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School of the Month: UCLA

August 28, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

The University of California in Los Angeles is located on 419 acres at the bottom of the Santa Monicamountains. It is a public research university with about 28,000 undergraduate students. With almost 3,000 international students, as well as students from all 50 states, UCLA is clearly not just for California natives! Sports are a huge part of student culture. UCLA has more NCAA titles than any other university. Additionally, with over 125 undergraduate degree programs, the school attracts students with

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Sleep Deprivation Effects on Students

August 14, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Sleep deprivation is so common among college students today that many students are forgetting what it feels like to be legitimately well rested! Numerous studies have shown that lack of sleep can negatively influence memory, mood, and overall health. Unfortunately, the reality is that when college students fight to balance school-work, jobs, and social lives, many consistently sacrifice a good night of sleep. In addition to serious effects of sleep deprivation that can occur because of the weakened state of

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School of the Month: University of Pittsburgh

July 31, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh or “Pitt” is a public institution located in the Oakland neighborhood, about 3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The University’s undergraduate enrollment is around 18,500. While Pitt has an active Greek life presence on campus—with about 35 fraternities and sororities—there are many social alternatives for students who do not wish to join. Pitt is known for having powerhouse sports team, especially the nationally ranked football and basketball teams in the NCAA Division 1 Big East

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Myers-Briggs Online Test

July 3, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Everyone has different talents, interests, and skill-sets. Simply put, that is what “makes the world go ’round.” When high school students are faced with the difficult task of choosing a college major, they often feel overwhelmed by all of the choices and unsure of their own professional strengths. The Myers-Briggs personality test is an excellent tool for helping people gain a better understanding of themselves. The results show if someone is introverted, extraverted, a dominant sensor, a dominant intuitive, a

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Teen Suicide Prevention

December 3, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

By Alexa Kallianiotes The latest statistics on teenage suicide are sobering and difficult to comprehend. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, with car accidents and homicides being the first and second causes of teenage death. It is also the fourth cause of death for 10-14 year olds. Teen suicide is on the rise; having leveled off in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, it has

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Fordham University

October 3, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

written by Alexa Kallianoites Fordham University is a non-profit, private, Jesuit university in New York. It is separated into two main campuses: Fordham College at Rose Hill (Bronx), which houses the Gabelli School of Business, and Fordham College at Lincoln Center (Manhattan). Fordham has approximately 8,000 undergraduates and about 6,000 graduate students, and offers several 5-year programs. Most students reside at the Rose Hill campus, which boasts plenty of student housing and beautiful lawns and gardens. The buildings of Fordham

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What I wish I Knew in High School about the College Application Process

September 19, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Dear Alexa, I know how overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused you feel at times. Senior year was supposed to be less stressful than junior year (so you had been told) and a lot more fun–once the college apps were finally sent out. After that, there was the wait, but that was out of your hands, and most people in your class expected favorable outcomes. But for you it seemed that was when the real stress began to build into something that

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Left-brained or Right-brained?

September 5, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Have you ever wondered why some people have certain talents or skills in specific areas, while others have strong abilities in other subjects? This is because each side of our brain controls a different type of thinking. Dominance of one side, either left or right, means that people process things a certain way. Typically, those who are left-brain thinkers tend to be more analytical, logical, and impartial. This is why some people are able to remain interested and focused as

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The Many Benefits of Organized Sports

August 22, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Written by Alexa Kallianiotes Edited by Stacy Padula According to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, children need 60 minutes of exercise each day. While climbing monkey bars and playing hopscotch are great, participating in organized sports has benefits beyond exercise. Experts have found that children who participate in team sports receive the benefits of exercise while improving their physical, psychological, and social well-being. Acquiring social skills is significant benefit that children gain through participating in sports. Being

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School of the Month: Babson College

August 12, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

By Alexa Kallianiotes Babson College is a small, private business institution located in Wellesley, MA. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, along with Masters degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Management, and Finance. There are approximately 2,000 undergraduates—24% are international students. The Babson campus has a small-town setting, alongside Wellesley College and Olin College of Engineering. Modern buildings complement fields of green grass and plenty of parking. Babson is best known for its entrepreneurship—ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship by

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