It’s college fair season! Attending a fair is like wandering through a pop-up shopping mall for universities and their degree programs. You can sample the schools who attend, talk with the admissions counselors, and get a taste of the education and experience that each school offers.
The day-to-day costs rung up by a typical college student don’t end at tuition. Regardless of how hefty your financial aid package is, you still have the “hidden costs” of college life to cover.
If you grew up in Ohio, you might think your neighbor to the west — Indiana — is pretty much the same as your home state. Both states are midwestern, featuring rural landscapes punctuated by a handful of smaller industrial cities and anchored by larger metropolitan areas.
At some point in your life—or, more likely, at many points—a well-meaning person will wander up to you and ask what you plan to do as a career.
If you’re headed to college soon but haven’t picked a major yet, don’t stress. You get a great opportunity to shop around for a major by learning about your options and the different futures they may lead to.
Imagine this: You’re planning to get a somewhat pricey item in the near future. You really want this thing, but you’re still new to the market and don’t know which brand to choose.
You need some hands-on info before making your choice. Luckily, you have a secret weapon—a friend who’s really into the thing. Your friend willingly shares her knowledge and helps you connect with exactly what you need. Item acquired; achievement unlocked!
Your same approach works for learning more about colleges, except it’s harder to find friends with exactly the right experience to help. Luckily, that’s where this blog comes in.
We asked a bunch of successful alumni to share their insights about their experience on our campus. These folks were just like you a few years ago, but now they’re out in the world, making cool things happen. Check out their knowledge below. It’ll give you some good insights.