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Advice for the First Year of College, by College Students

Guest Podcasters, Ally Jeffers and Mikala Rosaia, Santa Clara University Sophomores studying both Political Science and Communications, offer the following advice as they reflect on their first year of college. The pressure to establish new friend networks, while “declaring independence” from their families can have unintended consequences. So, listening to Ally and Mikala discuss the …

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Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …

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Is College the New Speculation?

Often students earn college degrees to increase their likelihood of future financial stability.  Yet, as college costs are rising, students and their parents subsequently are borrowing more to earn said degree, thus students “spend” the equivalent of a few years’ of post-graduation wages while parents may delay retirement, the question is, “Is college worth the …

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Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

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It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related PostsStudent Loan Repayments May Cost More Than The Amount Borrowed “How Do I Select Colleges for Application If I Don’t Know My Major?” Guest Post: “I Changed My Major Five Times”: Advice from a Harvard College Dean

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsMore About: To Seek Early Admissions or Not, That is the Question “The College Frenzy” aka The Junior Year Peace Comes to the Old Dog Via The School of Hard Knocks