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A High School Grad’s Packing List Before Starting College

While your parents have no end of last minute advice and your relatives have probably been pawning off all sorts of things they’re totally sure you’ll definitely need, it’s time to get serious about what you should be bringing to college. Here are four things you’ll want to have ready the day you walk into […]

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What NOT to Pack On Your Volunteer or Study Abroad Trip Abroad

Studying abroad in your youth is an incredible experience, and it gives you the opportunity to help people while learning from them at the same time. Whether you’ll be building schools in Mexico, studying castles in Germany, or providing medical care in Africa, you might be so excited for your trip that you hastily pack […]

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Meditate Your Stress Away: Tips to Reduce College Stress

Almost half or 45% of college students seek counseling sessions due to the stress. College years are a time when students experience an increase in stressful events including keeping up with their academic workload, being away from their family for the first time, working to support themselves, maintaining intimate and social relationships, and keeping themselves […]

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4 Summer Jobs that Give Valuable Industry Experience

It is the summer: a time when students are looking to get their feet wet by learning some relevant job skills that could, in some conceivable way, be meaningful to the kind of career they would eventually like to have. With a little college under their belts, these students may think that now is as […]

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5 Innovative Ways To Cut Costs In College

Saving money is of the utmost importance when you are working your way through college. The cost of school and everything associated with school can really put a hole in your finances, making living frugal a priority for college students. However, there are plenty of ways to save money if you only take the time […]

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Alternative Ways to Continue Your Education After College

Many people think that they are done learning once school is over. There are ways to continue learning well past college or graduate school though. Try looking into one of the following in order to continue expanding your knowledge well past university. Conferences cliff notes • spark notes • calculators • pencils • notepaper Amazon […]

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money in College

College can be educational, insightful, inspirational, and exciting. However, all of that experience and knowledge comes at a price. According to Business Insider, the average student leaves college with a little more than $17,000 in loan debt — and that’s only speaking to tuition. No matter what way you slice it,college is expensive. So, what […]

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The Top Five Financial Tips for Recent Graduates

The summer is upon us, and all across the country, many students have completed the rite of passage called graduation. As they walk across the stage in their cap and gown to receive their well-earned diploma, a new set of doors open for these individuals; the future lies ahead with tremendous opportunity for recent graduates. […]