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Meet Katie, the summer 2016 ICI Intern: I’m Katie Goodrich, a senior journalism major at an ICI member campus. I believe in grammar, justice and the right to ice cream. I am fluent in English, sarcasm and gibberish. My talents include an incredible memory for '90s song lyrics, power naps and having just enough bad luck to produce great anecdotes.


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. 


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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