Kali Slaymaker

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tips tools & advice

Advice on Creating Your College Schedule

If you’re headed to college this fall, you’re probably attending orientation this summer at your chosen school. An important part of orientation is having students create their fall class schedule. This is often why it is encouraged to attend orientation early before classes fill up. Orientation leaders usually walk freshman through the online scheduling tool …
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A Parent’s Guide to Orientation

Orientation is an exciting time in the soon-to-be college student’s life. It is their first experience on campus as a real student before their move in day. Orientation is designed to familiarize the student with campus, resources, and generate enthusiasm. It is also a big moment for the parents. They are sending their child on …
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financial advice & planning

A Few Tips on How To Stretch Your Budget Further

At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  There are many costs associated with going to college. You arrive on campus ready to learn, but then you have to buy textbooks. And they’re EXPENSIVE! Then you have to feed yourself, buy school supplies, and …
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10 Exercises You Can Do in Your Dorm

A common fear of incoming college students is that they will gain the “freshman 15” or not have time to exercise. We are here to show you some simple and easy dorm room exercises you can perform in the comfort of your own space. These exercises require no equipment you won’t find in your dorm …
Here's some tips on how to create an eye-catching resume
careers & internships

Tips for Creating an Eye-Catching Resume

One of the most necessary parts of obtaining a professional job is often a mystery to many college students. A well-polished resume is essentially your foot in the door to the job you want. So what is a resume? A resume is a highlight of your professional skills, experience, and achievements. This is a quick …
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financial advice & planning

How To: Create and Stick to a Budget

The dreaded B-word. Creating a budget is an essential step in understanding and taking control of your finances–whether you’re a college student or graduate. You may not realize the impact your daily choices have on your financial well-being. For example, if you buy a fancy coffee every day for $4.50 5 days a week, you …
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5 Scholarships for History Majors

While a history major may not be the most common student you’ll encounter on a college campus, they play a vital role in our society. An obvious career path is a historian, but there are also other careers such as lawyers, politicians, writers, and teachers. The world we live in is complex, and sometimes the …