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college transition
The summer before I started college, I was overwhelmed with anxiety. I was stressed about keeping up with and succeeding in my classes. Most importantly, I was stressed about how much college is going to cost. Now, as a soon to be college graduate, I’ve been able to experience all the stress of the college...
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As part of Future Institute’s partnernship with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we reached out to our 2020 graduates who plan on attending UIC in the fall to see who would be interested in participating in their Latino Health Science Enrichment Program through the Hispanic Center of Excellence (LaHSEP). Currently, there are 7...
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You couldn’t wait for Freshmen Move-in Day! You bought your university’s gear and left any memories of high school back home. However, you found that you just don’t like the school you thought you would call home for the next four years. If you feel that transferring schools is the move for you, read on!...
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A semester might only be fifteen weeks long, but the stress you feel during that time might have made the semester feel like it’s been a year. So now that it’s break, it’s time to treat yourself! If you forgot how to relax after a busy semester, here’s a few ideas on how to unwind...
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So, you’ve failed a class. It happens to the best students! Right now, you might feel really down on yourself, but failing one class is not the end of the world. However, you do want to make sure to know what went wrong in order to avoid failing a class again. DISTRACTIONS Did other things...
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You’re finally home after being away at college for the last few months; however, things probably feel a lot different now. You’ve gotten used to your independence at college and now, it might feel like you have to live by your parent’s rules again. However, you don’t have to spend your break struggling to adapt...
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You might think that the only job you can get during the holiday season is one as Santa or one of his elves. Well, that’s not true. Companies hire on a year-round basis nowadays, even though the process might slow down a bit during the holidays. However, that’s no reason for you to stop your...
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You did it, you’ve gotten halfway through the semester! But, midway means midterms. Midterms can cause lots of stress, especially if you have several exams or presentations within the same week or even the same day! To help relieve some of the stress, check out some of our tips! 1. Study early – If you...
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The cost of college is daunting for most people. Taking out student loans to pay for school is also scary considering that the current collective student loan debt is over $1.5 trillion! However, scholarships are another way to pay for school. With scholarships, you don’t have to pay anyone back. Here are five ways to...
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Stressed out individual
It’s fall! The season for pumpkin spice, sweater weather, and college applications! For any college-bound senior, this can be a stressful time. As a first-generation student, I faced the same application dilemmas. I didn’t even know where to start applying! Here’s a list of what to do when it’s time to start filling out college...
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