Posts Tagged ‘college life’

Gap Years

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

PackingBy the end of 12th grade, I wanted to hash out my educational years as quickly as possible so that I could start “real life.” I had had enough of tests, interviews and revealing to admissions officers why their college was my perfect match. Now I am not so sure… (more…)

Choosing a College

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

College girls

Every college admissions representative talks about ‘fit.’ To be honest I struggle to understand what this means. As far as I am aware colleges admit as diversely as they are able to… So what does it mean to be a good fit for a college? Is there a small liberal arts college prototype? Do you have the Harvard look? (more…)

Dealing With Deferral

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

admissionsSo it’s hardly good news. All those hours put in to a pristine application which doesn’t win the admissions people over in its first review. But being deferred isn’t the end of the world either. Sure there’s another 3 month wait before a definitive answer is given (unless you’re waitlisted which further complicates the issue but that’s not for here) but getting in to x college is still on the cards. (more…)

The Essential College Packing Checklist

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Girl with stack of booksIn the writing of this blog post I have endeavored to ascertain every want, need and arbitrary desire that could be thought of by a soon-to-be college student on the cusp of leaving home for the first days of college. I have examined weather, cultural particularities and anticipated hobbies to provide the most comprehensive checklist ever. Perhaps I exaggerate slightly… (more…)

Managing Your Time on Campus

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Time Management too much to do?

Time Management too much to do?

Given all of the academic, extracurricular and social pursuits offered at college, the fact that there are 24 hours in a day becomes more and more inconvenient. The fact that we have to sleep for a lot of them is equally annoying. Regardless of how difficult managing your time becomes, don’t go looking for the answer at the bottom of a 5-hour energy bottle. There are ways to increase your productivity and be more efficient at organizing your social time. And by that I don’t mean ‘fun with rules.’ To hell with the rules, just break them under a strategically organized work-fun relationship.