Benefits of Volunteering in College

volunteers During college, you may desire to live the party life and have your focus set on the three F’s: Food, Fridays & Fun! However, you can get all those goodies and more by volunteering at a local food bank, school, or homeless shelter.

Based on a report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to volunteer. In 2010, 42.3 percent of college graduates volunteered. Moreover, you are not alone in the community service movement. Young people, like you, are making a difference across this nation. You may even want to discuss your service with others at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans on June 6-8, 2011.

Think about how you can serve your community, and then review the benefits that volunteering will have on your life. Continue Reading…


Getting Ready for College

College Admission Tests It’s never too early to start getting ready for college.

While there are many ways to prepare, one of the best is by taking the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT. This test will determine how well equipped you are to take the SAT, and is a predictor of future SAT performance.

In the eyes of the average high school junior, a typical Saturday morning consists of sleeping in, watching TV or hanging out with friends. In October, however, such leisurely habits will be altered. High school juniors (and some sophomores) from all around the country will be up bright and early, ready to participate in a test that can be pivotal to their educational careers. Continue Reading…


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