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Written By: Anonymous FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) It’s Okay to Not be Okay Before I get started, know this post isn’t inspired by the Korean drama “It’s okay not to be okay”, it does however talk about the themes related to the drama. But not just in...
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Written By: Najma Salad, Sophomore at The Ohio State University Newark, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) During my freshman year, I overstressed myself way too much for no reason. The reason I say this is because I was scared of not making it in, and I was scared...
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Written By: Michelle Barrett, Junior at The Ohio State University, FLI Program Participant You have worked hard for 4 years, and as you prepare to walk the stage, a lot of responsibility still lies ahead. Graduating High school is an amazing accomplishment and shouldn’t be taken for granted. High school is a stepping stone that...
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Written By: Zariah Mitchell, Freshman at Cuyahoga Community College, HSA Cleveland, Class of 2021 (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) One of the most crucial decisions a college student may make is what degree to pursue. A college degree, in theory, can help open doors in the profession and lead the path...
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Written By: Rebecca Terry, Freshman at Eastern Michigan University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school and attend college. For that reason I didn’t have much help at home when it came to applying to and choosing...
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Tips to moving off campus
Written By: Michelle Barrett, Junior at The Ohio State University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) So, you’re looking to move off-campus? I can certainly help. In my sophomore year of college, I had no plan and no idea where to start. I had no idea where to start looking or in which areas to start looking for an apartment. It took me a while to gain the confidence to go on apartment tours or even call for...
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Written By: Elma Bjelevac, Freshman at Saint Louis University, Gateway Science Academy, Class of 2021 (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Elma Bjelevac, Blog Post Author College is a new place for everyone their first semester. You feel out of place because you are not surrounded by the people you had in...
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Written By: Mahnoor Aftab, Freshman at Illinois Institute of Technology, CMSA Class of 2021 (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Once you get to college, you realize high school was a piece of easy-bake cheesecake, if you will. And college is the type of dry fruit cake that’s hard to digest without...
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Speaking English confidently at work (or school) can be a challenge for non-native speakers.  You want to speak English with more confidence, but you’re not sure where to start. Feeling nervous or shy when speaking English can hold you back from achieving your goals. You may think you’re the only one who feels tongue-tied and...
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Written By: Rawan Alshable, Sophomore at University of Toledo, FLI Program participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Completing college is a huge task that is not always simple. In truth, it is rarely simple. Especially if you are paying for college yourself, which means you are responsible for all of your...
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