Pro Tips

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Get financial aid advice at drop-in office hours

Need advice about financial aid? Advisors will be available for drop-in appointments on certain days, whether you need help completing the FAFSA, have questions about your financial aid award, or need advice on budgeting and debt.

Make a rocket and you could win $25,000

Ready your rockets! Bayer and the Big Ten Conference are calling all engineers and scientists from the nation’s Big Ten universities to make the highest launching Alka-Rocket. Students will compete for the opportunity to win $25,000 and attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the highest launch of an effervescent tablet rocket.

Need grammar advice?

Your days of being corrected by the grammar police are over. Grammar Badgers is a new website created by UW English linguistics graduate students to help students improve their grammar with videos, podcasts, quizzes and other learning tools.

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As temperatures rise, remember to stay safe

Warmer weather brings everyone outside after a winter of hibernating. But remember to stay safe: travel in groups, lock your apartment, and especially don’t just stare at your phone and be oblivious of your surroundings — it could make you a target.

Don’t let finals get you down — tips to fight stress

College students usually spend finals week catching up on projects or worrying about exams, but between those study periods, they need to relax and unwind. A few suggestions to de-stress during finals week this spring:

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Tips to raise your grades

As you finish up the last few weeks of school and begin to prepare for final exams, check out these five tech tips that turn your smart phone into a personal study tool rather than a distraction.

How to get that perfect summer job. Or at least a pretty good one.

Instead of enjoying spring afternoons on the Terrace, many college students are on the hunt for a summer job. Whether you are looking for an internship, full-time position or easy money, here are some tips.

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Nothing like a Charizard to brighten your day

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of UW-Madison media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. So it’s true — gotta catch ’em all.

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Are you ready for graduation?

There are fewer than 40 days until commencement. And whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, everyone who intends to graduate in May needs to follow the steps to prepare for the ceremony. Check out this timeline.

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11 things to check off your Bucky List before graduation

Graduation is approaching quickly. Where has the time gone? You’ve spent time in the dorms and library, met new friends, maybe even studied abroad. But what haven’t you done? Make sure to check these items off your Bucky List before graduation day!

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