Jessica Rinker

My high school counselor introduced me to CollegeXpress freshman year. It has made such a difference in high school, and I plan to continue relying on it in college. CollegeXpress is my go-to because it addresses each aspect of being a student. There are the articles you’d expect regarding college applications and financial aid, but you will also find advice on things like de-stressing and maintaining relationships while balancing a heavy course load. CollegeXpress will also keep you updated on current scholarships through e-mails each Saturday. (They don’t harass you with any product promotion like so many other sites do.) CollegeXpress is a lot like an older sibling who has already conquered the challenges you are facing. Now, they are reaching out a helpful hand. I say take it.


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Dear High School Overachievers: Take a Break Before You Snap

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From Stressed to Blessed: How to Find Time for Your Faith as a Student

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Just Keep Swimming: Chronic Illness in the College Search

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5 Fun and Unique Ways to Brainstorm Your College Essays

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Internships: Your Dream Job Diving Board

Internships are a perfect stepping stone between school and a career: A classroom provides you with a teacher. A career provides you with experience. Internships provide both. read more

Volunteering on Your College Applications

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Perks of Searching Like a Wallflower

Those Perks of Being a Wallflower apply to your college search too. Who knew? read more