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As I sat in bed, nervously chewing my lip, obsessing over the seconds as they trickled by, I tried to prepare myself for a rejection from my top college choice. I had spent the last few weeks attempting to harden myself to the idea, and had been very cautious about…

Campus of Trinity college in Dublin, Ireland.

For families who are very concerned about college affordability, attending a state public institution could be a great choice. Not only would the average cost of living for a college student be significantly lower, but some of the most respected institutions of higher learning in the country happen to be…

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In researching my forthcoming book on why so many recent college graduates are struggling to launch into a career, one concern I heard repeatedly from employers is that too many of today’s college students lack basic work experience. Though plenty of students completed internships while in college — a critical…

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At a particular hour of the night, the body will call for sleep, but sometimes deadlines and due dates take priority. College students often put homework, projects and studying before a good night’s sleep. Such habits can disrupt their circadian rhythms, which are daily patterns of bodily functions, including the…

American college campus

There are so many factors that go into making the college decision – from academic reputation to finding the right fit to affordability. Beyond the institutions themselves, it’s also important to compare colleges by location. Where a college campus is can have a big effect on whether or not it’s…

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Most students don‘t have a lot of money, a fact that doesn‘t surprise some. College is often the first time many students are responsible for their own finances. Working a low-paying job, scraping by and having student loans awaiting after graduation can seem overwhelming. However, students can build better financial habits…

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