3 Lessons to Learn about Friendships in College

Re: 10 awkward friendships you probably have

A couple months ago, I read an article about friendships here that really resonated with me. Skeptically, I shared it around to see whether others felt the same, and discovered that a lot of the ideas hold true. Here are some important lessons to remember about friendships in college, related to the article:

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3 Things To Do While Waiting for a Decision

Although it’s been almost two years since I’ve transferred, I remember the feeling of waiting for a transfer admission decision. Since you’ve sent in your essays and information, all you can do is wait. It’s difficult, especially because you just want to hear back. Here are three things you can do while waiting for a decision:

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Using Social Media in College

Today, students are plugged in like never before. The presence of social media in classrooms and in our lives can be huge and even overwhelming at times. On the other hand, there are a lot of ways to use social media to make your life easier and more efficient.

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Highlights for Spring

Whether you’re a new transfer student or have already been at your new school for awhile already, you know that there are a ton of things to explore and take part in at your school. Spring semester is no different, with so many things going on—a new set of classes, club events, recruiting, new hours at work, and even orientation events if your school admits spring transfers. You might even be one of them!

With all of these happening, I wanted to highlight some of the usual events that occur during the spring semester so you don’t miss any:

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New Year’s Resolutions for Transfer Students

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The holidays are here, and that means a brief respite from nonstop classes and exams. It’s also a moment of reflection—whether you are a new transfer student or in your last year at your school, you can think back to all that has happened to you over the past quarter or semester. What were your successes? Failures? How can you capitalize on what you have learned to do better next year, both personally, academically, and professionally?

Fortunately, this is the perfect time to make some resolutions for next year. Here are some resolutions you can consider adding to your list:

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5 Tips for Finals Week

It’s December, and that means finals are just around the corner for many of us. It doesn’t have to be a time full of misery though—lots of universities offer events, resources, and food for students during finals week.

For us transfers, there might be some perks that you may not be aware of at your new school. I wanted to share some that might be available to you:

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Top 3 Schools to Transfer to in California

With the deadlines for most transfer applications nearing, you might be wondering if you should transfer, regardless of whether you are from a community college or 4-year university. Alena has written an article highlighting 3 schools to consider as a transfer student. I’d like to talk about 3 more schools, and give a little love to some schools on the West Coast, specifically in California.

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How to Dominate Your Class Schedule

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One of the most important steps that happens before you even begin classes at your new school is signing up for them! This is something to be aware of especially if you enter the lull between getting your acceptance notification, squaring away your housing situation, and transferring credits. Below, I will walk you through the process of picking classes:

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How to Afford Your Dream College

 

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You’ve gone through the whole transfer application process and have been accepted to the university of your dreams. Yet, one of the most difficult but common setbacks before even attending the school is the question of whether you and your family can afford your dream school, especially after the shock of seeing how much tuition costs or how little financial aid you received. If you have your mind set on a certain school, but cannot attend because of financial reasons, read on for tips on how to afford your dream college:

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Combat First Year Speed Bumps

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Transferring is complicated. Even before you step foot onto your new campus, you are filling out applications, writing essays, and speaking to your mentors and advisors. When you get to campus, the transition period can be difficult to manage. Below, I’ve listed some scenarios that may have happened during your first year, and offer tips on how to bounce back from these difficulties:

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