A More Fulfilled Summer

Congratulations on making it to another summer break! Hopefully your hard work these past two semesters has paid off and you’ve got some opportunities to look forward to in the next three or so months. Even if you’re someone that is no longer enrolled in school, there’s certainly something different about summer, isn’t there? Almost...
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Four Questions for Your Admissions Counselor

I have been working in a university Admissions Office for almost a year now, and I have learned a lot in that time. It is important for Admissions counselors to know everything about campus, because different things will appeal to different students. Based on their interests, we can highlight the different areas of campus that each...
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Why Study Abroad?

The college experience offers so many new opportunities. Of course, parents and faculty hope new academic learning will be the highlight. However, new friends from diverse backgrounds, new social opportunities, and new activities can be just as important. College is time to explore new things. As a faculty member, I have taken students to Europe...
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5 Ways to Wreck Your College Career

As a college professor and administrator, I have seen thousands of students come to campus and succeed.  I’ve also seen a few fail.  Each semester I have to write letters to a handful of students to tell them they are not invited back the following term.  Every one of those students is different but their...
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Everyone Should Protest

I know that is a weird title to this blog post. A recent experience left me wondering about this generation that is entering college and made me realize that there is a generation gap when it comes to the art of protesting and free speech. There seems to be a disconnect between what people think...
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Tips for Organizing a Speech

One of the most basic requirements for a good speech is to organize it clearly. No matter how entertaining or interesting your speech is, you must have organized material for your audience to truly understand it. A speech should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction First, gain the attention of your audience. The goal...
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Adventures Abroad

Departing from the comfort of campus and embarking on a journey to distant and unknown territory can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. For many students, the college experience simply is not complete without traveling abroad. Whether for mission oriented trips or study abroad programs, students have several opportunities for travel. Here are...
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4 Vital Tips for Transfer Students

Well you did it… you made the decision to transfer schools and are set to start at your new college or university. There are hundreds of reasons to change schools, but no matter the reason, you are the “new kid” all over again, and it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed in the process...
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9 Tips to Get Accepted to Your Top Colleges

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you start the college application process. It’s never too early to start looking. Go visit schools! Don’t wait until your senior year to start visiting universities. An ideal time is spring of your junior year in high school. Visit a variety of schools, including small,...
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