Articles tagged with College Life

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

The college summer term can offer many benefits, such as increased flexibility and course options that you might not otherwise have during the spring and fall semesters. While summer term varies from school to school, it’s key to understand what type of summer class is right for you, such as short vs. long sessions or in-person vs. online. Keep reading to identify the right type of summer class for you: The short vs. long(er) summer course During the fall and spring semesters, college classes typically run for the full duration of the semester—about 15 weeks. During the summer term, however, schools offer courses in a variety of ... Read More About What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

What is it Like to Attend Scripps College?

What is it Like to Attend Scripps College?

Hannah is a current junior at Scripps College. She is majoring in human biology, and specializes in elementary math tutoring, biology tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Scripps College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Hannah: Scripps College is in a suburban area, but close enough to access all of the resources in Los Angeles. It’s really easy to bring a car, otherwise you can walk or Uber downtown to Claremont Village. If you’re looking to go into LA, which is about 45 minutes away, there are public transportation options. Additionally, I always feel extrem ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Scripps College?

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

The following is a guest post written by Caitlin Grove, an Associate Content Coordinator for Varsity Tutors. When you start to see the light at the end of the college tunnel, one particular question may cross your mind: “How do I land my dream job?” The idea of exiting the college journey and moving directly to your dream career is enticing. The harsh reality is that it isn’t a simple process. Before I landed my current position as Associate Content Coordinator with Varsity Tutors, I had to be honest with myself about what the term “dream job” meant for me and how I would ultimately get there. In some ways ... Read More About 4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

Should I Go to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

Should I Go to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

Garrett earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from North Carolina State University at Raleigh. He specializes in various levels of Spanish tutoring. Below, he shares his experience at North Carolina State University at Raleigh: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Garrett: North Carolina State University at Raleigh's campus is relatively compact. There are quite a few classroom buildings that are all really close together, meaning that just about everything is, at most, a 20-minute walk away. Located just outside of downtown Raleigh, the campus is pretty urban, and is not insulated from the o ... Read More About Should I Go to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

How to Choose the Right Match Schools

How to Choose the Right Match Schools

This post is the second part of our three-part series on how to choose the right reach, match, and safety schools. Over the course of the next few weeks, visit the Varsity Admissions Blog for advice on how to tackle this part of the admissions process. Match schools are perhaps the most important colleges to apply to, because you have a reasonable chance of gaining acceptance and would fit in with the average students there. However, it can be difficult to determine which colleges your budget and academic and extracurricular interests appropriately match. When searching for match schools, it’s important to note how your grades compare a ... Read More About How to Choose the Right Match Schools

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