How To Choose A Career

Virtually no one knows what they want to do after college. What undergrads do know is that they need a job after they graduate, or its move-in time with the parents (every graduates nightmare). Even if you do know which career path you want to follow, that decision could change in a split second during your college years.  Read more......

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College Sweethearts: Dating in University

Dating in university a lot different than those made in high school. For example, you can hang out with friends on your own time. There’s no need to ask or check in with your parents when you want to attend a social event. You also may not see these friends everyday. University campuses are much larger than high school ones, so typical meeti...

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How to Make A Lot of Friends in College

College is primarily an academic institution. If you ask my parents, the main reason anyone should go to college is to learn. To an extent, they’re correct. You can probably go from your first day of freshman year to your graduation without talking to anyone and you will be no worse for wear. In fact, you’ll probably have incredible gra...

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Volunteers In Service To America

The schedules of college students are often very hectic. Between classes, jobs and other student requirements, there is not much time left for college students to keep track of what is happening in the news and society around them. Even though staying up to date with news may be hard for students, it is necessary. Earning a college degree is not so...

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The Tale of a Transfer Student: How to Make the Transition

Haidee Cardoso, a current student at the University of Illinois Springfield, transferred from Black Hawk College this past winter. She was kind enough to share her experience of transferring from a community college to a four-year school and provide advice for future and current transfer students. How did you decide that you were going to transfer ...

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How to Stay Awake in Lecture

Let’s face it; going to lecture is not always the most exciting thing you’ve experienced, nor will anyone ever tell you that lecture was a highlight while reflecting back on their college experience. And with everything from boring class material to monotonous professors, lecture can be a trap just luring you to go to sleep in the middle of...

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4 Things To Expect When You’re Expecting To Go To College

I didn’t have any reasonable expectations for what college would be like. My family never really shared their college stories with me, so I had to turn to movies. Of course, every college movie seems to be about fraternity brothers pulling pranks on crusty old deans, which is about as far from reality as you can get. I can’t even tell y...

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Life After College: What To Expect

After earning your degree, life is assumed to be smooth sailing: get a job, finally earn a salary, and contribute to the workforce. Unfortunately, for some graduates following those steps is proving to be harder to execute than anticipated. According to Mara Swan, the vice president of global strategy and talent at Manpower Group,  There’s alway...

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Whether On-Campus or Long-Distance, Relationships Take Work

When it comes to college relationships, there are two types: on-campus relationships and long-distance relationships. The question is, “Which one is better?” There’s no clear answer as to which type of relationship is superior to the other. It really depends on the couple, how much they trust each other, and how willing they are ...

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A Man’s Guide To College Fashion

Fashion, like many things in life, is all about personal choice. Your individual style is unique to you and your personality. But with college being such a fast paced place of hustle and bustle, it is very easy to lose track of your fashion sense because you are so focused on being the best student you can be (and rightfully so). With that being sa...

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