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Top Tips to Make Your Valpo Application Shine

When working on a college application, it can be difficult to know what all to include, how to phrase things, or how to effectively tell your story.

Study Abroad: Italy

Before I began college, the idea of studying abroad intrigued me. During my sophomore year, when I received an email from Christ College — The

Spanish for Health care

The path of learning and discovery is not always linear, and that is something that Valpo students know and use to their advantage. Two College of

What Current College Students Wish They Knew When Choosing a College

Let’s admit it: deciding what college you want to attend can be very stressful. You have a lot on your mind already during senior year.


A year ago, as an incoming freshman, I always dreamed of being someone significant. I walked into Valparaiso University, still yet to graduate from high

Beacons Leading by Example & Finding Their Callings

My summer internship at WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan was life changing! Not only did it ensure that my dream of being a broadcast

Forever in His Honor: A Valpo Story that Lives On

Creating community and forging relationships that you will carry with you forever is what we do at Valpo. Our intentional way of seeking out connection

A Day in My Life as an Orientation Assistant

My experience as an orientation assistant (OA) is something that I will cherish forever. As a future educator, I strive for opportunities to work with

Finding Yourself through Valpo

I held off on writing this blog for as long as possible because frankly, I didn’t know how my internship experience would develop. When I
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