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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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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Multitasking as a Non-Traditional Student

When I returned to college in 2013 to obtain my Paralegal Certificate at Manor College, I was a full-time mom and student, part-time fitness instructor, and intern as a Paralegal. In addition, I dog sat and worked part-time in a floral shop. Where did I find the time? Multitasking and time management. A calendar on…

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Transferring in 1994

I am a non-traditional college student who has transferred. Currently, I am a full-time paralegal, part-time fitness instructor and single Mom to two girls ages 15 and 12. I graduated high school in 1984 (anyone remember George Orwell?) and the first college I attended was Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1985. Skidmore…

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A Grateful Guest

In this guest blog post, Kirk shares his own experience as a transfer student from a unique perspective—having seen his twin go off to college, and as an older student.  When I first came to State College, Pennsylvania, I was not there as a prospective student, but a supporting brother; my twin, Luke, was attending a summer…

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All But Three

It was all pretty exciting. Two years had gone by at community college and I was ready to transfer to a university in Chicago. I had planned for this since leaving high school. Go to community college, save a boatload of money, and then transfer out to a university after two years. It’s the same…

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Transfer Advice: A Professor’s Viewpoint II

Note: This article is the second part of a two-part series of transfer advice from Mary Sims, a professor at Arcadia University and Manor College. You can find the first part here. Once you’re at your transfer institution, you may even want to take courses that will help you hone skills outside of your major,…

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Transfer Advice: A Professor’s Viewpoint

Note: This article is the first part of a two-part series of transfer advice from Mary Sims, a professor at Arcadia University and Manor College.  As a professor and advisor at a two-year college for more than two decades, my favorite part of my job is that I am always asked for help and advice about…

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