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Job Search Hacks: How to Make a Killer Résumé Quickly

The job search world is a fast-paced jungle. You work your tail off for even a call-back from an organization, you haunt web-based job-search platforms, you hit up contacts, fire off email, cold call. It's daunting. Trying to get a job is like have a second job. Who has that kind of time? At College […]

The Common App Essay: How to Get into College With Less than 800 Words

Are you writing your Common App essay? Wondering about the Common App essay prompts? If so, you've come to the right place. Let's start with what success on the Common App essay could look like. In 2016, Brittany Stinson was accepted into five Ivy League schools—Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Dartmouth, and Cornell. These schools have less […]

An Introvert’s Guide to Making Awesome Presentations

Introversion is a funny thing, isn't it? Some folks just get charged up around people while others are totally drained by them. What's an introvert to do when he or she has to work in a group, create a presentation, and deliver it in front of critical throngs of viewers? Better get prepared. You're born […]

What You Need to Know About FAFSA and Outside Scholarships

How Outside Scholarships Affect Your Financial Aid? If you're going to school and you're applying for financial aid, there's something you should know: getting outside scholarships, or scholarships that weren't awarded to you by the government or school you're attending, will impact your financial aid package. [If you're looking for some quick ways to get […]

What to Do When You Appeal a FAFSA Package

3 Things You Need to Know When Appealing Your Financial Aid Packages So the easy part's over: you've applied for college and got accepted. Congratulations are in order! You've managed to secure your future. However, before you start jumping for joy about the prospect of a college education, there may be one thing hanging over […]

Tips and Tricks for Negotiating Financial Aid

5 Things You Need to Know When Negotiating for Financial Aid College is one of the largest fiscal investments that you will ever make into your future. It's strange to think about it that way since you're just out of high school, but that is exactly what it is: an investment. So even though you […]

What You Need to Know About FAFSA and Taxes

3 Ways Financial Aid Will Affect Your April 15th Filing Tax time is just around the corner, and if you're a college student with loans and grants, this is a great time to get all of your papers in order. That's right, just because you're a student with or without a job doesn't mean you […]

Unique Scholarships You Must Know About

10 Scholarships You've Never Heard Of Have you ever wondered if it was possible to get a scholarship for wearing duck tape to prom, not drinking or using drugs, or for bowling? Have you ever considered that wanting to be a journalist or a filmmaker could land you a really nice scholarship? Well, there's good […]

How to Cut Your Research Time in Half: A Guide to Finding the Best Articles and Citing Them with Ease

Helpful College Search Tools

3 Super-Helpful College Search Tools—What They Offer and How They Work When it comes to finding a college and planning for the application process, you're going to need all the help you can get. From searching for schools to keeping tabs on all of the college prep you've already done, college search tools can be […]

Should I Get An Admissions Counselor?

3 Reasons You Need a College Coach of Admissions Counselor When it comes to applying for school, you probably think that you're on your own, or you're relying on your guidance counselor for help. Other than that, you're doing your best in school and extracurricular activities and hoping for the best. But there is a […]

Why You Should Use College Board

3 Reasons to Use College Board  There are a lot of websites out there that will claim to be the best tool for students who are getting a college degree, but few can offer these services as a not-for-profit organization. It's rarer still to find a website that counts over 6,000 member colleges, universities, and […]