How to Prepare Yourself for College

Senior year can be a a lot of things: exciting, sad, tedious, terrifying. It can be all of this and a lot more, senior year is both tough and liberating. But as summer winds down and you find yourself staring down the barrel of your last year at school, there’s a lot you can do to prepare yourself for college once you get that diploma youR...

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Things to do to Prepare for College

So you’ve just been accepted to university! Congratulations! This experience promises to be an exciting time in your life. It’s much better than high school. However, that admission letter isn’t like the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. You’re not guaranteed to get in just by receiving it. You̵...

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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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Who Runs the World? Women Engineers!

Traditionally, engineering is a field in which women are heavily underrepresented. It is undoubtedly a male dominated profession and has been for quite some time now. Studying to become an engineer in college requires hard work and determination for both women and men. However, pursuing a profession in engineering proves more difficult for female s...

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Best Colleges in the Country

If you’re the best student in your high school, you deserve to go to the best school. The following ten schools were ranked as the top ten best colleges in the country by USNews & World Report based on academic excellence. These schools are also strong research institutions as well. All of these schools are really prestigious, so attendi...

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Avoid an Empty Wallet During College

College and money go hand in hand. One day we’re paying college tuition bills, the next we’re stocking up on groceries and toiletries, and the day after that we’re treating ourselves to a well-earned shopping spree. It is a never-ending circle that can become vicious in a short amount of time if you are only emptying your bank account and not...

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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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3 Dorm Room Decorating Ideas Using Household Items

So you’re finally there. You’re in your new dorm room your first year of college and so far, it’s great.  Every inch of the room screams “freedom!” No more parents telling you how you can and cannot decorate your room. Now, the decoration decisions are just up to you and your roommate. But now you are stuck with the brain freezing dilemm...

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