Thursday, April 18, 2024

13 Best College Traditions in the US to Ignite School Spirit

From quirky practices, festival-esque activities, and food-filled events, check out this round up of the best college traditions across the US.

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12 Best Books for College Students: 2024 Must-Reads

Boost academic progress with the best books for college students, ranging from self-help to thought-provoking fiction and tips to make a lasting reading habit.
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These 10 US Colleges Offer Awesome Work-Study Programs

Work-study programs aren't just about easing your financial load — they're backstage passes to real-world experiences, skill-building, and building meaningful connections.
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How to Write a Winning Cover Letter as a Fresh Graduate [2024]

To stand out in any job search, you need a relevant and engaging cover letter. Bag an awesome job as a fresh college graduate with our step-by-step guide of the best cover letter tips.
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How to Write a Killer College Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide

A killer college essay can help you get into your dream school. Here's all you need to know to impress selection committees with 650 words or less!
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The Best LGBTQI Colleges in Every State You Should Know About!

Looking for the best rainbow district to call home for the next four years? Here are the best LGBTQI+ colleges in each state that will make your college experience one to remember!

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15 Online Jobs for College Students to Make Money in 2024

There are heaps of jobs for college students where you can work online and forget about wearing pants — you just need to know where to look.

15 Best Tech Gadgets for College Students on a Budget [2024]

Want to make your college life easier? Get the best tech gadgets for college students that won't break the bank but will boost your college life!

Private UC Berkeley Co-Op Bans White People From Common Areas

To “prevent white violence,” a private housing cooperative at UC, Berkeley prohibits white people from using its common areas.

Virginia Colleges to Freeze Tuition This Fall

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has requested public colleges to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates this fall.

How to Succeed in College

College success is about more than a 4.0 GPA. From choosing the right classes and staying motivated to making lifelong friendships and decorating your dorm room, here are our top tips for getting the most out of your college experience.

13 Best College Traditions in the US to Ignite School Spirit

From quirky practices, festival-esque activities, and food-filled events, check out this round up of the best college traditions across the US.

12 Best Books for College Students: 2024 Must-Reads

Boost academic progress with the best books for college students, ranging from self-help to thought-provoking fiction and tips to make a lasting reading habit.

These 10 US Colleges Offer Awesome Work-Study Programs

Work-study programs aren't just about easing your financial load — they're backstage passes to real-world experiences, skill-building, and building meaningful connections.

Your Guide to College Finance

Student loans, grants and scholarships, creating a budget — paying for college is no simple matter. Here’s everything you need to know to set yourself up for financial success (and how to find student-only discounts and freebies!).

How to Go to College for Free (Or Ultra-Cheap!): 9 Effective Ways

"Don’t waste your time wondering how to get free college, only to be intimidated by the potential cost — everyone deserves a shot at higher education regardless of their financial situation."

These Are the Cheapest Colleges in the US

A college degree doesn't need to drain your finances. There are plenty of cheap colleges in the US — here are the most affordable public and private ones.

31 States With Free Community College to Save You Money

Free community college programs have become more and more popular. Has your state launched one yet?

Life After College

Want to make sure the work you’re putting in now is going to pay off later? Check out these tips for getting your dream job, managing student debt, and navigating the professional world.

How to Write a Winning Cover Letter as a Fresh Graduate [2024]

To stand out in any job search, you need a relevant and engaging cover letter. Bag an awesome job as a fresh college graduate with our step-by-step guide of the best cover letter tips.

Get That Job: 10 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Stay ahead in today's job market once you know how to make your LinkedIn stand out with these tips and a bonus.

7 Ways College Prepares You for the Real World

Before you think that college is a mere pit stop on the road to adulthood, you'd be surprised to note the different (and often mind-blowing) ways it prepares you for the real world. 

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Online Learning Platforms Promote Higher Education Equity

Online learning platforms offer vital assistance when other areas of higher education are unable to, and access to such platforms enhances equity on college campuses.

Shifting the Role of Community College and Apprentice Programs

To out-innovate competing countries, the US must shift the role of community colleges and apprentice programs.

Who Will Benefit Under President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness?

While President Biden’s plans to eliminate student loan debt will be a reprieve for many federal loan borrowers, private loan recipients can still explore their options for better repayment options.

Capitol Attack and 2011 UC Davis Protests, Compared

The scene at the 2011 UC Davis protest was very different from the January 6 chaos in Washington, DC, but the differences are instructive.