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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4 Tips to a Great Start as a Transfer Student

A new semester has come upon us once again. As a transfer student, this can be a tough time. You may not know where you fit in, have many (if any at all) friends, be familiar with the school, etc. All of these reasons may even cause you to dislike a school and forget all…

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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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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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3 Ways to Get Ahead This Summer

I’ve just wrapped up my first year at the University of Southern California. It’s been a year of transition and difficulties and compromises, but also one full of amazing experiences, people, and classes. But now that the year has come to a close, a common sentiment I hear is “now what?” As transfers, we’re often…

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Get Involved in 7 Easy Steps

Transferring to a new college can be daunting, especially if you don’t know anyone yet. Not to fear— if you follow these steps, you should be meeting people left and right before you know it!

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