and where do you even start? Here is quick crash course on what it is, and how to go about networking…

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How to be Happy for a New Semester

Sucking in school sucks. It’s annoying, unmotivating, decreases your self-esteem, and is downright unfortunate. However, sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise.

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Going to College as a First Generation Student

As kids we expect that our parents have already experienced every milestone we’re going to go through in life. There’s a sense of comfort in knowing that they can advise you on what’s next and how you should prepare. As a first-generation college student, this is far from the case. You are the first in…

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Why Summer is a Time for Rejuvenation

When I was in high school I got a really great summer job. It paid well, was mildly satisfying, my coworkers were fun, and one of my good friends was working there as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the summer but when school came around in the fall I realized that perhaps that job hadn’t been…

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Will I Get into my Dream College?

As a transfer applicant, you might have a “dream college”, whether it’s an institution you wanted to attend since high school, or a school that has come to meet all your expectations as you’ve matured and explored what you want. Remember not to mold yourself into someone you think the college is looking for. Instead,…

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How a Leave of Absence can Help you

Note: While taking a leave of absence may seem like a step backward, guest blogger Ayanna shares how taking time off from Temple University helped her re-evaluate her degree and future career. If you have any questions or comments for Ayanna, please leave them below!

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6 Reasons Good Grades are Worth it

Are good grades really worth the blood, sweat and tears that so often come with school work?

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