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It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Post-College Pressure Cooker

May 20, 2010 By: Category: Best College Tips No Comments →

One of my wife’s good friends from college (Columbia University) recently came to visit for a weekend. Quick background: this friend happens to be a former private college counselor; she is currently enjoying life in the admissions office at a top, private school in Wisconsin. Aside from all of their hilarious memories shared (though I have heard them many times, they still make me laugh), I was offered some very interesting insight on their Ivy League experiences and the “pressure to find a ‘successful’ career” as they remembered it, for many months leading up to graduation day.


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Healthy Snacks for Dorm Rooms

April 19, 2010 By: Category: Best College Tips, Campus Life, Freshman 15 4 Comments →

If you don’t stock up on snacks, you’re going to be eating the guy across the hall’s peanut butter out of a jar with your finger at 2 AM. I’ve been there and it’s a bad scene. Attempts to save money or prevent the ‘freshman 15’ by not buying healthy snacks for dorm rooms most always backfire. The truth is that you are going to get hungry, and you need to eat. If you don’t surround yourself with healthy choices, you will be forced to make unhealthy ones in the middle of writing your term paper-just the time when you need a proper source of energy. 


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myUsearch’s College Tips of 2009

January 07, 2010 By: Category: Best College Tips 2 Comments →

As we all get back to our normal post-holiday lives, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on all of the college tips the team gave to readers in 2009. Here are my top picks for last year’s best college tips:


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10 Best College Tips of 2009

December 31, 2009 By: Category: Best College Tips 1 Comment →

myUsearch asked me to create a Top 10 College Tips list for 2009. Often the best advice is the common sense advice – work hard, follow through, improve on your weaknesses, and harness your strengths. I think you’ll find some of these ideas throughout the following list. I’ve included college tips for those who are entering college, currently in college, and graduating from college – so there’s a little something for everyone.  I hope you find these tips and the accompanying articles helpful. So without further adieu…..I present my Top 10 List of College Tips!


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5 Things People Forget to Consider When Choosing a College

December 09, 2009 By: Category: Best College Tips No Comments →

Choosing a college can be very stressful. The college’s reputation, cost of tuition, college major options, location – all of these points are important to consider, but what are the important things that people forget to consider? Here is a list of 5 frequently forgotten facts to consider before you make your college choice: