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20 Holiday Gifts for Students to Get Their Parents

Getting your parents gifts for the holidays is a perfect way to show your appreciation and share cheer. However, figuring out what to get your parents can be very difficult, which is why we created this guide for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza) gifts for parents from students. At no extra cost to you, College …
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7 Important Problem Solving Skills

Critical thinking, research, creativity, analytical skills, communication skills, decision-making skills, and adaptability are the 7 most important problem-solving skills you need to succeed personally and professionally.   You’ll likely hear the term ‘problem-solving skills’ tossed around when it comes to acing your college applications or crafting an impressive resume. But what exactly does the term mean …
We have some words of wisdom for parents who has a kid going to college.
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Your Guide to Parents’ Weekend

Parents’ Weekend is a yearly event for the parents of college students at schools across the United States. The colleges and universities invite parents to their campuses to sit in on classes, participate in student activities and clubs, and more. Every school that offers Parents’ Weekend does it a little differently, so here’s what you …
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How To Pack For Your Study Abroad Semester

If you’re planning on studying abroad, chances are you have been thinking about this for a long time and are excited to embark on the journey. Whether you’re traveling to Spain, France, Japan, or wherever it may be, trying to pack everything you want for a semester will be difficult. We tried to make it …
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Cyber Security Safety Tips for Students and Their Families

We know you spend a lot of time online, whether it’s for schoolwork, gaming, socializing, or just browsing. But the internet can sometimes be tricky, with potential dangers lurking around. That’s why it’s important to practice safety when using the internet and all your electronics. We’re going to break down some helpful cyber security tips …
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Studying Abroad? Here’s How to Get a Student Visa

Are you planning on studying abroad? While these programs provide unique opportunities to students who participate, you do need to take care of a few things before you head to another country. One step you may have not realized you had to complete? Getting your student visa. It’s a requirement for attending college in another …