3 Lessons to Learn about Friendships in College

Re: 10 awkward friendships you probably have A couple months ago, I read an article about friendships here that really resonated with me. Skeptically, I shared it around to see whether others felt the same, and discovered that a lot of the ideas hold true. Here are some important lessons to remember about friendships in…

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Comparing College Career Paths

Despite my younger sister being two years behind me in high school, we’ll be graduating from college at the same time. Have I spent an extra two years pursuing my Bachelor’s? Luckily, not quite. Before enrolling at college, I took a year-long gap year off from school. My sister, on the other hand, immediately started college when she graduated…

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I Regret Transferring to Temple University

Warning: This post is not meant to bash Temple University in any way. If I’m being completely honest, it simply isn’t the best fit for me personally. You’re probably thinking “Woah, that’s a hefty title!” Well, transferring from a small two-year college to a ridiculously large university with 38,000 times the students was quite a…

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4 Ways to Be Less Lonely as a Transfer Student

Many times, the hardest part for transfer students is when loneliness strikes – splitting from friends and having to make new friends is no easy feat. Today, I want to provide some less silly ways to meet people besides walking up to them and asking “Do you want to be friends?”

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#TransferHorrorStory

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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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Best Transfer Memes

These memes are all (unfortunately) too true for anyone who’s gone through the transferring process. May the odds be ever in your favor.  

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Combat First Year Speed Bumps

Transferring is complicated. Even before you step foot onto your new campus, you are filling out applications, writing essays, and speaking to your mentors and advisors. When you get to campus, the transition period can be difficult to manage. Below, I’ve listed some scenarios that may have happened during your first year, and offer tips…

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Transfer Admissions Proposals

Hey colleges, this blog post is for you. As a two-time transfer student, I have a pretty good grasp on what goes wrong during the transfer process. So, on behalf of all transfer students, please consider these proposals.

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