How I found my passion and how you can too

How I found my passion and how you can too
Nobody has everything figured out from the start. Luckily while you are in school, you have a place to seek out what interests you the most. When it comes to finding your passion, there are numerous possibilities. You could end up loving to snowboard, feeling like the king of the world while on the snowy slopes. Or you may feel that expressing you...
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Extracurriculars - Inspire and Get Inspired

Extracurriculars - Inspire and Get Inspired
English philosopher Francis Bacon once said, "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." What Bacon failed to realize is that sometimes simply being aware of opportunities around you is the same thing as making them. In college I'd heard story after story about the work my friend was doing in a reproductive biology lab until finally I ...
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Scholarships That Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Summer

Scholarships That Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Summer
There are a lot of things to do with your summer. You could volunteer, attend classes or participate in a dance intensive. With all these options, it's clear that spending your summer sitting around at home is not an option. Don't let the cost of these programs get in your way. Here are a few scholarships and scholarship finders that can help you g...
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How To Use Your Summer To Get Ahead

How To Use Your Summer To Get Ahead
You love to dance, play basketball, and you wish you could learn more about space. But with your busy class schedule it's hard to dedicate enough time to excel at your extracurricular activities. Why not use your summer to get ahead? Here are a few programs that might interest you:Dance CampsWhether your interest lies in modern dance, ballet, hip-h...
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I wish my parents….

I wish my parents….
I wish my parents….…made me go out of my comfort zone.People are creatures of habit but when we get too comfortable we become fearful of trying new things. Additionally, staying close to your comfort zone prevents you from fostering your ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations. Encouraging your child to join an activity outside of wh...
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4 Questions About Letters Of Recommendation Answered

4 Questions About Letters Of Recommendation Answered
What is a Letter of Recommendation (LOR)?A letter of recommendation, also referred to as a letter of reference, is a letter written by an evaluator addressing your strengths, characteristics and abilities you have that make you qualified for a job, admissions to a university, scholarship, etc.Why are LORs important?Letters of recommendation are mea...
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1 Activity You Need To Get Into Your Dream School

1 Activity You Need To Get Into Your Dream School
Students and parents are always trying to find the one activity or achievement that will get them or their child into college. Here's the truth: there isn't one. Regardless of what they plan on majoring or their future goals, according to Big Future by the College Board: leadership, initiative, a willingness to take risks, a commitment to service a...
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Learning Through Reflection

Learning Through Reflection
In the words of American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer, John Dewey: "We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." A 2014 study done by Harvard Business School supports this statement in their findings that those who reflected on their performance on a pre-test performed significantly better than ...
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Scholarship Fundamentals

Scholarship Fundamentals
Let's talk about scholarships. According to a statistic published on Student Loan Hero, the average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt. Fortunately, scholarships are a great way to alleviate this burden. A good start to getting a scholarship is first understanding what they're all about. So let's look at the what, when, where an...
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Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer

Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer
I am an avid volunteer. Last year, I spent my 21st birthday volunteering picking up trash on the side of the roads in an effort to prevent waste runoff into oceans. Volunteering is something I feel energizes me and fuels my passion to make a change in my community. However, as someone who enjoys to volunteer I have had many positive volunteer exper...
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12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars

12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars
According to a survey published on the National Center for Education Statistics website, the average American student spends a little less than 1,200 hours in school a year. Since school and homework take up such a large part of the average student's day, it can be easy to forget the importance of extracurricular activities, activities outside the ...
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