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Things you need to know about the campus health center

Let’s face it—most college students would rather avoid the campus health center altogether. No one likes going to the doctor in the first place, and the health center isn’t like the family doc or pediatrician that you grew up with.

Feeling sick? Head to your campus health center. (Credit: Meme Maker)

Feeling sick? Head to your campus health center. (Credit: Meme Maker)

But when it comes to your physical well-being, and even your mental health, the campus health center wants the best for you, too. Read on for the things you need to know should you ever need to visit your college’s health services center. Read more

Changes to FAFSA 2017-18: Here’s what you need to know

If you are like most college students, you have some student aid to help you pay for your higher education. FAFSA, aka the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, has undergone some changes this year.

Be sure you know about the new FAFSA changes. (Credit: NCSA)

Be sure you know about the new FAFSA changes. (Credit: NCSA)

I’ve got the fast facts to help you with all the things you need to know so your college expenses get covered. Read more

4 tips to keep in mind when writing your grad school personal statement

Is grad school on your radar for after college? If so, there are some things you need to know about applying, particularly how to craft a killer personal statement.

What do you suggest including in your grad school personal statement? (Credit: Princeton Review)

What do you suggest including in your grad school personal statement? (Credit: Princeton Review)

The personal statement is your opportunity to persuade the selection committee why you belong in their program, as well as your best shot for explaining any blips on your academic record in terms of grades, etc. Read on for tips for writing a personal statement that will wow. Read more

How to prepare yourself for grad school

If there is a chance that grad school is in your future, there are some things you need to know while you are still an undergrad.

Do you think you're ready for grad school? (Credit: Otmar Winterleitner/iStock)

Do you think you’re ready for grad school? (Credit: Otmar Winterleitner/iStock)

How to succeed in a master’s program requires some advance planning, and preparing for that possibility is something you should be thinking about sooner rather than later. Are you ready? Read more

Senior year—things you need to know before graduation

Whether you are closing in on your last semester of college, or you simply like to plan ahead, those last few months of senior year will go by fast and graduation day will be here. I just remember a blur of panic and packing and a ridiculously heavy load of classes for my already-checked-out brain.

Graduation is almost here. Are you ready for it? (Credit: Wall Street Journal)

Graduation is almost here. Are you ready for it? (Credit: Wall Street Journal)

But you can avoid all that with a list of the things you need to know before graduation. Read more

Do you have a cold or flu? Things college students need to know

College campuses are like the dream environment for a cold or flu. In fact, I am pretty sure there is a sickness convention somewhere, and all the germs gather to share tips on the best places to infect people, with airplanes and colleges fighting for top honors.

Ways to tell if you have a cold or the flu. (Credit: Third Monk)

Ways to tell if you have a cold or the flu. (Credit: Third Monk)

Fighting the flu is possible, and should you succumb, there are things you need to know about the common symptoms of both and ways to feel better. Read more

Things you need to know about how to get internships

College students need internships, right? That is the common wisdom, but there are things you need to know to make that happen — for instance, how to find internships in the first place.

Internships play a key role in helping you find a job after college. (Credit: dmdcareerconsulting.com)

Internships play a key role in helping you find a job after college. (Credit: dmdcareerconsulting.com)

Or what’s the difference between paid and unpaid internships in terms of your future career prospects. Here’s the inside scoop to help you today and in the future. Read more

Things you need to know about college homecoming traditions

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and what? Who are all these old people, and why are they invading your campus before noon on a Saturday? Yes, it is time once again for college homecoming, when alumni return in droves and all manner of homecoming traditions are fondly trotted out.

Learn more about homecoming traditions. (Credit: ecseagles.us)

Learn more about homecoming traditions. (Credit: ecseagles.us)

Read on for all the things you need to know (sure wish I’d had this list in college) to either enjoy or merely survive homecoming. Read more

Things you need to know about making friends freshman year

Not to put any more pressure on you, but it is important that you focus on making friends during the first few weeks of your freshman year in college. Otherwise you will die sad and alone. Just kidding.

Making friends in college doesn't have to be hard. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

Making friends in college doesn’t have to be hard. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

But there are some things you need to know about the best places, times and ways to find friends when you are at school, because your bestie probably won’t be your freshman year roommate — mine sure wasn’t. Read more

Health info and the Internet—How to know if it’s valid

Want to find out what tomorrow’s temperature will be in Montserrat? Need to know the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Internet searches can help with any of these things you need to know. And the World Wide Web is a great resource for health info on the thousands of health care website options.

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

A recent Northwestern University study found that eight in 10 U.S. teens ages 13 to 18 use the web for answers to health questions. Are you one of them? But how to know if the facts you are finding are reliable and accurate? Read more