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People grow in all sorts of different ways every day, but we try to cover some of the main ones: growth through travel and study abroad, growth through participating in extracurricular activities on and off campus, growth through academics, and growth through work. Advice in this section is for anyone who wants it, parents included. Here, you will learn how to bolster your résumé, cite your sources, increase your focus, and so much more.

Executive Functioning Skills
Have you ever heard of executive functioning skills? I hadn’t until recently. When I was a fifth and sixth grade teacher, the term “executive functioning skills” began to be used more and more frequently in my elementary school. We were encouraged to pause curriculum and spend a part of every […]

Introducing Executive Functioning Skills

What Is the Difference between a Résumé and a CV?
What is a résumé? A résumé is a short (one or two page) document that highlights your qualifications for a particular job. It generally includes your contact information, educational history, and recent and/or relevant job history. You may choose to include sections on any presentations you’ve given, articles or books […]

What Is the Difference between a Résumé and a CV?

How to Maintain a School-Life Balance
Maintaining a school-life balance is extremely important while you’re in college. You are obviously there to study and learn, but that should not take up all of your time. College is also about making new friends and being a part of something new, but again, these experiences should not make up your entire life. […]

How to Maintain a School-Life Balance

Emily Gentile
(Emily Gentile) Emily Gentile is a go-getter from Washington, DC, who attended The Catholic University of America (where she studied international business), Champlain College (where she received her MBA), and Graduate School USA (where she focused on economics). She is also the co-founder of, a tool that students can use to find the lowest prices on […]

My College Story: Starting the IHateTextbooks Website

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