What Is a Liberal Arts College?

By Simone Dekryger on June 10, 2020

If you have researched colleges, you have probably seen standard universities and liberal arts colleges, but what is the difference and why does it matter? Well, this could be an important factor in decision making! Cornerstone is a liberal arts college, and today, we are going to explore what that really means.

Learning Resilience During COVID-19

By Simone Dekryger on May 14, 2020

As a student, COVID-19 has been a scary and uncertain experience, but I have not been left alone. Students have moved off campus for safety, and while education looks different now than it did a short time ago, the school year is still moving forward.

With the support of Cornerstone's community, ranging from students to professors and counselors at The Well, the year moves on.

The Benefits of Dual Enrollment

By Simone Dekryger on April 28, 2020

Did you know that you can get college credits in high school? I started dual enrollment as a senior in high school, and I can honestly say it was a great decision for me. Because of the hard work I did in high school, I'm on track to graduate a semester early from college. This possibility is open to you too!

The Importance of Making Professional Connections in College

By Simone Dekryger on March 25, 2020

When you picture your future career, what do you see? Whether you are graduating college, a senior in high school or anything in between, there are steps you can take to start building toward that vision. The cornerstone of it all is networking.

For those who don't know, networking is the process of creating beneficial relationships with peers and professionals who (usually) share your interests—employers…

Supporting Your Mental Wellness Through Creativity

By Simone Dekryger on March 2, 2020

Creativity is a trait that's talked about and used in a lot of different contexts. A valued trait in today's workplace, it is the basis of problem-solving and innovative ideas. There is also a therapeutic aspect.

College can be stressful, which is why there are resources for you to take advantage of during your time at Cornerstone University, one of them being Sanaa 139.

Sanaa 139, sometimes called…

Why You Should Meet With an Admissions Counselor

By Simone Dekryger on January 24, 2020

It is getting to be that time of year where many high school seniors are applying and finalizing college plans. For parents trying to help their student, it can be challenging to navigate the admissions process. There are transcripts and test scores to send, financial aid packages to review and living arrangements to make, but fear not! Colleges are equipped with specialized superheroes to get you…

Tips And Tricks For Surviving Exam Week

By Simone Dekryger on December 6, 2019

If you have been through high school, then you are most likely familiar with exams. College isn't too different. Exams are a part of education, a way to test the knowledge gained through the course of a semester.

So how do you survive this potentially stressful time? Well, as a veteran of exams, I've learned some useful strategies. They are not just for college either; if you have some time left in…

Finding A Minor That Is Right For You

By Simone Dekryger on November 22, 2019

I am going to be completely honest with you. When the idea for this blog came my way, I didn't actually know what having an academic minor entails. So I decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to find out what an academic minor is and why it is important. I even got in touch with some knowledgeable faculty.

To help you gain a better understanding of minors, I will share what I have found…

Finding Balance in a College Lifestyle

By Simone Dekryger on November 4, 2019

As someone who has a minor obsession with the delectable, mouth-watering spicy chicken sandwich and addictive, piping hot waffle fries from Chick-fil-A, I've found that it is nice to have some extra cash. Now that I'm in college, my parents no longer pay for everything, and because it isn't typically acceptable to start a fundraiser for fast food, I work so that I can not only pay for what I need,…

Questions to Ask on Your Cornerstone Tour

By Simone Dekryger on October 23, 2019

Everybody loves a red carpet welcome. At Cornerstone University, that's exactly what you'll receive. You get to taste the best of Cornerstone's food, attend chapel with current students, sit in on a class that fits your interests and, most importantly, partake in our sacred tradition of warm cookie Friday.

Cornerstone offers multiple Golden Eagle Days throughout the year as a way for you to meet faculty…