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The Ultimate College Packing List

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts

Preparing for college can be an overwhelming process. With so many items to purchase and pack, you’re bound to forget something crucial if you don’t make a list beforehand. Below, we’ve shared the ultimate college packing list, so you have all the essential items to survive your freshman year. Choose a comfortable and stylish backpack that will last for your …

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10 Perfect Cars for Recent Grads

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts

So you’ve graduated college, and it’s time to head off into the real world. Unless you can bike or take public transportation to your job, you’ll probably be in the market for a commuter car. Below, we’ve shared the 10 best cars for college grads, which offer the most value, reliability, and safety on the market. If you’re looking for …

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10 Tips to Follow the Summer Before College

Jesse Alexander Events & Culture, For Students, Fun Facts

High school graduation is a life-changing moment. It marks a transition into adulthood, where many children move out of the house and become fully independent. Once the graduation festivities are over, summer will be in full swing, with college just around the corner. Now is the time to enjoy your friends and family, prepare for college life, and challenge yourself …

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10 Apps All Recent College Grads Need on Their Phone

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts

In this guide, we’ve shared the best apps for recent college grads heading into the real world. These apps can help you find a job, rent an apartment, and find time for quiet reflection. With more than 600,000 properties, RadPad makes it easy to find your first apartment after college. Narrow down your results and search by price, bedrooms, location, …

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7 Tips for Scholarship Applications

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts

Applications for college scholarships can be overwhelming, but don’t get discouraged! Once you’ve devised a plan of attack, the application process will fall into place. Below, we’ve shared how to apply for scholarships with seven practical tips, so that you improve your odds of success. It’s pointless to spend months filling out scholarship applications if you don’t develop a concrete …

Steps to Take to Prepare for Graduation

Jesse Alexander For Students, Graduation

Preparing for life after college or high school may feel like a daunting task. When you’re in the heat of finals it’s easy to forget to prepare for graduation. We recommend savoring your last weeks as a student and creating an action plan for your upcoming graduation festivities. Whether preparing for college life or the working world, these graduation tips …

How to Wear a Graduation Cap

Jesse Alexander For Students, Graduation, How To

Who knows what the weather will be like on your graduation day, it might be picture perfect or anything but. If the wind picks up, your graduation cap could blow right off your head before you make it to the stage. If you’re like most graduates, you probably only want your graduation cap airborne at the end of the ceremony. Below, we’ve shared …

5 Ways to Customize Your Graduation Stoles

Jesse Alexander Events & Culture, For Educators, For Students, Graduation

Traditionally stoles are decorative sashes that graduates drape around their shoulders. They can signify special academic achievements or membership to a club. There are Greek graduation stoles, valedictorian stoles, and stoles that recognize field-specific achievements. Your stole is worth customizing because it will be a special keepsake from your graduation. Some people even frame them to hang on their walls …

What Do PhD Graduation Gown Colors Mean

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts, Graduation

With so many collegiate traditions and classifications, it can be hard to understand the difference between the colors. With the wide array of customization options for regalia such as graduation gowns, caps, and tams it can get even more challenging. The doctoral graduation gown, in particular, has additional features such as velvet chevrons and linings, with piping around their edges. …

Common Grad Job Search Mistakes

Jesse Alexander For Students, Fun Facts, Graduation

If the college grad job search feels like an endless string of rejection, you might be taking the wrong approach. Hiring managers want to find the right person for the job, but if you’re making rookie mistakes, they won’t be able to look past them. Below, we’ve shared how to find a job after college and avoid common stumbling blocks …