Category: Checklists

  • 10 Things Rising Seniors Can Do This Summer to Get a Jump on College Process

    10 Things Rising Seniors Can Do This Summer to Get a Jump on College Process

    You’ve got one more year of high school to go – a final lap around the track before you’re off to college! The summer before your senior year is undoubtedly an exciting time. But, along with spending days in the sun, it’s important to get a head start on the college application process.  Of course, […]

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  • How to Learn New Skills for FREE! – Free Online Classes

    How to Learn New Skills for FREE! – Free Online Classes

    Want to acquire new skills to boost your resume without having to pay hundreds of dollars? Here’s a handpicked list of free online courses to help you learn and save money! Animation Pixar in a Box Created and offered by Pixar through the Khan Academy, a non-profit organization that provides online courses for free, this […]

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  • Everything You Need to Pack for College Masterlist – with Budget Options!

    Everything You Need to Pack for College Masterlist – with Budget Options!

    Dorm Room Storage bins Shoe hanger/rack Humidifier Budget option: ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 in 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier $24.99 Jewelry holder Bulletin/dry-erase board Computer/gaming chair Budget option: Furmax Office Chair Desk Leather Gaming Chair $59.99 Desk organizer Air mattress Budget option: Intex Comfort Plush Mid Rise Dura-Beam Airbed $28.95 […]

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  • What to Buy AFTER You Move Into Your Dorm

    What to Buy AFTER You Move Into Your Dorm

    While there are essential items you should buy before you move into your dorm room, there are many other items that you can wait to buy until after you arrive at your campus when you have a better sense of what you need. Moving is never an easy process, so don’t make it more difficult […]

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  • What to Buy BEFORE You Move Into Your Dorm

    What to Buy BEFORE You Move Into Your Dorm

    College can really change a person! For many, it makes them more economical and the biggest discount seekers. Becoming a fiscally responsible college student requires basic knowledge on deals and discounts and when to take advantage of these opportunities. There are many things college students need for school, and it is usually better to have […]

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  • A Student’s Guide to Freshman Orientation

    A Student’s Guide to Freshman Orientation

    Throughout college there will undoubtedly be stresses, but there is no need to clench your jaw before classes even start. Orientation is meant to excite incoming freshmen. It gives young students an opportunity to explore their campus, get a taste for the culture, set their class schedules, and possibly even spend a night in the […]

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  • Top 6 Reasons for Seeking International Diversity in Your College Choice

    Top 6 Reasons for Seeking International Diversity in Your College Choice

    A diverse student body on college campuses is extremely valuable to all students and their learning experience. There are so many benefits to being surrounded by people from all over the world. Not only do you gain knowledge about other countries and cultures, but you also learn more about yourself in terms of distinguishing your […]

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  • How to Have a Great College Tour Day

    How to Have a Great College Tour Day

    During my years in undergrad, I was a college tour guide, and I have helped 100+ students and parents tour my alma mater during my time as a tour guide. I loved being a guide, and it has given me invaluable experience about what makes a great college tour. So many students want to use […]

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  • My Best Advice to the #CollegeBound

    My Best Advice to the #CollegeBound

    Starting college is a time of mixed emotions. You are beginning a new chapter in your life and starting a new adventure, which adds to the element of excitement and anticipating the unknown. You have this new found freedom, you can finally explore things for yourself and not have anyone stop you. At the same […]

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  • College Packing List: What to Bring to College

    College Packing List: What to Bring to College

    College is starting soon, which means you should get to packing soon! But before you start packing, make sure to check your school website for a list of permitted vs. prohibited items. This will save you a lot of time. Also, coordinate with your roommate(s) on the bigger items – who’s going to bring what? This will save you […]

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  • 10 Things to Do the Summer Before College

    10 Things to Do the Summer Before College

    Ah, the summer before college.  Excited and eager to experience the “full freedom” that is college life, yet nervous about starting a whole new chapter in life. It’s normal to have mixed feelings. It’s okay if you feel overwhelmed! For those who don’t know where to start, here’s a start: Do these 10 things this summer to ensure that you get […]

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