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Cool Volunteering Opportunities in Ipswich, MA

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2016 5:19:09 PM / by Rachel Pearson

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This week, we decided to head outside of Boston to find some really cool volunteering oportunities in Ipswich, MA. And boy, did we find a great one. 

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Does Volunteering Change Your Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2016 4:19:41 PM / by Rachel Pearson

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Does volunteering change your life? Many first-time volunteers ask themselves that very same question. So what's the answer? It depends. I know, I know. That's kind of a cop out, but it's true. It depends on what kind of volunteering opportunity you participate in, your first experience, and your personality. There are some people who volunteer and don't have a life-changing experience. It happens. But volunteering certainly changed my life.   

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Top Tips Students Should Know about the Scholarship Search

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2016 11:18:21 AM / by Rachel Pearson

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Yesterday, I sat down with Kevin Ladd, Chief Operating Officer of Scholarships.com, LLC. Together, we chatted about top tips students should know about the scholarship search, applying to scholarships, and potential trends for the scholarship world.

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Pros and Cons of Meeting with a College Advisor

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Rachel Pearson

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It's that time of year. You're watching your senior friends get into universities, but all you can think about is one thing: the deadline for your own college application is quickly approaching. Logically, one or two years is a lot of time. But you're not thinking logically. The deadline is breathing down your neck, and you want to do everything in your power to get it done. So you ask yourself, "Should I meet with a college advisor?" Check out the pros and cons of meeting with a college advisor to help make your decision.

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Volunteering for Hospice Care

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2016 6:02:31 PM / by Rachel Pearson

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First-time volunteers often overlook hospice care in their volunteering search, but that doesn't mean it's not important. In fact, I could argue that volunteering for hospice care is one of the most important volunteering opportunities out there. It's a deeply rewarding, but challenging, sector. I highly encourage you to consider hospice care. 

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How to Make the Cut for National Honors Society (NHS)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Rachel Pearson

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National Honors Society (NHS) is a great opportunity for high school students. As a member of NHS, you will have exclusive access to NHS scholarships and educational resources. And it looks impressive on your college application. Read on to learn how to make the cut for National Honors Society (NHS).
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What Should High School Students Do in the Summer Before Senior Year?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2016 4:35:20 PM / by Rachel Pearson

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Applying for colleges is a very stressful time for both students and parents. Both ask, "What should high school students do in the summer before senior year." These eight steps will give you a good idea of where you are in the college process and what you need to accomplish in the summer before senior year.

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How to Make College Admissions Go Bananas

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2016 11:02:26 AM / by Rachel Pearson

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In fall 2015, it was estimated that there were some 2.2 million "traditional first-time freshmen." That's a lot of college applications. With that kind of volume, it's really important that your college application stands out. But how do you make admissions go bananas over your college application? Read more to find out. 

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How to Complete Community Service Requirements for NHS

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2016 8:45:37 PM / by Rachel Pearson posted in national honors society, nhs, community service, requirements, volunteering, hours

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INTRODUCTION:

In our previous blog posts, we've concentrated on how to get community service and volunteering experience to increase the quality of your college application. However, for many of you, there is a more pressing issue: how to complete community service requirements for National Honor Society (NHS). 

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Make a Difference: MSPCA Cape Cod

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2016 3:44:25 PM / by Rachel Pearson

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At the MSPCA Cape Cod, our Charity Link Boston Spotlight Cause, there are many ways to make a difference. From spreading the word about a particular pup in need to providing transport for sick animals, there is no shortage of volunteering opportunities.

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