School Isn’t THAT Important

Today’s post is going to be a bit different from the posts that I tend to write. There’s usually a bulleted list with items that might help you in one way or another; today, however, is just a simple word of encouragement. It’s something that has been on my mind over the weekend, so I hope it may be able to help someone else who may be struggling with this.

iStock_000002845530Small

Continue reading “School Isn’t THAT Important”

How to Best Utilize Your Fall Break

For those of you that don’t get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving (hard to believe, but some don’t), keep on working hard. My prayers are with you.

For those of you that get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving, as a fellow college student, I am so excited for you! I know how relieving it can be to finally be able to take your mind off of school for a short period of time.

 photo 64930129.jpg Continue reading “How to Best Utilize Your Fall Break”

Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Whether you decide to take a gap year straight out of high school or before transferring to another college/university, I think that there are a numerous amount of pros to note when considering a gap year. Therefore, sometimes the cons can be overlooked because of how badly you’d like to take a gap year. Continue reading “Cons of Taking a Gap Year”

4 Tips to a Great Start as a Transfer Student

A new semester has come upon us once again. As a transfer student, this can be a tough time. You may not know where you fit in, have many (if any at all) friends, be familiar with the school, etc. All of these reasons may even cause you to dislike a school and forget all of the great reasons why you chose to transfer to this great school.

 photo istock_000007332928small.jpgTherefore, below are a few ways to help you get through the first couple weeks of the semester in a new school:

Continue reading “4 Tips to a Great Start as a Transfer Student”

5 Steps to Your Dream School

You have a dream school. Tuition costs, on the other hand, are definitely not a dream you were hoping for. I want you to know that you can make any school your dream school. It may require a little extra work on your part instead of relying on the college/university to hand you opportunities, but why pay someone else (via tuition) to do that work when you are fully capable to doing the work yourself and can keep a couple extra thousand in your pocket?

First off, before I tell you anything else, you need to have a positive outlook on even the worst of the worst colleges/universities. Being regretful or negative about something won’t change anything, so why waste your time continuously despising a subpar option when you can make the best of it? It may sound difficult, but here’s how you can create a glass half full when the glass is half empty:

Continue reading “5 Steps to Your Dream School”

Rule of Thumb for Student Loans

According to Forbes, there is about $1 trillion of student debt in the United States. We all have a dream school that we would like to attend because we tell ourselves that it’s what is best for our major. However, sometimes the school doesn’t matter. You can create your own dream school in almost any school you attend. So why take out so many loans that will take you a lifetime to repay?

 photo studentdebtrect02.jpg

Continue reading “Rule of Thumb for Student Loans”

3 Great Schools for Transfer Students

Remember Sarah’s post at the beginning of May of this year providing a few proposals for colleges to consider? If you don’t remember, I don’t blame you – it can be tough to remember anything after cramming lots of information in your brain during finals season!

Today, I am bringing you a few great places to consider when looking for a transfer-friendly university to continue your learning.

 photo transfer2.jpg Continue reading “3 Great Schools for Transfer Students”