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Being a college student isn’t easy. You’re still adapting to young adult life, a new environment, difficult classes, and different expectations from high school. You may have read our blog post on “How to Budget in College” or our budgeting advice compilation article, but this post is a bit more abstract than the others. This...
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The semester may be winding down for most colleges, but the pandemic is still part of our daily lives no matter where you live. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will continue into the new year as well and its effects are being felt in every possible way. College students have been impacted in many different ways and only...
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Written by: Tayyaba Hanif, Senior at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), FLI Program Participant The Fall 2020 semester has been the most hectic semester in my entire college career. Not only are we in the middle of a global pandemic, but students are expected to create quality work remotely. This can be both a...
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You may have seen our posts about #GivingTuesday, which is a global invitation for everyone to give back to their communities in one way or another. In terms of Future Institute, you can give back by supporting a college student’s future in the following ways: Become a mentor Sponsor a student (or more) Become a...
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It’s safe to say that many people are getting sick and tired of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This is called “pandemic fatigue” and it’s a real phenomenon. The abrupt and seemingly endless changes that the pandemic has brought about is like other “kinds of health-related behavior changes — including increasing physical activity, eating healthy, and decreasing...
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During a normal year, Halloween might be one of the first party holidays at most colleges; but with social distancing restrictions in most states and strict rules on campus, college students might feel hopeless about celebrating Halloween. Since most college students aren’t interested in trick-or-treating, having house parties are a common method of celebrating the...
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There is a stereotype that college students are broke. In many cases, this can be true or close to the truth in that they are not working full time and short on cash. Some students are able to work during college and others are not. College is also expensive and requires buying books, computers, equipment,...
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In the U.S., 2020 is not only the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the Presidential Election year! Most people, even college students, are aware of the election, especially with the amount of politics on social media now. Speaking as a former college student, I was not at all motivated or interested in voting...
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Are you going to be attending classes virtually in some capacity during the fall semester? If you answered yet, then you’ll want to check out the rest of this blog post to how to set yourself up for success in attending college courses virtually! For many, attending virtual classes is a new experience. You may...
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The title of this post may be suspect, but even the saying “we’re all in this together” is true but at the same time untrue in how the coronavirus affects certain populations more than others. The COVID-19 pandemic is more or less unprecedented, especially with how far technology and modern society has advanced since the...
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