Five Tasks to Master Before You Leave for College

Congratulations to soon-to-be or recent graduates!  Now is a good time to take stock of how prepared you are for the independence of college living—and what you might need to shore up before you pack up at the end of August.


Here are five things you need to know before you go to college:

1. Manage Money. Most college students open a bank account on or near campus and colleges often have a bank representative on site during move-in days. However, if you don’t know how to create …

Getting Time on Your Side: Tips for Better Time Management

By Kim Stewart, MS CCC-SLP

A coffee cup is a coffee cup. You can see it from any angle. It’s undeniable. Time, however, is not this concrete. You can’t see time, and even though a unit of time is quantifiable, it can feel long or short. A minute feels really long when you’re in an interview. A minute is a flash when you’re hanging out with your friends. One of the biggest time management challenges for emerging college students is the shift from a highly structured high-school schedule…

High School Juniors, Forget Fuzzy Goals!

by Jackie Stachel

Attention, high school juniors! I know, I know, if you hear one more time how important this year is to, like, your entire future, you are going to SCREAM. Rather than pile on more admonishments, I’d like to focus on helping you accomplish your goals for the school year.

So, what are your goals? Something like “survive junior year”, right? That’s certainly attainable, but it doesn’t guide your actions much. To set effective goals, keep in mind the process that …

Final Exam Preparation: An Interview with Steve Elefson of Summit Educational Group

Final exams are looming and there is no better time to put a study plan in place. We recently spoke with Steve Elefson, general manager and tutor for Summit Educational Group about the best way to approach exams.  

What is the biggest mistake that students make in preparing for exams? Saving studying for the last minute and not allowing adequate time to learn the material is the classic mistake that students make. They see preparing for exams as so daunting and think, “The longer I …

8 Steps to Make the Most of College

1. Make Connections 
Seek opportunities outside of class such as internships, summer experiences, and research projects with faculty where you can learn about the real world. Visit the career center early in freshman year, meet with your advisor regularly and talk with professors about your areas of interest — both academic and career.

2. Be a Joiner. 
Join an activity that interests you in depth. If the first doesn’t click, try another. Consider trying something…

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