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Making Smart Decisions in College – USAMaking Smart Decisions in College – Education Article

Going to college can be the most exciting moment in a person’s life. But freshmen can quickly realize that in addition to exciting new opportunities, there are also new and unexpected obstacles. Learning to make smart decisions in the face of those obstacles can help college students achieve their fullest potential.  When I was going into my freshman year, I could not wait to experience college life. I felt like I was more independent because I did not have the…

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The Best of Both Worlds: Start planning now for an amazing learning experience next summer – USAThe Best of Both Worlds: Start planning now for an amazing learning experience next summer – Education Article

Taking classes and working an internship all while being abroad with friends? Yes, please! Summer break offers many different opportunities for students. They can take classes, work an internship, travel, all while still wanting to have time to socialize with friends. I struggled trying to decide which option was right for me. However, after doing research about different programs offered at my school, I found an option that allowed me to experience all four at once.  This past summer, I…

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Living Your Reality after Studying Abroad – USALiving Your Reality after Studying Abroad – Education Article

Most students who have had the opportunity to study abroad say it is an amazing and magical experience. However, time flies when you’re abroad and before you know it you are back home. Re-acclimating to your old life can be really difficult. So, here are five things you can do – abroad and at home – to make coming back a little easier.  Keep a Journal You experience a lot while abroad and it can be hard to keep track…

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Time to get LinkedIn with Your Social Media Presence – USATime to get LinkedIn with Your Social Media Presence – Education Article

Having a strong and professional social media presence is critical when entering the job market. LinkedIn is a key platform to make sure you are doing just that. One of the most important things to remember about LinkedIn is to make sure it represents you. It is not uncommon for recruiters to screen candidates on LinkedIn before meeting them. Imagine getting asked a question about something on your LinkedIn that you don’t even remember posting. How embarrassing! That is why…

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Say Yes to the Unexpected: How my job as a Pearson Campus Ambassador made me a better software developer – USASay Yes to the Unexpected: How my job as a Pearson Campus Ambassador made me a better software developer – Education Article

College is competitive and becoming an engineer involves a lot of late hours in the lab. Therefore when I had the chance to become a Pearson Campus Ambassador, I wasn’t sure if it would be worth fitting into my busy schedule. However, being a PCA has been a college highlight that has taught me more about my major than I ever could have imagined.  The first time I felt my job overlapping my software development studies was at the International…

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The Importance of Collegiate Extracurricular Involvement – USAThe Importance of Collegiate Extracurricular Involvement – Education Article

It is fairly known that academics plays a crucial role for graduating and applying for post-secondary routes; however, volunteering and participating in extracurricular activities has a hand in the application process too. Students are always told how important extracurricular involvement is throughout their high school and collegiate years. As classwork begins to mount, students may forget how valuable these voluntary acts are. Strong academia can only get a student so far. There is a plethora of benefits that extracurricular activities…

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The Importance of Sustainability – USAThe Importance of Sustainability – Education Article

Sustainability is a word we often hear, but don’t often understand the extent of the meaning. It encompasses how natural systems work, continue to be diverse, and yield everything required for the environment to remain in balance now and in the future.  There are three core pillars of sustainability: economic development, social development, and environmental protection. Economic development refers to giving people what they wish for without negotiating the quality of life and reducing the financial weight of doing what…

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Home Away From Home: Using routines to adapt to change – USAHome Away From Home: Using routines to adapt to change – Education Article

For most of my life I grew up in the same city, lived in the same house, and attended 12 years of school with all the same people. I’ve even been told my five-year-old self and I look exactly the same. So one could guess change probably isn’t my forte. Despite that, I still feel change is good for you so I decided to make a change and move all the way from Southern California to Boston for college.  Finding…

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Balance in college – is that a thing? – USABalance in college – is that a thing? – Education Article

If you stop any college student on campus and ask them how they’re feeling, you will get the same response: stressed. Is balance in college actually possible? Is there really enough time to do well in classes, be involved, and have a social life? Last year was a year of change for me leaving the comfort of my 300-person high school class for a university with more than 60,000 students. Looking back, I was able to handle many of the…

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Four Tips for Career Fair Success – USAFour Tips for Career Fair Success – Education Article

It may feel like the semester has just begun, but Fall career fairs will be here before you know it! Whether you’re a first-time career fair participant or a seasoned veteran, here are some tips on how to get the most from the experience.  Advance planning I cannot stress enough how important it is to research the companies that will attend the career fair. Most college career service offices will make their list of participating companies available ahead of time.…

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The Value of De-Stressing – USAThe Value of De-Stressing – Education Article

College is a very stressful time for every student. As college students, we are tasked with having to manage constantly conflicting meeting schedules, work schedules, and most importantly, class schedules. We are constantly worried about the present while also having to ensure we are prepared for the future.  For every student, this overload of work inevitably leads to increasing levels of stress. How we handle and cope with this stress truly defines our college experiences. During my time at Texas…

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Off to College: Preparing for Your First Year – USAOff to College: Preparing for Your First Year – Education Article

Twelve years of school have finally passed and you’ve finished an endless amount of assignments, reports, and presentations.  After writing what may have been some of the most important essays of your life, you finally did it! You got accepted to college and you’re about to begin some of the best years of your life.  Going to college for the first time can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking milestone in your life. There are a lot of new things…

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Moving to College: How I coped with the unexpected – USAMoving to College: How I coped with the unexpected – Education Article

“Moving away is easy,” everyone said. I was told that a lot before I moved away for college, but it definitely was not true for me. As I began my college journey, I moved from Colorado to Arizona – a short yet drastic move. I had this fantasy that going to college out of state would be amazing. I would be able to get out of the cold, away from my parents, make a fresh start. Little did I know,…

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Handling Grief and Loss in College – USAHandling Grief and Loss in College – Education Article

College life at any four-year university is a tough time for any student. Meeting the demands of professors, keeping a high GPA, paying for tuition, getting that internship or full-time job are some of the few things that are floating through the minds of college students. Now imagine a college experience where these factors as well as the loss of a loved one come into play. Unfortunately, this is a reality for many students, including myself.  Grief, although a natural…

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Take advantage of a helping hand – USATake advantage of a helping hand – Education Article

College can be both fun and exciting, though a lot of times it can be hard and stressful. The college experience is an amazing time filled with tons of new learning experiences that can become quite overwhelming. The workload, difficulty of classes, and time commitments can bring out the worst in all of us. If there is one thing that I have learned through my three years at Purdue University, it is to take advantage of the help offered to…

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Impostor Syndrome: The Illusion of Perpetual Mediocrity – USAImpostor Syndrome: The Illusion of Perpetual Mediocrity – Education Article

Imagine a swarm of protestors holding up signs proclaiming, “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE.” No matter what you accomplish, a self-inflicted doubt and the insatiable need to redefine success lurk closely behind. This is Impostor Syndrome— the internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” At the beginning of my freshman year I truly believed that in order to be accepted I needed to achieve, and it became a self-perpetuating cycle of high expectations followed by inevitable disappointment. Spending time on…

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