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What I Wish I Would’ve Known: It’s OK to Have Multiple Friend Groups

I wish someone would have told me that the same, old high school “clique system” that we are all used to does not apply to college life.

I walked into my new room expecting to become instant best friends with my roommate because it seemed like the perfect setup: You have a live-in, new friend who was paired with you based on “compatibility." You have someone who you can coordinate walks to class with, go to dinner with and sit next to at weekend sporting events. I tried to befriend my new roommate and everywhere one of us went, the other would follow.

What I Wish I Would’ve Known: Take Advantage of School Resources

Before I started college, I really wish I would’ve understood the importance of dropping a class you’re struggling with as opposed to taking a bad grade. Also adding to that, the importance of taking a tough class during the summer so it’s the only class you are focusing on.

I struggled with math. So while I was making A’s and B’s in my other classes, having lower math grades kept my GPA down and it took me a while to bring it back up.

What I Wish I Would’ve Known: It’s A Fresh Beginning

This week, the bloggers at University Chic will be sharing the lessons they've learned as college students and what they wish they would have known as freshmen on campus.

What We Wish We Would’ve Known Before College

Even though it hasn't even been a year since I graduated from the University of South Carolina, it already seems like an eternity since I was in school. When I started my collegiate journey, there are so many things I wish I could've said to 18-year-old Kara. Although it's not possible to go back in time and have a conversation with myself, hopefully some of what I have to say can help those of you who are still in school.

Friday Favorite: Nifty Wristlet

Need something to spice up your weekend wardrobe? Are you looking to stand out and make an impression? Each Friday, University Chic's Maddie Greene will give you the insight to this week's must-have weekend item.

Opinion: Is College Really Worth It?

With all the buzz out there about the economy and lack of available jobs for college graduates, some of you are probably wondering if it's even worth it. Blogger Rachael Smith weighs the pros and cons for you.

Healthy, Happy, You: Finding Fresh Produce During Every Season

Ready to jump into 2012 by eating better? Finding the best produce in your area can be easier than you think! Blogger Megan O'Connell gives some advice on  how to support your local economy and eat right all at once.

Are You a Dorm Decorating Pro? Here’s Your Chance To Be Featured in a Magazine!

Are you an Ivy Leaguer? Is it your dream to be featured in a magazine? Well, if you've got a cool dorm room, you could be in luck!

Fashion: Wearing Summer Clothes with a Winter Wardrobe

Want to rock your favorite spring/summer items, even though we're still in the middle of the winter season? It's never the wrong time for your favorite pieces! Blogger Mikaela Vournas explains how to make it work.

Friday Favorite: Padlock Tote

Need something to spice up your weekend wardrobe? Are you looking to stand out and make an impression? Each Friday, University Chic's Maddie Greene will give you the insight to this week's must-have weekend item. From clothing to accessories and hair items, the Friday Favorite is sure to be a must-read.