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Major Focus: Nursing

Nowadays exuding care for our fellow human beings feels paramount. Times are tough. And our nation’s nurses are the epitome of caregivers (and probably need our care the most right now). Whether you’ve been to a doctor’s office, the dentist, or even the hospital chances are you’ve been treated by one of healthcare’s front line wonders. Personally, I have had nothing but amazing experiences with ...
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The Four Great Misunderstandings of Financial Aid

Amber Gilsdorf May 14, 2021
  Like Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series, Elphaba from Wicked, or Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird, Financial Aid features as the most commonly misunderstood character of the college application process. Why? I believe it is largely due to the way the term, “financial aid” is thrown around loosely when discussing college costs.
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Parenting Through College Rejection: A Parent Perspective

As a parent, there are few things worse than knowing your child has been rejected in some way. Whether the rejection comes from a person, a sports team, an audition, or a college, it cuts deep. In fact, we’re biologically programmed to protect our kids. Though, when it comes to college denials, your protection will look a little different.
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Resilience from Rejection: A Student Perspective

Maybe you’ve experienced rejection before. Like, a so-called friend playing with someone else on the playground? Or being turned down by the person whom you asked to the dance? Or maybe not enough people liking or sharing your social media post? No matter what form it comes in, rejection stings.
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Tips for Navigating Virtual College Fairs

Every year, March ushers in the Spring season, college basketball madness, and this year (thanks to COVID) a generous selection of virtual college fairs. A college fair can be a great way to learn more about schools you are already considering and/or to explore schools you haven’t even considered yet. Best of all, a college fair is an excellent way to demonstrate interest in the schools you may ...
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