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Make the most of your freshman semester 03-02-2015

Student Council member and freshman at North Carolina State University, Shazeeda Mohamed shares her input on how to gain the most of your freshman year...

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How to Survive Your First Semester at College 02-02-2015

Amber Liggett recently completed her first semester of college, which resulted in some lessons learned and tips to share...

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Easing the Challenging Transition to College 01-05-2015

Student Council member Wesley Smith studies at The Ohio State University and shares his experience of how transitioning from high school college is easier said than done...

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The College Experience: Lessons From A Freshman 12-01-2014

NSHSS member Olivia Parks shares the reality of freedom that being a college freshman gives...

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Be the Difference You Want to See 11-03-2014

NSHSS Ambassador Dillon Pabisz shares his inspiration for organizing and the success of the worldwide NSHSS Goes Green initiative this past summer…

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Tips For Your First Year Of College - Planning Ahead 10-06-2014

Take to heart some of these tips to ace your Freshman year of college from NSHSS member Prima Manandhar...

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Benefits of Befriending Foreign Exchange Students 09-02-2014

With the new school year beginning, think about befriending exchange students in your school that will open your eyes to a brand new culture; Victoria Erdel did...

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Five Steps to Becoming a Standout College Applicant 06-02-2014

NSHSS member Elizabeth Blanchette shares advice on how to become a stand out college applicant early on...

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Making the Cut: Choosing Clubs in College 05-05-2014

NSHSS Student Council member, Caroline Ritter, shares insight on how to make the most of your college experience: by joining clubs...

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Inaugural Women 2 Women Conference with Maya Angelou 04-07-2014

On March 1st Brandi Jones, Scholarship Assistant for NSHSS, attended the Women 2 Women Conference held in Atlanta, GA and graced by NSHSS Board of Advisors member Dr. Maya Angelou...

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Is It Worth Living On Campus? 03-03-2014

Ton La, Jr., is an NSHSS scholarship recipient and student council member who has chosen the college lifestyle of living on campus permanently...

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The Perfect Match: The Interdependence of Hard and Soft Sciences 02-03-2014

NSHSS member, Alec Urbach, recently visited Silicon Valley during his freshman year at Princeton University. The philosophies he has brought back are just what eager students need to hear...

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Making the Most Out of Your College Experience 01-13-2014

Student Council member Anna Lubitz shares some advice as she prepares to graduate from college. Anna currently serves as Chair of the Provost-Student Task Force at Stony Brook University and served as President of the University Student Government. She also received the "Think Science" Challenge Scholarship sponsored by Dublin City University for NSHSS members...

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Speaking at the UN – A Distant Dream Becomes a Possibility 12-13-2013

NSHSS member Neha Premjee took advantage of a rare opportunity while abroad with Semester at Sea; the chance to participate in a session at the United Nations headquarters...

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Tips to Tackle Your First Year in College 11-13-2013

For many students, attending college is a major shift in their lives. Once you receive your acceptances, then what?

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Advice for Applying to College 08-02-2013

NSHSS Student Council Member and recent graduate of Cornell University, Lauren Ritter took the risk of applying for college the day before her application deadline. From this experience, she reaches out to NSHSS parents and members with advice on applying to college and how to broaden your selections.

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The C’s of College and Rationalist Thinking 07-01-2013

Change, Community, and Confidence. Those are NSHSS Student Council Member, Jaser Alsharhan's, three words he remembers when thinking about his freshman year of college at University of Denver. His advice about these three words may very well help you too.

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The Whole Package Which Comes With Studying Abroad 05-31-2013

Are you considering studying abroad? Read what NSHSS Student Council Member, Hal Zhao, has to say about getting all you can out of studying in a country other than your own. From time-management between classes and exploration, the quality of faculty and staff, and meeting new people from abroad, Hal describes how his semester abroad in France was truly an experience every scholar needs to have.

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My First Semester of College - What I Wish I Had Known 05-07-2013

University of Illinois freshman Nicholas Tarleton shares tips for college-bound students to help them navigate their collegiate voyage successfully.

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Outside the Comfort Zone: Finding my Voice in a Summer Internship in Argentina 04-01-2013

Harvard sophomore Inesha Premaratne recounts her summer internship with Ashoka Public Innovators in Argentina, which helped her find her own voice and thrive in the face of new challenges.

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