Congrats on finishing up what most people consider to be the hardest year of high school! On top of all your usual homework and after-school activities, you’ve had to study for the dreaded SATs and ACTs and start thinking about which college you’d like to attend. While you may be exhausted from the school year and ready to kick it at the beach, don’t waste your summer before your senior year in high school. Here are a few ways to make the most out of your summer:
It can be difficult to choose a major when you don’t know what career you want to pursue. But you’re not alone! Many freshmen enter college undeclared and even those who think they know what they want to study end up changing their minds. While you don’t have to officially declare your major until you’re a junior at most colleges, many students unofficially choose a major in order to get a head start on the course requirements for their major. If you’re not sure what you want to do after college, but still want to choose a major, consider the following:
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Interested in playing sports in college? Worried about how you’re going to juggle classes, new friends, and sports? If you’re a higher schooler who wants to play sports in college, get good grades, and maintain a social life, you’re going to need to learn how to manage your time. By planning and prioritizing the different areas of responsibilities in your life, you will not only manage, but thrive. Here are five tips to help you manage your priorities as a student-athlete.
If you’re a high school student interested in business, a current business major in college, or a working professional looking to explore your options in the business field, you may have asked, “What kind of job can I get with a business degree?” It’s important to know what the payoff is going to be when committing to a major or career change. Learn about the different fields, career options, and work environments in business.
With so many options, choosing a college major can be stressful. While knowing what you want to major in is helpful as you will have to officially declare your major during your sophomore or junior year, many high school seniors are unsure of what major to choose. Over 20–50% of college freshmen enter college as “undeclared” — meaning they haven’t chosen a major yet.
If you’re interested in attending a Christian college, you may be wondering what the students are like. Maybe you’re worried the students are not really Christians. Maybe you’re worried that the students are “too Christian.” While the spiritual climate varies from school to school, for the most part colleges have one thing in common: they are centers of diversity. Whether you’ve been homeschooled or attended a public school, whether you’ve grown up in a Christian home or are a new believer, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you’re sure to find people with a broad range of interests and opinions. Get a glimpse of what Christian college students are like and hear from real students from Cairn University to learn about their passions, interests, and career paths.
Unlike many high school students today, I always knew I was going to go to college. My mom says that when I was younger, I would joke that I would have to choose between Yale or Princeton. Maybe it was growing up with parents who believe education is the key to success or maybe it was my middle school and high school teachers who talked about college as if it were the only path to success.
Making the decision to attend college is a big decision, perhaps the biggest decision you’ve ever had to make. With the cost of higher education increasing every year, it’s smart to ask yourself if it’s worth it to go to college, especially if you don’t know what career you want to pursue after graduation. If you don’t know whether college is for you, check out our post, “Don’t Know if You Should Go to College? 5 Things You Need to Do Before Making a Decision.” If you’re leaning towards attending college, but need a little more convincing, keep reading!
Whether you're a high schooler looking to get involved in athletics in college or you're a current college student-athlete struggling to find balance in your life, sophomore Kristen Castner (secondary English education major) has some advice for you!