Category Archives: Students & Parents

Students and their parents find great tips on choosing a college, paying for college, writing a standout college essay, and more.

The Importance of Working and Volunteering on College Applications By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

High school underclassmen often hear from teachers and parents that having work or volunteer experience is a necessary part of college applications, and it’s something students should be doing as freshmen. But, do college admissions officers really feel the same way? And if you don’t have this experience by senior year, will that decrease your chances of getting into a college? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Keep reading to find out why.

 

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Do’s and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays By Tom Jager

One of the most important moments of your life is already here: you’re about to send an application to a college. But when you finally sit down and start writing your application essay, the right words don’t come easily. Everything you write seems like total nonsense and you desperately delete it after hours of work.

But don’t be discouraged! Everybody experiences the toughness of writing a college application essay at one point in their lives. You just need a little assistance.

 

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Student Finance: Money Saving Tips for University First-Timers By Emma Miller

Going off to college is the time when you’ll acquire some skills that might help you live more comfortably both during your studies and later in your life. One of those skills is managing money and developing financial responsibility. Since many students live on a tight budget, they need to acquire some budget-friendly habits that will help them cut any unnecessary expenses and even increase their savings. Here are some money-saving tips that will make your college life more comfortable and enjoyable.

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Five Reasons College Students Should Work as a Peer Tutor this Summer By Robyn Scott

Many college students choose to work as a peer tutor either to prepare for a career in education or to help their fellow classmates tackle a difficult subject they themselves happen to excel in. Whatever a student’s strengths may be, there are many reasons they should consider working as a peer tutor on their college campus this summer. In addition to helping out fellow students, peer tutors gain valuable experience in leadership, get to review their own academic skills, and build their resume to help them start a career upon graduation.

 

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Why Study Engineering in the USA?

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Engineering is quickly becoming one of the largest professions in the United States. There is no better place to study engineering.

There are many unique answers when posing the question of “How?” How does this chair hold me up? How is that I can talk on my cell phone or chat on the Internet with someone across the world? How did this water in my glass become clean? Although the answer to each of these questions is unique, there is one simple explanation for all of these questions: engineering.

 

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How to Visit Colleges Without Ruining Your Summer Vacation By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Summer is in full swing, and the last thing you want to be doing right now is sitting in a sweaty college classroom listening to an info session. Well, you don’t have to. While it’s a good idea to go on a few college tours over the summer, there’s no need to spend your entire summer vacation scouring college campuses. Here are just a few ways you can visit colleges and still have plenty of time to relax in the sun.

 

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How to Optimize Your Resume for a Specific Job By Sharon Groves

Whether you’re graduating soon or you’ve recently graduated, you’re probably excited to finally land a position in your desired field. You’ve spent a lot of time working toward this goal, and you don’t want to waste any time in seeing it through to completion. One of the best ways to speed up your job search is by tailoring your resume. Just a few small changes can make all of the difference in the world when it comes to helping you secure that position as quickly as possible.

 

 

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How to Learn About Universities as an International Student By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

If you’re an international student thinking about studying in the United States, you might think it’s impossible to learn everything you need to know about the American universities you’re interested in. However, with today’s technology and universities’ increasing online presence, it’s easy for prospective international students to research schools from thousands of miles away. Here are just a few ways you can interact with universities in the United States.

 

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Where Can I Study Business Near New York City? By Brianna Burrows

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New York City (NYC) in New York state is the largest city in the USA. With nearly 8 million people living in New York City, there is a wide variety of things to do, see, and eat! Many industries are based in NYC, such as finance, fashion, film, theater, food service, and technology. NYC is a significant city for conducting business and a great city to learn business whether you are seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Below are four highlighted schools in or near NYC that offer business programs.

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How to Prepare for the College Process Over the Summer By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s the middle of summer—and you might be tempted to spend every day relaxing at the beach. But, senior year is right around the corner, and you’re about to be thrown into the whirlwind of college application season. By preparing now, you’ll be relieving yourself of a lot of unnecessary stress. Here are some things you can do to help make the college process go more smoothly in the fall.

 

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