Blog: College Tips

 

Resources on campus

At Milligan, we believe wholeheartedly in every student’s ability to succeed. We realize that, for many students, the road to college success can sometimes be challenging with a variety of academic and non-academic obstacles. Milligan provides several centers and resources dedicated to student success. Below are some of the main resources students have at hand […]

 

The Value of Internships

Many of Milligan’s academic programs include internship opportunities. The mission of Milligan College is to prepare servant-leaders who can become integral pieces of their respective communities. Internships are the perfect setting for our students to apply what they have learned into the world around them. The goal is to turn knowledge into experience and the […]

 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Taking dual enrollment courses as a high school student is no longer the exception– it has become the norm. Today, it is common for a significant portion of students to enter college with credit already earned. There are so many benefits and opportunities unlocked by dual enrollment. Less pressure to overload hours during your college […]

 

Interning Close to Home

Engineering may be a challenging major, but senior Sarah Robinson, a member of Milligan’s inaugural mechanical engineering program, finds creative ways to extend the subject matter beyond the classroom. This summer, Robinson traveled a short distance from her hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee, to intern at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee. For her […]

 

A Summer in Madrid, Spain

When one thinks about medical internships, Spain might not be the first destination that comes to mind. However, for Katie-Starr Harrell, a senior biology major from Oviedo, Florida, traveling across the Atlantic was the perfect way to pursue her interests. This summer, Harrell spent four weeks in Madrid, Spain, as part of the Atlantis Fellowship […]

 

The Impact of Interning Abroad

Milligan’s Honors Program encourages students to apply academics to the real world. Many honors students choose to intern or study abroad over the summer to deepen their knowledge, engage in creative and professional work, and embrace their roles as servant-leaders. For two months this summer, senior honors student, Elinor Mullins, interned with City of Refuge […]

 

The Decision-Making Process

By Abbie Russell (’21) When looking for a college, the word overwhelmed quickly becomes a part of one’s vocabulary. There is an endless amount of information to cypher through and it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel stuck. When this happens, it helps to break things down. Look at concrete factors to help narrow down […]

 

How to Maximize Your College Campus Visit

Your campus visit is perhaps the most important part of your college search process. It is your chance to form an opinion or idea based on firsthand experience. No matter how much information can be found online, physically stepping onto a campus can give you an answer within only a few hours. Sometimes these visits […]

 
 

Parents Reflect on Move-In Day Traditions

Greetings! Sending your child to college can be an overwhelming experience for parents (it was for us!).  We were largely unprepared for the emotions that we felt when we moved our son into his dorm for his first semester at Milligan. Despite the emotions and busyness of move-in day, the transition was eased through the encouragement the […]

 

Write a Thank You Note

To the students at the middle or the end of their college search, Breathe it in. This is the time of your life. “But wait!” you say. “This is not the time of my life. This is the time of stressful tests, not enough freedom, and looming change.” That may be so, but, before you […]

 

Roommates: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them

The best part about living on a college campus is your roommates. The hardest part about living on a college campus is your roommates. I was extraordinarily fortunate in my college living arrangements. I got to live with my very best friends in the entire world, and there were times it was as wonderful as […]

 

Applying for College in 5 Easy Steps

It’s started. You’re in your senior year and it’s time to make those “big” life decisions. People start asking: “What are you going to do after you graduate?” “Where are you going to go to school?” “What are you going to major in?” The pressure is on. I get it. Senior year can be TOUGH. […]

 

God’s Call For Your Life, Part 2

A previous blog encouraged you to think of calling and God’s will for your life like God does—broadly and graciously. Here we give some practical advice about how to do so. First, please know that God is calling you to serve him right here and right now. Are you in high school? Serve God at […]

 

God’s Call for Your Life, Part 1

An important goal of this blog entry is to remove this perceived dilemma by dispelling the notion that all Christians will neither find fulfillment nor be pleasing to God until they fill that specific role that God has predetermined.

 

Getting Connected

One of the scariest parts about going to college is the newness of it all. You’re not at home anymore, you have a new realm of responsibilities, and you’re in an entirely different social atmosphere than high school. We’ve all been there. While it is an exciting time, it can also be a nerve-wracking time, […]