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My Story: Retreat for Freshman Leaders

Vanessa Burnam | July 31, 2015

Our summer intern Vanessa Burnam is about to embark on her college career at Florida Gulf Coast University. When we found out she was invited to experience a leadership retreat designed for freshman at the school, we asked she share her experiences… [Read More]

These College Students Earn an A in Winter Fun

Dawn Papandrea | February 10, 2014

While college students all across the country suffer through a brutal winter full of Polar Vortex cold, snow, and ice, Paul Smith’s College students wouldn’t have it any other way. As the only four-year college in the New York Adirondacks, they know cold, but instead of sleeping away their snow days, they incorporate the frigid outdoors into their coursework and extracurricular activities.

In fact, the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) encourages students to explore miles of nature trails all year long. From cross-country skiing to owl watching to maple sugaring to winter astronomy, Paul Smith students laugh and learn in the face of winter. Take a look… [Read More]

When one considers the staggering statistics — that 1 in every 50 children has a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to a recent parental survey conducted by the CDC — there’s no doubt that society as a whole needs to help support them and their families. Although you often hear about special education programs at the early childhood level, once ASD kids grow up, there isn’t much in the way of support for them to continue with their studies. [Read More]

Students Get Educated about the Real World

Lori Johnston | December 26, 2012

No, it’s not MTV’s long-running reality show coming to college campuses. Instead, schools are preparing college students for life after graduation with “real world” seminars, workshops and courses.

After four (or more) years of studying, taking exams, writing papers and having a social life, when you get ready to leave college, there can be a ton of unknowns. Some students say goodbye to college with trepidation about what’s next, including renting an apartment, interviewing for a job, negotiating a salary and benefits, networking and even acting professional during a cocktail hour. [Read More]

Top Green Campus Initiatives in 2012

Robyn Tellefsen | December 5, 2012

What role can colleges and universities – and students – play in protecting the health of our planet? According to the National Wildlife Federation, the role of higher education in greening our world is an indispensable one. [Read More]

College Students Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Lori Johnston | November 7, 2012

As you may know, The CollegeBound Network is headquartered in Staten Island, NY, and our colleagues, friends, and loved ones have been severely impacted by the devastating Hurricane Sandy. We’ve been uplifting by the generosity of others, the true power of the human spirit to hope and endure, and by all of you for your continued prayers and well wishes. In our own offices, we’ve been pulling together through our recently launched CollegeBound Cares service initiative, to collect, donate, and distribute items to those who have suffered great losses in our community. If you’re interested in helping our efforts, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Of course, the tremendous outpouring of support and assistance is coming from all over the nation, including from college and university students. Read more about what students are doing to help victims of Hurricane Sandy… [Read More]

Student Get Real-World Experience at Olympics

Lori Johnston | August 7, 2012

While college students and graduates are racking up the medals at the 2012 London Olympics, some of their peers are working hard at the games, getting real-world experience and making incredible memories.

A team of 19 students from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication among the students in London. They’re getting to cover the Olympics, reporting on the athletes, events, fans, and more for Cronkite News Service.

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Conservation on Campus

Robyn Tellefsen | May 17, 2012

The stereotype of the self-absorbed college student has taken yet another beating – this time, by students demonstrating a serious commitment to saving the earth. Through the U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid’s Campus Conservation Nationals competition, college students were given the chance to reduce their energy consumption and promote sustainability. And their efforts were beyond impressive. [Read More]