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Tools for Students with Hearing Impairments

Colleges and universities today generally have assistive technology centers where hearing-impaired learners may find the necessary equipment and resources to aid them in their college career. This is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act which require college campuses offer learning facilities accessible to all students, regardless of . . .
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Mental Health Resources

One of the greatest things things about living in 2016 is that Mental Health is no longer taboo to talk about. The stigma of going to therapy or admitting to having anxiety is no longer a scarlet letter. This does not mean dealing with mental health is easy, but there are resources that were not . . .
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Optimize Your Dorm Life

There may not be a more nerve racking experience than awaiting your dorm room situation.  Anticipating who your roommate will be, where you will live, and whether or not the cafeteria will serve good food will cause you to lose some sleep. Unfortunately, those things are outcomes you have little or no control over. However . . .
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Resources for International Students

If you are an international student, you are probably already familiar with your International student office on your campus.  Your counselors there will get you acclimated with everything from your class schedules to fellow international students. However, there are some easy tips and campus resources you should know about when arriving on campus.  The writing . . .
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Should I Go Greek?

There are many things to consider when deciding to go Greek or not. Hollywood has created an image about greek life that makes you think going Greek is all about parties and having a good time. While joining a sorority or fraternity will have it’s fun, there are many other benefits in going Greek . . .
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Finding a Job While in College

From books to football games, a little extra cash will help you a sustain your college career. The reality is that working through college has become increasingly difficult as the demands of being a student increases. Approximately 78% of college students work an average of 30 hours a week while enrolled in school. An amazing . . .
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Five Tips for Coping with Stress as a Student

Let’s face it, college will get us stressed out no matter what. From our inability to resist procrastination, to deciding if we are going to attend that weekday party the night before a big exam, college will stress us out.  If we can’t avoid stress, then why do we even bother to manage . . .

Thriving as a Student of Color on Campus

A student of color thriving in any homogenous community will be difficult. Especially when being a student of color can mean so many different things. Many universities have retention rates as low as 40 percent for black and brown and indigenous students.  POC are just not finishing school like the dominant culture is. The disadvantage . . .

College Internships

When hiring, employers are seeking candidates who have experience, which is a hard thing to come by as a new graduate, usually, unless you’ve done an internship. Internships are wonderful opportunities to give you  the experience of working in a professional environment, developing and honing things like interpersonal skills, time management, and problem-solving . . .

Health Insurance While In College

If you are traditional college student you are probably under 26 years old. This makes health insurance while in college easy! If your parent’s health insurance covers dependents you are able to stay on  (or be added to) their plan until you are 26. If you aren't already on their plan your parent . . .