Spooky (application) Season

High school could not have prepared me for college admissions. I did not consider going to college until my junior year of high school. After taking the SAT, I started to get mail from different schools that were offering me discounted applications. I had gone on so...

Choosing Your Next Step

The best advice I have been given in the past few months was that “my next step is not my final step”. Searching for schools has been a feat that I never expected to be this difficult. Finding myself in the same position four years later is absolutely...

On Campus vs. Off Campus Job

Before I came to college, I knew that I was going to have to eventually get a job. While I was in high school, I had a job during my junior and senior year. I liked making money and working, but an immediate effect was that my grades suffered a little bit. I saw this...

Letters of Recommendation

It seems one of the more stressful parts of the college application process is finding someone to write a recommendation letter for you. Some schools may ask you to provide just one while other may ask for three recommenders. If you’re anything like I was, you’re...

Summer is Over and It’s a Struggle

We are now two months into the Fall 2019 Semester and summer break is over, but it does not feel like it. Lately, I have been struggling with getting back into the groove of things. It’s been hard saying no to fun plans my friends make, getting into the routine of...

A Guide On Organization: the Busy Working Student Edition

Having to figure out how to navigate college while simultaneously juggling jobs, extra-curriculars, a social life, and health is a challenge. In my experience, I had to spend more time on academics than classmates because of gaps in my academic background, as well as...