Rebecca Blyn

My name is Rebecca Blyn, and I am currently a senior at a public high school in California. I am so excited to be a part of CollegeXPress! Currently, I am extensively involved in the music program at my school, participating in the marching band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz band, and pit orchestra. In college, I am planning on a Chemistry major, with a Music and/or Political Science minor. Outside of classes, I would love to take part in the student newspaper as well as undergraduate research at whichever college I choose to attend!

Articles

Top 5 Study Tips From a College Freshman

Here are all the study habits that have kept one of our college student writers sane during her first semester. These tips can apply to both high school and college students!read more

Music for Non-Majors: How to Get Involved in Music in College

Interested in music but not in majoring in it? There are a ton of opportunities to get involved musically on campus, from joining ensembles to taking gen ed classes.read more

Top Internship Opportunities in Washington, DC

No matter what your interests may be, the nation's capital can serve as a great launching pad for your professional career. Here are the best places to find internships around Washington, DC.read more

Why You NEED to Visit Colleges (and Other Campus Visit Tips)

Campus visits aren't mandatory, but you should treat them as such during your college search process! Here's why you need to visit schools when making your final college decision, plus some tips on how and when to do so.read more

How to Get Organized and Manage Your Time in High School

These simple tips can help you get organized, get homework done quickly, and manage your time better in high school.read more

How to Prepare for College Applications Over the Summer (by Grade Level)

Summer is a great time to get ahead on the college search and application process. Here's what you can do whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.read more

The Importance of Thinking Outside the Name-Brand Box

"I've never heard of that college...it must not be very good." Rebecca's here to debunk that myth and stress the importance of looking beyond just big-name schools in your college search.read more

You Got Rejected. So What?

Ask yourself these four questions to help get past the sting of a college rejection.read more

Inside Info on AP Courses: Which Ones Should You Take?

Rebecca has taken 11 Advanced Placement courses and has a ton of inside information to share. Here's her guide on all your AP choices, from Math to English and everything in between.read more