Tips for a Successful First Year of College

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – updated 5/28/19 College is a whirlwind of change and new experiences that in some ways you cannot anticipate or fully understand until you are standing on the other side looking back. I would do many things differently in my first year

4 things to add to your summer ‘to do’ list

You’re getting closer to going to college. You are only in high school for a few short years. You’re also probably excited to relax over summer break which is almost here! If you want to make sure you’re on the right track for college this summer, make sure you fit in a few things that

Plan your path to a great summer

Whether you’re about to graduate or just looking forward to summer break, it’s a great time to consider how your interests, needs, and opportunities for education and career are aligned. has plenty of tools to help you do just that: Discover careers that match your interests. Explore Careers with Sokanu on to discover

Advice from Utah Students: How I Made My College Decision

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert National College Decision Day is coming up on May 1 and the entire month of May is National College Decision Month. Colleges and universities across the nation are asking students to let them know where they plan to attend by May 1. Remember: it’s not too

Six Reasons to Volunteer in Your Community

By Sara Dorsey – Outreach Coordinator at Lt. Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism Happy Earth Day! In celebration, here are some reasons you should volunteer, either for the environment or in other ways! Also find volunteer opportunities at 1. Scholarship Opportunities   Scholarships are available specifically to those who volunteer and give back to their

#WhyUtahColleges (BYU): Here Are Our Reasons Y, What are Yours?

Brigham Young University is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah wholly owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Choosing where to go to college can be a crazy ride! There are a lot of great options out there– finding the best fit for you can be hard. BYU has a lot to

#WhyUtahColleges: LDS Business College

LDS Business College (LDSBC), located in downtown Salt Lake City, is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   LDSBC’s mission is to help its students enhance both their spiritual wellbeing and academic strengths by providing them with relevant, in-demand, and market-ready skills. LDSBC’s programs are designed “for students who are looking for

#WhyUtahColleges: Top Reasons to Attend Westminster College

With the goal of guiding its graduates to successful and meaningful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Wasatch Mountains. From Boise to

8 things to do over spring break

What are your plans over spring break? Swimming, skating, camping, hiking, biking, or traveling somewhere abroad maybe? While it’s important to enjoy yourself over break and relax, here are a few things that you’d be smart to do over your break. Apply for scholarships. Where can you find these?,,, and are good places to start. Also, check out

#WhyUtahColleges: Top 10 Reasons to go to Snow College

#10 – Small School, Small Classes and a Tight-Knit Student Body   Snow College has one of the smallest campuses in the state Our average class size is 16 students, even for freshmen doing their generals Our main campus (Ephraim) has just over 3,000 students (roughly 1/10 the population of the largest campuses in the