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Orientation Helps Students and Parents Transition to College Life

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Orientation Helps Students and Parents Transition to College Life

All around the country, high school graduates are packing their overnight bags for college orientation. When I was a freshman, back in the dark ages, orientation took place just a few days before you began school. Universities now have new students choose from two or three day sessions beginning as early as March and continuing until the start of the Fall semester.

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How Volunteering Can Help Students Choose a College Major

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How Volunteering Can Help Students Choose a College Major

College majors seem more defined and specialized now. When I went to college, I went in thinking I had at least two years to figure out my major. Many students now declare their major during the college admissions process. But how does an 18 year old really know what they want to do? 

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How Service-Learning Engages Students

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How Service-Learning Engages Students

Service-learning is something I’m involved in on a daily basis. I find that sometimes students and parents are ill-informed on the distinction between volunteerism and service-learning, and this can lead to confusion. 

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