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Don’t Overlook Your College Essay

Mid-September. Senior year. By now, hopefully, you’re settled into the school year and starting to think more practically about your college applications. While there are many pieces that go into preparing your application, the most commonly misunderstood of materials is the college essay. What should you write about? Who’s reading it? Is an actual person…

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Why You Should Meet Your Admission Counselor

Throughout the college admission process, it’s important to understand that students are not going about their search on their own. While the levels of support will vary, it is our hope that students have some form of support surrounding them. A guardian, or multiple, is the typical first level of guidance. From there, most students…

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Think Before You Apply

As summer begins to wind down and the smell of fall seeps in through the air, there is one thing that every rising senior begins to think about: applying to colleges! Maybe you have a list of one or two schools that you have been dreaming about attending ever since you were a little kid,…

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Dive In at the Summer Open House

It’s officially summer! While I am a firm believer in soaking up every second of summer by the pool, lake or ocean, summer is also a good time to get a jump start on your college search process. While the campus might not be bustling with students walking across the quad, campus is still thriving…

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Preventing the Summer Sweats: How to Get Ahead in the College Search

It’s summertime; the days are longer, the weather is usually hot and clear, and you’re just now realizing that senior year is staring you right in the face. What should be a time of relaxation, beach vacations, and making as much money as you can, has become a race against the clock to figure out…

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Philly in the Summer

While Saint Joseph’s University has a number of notable features, one of the most exciting aspects is the close proximity to a major metropolitan area. On campus you can enjoy green areas, gyms, and multiple food options, and after about a 10-minute train ride, you have a world of possibilities for food and fun! Whether…

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The 10 Best Places to Eat Around Campus

“So… where do you want to eat?” This question can be so hard to answer, and for students at SJU, the options are endless. The food scene surrounding Saint Joseph’s has it all: sushi, burritos, pizza, shawarma, and the list goes on. If you are looking for a quick bite before class, or looking to…

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Questions To Ask on a College Visit

“Do you have any questions for me?” can be an intimidating inquiry, regardless of the situation you are in. It can be especially intimidating when you are speaking to a tour guide or admission counselor at a college or university that you are hoping to be admitted into. As a former tour guide and a…

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Running Start Early Arrival Program

“The friends that I made during my Running Start Program were the same group of students that I sat with at the Senior Sendoff.”   An offhand comment made by a graduating senior instantly became one of my favorite quotes about the Running Start Program. I had met this student almost four years ago on…

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AIM Early Arrival Program

Congratulations, new Hawks! You are about to make Hawk Hill your home for the next four years… but now what?!  How do you start your first four years here, after orientation? I have a suggestion for you: join us for AIM!! The official description of AIM is “an Early Arrival Program run by the Office…

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