Study to Success, Minus the Stress

By Meredith Sweet on October 6, 2017

Brace yourself: midterms are coming.

The good news is that you've made it this far. Congratulations! The transition from high school to college isn't easy, but you've managed to work hard and push through it. Now all you have to do is prove how much you've learned.

Though studying is never fun, it is an effective way to prepare yourself ahead of time. Don't let yourself rely on cramming the night…

How to Avoid the Homesickness Blues

By Meredith Sweet on September 8, 2017

Two weeks into the semester, and you can't fall asleep. You spend your time lying in bed, scrolling through your Facebook feed. All of the friends and family members you left behind seem to have moved on without you. You were supposed to be starting this exciting new phase in your life, and here you are, wishing you were still at home.

10 essential things you’ll need your first year

By Meredith Sweet on July 28, 2017

You're an A+ student, so you've done your research. You've read all the blogs and seen all the lists. Almost everything you own has been pressed, folded and crammed into cardboard boxes at the foot of your bed. It's two weeks before move-in day, and you think you're as ready as you'll ever be.

But what if those lists are incomplete? What if you have to run out to the store on the second day of school…

If You Haven’t Picked a Major Yet, It’s Going to Be Okay

By Meredith Sweet on June 30, 2017

It feels like you've flipped through the academic catalog one hundred times. You've visited the website even more than that, but you still can't decide what you're interested in. The first day of classes is quickly approaching, and you have no idea what you want to do.

You love your college; after all, that's why you enrolled. And even if you don't know what you want to study yet, you don't have to…

Accepting That Your High School Friends May Not Last Forever

By Meredith Sweet on June 16, 2017

You switch the tassel on your cap from the right to the left. Diploma in hand, you join the rest of your high school classmates and file out of the commencement service. You are finally ready to start the next phase of your life.

But there are some things you never thought you'd leave behind: your friendships. You want to hold onto those memories of days in the lunchroom, or sitting in the back of…

The Importance of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Meredith Sweet on April 21, 2017

You're in your own little bubble, and everything's okay.

But it isn't great. Fear has a way of keeping you locked in your own emotions and your own space. It's like a prison. You'd step outside of it if you could, but sometimes, it seems too hard to take that first step alone.

College is scary enough without stepping outside of your comfort zone, but it doesn't have to be the bad experience you're…