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Community Service During the Holidays

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

Creative Ways to Give Back and Get Involved This Holiday Season

Regardless of denomination, the holiday season is a time for joy, laughter, family, friends, and food. But for those in need, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year.

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Colleges That Celebrate Earth Day

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

These Campuses Hold Special Events to Celebrate Going Green

Earth Day inspires students and schools to take initiative and help the environment. Some schools use Earth Day as a time to spread awareness and aid the effort to go green by hosting week-long events, fairs, and fundraisers.  

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Giving Back in College

By Becca Huntting on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Schools With Service Learning Programs

While community service is required during the admissions process, does not need to stop for students when they attend college. In addition to individual service projects and organized days when student bodies volunteer in their communities, some schools incorporate service learning into the core curriculum. Service learning usually encompasses classroom discussions and lectures that are conducted simultaneously with hands-on projects so that students are able to directly apply new knowledge to helping their communities. Students who are passionate about community service should consider finding a school with a pre-established program that weaves service learning in with other core classes.

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Celebrities With Advanced Degrees

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 09:32 AM

Stars In and Out of the Classroom

What do Ashley Judd, Art Garfunkel, and Bill Cosby have in common? They all have master’s degrees! Many award-winning actors, performers, radio personalities, and athletes have once walked across the stage to receive a diploma, from bachelor’s degrees to PhDs, and while many stars studied what would eventually become their fame-making careers, others hold degrees that may surprise fans. 

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10 Facts About United States Presidents in College

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Presidents were once students too

Colleges across the country boast some impressive alumni, and some have had the distinction of educating future Presidents of the United States. Back in 2008, Columbia University was added to this impressive list with the first inauguration of Barack Obama.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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