Tag Archives: college

The first years out. (A Message to Graduating Seniors)

2 May

UHP alumna Kate Golcheski writes us with wisdom and advice for graduating seniors.  This is highly, highly recommended reading.

Kate Golcheski, CCAS BA '08 majored in English and will recieve an MT in English Education from UVA in 2011

Dear graduating seniors,

Hello and congratulations—you’re almost there. If you are like me when I was about to graduate, you are probably a little anxious about what the future holds. What luck: I know what your future holds and I’m going to share this information with you. Best alumna ever!

Wait a second, you say. This lady is a nobody! What does she know about anything? And isn’t she only like 3 years older than us? Fair enough—when I was in your shoes I would’ve thought the same thing. In fact, when other people told me the things that I’m about to tell you I thought they were crazy. What me? I thought aghast. But the future looks like raindrops on kitten noses for me!

The Stages of Post-College Life (In no particular order)*

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Inspiring Junior Women, Win $5000

3 Nov

Glamour magazine would like to invite students to apply for their Top 10 College Women Competition. Winners will be dynamic young women with leadership experience, academic excellence and inspiring goals. Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize, recognition in Glamour and a trip to New York City for an awards luncheon.

Any woman who is currently a full-time junior at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada for the 2010—2011 academic year is eligible to enter.

Students can read about former winners, and download an application here:


DEADLINE to apply: December 1, 2010.

Are freshmen prepared for college?

15 Jul
Preparing for College

I like to think that UHP students might be a bit better prepared than other students — partly because they’re the type who are going to read the following article:

Lifehacker wrangled up some of the best tips for how to pick the right computer and software, along with getting it (and tons of other stuff) for less cash.  They also include tips on textbooks and personal finance.

It’s also full of tips you might not have thought of on your own:

Depending on your living situation, the need for security can take a few forms. In dorms—especially with roommates who may be bringing people in you don’t know—you’re going to need to make sure your laptop is safe. While tethering your laptop to your desk is something you probably won’t do, you need to make sure you keep it somewhere safe. Work out a plan with your roommate to look after your stuff when you’re out and s/he’s home. Ask a friend to watch your laptop if you need to take a bathroom break while studying in the library. If you have friends you can trust, they’ll prove to be better security than an inanimate object.

Read the full article here.

It’s worth going through the comment section as well — as the main article seems to omit the most obvious (and best!) way to save money on text books: Don’t buy them!  Use the library! That’s what I do, and the result is that in the last year of classes, I’ve spent an average of $12 on books per class.  Yep, twelve.