Let’s face it, as amazing as college is, it can get pretty overwhelming dealing with friends, school, and jobs. With a new semester just around the corner, it’s a great time to remember ways to take care of yourself and destress during this crazy time of year.
As many students arrive home for the Thanksgiving holiday, parents are busy prepping for the turkey dinner and other last-minute meals when friends stop by during Thanksgiving break. It is the perfect time to enjoy a walk with your kids, read a book by the fire, play a family game of cards (our family is hooked on Sevens), or take advantage of the Black Friday sales to stock up on holiday gifts.
Welcome to our Guest Editor, Addie-Eileen Paige who grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attended Bryant University to study math and statistics. Addie-Eileen shared with College Scoops several reflections from her time as a college student at Bryant University.
When students sit down to write a draft of their college essay, we often suggest going back through the notes they took during their college visits to jog their memory of their first impressions of the school. What was it about the school that made you want to apply?
You have a lot on your mind. It is a stressful time. SATs, college applications, college visits, and interviews, all on top of your normal high school homework and extracurricular activities. One thing you should not forget however is your online profile. College admissions officers are searching the social media profiles of applicants
As someone who just welcomed home two of my three children for the summer, I am always looking for advice for parents of college students on how to organize all their college belongings during the summer months. I literally fell over my son and daughter’s boxes trying to hug them as they walked in the door. Slowly but surely the family and laundry room were inaccessible to anyone who tried to enter.
College Scoops is excited to welcome Shira Gabry-Kalikow as our Monday guest blogger! Every week we invite guests to share a story or provide advice as it relates to college visits, best places to eat around campus, travel, life in college, admission tips, parenting or health, and wellness.
Summer is approaching and families start planning their family vacations, college visits or maybe a trip incorporating both. But the question arises, is it a waste of time visiting an empty campus? Will my son or daughter get a real feel for the campus when school is not in session?
For those in high school, it is tough to secure a steady job throughout the school year while managing homework, sports, community service, and all the extracurricular activities kids are involved in. College students can also find it challenging to search and interview for a job from afar.