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Did My Tuition Fees Go Up?

  Happy New Year ya’ll! Spring semester is here and as I was going over my course schedule and deciding whether to drop a course, I noticed that my tuition fees had drastically increased. I typically take two courses since this is what my stipend covers but previously I decided to add a third one. After thinking that this may not be a good idea due to my busy schedule I decided to drop the course but not before I realized that my fees had gone up by over $2K! I do remember there being some talk about the increase of fees and there being an open forum regarding this but I was not expecting the increase to be so expensive! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my latest YouTube video on “Did My Tuition Fees Increase?” where I am looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing a gray and black dress and my hair is short, black, and curly.   In case you did not know tuition fees include things like the gym, health services, the counseling center, and other services on campus that ser

Maximizing your Summer as a College Student

 With last week being finals week at the university I work at the summer has officially started for students! The summer is a great time to re-charge and get ahead on your goals especially if you aren’t taking summer courses. This last week on my YouTube channel I talked about how students can make the best out of their summer. 


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube channel on Maximizing your Summer as a College Student. 

First things first if you don't already have a job look into getting a summer job to stack some cash for the upcoming year. A summer job doesn't have to be within your planned field of study your just trying to secure some extra cash! The summer is a great time to work increased hours so you can hit some of those financial goals that you've been waiting on. Next look into studying abroad. With COVID restrictions being rolled back many countries are now opening back up for tourists. Studying abroad would give you a rich cultural experience to add to your resume while opening your eyes to other possible opportunities that you may interested in. 

Figure 2: This is a picture of a globe. 


Now is also the time to apply for scholarships and make sure that all your paperwork is in for the upcoming fall semester. Many times students wait until the week of courses to start to collect financial aid documents when they could have done this months ago. Fall scholarship opportunities are posted over the summer and many students bypass them leaving lot's of free money on the table! Don't let this be you! Take care of business now while you aren't so busy! 



Figure 3: This is stack of one hundred dollar bills. 



Lastly, take the time to build your resume with specific job experience that matches your career goals. Many students leave college without any work experience which can be harmful when looking for a job upon graduation. Now is the time to look into internships or volunteering within your field. Don't get hung up on if the opportunity is paid because many times they won't. You are looking for targeted experience which will assist you in securing the paid position you want one day! Be sure to check out the video below for more information and be sure to listen for my SPECIAL announcement. Hint hint I'm releasing a special something on next Wednesday. 

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