You never know what you'll find when you're rummaging around in the attic.
As we mentioned earlier, the Student Union's founding editor, Jessica Stahl, recently left VOA to purse some new and exciting career opportunities. That's left yours truly, the new editor, with lots of boxes to unpack and lessons to learn!
Students heading back to class in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In addition to recruiting our new team of contributors for this school year*, I've been doing a lot of reading through earlier Student Union posts and drafts through the years. That's when I happened on a draft that Jessica had begun working on some time ago.
Now, let me just say that I'm sort of allergic to the whole BuzzFeed-y kind of story list post. "30 Numbers Under 30!" "14 Cat GIFs As Cute As Ryan Gosling!" That sort of thing.
However, as I clicked through each of the links below, I found myself getting pulled in - and frankly learning a lot about just how much work goes into international study in the U.S. So I figure, if I'm learning something, some of you might find these helpful as well.
- "7 Tips For Writing An Admissions Essay (from the New York Times)
- "5 Things To Remember When Emailing Your Professor" (from the USA Today college edition)
- "8 Campus Resources For International Students" (from US News and World Report)
- "9 Dos And Don'ts For Education Abroad" (from High Life Australia)
- "5 Ways US Academics Are Different" (from our very own VOA Student Union)
- "3 Tips to Mastering the TOEFL" (from US News and World Report)
- "10 Websites College Applicants Should Know" (from the blog The College Planning Group)
- "7 Myths About Standardized Tests" (again, from US News and World Report)
- "10 Traits of F-1 Visa Denied Students" (from the blog Happy School), and lastly...
- "3 Tips For Applying To US MBA Programs" (once again, from US News and World Report)
What else would you add to the list? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!
*We're Recruiting! The VOA Student union is signing up students for join our team for the 2013-14 school year! We're looking for international students studying in the U.S., those who've been here and returned home, and those interested in coming to the U.S. for school. It's a new year, we've got lots of new ideas, and we'd like you to join us! Just email me today with your interest, and I'll get back with you as soon as possible.