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How to Stay Safe on Campus on Halloween

There’s always a spike in crime around Halloween, which is the bad kind of scary. It’s important to be cautious all year round of course, but it’s especially important during Halloween and the days leading up to the holiday. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on a dark and stormy campus.
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The New Gap Year: What to Do After College When You're Not Ready for the Real World

If you're not ready for the "real world" just yet and you want to stretch your proverbial wings a little before you find your white picket fence, now is the time to do it. You're likely not married, with no kids and no mortgage, and, ideally, you’ll have your parents' house or help to fall back on if you need it. It isn't for everyone, but if you're graduating and want to try something new, think about taking an updated gap year: your transition between nearly two decades of education and the world of 9 to 5.
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6 Ways to Stay Safe on Your Way to Night Classes

Night classes are a great, convenient way to advance your education, but students should be careful when walking around campus at night. Your focus should be on your studies, but don’t forget about your safety too. Let’s look at six ways to stay safe when you’re walking to night classes.
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7 Tips for Preparing Your Graduate School Application

We’ve discussed some ways to be positively noticed as a graduate school applicant and some ways to be negatively noticed. Now here are some general guidelines and practical tips to help you prepare your best graduate application possible.
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Mastering the Common Application: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

No matter what, know there is a piece of the admission puzzle that is very much in your control: how you present yourself on the Common Application. Be thoughtful. Be authentic. Take advantage of this platform by presenting your voice.
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Quiz: Can You Match the Unusual Mascot to the College?

Sometimes I get jealous of students who go to schools with mascots that are a little more...unique. If you too are curious about mascots that are a little more creative than your typical birds, fearsome predators, or ridiculous puns, take this quiz to match some of the weirdest college mascots with the schools they call home.
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How to Avoid Burnout During College Application Season

It’s midnight on a Monday in October, and you’re sitting in a pile of tissues and takeout wrappers. You’ve fallen asleep at your computer, still wearing your soccer jersey. You wake up to see you’ve timed out of your Common App without saving an hour’s worth of work. You begin to cry, wishing for May. Don’t let this be you! Follow these five tips to make your life more manageable and avoid burning out.
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10 Things to Do Your First Week of College

My first week of college was rampant with adrenaline and introductions, laughter and stress—but there are some things you can do to make the most of that critical time. I am currently on my seventh week of college, and I learned there are a few things every college freshman should do during their first few days on campus.
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All About Institutional Aid and Scholarships

Below are some examples of different kinds of institutional aid. If you don’t dig further and ask colleges what is available to you, you’ll never know. Remember, estimates are free!
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National Clubs Celebrating Diversity on Campus

Clubs are the perfect environment to meet people who share the same interests as you, connect with people from similar backgrounds, or learn from those with different ones. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of these clubs on any campus. Most colleges have hundreds of clubs that cater to any interest. Here are just a few with chapters found at colleges and universities across the country.
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