The Importance of Speaking with an Advisor and Fact-Checking

Once you get to university, talking to an advisor might not be at the top of your list. Maybe you’ve spent some time getting to know your major and the coursework it entails, and you know exactly what you’re going to do. That’s great! However, a major resource that can often be overlooked at university is the resource that comes with connecting with an advisor who understands your goals and guides you to achieve them.

LOOK OUT! Common Mistakes with the different College Admissions Deadlines

The college admissions process can be daunting, especially when the names of the different processes intertwine, and people seem to use them interchangeably. In order to avoid legal trouble (yes, you do sign some contracts when applying) and confusion, understand what each of these policies mean and which one works best for you.

Why Go Warrior Strong: My Experience At Wayne State University

Located in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State University is an urban research university. To me, the best part of my experience at Wayne State has been getting to learn about the rich history of Detroit not just through ordinary lectures in the lecture hall but by getting the opportunity to explore and experience the city of Detroit myself. I feel like my positive experience at Wayne State has been driven by the strong network of connections with my peers that I have been able to build and sustain.

OP-ED: Does Eliminating Standardized Testing Help First-Generation and Low-Income Students?

Recently, the entire University of California announced that it would be going test-optional. It has been a long held belief that standardized testing puts low-income students and students from underserved communities at a disadvantage in the college admissions process. Yet, how can we begin to level a playing field that has been irrevocably damaged from the start?

What is Social Capital and How Do You Leverage It To Help You?

When you have built apt social capital you get the feeling that people”have your back” throughout your experiences. Networking does not come with a guarantee of getting something in return, but it can be helpful in ways that you may not expect even if it doesn’t end up in a new job or connection.

Tips for Academic Success: My Favorite College Resources

I have listed my favorite college resources. Look at the takeaways for the advice I wish I knew when I started college.

University of Florida: What I Wish I Knew my Freshman Year

As a student who moved to a new area and just started living in a dorm with people, who I just met, life at college was a huge change to me. Being a Pre-med student did not help with alleviating that stress. Throughout my first two years at the University of Florida, I have learned a great deal of things I wish I had learned earlier when I was first starting college.

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