Making Yourself a Better College Candidate

By: Jay KC, CollegeFindMe Intern

If there is one thing all high schoolers can agree on, it is that everyone wants to be the best applicant for colleges and universities. We go to elementary school for middle school, middle school for high school, and finally high school for college. Of course, we want to go to the best college we can, so I am going to give you a few tips on ways to make yourself more appealing to colleges.

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College Packing List

By Simarn Regmi

Move in day is approaching and if any of you are like me, I have not started packing or buying what I need for college. I wish I could just snap my fingers and everything I need would appear in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, I do not have a genie in a bottle, magic carpet, and I am not Princess Jasmine (Fun fact: I actually am the princess of a small Kingdom in Nepal). There’s just a lot of thought and many lists to make, but lucky for you, I have compiled a list of what you want to pack!

College Packing List

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Bedding and Room:

  • Comforter
  • Pillows+pillow cover
  • Linens/sheets (extra-long)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Blanket
  • Lamp
  • Fan
  • Storage Bin
  • Trashcan
  • Laundry bag
  • Mattress topper
  • Shoe Rack
  • Alarm clock (don’t miss class because you overslept) 
  • Room decor (posters, pictures, fairy lights, rug)

Personal:

  • Robe
  • Towels
  • Shower necessities (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.)
  • Shower caddy
  • Laundry and cleaning supplies
  • Shaving needs
  • Flip flops
  • Hygiene products (deodorant)
  • Iron
  • Lint brush
  • Makeup
  • Skincare
  • Hair Styling tools (straightener, curler, comb)
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Safety pins
  • Tissues
  • Menstrual care (pads and tampons)
  • Eye care (glasses, contact lens, solution)

Clothing:

    • Casual
    • Comfortable
    • Workout
    • Dressy
    • Jacket
    • Raincoat
    • Swimwear
    • Shoes
    • Slippers
    • Boots
    • Sneakers
    • Pajamas
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Accessories

School Supplies: 

  • Notebook
  • Writing utensils (pen, pencil, markers)
  • Calculator
  • Dictionary,
  • Planner
  • Paper
  • Textbooks (based on class)
  • Index cards
  • Highlighters
  • Tape/glue
  • Stapler
  • Backpack

Technology: 

  • Laptop
  • Charger
  • Ethernet cable
  • Surge protector
  • Camera
  • Flash drive
  • TV

Other:

  • Medication
  • Allergy kit
  • Money
  • Umbrella
  • Batteries
  • Snacks
  • Documentation (passport, ID, healthcare forms)
  • Plastic eating utensils and plating
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Water bottle
  • A smile 

Congratulations again to the Class of 2022 and good luck. We hope you have a wonderful freshmen year and take on the world!

 

Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s Birthday

By Simarn Regmi,

It’s July 31st. This might be an ordinary day for muggles, but for those in the Wizarding World, it marks the birth date of the Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter. I have been a die hard Harry Potter fan since birth. I can read the series and watch the movies a billion times, buy ridiculous Harry Potter gear, and act like I have powers for days. Who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts and ride a flying car?!?!?!!! 

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ASCA 2018 Session Highlights

3,500 school counselors from across the nation descended upon Los Angeles for the American School Counselor Association Conference this July 14-17. Filled with exhibitors (like us!), keynote speakers, and informational sessions, there was plenty to do in this four day convening. Besides being able to meet amazing counselors from all over the U.S., like Marie Paresa (pictured above), we got to attend a few extraordinary sessions.

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Finding College Pathways

Hey, my name is Jay KC. The moment my brother in law brought me with him to work, I knew I wanted to become a pharmacist. My whole life I was interested in sciences. From learning about the three states of matter to learning about how enzymes are a catalyst for many reactions and cell signaling pathways. Science has never been swayed away from being my passion. Fast forward to now, the only things I love, besides the obvious family and friends, are sneakers and science.

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My Application Process as a Private School Student

I am Vera, a senior from Worcester Academy.

Senior year is always the busiest during high school. Being an international student is even more challenging. SAT and AP exams are not enough. We need TOEFL scores, and high GPA’s to prove we can keep up with the courses in college. Luckily, my school is helpful and played an essential role in my application process.

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Scholarship Essay Competition

Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy telling science fiction and/or fantasy stories? Do you imagine worlds beyond reality? Well, look no further! CollegeFindMe is hosting a writing competition aimed at all you creative writers out there. The competition is simple: submit an original 650 word max sci-fi and/or fantasy story for the chance to win $500 and the opportunity to have your story published on our blog!

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