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September 20, 2011

Getting past test anxiety


True story: My freshman year at college, I almost passed out in the middle of my first statistics exam. It was a humongous lecture hall and my desk was approximately three inches from my neighbor’s. The teacher had a cough that day, and it annoyed me so much I couldn’t concentrate for more than four […]

September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance


So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

August 24, 2011

Carlos Rodriguez Pursues Passion for Helping People


Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Mexico City, grew up wanting to be just like his parents – his father is an emergency room physician and medical examiner and his mother is a general physician. Carlos pursued his bachelor’s in biology at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, but ultimately decided to forgo…

August 22, 2011

How Do I Apply to College?


You don’t apply to college very often, so it can appear a daunting task, even if you are applying to a community college where no admissions essay is required. Many people are the first in their family to apply to college. Others applied once – 20 years ago. Still others, out of high school for […]

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