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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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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10 Summer Bucket List Ideas for College Students

Once you’ve started college, the word ‘summer’ has a whole new meaning.  Although you’re on a break from school (assuming you’re not taking summer classes), you’re expected to enter into the rat-race, professional world, usually via an entry level position or internship. Still, until you are fully immersed in the professional world, yo...

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Bucket List Ideas for Teenagers

I’m sure you’ve heard people say “Man, I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar” or “How cool would it be to go bungee jumping?” These are a few things that might appear on someone’s bucket list. A bucket list is defined as a list of things you aspire to do and experience in your lifetime. This will vary from p...

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Warning: Answer These 5 Questions Before You Move To College!

Congratulations! You’ve (hopefully) been accepted to the school of your dreams! While this is an exciting and wonderful opportunity for you, you may also experience some turbulence in your life. Specifically, if you’re like the 90 percent of UC Davis freshmen or 94 percent of UCLA freshmen who live on campus, you will have to move out o...

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College Life Through the Eyes of Recent Graduate

Irene Cruz graduated from the University of California Irvine just two weeks ago. In just three years, she received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, a major she did not initially think she would pursue. Now, as she faces the next chapter in her life, she reflects back upon her college years, along with the grueling application process, ...

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What Your Resident Advisor Won’t Tell You

Angelica Degnan is a current junior and has recently completed one year of working as a resident advisor during her second year at the University of California, Davis. Her un-themed, coed floor consisted of about seventy freshmen. While it is usually conventional to have two resident advisors mining a floor of that size, she covered the entire floo...

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