3. Identity (ˌīˈden(t)әdē) noun. The idiosyncratic way a person aligns with a particular group or presents as an individual
Sometimes I feel I've changed so drastically that, if I met you now, we might not even get along because we're so different
Being gay at my HBCU is a bittersweet experience for me. Since birth I was raised with the mentality to be "The Man." I was taught to not pursue anything that "threatened" my masculinity. Coming out wasn't an easy road, but in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing.
The beginning of freshman year can feel entirely overwhelming -- but it doesn't always have to be. Once you realize that everyone is just as nervous as you are, it's much easier to relax and take it all in.
There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.
It's that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It's an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year.
Take advantage of all of the opportunities that present themselves to you. And better yet, don't just wait for opportunities to come along, make them yourself and go out there and look for them.
Whether or not professional skills are taught in the class curriculum, students can treat each of their classes like it's their career to get the experiential learning they need to be prepared for the world of work.
Kenyatta Giddings, a recent University of Texas graduate, said she was surprised to pack on extra pounds. Freedom from parents
Since experience is probably the most valuable thing to offer college freshmen (except for free food because free food always wins), here are some things I learned/wished I would have realized during my first semester of college.
Boston College has decided they'd like to see applications only from students who are truly interested in attending Boston College. And how will they achieve this? You guessed it - by requiring their applicants to compose a thoughtful, revealing supplementary essay.
Each year high school seniors spend the month of March in a nail-biting, gut-churning, adrenaline-fueled state of anticipation. It's the anxiety that each March brings as thousands wait for their college acceptance letters.
You have been dying to see your teenage college freshman and have been planning for weeks for their arrival home from their first few months of college. Well, let me tell you that you are in for some surprises.
Many factors contribute to students leaving college, and financial circumstance is one of them. One of the tools our college has developed to mitigate this problem and to equip students with life skills is a required, one-unit freshman course called Personal Finance for College.
A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their time in college. That's the reality. It's how they drink and how they value drinking that always gets my attention.
I know that I'm not the first one to tell you that you are embarking on one of the most exciting periods of your young lives. At times, it can be very overwhelming but bear with me as I throw some more wisdom onto the pile.
We each have a memory of freshman ineptness; even if it is buried down deep in a place we vow not to reach once the last day of freshman year rolls around.
Whether the transition into their first term is smooth or stress filled, many students longing for simpler days will find themselves making "the call" to their families.