College students tend to be busy people and becoming an RA is like taking on a "full-time" position. But if you want to be a resource for other students or be a campus leader being an RA can be a very rewarding experience. The job requires countless hours, sleepless nights, and commitment. So if you're not ready to make a large commitment or are in it solely for the money... this is not the job for you!
The holidays are quickly approaching which means it won't be long before it's time to hit the slopes and make snow angels. Thankfully, December is a low key month in for many students terms of college planning and college applications, but that doesn't mean you can slack off. Both Seniors and Juniors have things they can be doing in order to be prepared for the next step. Being proactive and getting ahead will save you the frustration and stress of struggling to meet deadlines in the future.
We've gathered the most important college planning tips for the month of December to help you stay on track.
An undoubtedly important part your entire college application packet is the essay. This component is integral to many college's decision-making processes for several reasons. It is your one and maybe only chance to show the admissions team your personality, how you will fit into the campus culture, and what makes you unique. To top it off, there are so many ways to approach your college essay. Do you want to write about a big accomplishment? A struggle? An experience or a failure?
The SAT and ACT are standardized tests that allow colleges to compare you to other students. In some cases, schools are dropping these tests as a requirement for admissions but most schools still require one or the other. Some schools even use your test scores to evaluate whether or not you are eligible for a merit-based scholarship.
The ACT tends to be more popular with public schools and schools in the Midwest and South. The SAT is the more common requirement at private schools and colleges on the east and west coasts. The most important factor in determining which test you should take is which test the schools you are applying to require. Some students may end up having to take both tests.