Hello U Chicers! As you know, we absolutely love sharing advice on how to make the most of your college experience each and every day here at UniversityChic.com. It's why we decided to release our guide to the college experience — U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything — and our latest guide specifically for freshmen women — U Chic: Getting a Grip on Your Freshman Year, The College Girl’s First Year Action Plan.
So we were thrilled and honored to receive the following review from NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling), an organization of more than 12,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
We look forward to continuing our long-standing commitment to bringing you the best resources for your fabulous journey in school and beyond for many years to come!
UChic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything
By Christie Garton
Sourcebooks, Inc. Publishing (IL)
$14.99, 389 pages, soft cover
Reviewed by Caitlin M. Kirchner, Assistant Residence Life Coordinator
Unviersity of South Florida (FL)
UChic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything has something to fit every reader's needs, no matter the stage in the college admission process. Covering everything from academics to social life and romance, living in the residence halls to graduation and budgeting, this is a perfect book for any girl about to start college, in college, or even about to finish up (or even her mom!); there is something for everyone.
Reading through this book, it feels like the advice and anecdotes could be coming from a big sister, an older cousin, an RA, or a friend who has been there and done that, not too long before you, because that is who the contributors are! So even if a young woman doesn’t have a big sister or insightful RA to provide the answers, she has a start with UChic.
The direct, yet entertaining and timely advice provides women with honest insights and accurate descriptions that are often sought after when navigating through these years. Categorizing topics in a logical way and the “UChic Essentials” summary at the end of each chapter help make this a fabulous resource and a quick reference. The way that topics have been highlighted makes this a fun read as well as informative. A few examples: “Greek Speak,” a glossary of the jargon useful to a young woman going through sorority recruitment, or “Dormcest: Pros and Cons,” a list of reasons why a girl should or shouldn’t date a guy who lives in her hall. Garton has even provided an online resource for more advice and reminders at the end of each chapter so the busy girls reading this don’t forget where they can go for extra practical resources and Web sites.
Whether it is in a collection to read all the way through, or just to use and reference when she’s not quite sure where else to go, UChic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything is the perfect addition to any college-aged, or nearly college-aged, girl’s library.