Kali Slaymaker

About

Kali is the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator at College Raptor. Her interest in higher education sparked while volunteering as an undergraduate, where she interacted with prospective and new college students on campus.

Packing & Design Tips for Your Dorm

College dorm tips: packing and designing tips tools & advice
Moving into your dorm room is an exciting day. It marks a new beginning that promises independence. It can also bring stress, which no one likes. These college dorm tips aim to make unpacking, moving in, and designing your dorm a breeze! Make a checklist! This is one of the most important tasks you can …

Tips to Stay Healthy in College

Here's how to stay healthy in college. tips tools & advice
Most college students are young and relatively healthy. However, the all you can eat cafeterias and large pizza specials can ruin even the fittest body. Take advantage of the easy things you can do to stay healthy in college! Let’s start with the obvious. Go to the gym One of the most important ways to …

Colleges with No Application Fee

College fees can be a lot. These are some colleges with no application fee that you should consider college search
Thinking about college brings many emotions. You love to fantasize about how your experience will be and where you will end up. Applying to college isn’t a walk in the park, there is the application itself, essays, and then–the fee! You may not even attend this school yet you owe them money? That seems a …

Why You Should Start Saving for College ASAP

A piggy bank standing on top of a pile of coins. financial advice & planning
Calculating how to pay for college is stressful. It can lead to many emotional conversations and decisions between parents and students. Knowing you can’t go to your dream school because you can’t afford it can be heartbreaking, but if you set up a savings plan early enough, you can save yourself from this situation. If …

How Do You Create a Study Schedule?

A study schedule can really help you get on top of your studying tips tools & advice
Depending on your high school rigor and schedule, you may be a bit culture-shocked when it comes to college studying. College classes are naturally more difficult than high school. That shouldn’t scare you, it should make sense. As each year progresses, you have more knowledge and are ready for more challenging courses. You spent many …

11 Things to do Between Classes

Female college student leaning on a building post while studying. student life
As a college student, you have a lot of freedom over your schedule. You have a long list of classes that you can add to make a customized schedule. Perfect, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out how you want it. It would be really nice to have a block of classes each day starting …

Where Top College Football Coaches Went to School

Where did some of the top college football coaches go to college? student life
The school year is just around the corner. The fall season brings fresh school materials, cooler weather, bonfires, pumpkin everything, marching bands, and football. Football is an important aspect to many college cultures around the culture. It boosts school pride and engages students in experiencing camaraderie with their classmates. Many people anticipate the start of …

Letter to Students About College Move In Day

You're at your dorm room and ready to move in! student life
Dear Students, Wow! The day is here, and it probably feels surreal. The planning, applications, and search is done. You have arrived at your dorm. It’s most likely better and worse than you imagined at the same time. It may be not as nice as your room at home, yet seems so much more awesome! …

A Letter to Parents about College Move In Day

It's college move in day for your student. student life
Dear Parents, Take a deep breath. The day has come, college move in day. It is a big moment in your child’s life, but also yours. Your student is excited about freedom, friends, and less class time than high school (okay other important academic interests as well). You’re nervous. You won’t be around to help …

Uber on College Campuses

A student driving a car with their phone attached to the dashboard. student life
If you are from a metropolitan area or pay attention to the news, you have probably heard of Uber. Uber is similar to a taxi service but more convenient for its users and drivers. Users download the app and easily find a ride at a reasonable cost, you pay online through the app, and the …