Holiday Gift Guide: For Mentors

We all have mentors, professors, or bosses that have inspired, motivated, and encouraged us to excel this year. As the holidays approach, here are some gift ideas for the role models in your life:

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5 Things to Consider if You’re Transferring in January

Whether you decided you want to transfer colleges mid-year because you don’t like the current college you’re attending or because that’s how your timeline worked out, below are five things you consider for a smoother college transferring experience in January.

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How To: De-Stress, Kid-Style

One of the main points I took away from my babysitting years is that spending time with children is surprisingly relaxing. I don’t mean the loud noises, spills, or fights; I’m talking about how children spend their time. Even as a college student, I found myself enjoying some of the brainless (and therefore relaxing) activities…

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What Makes Someone a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar?

As a Jack Kent Cooke scholar, I’ve met some of the most incredible people in the country. This is a privilege I don’t take for granted. Other JKC scholars have taught me how far hard work and perseverance can take you. When I was applying, I didn’t think I was qualified to win. However, I…

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Lessons Learned after my First Year as a Transfer Student

A lot of things seem different over time—as we grow older, our perspective changes as we understand more about ourselves and what is happening around us. Below are a few situations where my perspective has changed from my first year as a transfer student, to a senior ready to graduate. Hopefully, if you’re a first…

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Things I’d Change about my Online Program

I like my online program and how it’s set up, but there are some aspects of it that I don’t like. I wish I could change the following about my online program: Assignment deadlines: Unlike on-campus class assignments that are normally due during class, our assignments are due anytime. I really mean anytime: 8:00am, noon,…

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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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