College Compass is Here!

After six months of planning, writing, editing, and cursing the speed of my laptop’s Adobe suite, it’s finally here. College Compass, the new homepage of all my college content (plus tons more), has launched! Today, I’m giving you a tour and sharing a few of my favorite articles from the new site!

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How to Make the Most of Your First Week at College

Hard as it is to believe, it’s been four years since I started college! I still remember those first few days of orientation like they were just a few weeks ago. During orientation and the early weeks of my first semester, I was excited, inspired, and totally overwhelmed. Nonetheless, I had a great time and got

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College Blogger 101: Part 1 – My Blog Story

As a blogger, I love reading about other people’s blogs, and I even used to write blog traffic and behind-the-scenes reports. But because this isn’t a blog-about-blogging, I eventually removed them and focused on what made this site come alive: posts about my life and experiences, as well as my recommendations and advice for other students. However,

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College Prep: Which Clothes to Pack for College

Welcome to College Prep, the blog post series where I help you prepare for your first year of college. Today, we’re tackling which clothes to pack for college! Before I came to college, I spent hours scouring the internet to find out what I needed to pack. One of the areas I especially wanted to ‘get right’

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88 College Tips I Learned in Four Years of College

In my four years at college, I’ve learned a lot. Not just in classrooms and from textbooks, but also from the experience of living independently, being in a college community, and getting ready for life after my degree. In everything from little, everyday moments like studying with my friends in the library, to the big, memorable

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Going to My “Safety School” Made Me Who I Am

I’m Sara, and I’m a senior at a college I didn’t want to go to. May 1st is College Decision Day, where high school seniors select the college they want to attend in the fall. Four years ago, I had a hard time submitting my own decision, because the college I had to choose wasn’t the one I wanted to go to. Many

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