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Author: Nicolaus Jannasch

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Posted March 3, 2015, 9 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
leadership positions

College admissions want to know what you do after class, whether it is getting involved with a club, playing sports or even a part time job. Keep in mind though that the top schools don't necessarily care so much about what you're involved in, but how involved you are in it. This means that they are interested to know if you are taking on leadership roles/positions in your extracurricular activities. Quality trumps quantity when it comes to extra curricular activities. So if you're not in a leadership position yet, take these tips into consideration. 1. Volunteer Positions If your extracurricular ...

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
how to study more efficiently

With college admissions being more competitive than ever, high school students have to take on the challenge of taking more rigorous classes. The only problem with that is that there are only 24 hours in a day—sometimes there is just not enough time to study for all of your classes before a big test or an exam. Too often, students make the mistake of pulling all-nighters and cramming everything in the night before, which is the worst mistake a student can make. These following tips can actually help you study more with less time. 1. Create Mnemonics Mnemonics are ways ...

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
prepare for a job in college

A large part of the reason you’re at college is admittedly to have fun. The real reason you pay your tuition bill, however, is so that you will be well prepared to enter the job market upon graduation. Unfortunately, more and more recent graduates are having trouble landing valuable positions once they remove their cap and gown. Many are taking jobs well below their training and a great deal are moving back in with their parents. College, in and of itself, does a great deal to prepare students for the job market. There are, however, specific actions you can take ...

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
preparing for college in high school

Having fun in high school is important. You want to spend time with friends and make sure you get the most out of these four years before college. While fun is important, so is ensuring that you prepare yourself for college as well as your career afterwards. Below are 8 tips to help you prepare for college as well as life after graduation. 1. Prepare for College in Advance There is no such thing as preparing too early. College will always seem so far away, especially when you are only a freshman, but not preparing early is a huge mistake. ...

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 9 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
prepare for college junior year of high school

You are finally old enough to drive on your own but there is still a lot of time ahead of you before you pack up all your stuff and leave for college. Until that time comes, there is a lot of preparation that you need to do as a junior in high school. Sure, by now you have figured out what high school is all about, but it is time for you to start taking more actions towards getting into the college of your dreams. Here is a list of five things you definitely should do as a junior in ...

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 10 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
how to be green on a college campus

College students are becoming more and more aware of their effect on the earth’s environment. Because of this, many are taking action and working to lessen their impact as well as the impact of those around them. If you want to advance the green movement you will have no shortage of opportunities in college. Here are three ways you can help save the planet while living on campus. 1. Go to Environmental Rallies If you want to stay current on environmental issues and be best informed on how you can help, visiting a rally is an opportunity you will have ...

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 10 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
prepare for college sophomore year

When you are starting a new school year as a sophomore, you put behind the challenges of freshman year, only to face a new challenge up ahead: college. Sure, it seems like there is a lifetime before you have to start worrying about college or post-high school plans, but the truth of the matter is that it is never too soon to start planning for it. So, what are the top 5 things that you could do during your sophomore year to prepare for college? Here is the list: 1. Take an AP Course(s) This not only helps you to ...

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 10 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
Rules to Discuss with Your College Roommate

When you arrive at college, one person who can make or break your experience is your roommate. If you get along great, you’ll always have a friend to chat with before passing out at night. If you don’t get along, you may need to deal with a monster for the rest of the year or go through the awkward process of a room change. Because roommate dynamics can be complicated, it’s important to lay down some ground rules early in the semester to avoid stress and confusion. Assuming that your roommate plans on living up to your standards is a ...

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 10 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
internet classes vs. traditional classes

Once you’ve been forced to wake up for a few 8:00 AM classes the thought of taking an Internet based class becomes a tempting one. Before you sign up for a semester online, however, there are a few things you should consider. Internet classes sound great, but they do have their downsides. Here are three things to reflect on before signing up for classes that allow you to sleep in till 1:00 PM every day. 1. Internet Classes Require Willpower One of the perks of taking a class online is that studying is always on your own time. Never again ...

Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 10 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
how to make money in college

When in college, most students are at least partially preoccupied with thoughts of their budget. Usually, with classes in full swing, students find that earning money is a challenge when balanced with keeping their grades up. There are lots of opportunities to make money in college (some of which take little to no effort on your part). Here are three ways you can earn extra income in college without needing to call home asking mom and dad for financial assistance. 1. Become a Campus Representative for a Company One of the ways social college students look to earn money is ...

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