Adjusting to College as a First-Generation Student

College can be an exciting, stressful and confusing time, especially for first-generation students.  They must contend with the thrill of being away from home and the weight of expectation, all within an environment that’s wholly unfamiliar to them and to their families.  Indeed, certain experiences, knowledge and cultural norms that are taken for granted by […]

Extracurricular Activities and Careers

When thinking about possible careers, it’s natural that you’d first turn to your academic interests.  After all, we tend to link jobs with education.  However, the classroom is not the only place that can lead to career ideas and ambitions.  If you’re having trouble zeroing in on your options, we recommend looking to your extracurricular […]

Finding Internet Access

Historically, technology at large (and the internet specifically) has been seen as having the power to democratize education and help place students of all socio-economic levels on an equal playing field.  In reality, that’s far from the case.  While wealthier students are able to freely use the internet to their benefit, children from lower-income families […]

Pursue What Excites You

As you begin to consider potential career options, there’s a good chance you’ll have friends, family and even teachers all try to persuade you to pursue certain paths.  Sure, their intentions are likely good.  And their reasoning is probably sound.  However, while you should definitely take their opinions under advisement, it’s important that you ultimately […]