Shivani Ekkanath

Shivani Ekkanath

As a person applying to college this year, I want to chronicle this crazy and unpredictable yet rewarding and fascinating journey so that the experience feels less daunting. I am currently preparing to study political science for my undergraduate degree, along with trying my best to win a battle with the pressures of the IB diploma. I am a lover of music, debating, reading about current affairs, dancing, baking (not too well), and writing. I am also an an aspiring journalist and hope to attend Columbia University one day and work for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal!

Articles

5 Important Things to Do When You Start College

Freshman year is a hectic, overwhelming time. Here's some advice to help you get through it as smoothly as possible.read more

5 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From My First Year of College

Your first year at college is certainly a year of growth and maturity. Here are five lessons you can learn and grow from, courtesy of one of our student writers.read more

5 Steps to Writing Your College Essay

Having trouble writing your college application essay? We've all been there. Follow these five steps to simplify this important task.read more

Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

With the excitement of freshman year, some students neglect their mental health. Here are some ways to preserve your health and have a great year.read more

How Do You Pick the "Perfect" Major?

What do you want to do when you grow up? Your undergraduate degree can build a foundation for your future career, so here's how to make an informed decision.read more

How to Choose Your College Classes: A Guide for First-Year Students

It's important to plan out your college classes carefully each semester! Here's a guide for first-year students who may be unfamiliar with what courses they should pick.read more

Learning a Foreign Language: Top Tips for High School and College Students

In our globalized society, it's never a bad idea to learn a new language. These tips could help make your learning experience even better. read more

4 Ways to Combat Test-Taking Anxiety

Test-taking can be super stressful! Here's a few ways to relieve that a bit!read more

The Best Study Snacks and Tips for Healthy Eating in College

With finals stress, a lot of students turn to food for comfort and not always in the best way. Read on to learn how to snack healthily this finals season.read more

Exam Time: Planning a Great Study Routine and Making the Most of Your Time

With exams creeping up, now is the time to get into good study habits. Here are some tips to get a good routine going.read more