College Life

Regarding Internships And Millennials

Now that it’s early March, college students and high schoolers should start thinking about how they’re going to spend their summer. One popular — and highly productive — pursuit is an internship. I’ve dealt with a number of both high school and college students who have worked internships. In many cases, an internship creates a ...

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A “Taste” of College Before You Go

Do you think about food much? It’s hard not to think about food while watching TV, especially around dinnertime. Did you ever notice how those pizza commercials and juicy hamburger ads seem to conveniently appear right around the evening news and, most temptingly, later in the evening? The Madison Avenue ad wo/men (or “Mad Men,” ...

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Looking Ahead to College Resources

Some of you high school seniors have already ended your college process. That would be those of you who were accepted Early Decision (ED) last month. Others of you are possibly finished because the goal of being accepted to college has been satisfied through some version of Early Action (EA). You have until May 1st ...

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Plan Spring Break Early

I know, I know. It’s only the middle of January and most of us here in the USA are in the depths of winter, some much more than others. However, if you’re planning a spring break adventure, whether you’re in college or high school, it’s time to think ahead about what you’ll be doing. Spring ...

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Term Breaks & Other Parental Stressors

Been there. Done that. My wife and I enjoyed/endured eight term breaks across the years our daughter and son pursued their respective college degrees. The BIG term break happened during the months of late November/early December through early-to-mid January, the so-called “holiday” term break. Well, Moms and Dads, were on the cusp of this year’s ...

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Thinking about Fraternities or Sororities?

Here’s some late-breaking news you may have missed: Florida State suspends fraternities, sororities in wake of pledge’s death. Here’s what happened, in part, according to the Washington Post: All fraternities and sororities at Florida State University have been suspended indefinitely, the school’s president announced Monday. The interim suspension was effective immediately, according to a news release on the ...

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Roommate Regrets Yet?

As I write this blog week after week, I can’t help but think about my college days (yeah, you could use the word “daze” there, too). I often think of my old roommate, Greg, and wonder whatever happened to him. I think I found him on the Web, but haven’t summoned enough motivation to try ...

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Getting to Know Your Roommate

Living in the same room (or small group of rooms) with someone (or with others) whom you’ve never met can be exciting or challenging. Many of you current or about-to-be first-year college students are about to find this to be true. Obviously, the process of getting to know your roommate (singular, for the purposes of ...

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I Want Out! Can I Transfer in the Middle of Freshman Year?

Question: I just started my freshman year of college and I already I think I’ve made the wrong  choice. This university is quite selective but it feels too large and too conservative. Can I transfer as early as this coming January? This is yet another time when “The Dean” must respond with an unsatisfying “It ...

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Forget Me Not!

Some quick additional thoughts about the darker side of packing for college: forgetting stuff! Speaking of “forgetting,” did you know that some studies have shown that just walking through a doorway can make you forget? No, really. That could explain a lot, at least in my life. In Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget, ...

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