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||Meet Chloe, one of our summer 2017 ICI Interns: I’m Chloe Alexander, a recent graduate of an ICI member campus, where I studied Communications and History. You’ll find me in a library, coffee shop, or thrift store. I speak primarily in English, but also in Spanish with a terrible accent, FRIENDS quotes, and Disney song lyrics. I strive to make my mark on the world by writing, traveling, reading, engaging in critical thinking, and enjoying the arts. Ask me about my adorable dog and I will talk to you for a minimum of an hour.
Our intern blog covers everything about college life from application tips to finding a school-life balance. Read all the tips, tricks and insights our interns have to share from their college experiences.
Finding the Right Dorm
August 3, 2017
Scared of community bathrooms? Really want a kitchen to bake cookies in? Check out this list of options for where to live in college.
Weighing the Options: How Campus Visits Answered My Questions About College
July 20, 2017
Campus visits are a vital part of answering questions commonly posed by students.
Unique Experiences at a Private College
July 20, 2017
Going to a private college offers you experiences you might not get elsewhere.
10 Questions for High Schoolers to Ask College Students
July 13, 2017
Who better to ask about college than a college student? Here are some questions to get you started.
Staying Summer Sharp
June 27, 2017
Don't let summer break turn into a summer slide.
Small schools, big opportunities
March 10, 2017
Private colleges offer students a chance to conduct research and present their findings.
Four Ways to Finish Strong
February 23, 2017
With the end of the school year approaching and the weather (slowly) getting warmer, students are starting to check out.
Community Service is Caring for Your Neighbors
February 14, 2017
Many high schools require community service, and lots of colleges ask about it on applications. But why is it so important?
College is All About You
February 3, 2017
People are quick to compare themselves to others in this age of social media, but remember that your experience in unique.
3 Ways to Get Involved on Campus
January 25, 2017
College should be more than just your classes. Get out there and join in with these three strategies.
Two Steps to Start Building Your Network
January 17, 2017
People throw the word “networking” around all the time with no definition, but these tips will help you start building a professional network.
How to Deal with a Bad Roommate
January 11, 2017
Not every random pairing is meant to be, but it’s OK not to be best friends with your roommate.
Take Advantage of Campus Resources
January 6, 2017
Colleges provide tons of resources for students, so take advantage of the amazing opportunities, from free concerts to career advice.
10 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students
December 27, 2016
Tis the season for reflecting and making changes, so here are some resolutions for all the college kids out there.
4 Lessons My Internship Taught Me
December 20, 2016
My internship at ICI has taught me many things, but these four tenets are the biggest takeaways from my time here.
AP Classes Prepare You for College
December 13, 2016
High schoolers can challenge themselves and earn college credits in Advanced Placement classes.
Five Ways to Thrive During Finals
December 6, 2016
Exam season brings lots of stress, but it doesn’t have to be the most awful week ever. These tips will help you survive and thrive.
The Scoop on Scholarships
November 28, 2016
Many students worry about the cost of college, but scholarships are a way to lower your expenses without having to pay anything back.
Embrace Your College's Quirks
November 16, 2016
Every college has their own strange celebrations and habits. Learn to love the ones at your school and take place in the traditions.
College is for Exploring
November 11, 2016
Students step out of their comfort zones in college, which includes exploring their surroundings.
5 Steps to Score an Internship
November 4, 2016
Internships give college students a chance to experience different career fields and apply their degree before graduation. Follow these steps to land an internship that will prepare you for your future job.
6 Ways to Balance School and Life
October 28, 2016
College is more than classes, but you are there for your academics. Here are some things I do to balance schoolwork and living my life.
Stay in the Loop While Away at School
October 17, 2016
College expands horizons, but sometimes we can forget about the need to stay up-to-date with current events, especially during an election year.
5 Pieces of College Application Advice
September 28, 2016
Applying for college can be an overwhelming, scary process. These simple tips will help to make some sense of the madness.
Study Abroad Opens New Views
September 22, 2016
College can open doors – sometimes even to other countries. I reflected on my time abroad and how much I learned in three months.
Missing Friends, While Making New Ones
August 17, 2016
College is new for everyone, and some people have a hard time leaving high school in the past and focusing on the present in college.
What To Pack (Or Leave at Home)
August 9, 2016
To pack or not to pack? That is the question every college student struggles with before moving to campus each fall.
Pros of Private College
July 21, 2016
I took some time to reflect after Private College Week, and here are the reasons I chose a private institution.
A Simple Checklist for a Flawless Campus Visit
July 7, 2016
Campus visits are vital to choosing the right school. Make sure yours is perfect with this simple 5-point checklist.
5 Tips to Help Pick a Major
July 5, 2016
Choosing a major from hundreds of choices is a big task, but with these 5 tips, you are sure to find something you are passionate about.
Perfecting Your Social Media Presence
June 28, 2016
You hear it all the time: Think before you post! While it may sound like nagging, this is sound advice for students.
7 Factors to Consider When Choosing a College
June 14, 2016
Selecting a school is a large, somewhat terrifying task. Here are 7 things to consider when you are trying to choose a college.
Finals Week Told in GIFs
June 9, 2016
Finals week is the time when procrastination catches up to you, and sleep becomes a stranger.However, some planning can save your grades, and your sanity.
The 6-Step Perfect College Schedule
June 7, 2016
Registering for college classes can be a real pain, and you have to do it every semester. These 6 simple tips will make the process painless.
Finding your Yoda
June 2, 2016
Everyone needs a mentor. College allows you to have many, but make sure you find someone who connects with you. It will pay off.
Flying back to the nest
May 31, 2016
Going home after college's freedom can be a rough adjustment. Remember summer should be fun, and fall isn’t far away.
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