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Archive for August, 2014

August 21, 2014

Reinvention 101

Besides packing your things and picking out what you’re going to wear on the first day of college, you have a lot to think about. About 98% of freshmen do live on campus and they have a blast! One of the many benefits to living on campus is being able to connect with someone on a personal level by living with them. Having the opportunity to get to know someone from a different background is a huge part of the college experience. It is also a chance for you to start fresh, be the person who you’ve always wanted to be, and blossom into that beautiful butterfly. You know, all of the clichés that we tell you not to write about in your college essay.

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August 14, 2014

Must-haves for Move-in

It is almost here. That thing you’ve been waiting for. Planning for years. It is finally here. move-in blogCollege! Move-in day is just around the corner, so you better start prepping now. For most of you, this will be your first time away from home, so there are items that you’ll need to pack that you haven’t had to think about. It is also important to remember that you’re moving into a small space. You don’t need to pack your entire life for college. There are a lot of items that you won’t need. College can be busy and hectic enough, so keep your belongings light and your dorm neat will keep you a happier, healthier student. Here are some of my favorites from my time in college:

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August 7, 2014

No, seriously, what DO admission counselors do over the summer?

Homeboy IndustriesWe’ve talked a lot about how summer is the slowest season in admission and how important it is for us to relax.  Contrary to what may be popular belief (do you even think about us over the summer!?), we do find ways to keep ourselves busy throughout the summer months.  From fabricated things like Chicken-Nugget-Offs and water bottle jousting to more important tasks like hosting high school counselors and developing a new way to track the more than 700 college fair invitations, rarely are we just sitting around doing nothing.

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