5 Tips to a Successful Transfer Orientation

For some, heading back to school this fall means a new location and new classes, professors, and peers. Some institutions may have already hosted their transfer orientation, but I thought I would share some tips on how to have a successful orientation, whether you’ve already attended a similar orientation your freshman year or you are…

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My Story: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Note: Guest blogger Isla M. shares her insights about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. If you have any questions or comments about the scholarship or process, please comment below! Applying for scholarships can be very stressful. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application is one of the more extensive applications I’ve dealt with,…

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What You Need To Do During Your Gap Year

Whether you’re considering taking a gap year, or you’ve already decided to take one, finding something productive to do with your time can be a difficult, yet fun, task. A gap year is the perfect time to test careers and explore your interests. Gap year: A one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for nonacademic…

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Rule of Thumb for Student Loans

According to Forbes, there is about $1 trillion of student debt in the United States. We all have a dream school that we would like to attend because we tell ourselves that it’s what is best for our major. However, sometimes the school doesn’t matter. You can create your own dream school in almost any…

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