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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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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