What to Do After a College Visit

College visits are a vital part of the college search process. By actually touring the campus, physically being there, you can determine if a college “feels” right. It’s an important thing to discover; you’re going to be spending the next 4+ years there, after all. During a visit you can tour the campus, take a …

How to Make a Home Care Package for Your College Student

After a few weeks of college, many students can start feeling quite homesick, especially if they go to a school far away from home. These are where home care packages come in! Here are some things you should include in their care package: Their Favorite Treats Everyone has a favorite snack, candy, or food. If …

What NOT To Do First Week of Freshman Year

As the countdown begins for your freshman year of college, you’re going to be hearing a lot of advice from a lot of different people. Some of it is good, some of it is great, and some you should avoid like the plague! Most of that advice will encompass your entire college career. However, your …

How to Balance Freedom and Responsibility in College

Many students are pumped for the freedom that comes with going to college. It is exciting! It’s a time for you to start making decisions about what classes to take and when to take them, when and where to study, and a variety of other new opportunities. It will be up to you to find …

Advice for Incoming College Freshmen: You Have Time

My younger brother is getting ready for his freshman year of college, and asked me a great question: “What’s your #1 piece of advice for freshman?” I thought about it for a moment, and remembered my own freshman year experiences. There were plenty of things that stressed me out or made me nervous, but there …

What To Do After College Orientation

Summer is drawing to a close and many of you have already attended your college orientations. If you haven’t already, it’s most likely on the horizon. There are a few things you’ll want to do after orientation and before school starts: Select Your Dorm Some colleges have you select your dorm at the orientation, but …

Colleges for Students Interested In Space!

There are plenty of reasons for people to like space. Space is cool. It’s a great medium to work with problem-solving skills. And let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to go up in a rocket? There are plenty of job opportunities for people interested in space, too. Here’s a list of schools that might be …

Why Women Should Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Women are projected to account for 51% of total labor growth by 2018. But there’s one industry in particular where their visibility is at risk: computer science. A recent study revealed that women make up only 18% of all computer science majors. This is down from 37% in 1984. There are many theories as to …

How to Strengthen Your Writing Skills for College

Like pencils, you can sharpen your writing skills

There is no doubt that writing skills are critical for students. A well-written essay is a perfect chance to shine and demonstrate the ability to craft effective arguments on complex topics. In some cases, writing skills are the asset that gives you a chance to get accepted into college. If you’re facing some difficulties with …