Jessica King

Jessica King is a contributing editor for Careers and Colleges magazine.

Articles

Finding Fun on Campus

They tell you to join activities as soon as you arrive on campus to make friends and meet new people. But with hundreds of clubs to choose from, where should you look first?read more

The Facts of Campus Life

Try as hard as you might, problems are bound to occur, so you have to be prepared to deal with them as they arise. Campus life can be a blast, but there are a few common issues that most freshmen have to address.read more

Types of Schools for Science and Engineering

You're heading off to college and you want to study science or engineering (or both!). There are countless colleges and universities to choose from.read more

Creative Ways to Pay for College

When it comes to financial aid, you've heard it all before: government loans, scholarships, grants, etc. But what happens when you tap all these resources and you still come up short? It's time to get creative.read more

Top 10 Campus Visit Tips

Choosing a college is a huge investment--for your future and your bank account. It's important that you take the right steps to ensure that the college you decide on is the right fit. A great tool of evaluation is the campus visit.read more

Making the Move

The move to college can be exciting and liberating. It can also be terrifying and confusing. You don't know what to bring, who you'll meet, or what to expect in those first few weeks. However, with the right preparation and a good attitude, you can survive your first steps into the collegiate world.read more

What is an Institute of Technology?

Perhaps you're considering a degree in engineering, science, or computer programming, and you've heard about institutes of technology, but you don't really know what makes them unique.read more

The Green Campus Revolution

Check out ways schools around the country have gone green--and how you can do it too!read more

When and How to Apply for School

When is the best time to apply? Should you submit an optional essay? What about test scores? There is no single correct answer to these questions. Applying for college is as individualized as finding the right school.read more

Examining Your Financial Health

You've graduated and are now a member of the real world. Congratulations! Welcome to the land of credit, debt, and personal financial responsibility. But what exactly is credit? How do you earn it? Is it even that important?read more