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Author: Denise Dagnino


4 Tips for holiday shopping on a college student budget

‘Tis the season of giving, and spending. There’s no need to stress out or blow your budget. Follow these easy tips to keep your gift-giving in check this year.  Go thrifting: From antique jewelry to amazing fashion finds, your local thrift store is filled with quirky and unique gift ideas. You may even find designer items at a fraction of the…

Students studying

5 Strategies to prepare for finals

It’s official. Finals are headed this way. There’s so much to learn, remember, and organize. Don’t worry, we have your back with five solid study tips to help reduce stress and boost that GPA! 1. Organize a group study session, socially distanced of course. Learning from others is a great way to get a fresh take on the material. Use…

10 Questions to ask at an Open House

  You’ve RSVP’d to your first Open House, printed out directions for your parents, and packed snacks for the car. But have you thought about what you really want to know about this campus? An open house is your chance to talk to faculty, staff, and most importantly, other students and decide if this is where you want to live…

College student standing in front of the NY State Capital Building

Four steps to admissions interview success

1. Show up on time — early is better. You only get one chance to make a good first impression! If you’re not sure where to go, print out a map and give yourself enough time to find the right building/office. Feeling rushed will only stress you out more! Organize your resume and/or portfolio the night before, and bring a…

Students walking outside at College of Saint Rose campus during fall

College Visits Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t Apply Without Visiting Campus Deciding where to spend the next four years of your life is a big decision and one you shouldn’t make blindly. Just like that gorgeous Airbnb vacation rental with a leaky roof, photos don’t always show the whole picture. You want to make sure the school you choose is the right fit, and the best…