College

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The Importance of an Internship

As a college student looking forward to a career in competitive fields, we hear about the invaluable experience and opportunity of internships. In order to prepare for a future in your post-grad life, you need to know some things about the work pertaining to your field. Internships give you hands-on experience as well as unique… Read more

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Latina Professionals in STEM

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields exist all around us, from the gravity that keeps our feet on the ground, to the way our cells are working inside our bodies. STEM fields contribute to all sorts of inventions that help in everyday life, and bring about new discoveries in our knowledge of our… Read more

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Packing for College

Ah, the dorm life! A new room, a new roommate and, most importantly, a place to call your own. Whehter it’s your first time moving out or returning back to campus for the second year, prepping and decorating your dorm room is a pretty big deal — especially if the dorm is in another city… Read more

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FAFSA: Myth VS Reality

Every new year along with holiday celebrations and family gatherings, students getting ready to go to college set aside time to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid consists of government loans and grants (free money) that are given to students who decided to pursue higher education. Yet many… Read more

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Scholarship Tips

Looking into the future can be daunting, but not knowing how to pay for that future is even more disheartening. Don’t stress after you realize you probably won’t be able to pay for college out of your own pocket, or if you need extra money to study abroad while in college. There are scholarships for… Read more

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Beyond High School Years

School, besides being a place to make new friends, helps develop worthwhile habits that are useful for your future plans. To know what you want to be later in life, you may have to analyze who you are now, your strengths, weaknesses, talents, and interests. Someone very wise once said, “If you love your job, you… Read more

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Latinas In Higher Education

written by Areli Gonzalez with contributions from the Latinitas Editor Since the beginning of the Chicano movement in the late 1960s and during 1970s, there has been an increase in Latino women acquiring education. Sadly, up to this day there are still many women that drop out of college or do not enter into higher education…. Read more

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The Perks of Going to College

After about fourteen years of school, we’re all thinking the same thing: I’m done with school! Homework, lectures, tests, quizzes; they’re all just things we never want to hear about again. It seems like our days of studying for tests and finishing up homework we procrastinated to start are never-ending and, as seniors in high… Read more

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College Tips From an Admissions Counselor

Ever want to know what happens after you’ve turned in a college application? Do you find yourself wondering if you put the right information, if you have enough credentials for a specific university, or just that you followed the directions? The college application process can be stressful and time consuming when you want to have… Read more

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My College Goals

What are your future goals? These Latinitas are big dreamers and share their big plans for college. The educational goals of our Latinita community are optimistic, as these young women strive for higher education and maintain the potential to do so. “I am the oldest of six children and I have many large goals in life… Read more

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