Category: Life in College

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Life in College

10 Things I Wish I Knew About College Experience, From a Real Student

When picking a college, students often choose on the criteria of either academic programs and prestige, or a loosely based feeling of “fit.” However, there are so many characteristics of a college that are important to consider, especially if you want to have a good college experience outside of the classroom. The campus culture, location, opportunities, and extracurricular options will affect you everyday life, your happiness, and, in some cases, your future career.

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Student Stories Spotlight

Wondering what it’s really like to work with the Empowerly community? Of course, we think our program is pretty spectacular… but that’s just us. Hear from real students as they reflect on their experiences with Empowerly and advice they have to offer you.

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Life in College

Guides: How I Got Into Stanford

Martha Collins, a Stanford alum, shares her Stanford admissions story. She discusses her tips for best approaching the application process and what she feels made her application stand out.

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Life in College

Why I Wish I’d Had College Counseling

What can a college counselor offer me that I don’t already know? Student Sarah P. offers up a cautionary tale of “going it alone,” and encourages utilizing college counseling resources. 

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