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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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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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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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You may have used Zoom before in order to have a virtual class or meeting; however, when it comes to the FLI Program’s online workshops, you may not know how it will work. This article will outline the expectations for you as a participant in these workshops. Click a section below to learn more: Joining...
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I always associated standardized testing with highly stressful environments. The echoes of pencils cracking, calculator buttons clicking, pages tearing, and pens dropping onto tile floors always remind me of tests like the ACT or SAT. However, taking your ACT or SAT should not be a stressful experience. To succeed on your test, it’s important to...
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The stereotypical college experience often features a young adult moving into a dorm a few hours away from home. She either loves or hates her roommate and she doesn’t visit home until a mid-semester break. However, for many students, this is not their “college experience.” For the past three years, I have commuted to school....
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Starting college may feel overwhelming. With new surroundings, instructors and friends, it’s easy to feel lost the first few weeks. Here’s a few things you can do to quickly adjust to your new college lifestyle! Create a schedule – With so much free time, creating a schedule can help you plan out when major assignments are...
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Are you nervous about graduating and finding a job? It’s okay to feel anxious and unsure about what the future holds after you reach a milestone. If you’ve already attempted all the advice that has been given on this blog and elsewhere, first just take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming when the unknown...
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