Picking your major: It’s not the end of the world

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As we roll into August, I wanted to address a question a lot of my student mentees ask me as they get ready to start their first year of college: “What am I going to major in?” In the midst of starting a new chapter of your life, it can be difficult deciding on a subject that could potentially define your future lifestyle. Take a deep breath and relax. While discovering your major is a big deal, it isn’t the end all be all for your life. Here are some tips to get you started.

Find YOUR passion

You have probably heard this one before, but it’s the most important tip for major selection. I think the toughest part of deciding on a major is identifying and accepting what your passion is. Read more

Top tips for back to school, campus living and more!

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Acceptance and studying at college is going to be a totally different experience than many things you have already accomplished in your life. You must juggle different tasks at once, and if you dorm, you must consider the advantages and disadvantages that come with living on campus.

Move-in day

Move-in day is the most exciting day—until you actually reach campus and you see all these lines. Nothing is as annoying as those lines. None the less, move-in day is going to be your most exciting day on campus. Studies haven’t started so the stress level should be very low. Other than the lines you can look forward to seeing many of those friends you have met at orientation and meet your fellow peers. Read more

How to receive financial help for college tuition

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I’m currently working two jobs to help pay for my college tuition. Luckily, the previous two years were completely paid for by a full Pell Grant. Unfortunately, when I signed up for the fall classes, I was told I was no longer eligible for that certain type of financial help. Within the last week, I have learned quite a few helpful tips that I wish to share with anyone that may benefit from my experiences.

To begin with, I was astounded by this unpredictable turn of events and was just about ready to pull my hair out!! Talk about a load of stress on a Monday morning! I started out trying to call every single bank in the town I live in to determine what kind of steps needed to be taken. Read more