Student Blog

Voice your opinion and provide your feedback on a variety of topics on KEF’s Student Blog . We want to know how you feel on subjects of cross cultural communication, your college experiences, barriers you have encountered and how you overcome the challenges that you face.

This is an opportunity to help and learn from your fellow peers who are just as engaged in the college arena and trying to make ends meet. Topics are facilitated by KEF Mentors and other volunteer authors. If you're interested in becoming a KEF blog author, please send your request to Visit this blog often as new topics will be introduced on a regular basis.

Deciding to go to college

When I first left home to start my freshmen year in college, I had just little understanding of what to expect.  I heard so many different stories from people of all ages, about how I … (read more)

Stay in school

My mother gave me the best advice to stay in college.  On a couple of occasions, I considered taking time off or switching my major (again).  She encouraged me and told me to stick with … (read more)

First Alaskans Institute – Summer Internship 2012

Are you looking for an excellent internship opportunity in Alaska this summer?  If so, the deadline for the First Alaskans Institute 2012 Summer Internship Program is Friday, March 16th.  The link below will explain what … (read more)

Action Precedes Motivation

Sometimes you feel like you are just waiting for something to spark your motivation. You feel like you only need to think about your assignment for a while and gather some ideas, and then eventually … (read more)

Classroom style learning or Distance Education?

Hello! My name is Janissa Johnson and I am currently a KEF Board member. I was previously a KEF scholarship recipient and staff member and I am excited to continue to support such a great … (read more)

Ten Mistakes for Anyone to Avoid

I received the following article recently from the American Physical Society (APS).  The article is of a researcher and instructor looking back on his life on mistakes he should have corrected, but only learned with time.  … (read more)

Staying motivated!

Accomplishing your academic goals can be a long road. It is easy to get discouraged or loose sight of your end goal in the midst of it. What are some ways one can stay motivated … (read more)

Summer 2012 Internship Opportunity – Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Are you still looking for a paid internship this summer? The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is offering a great chance for those that are interested. The deadline for application is February 15, 2012. Here is … (read more)

Tip: Get your taxes done before you do your FAFSA!

I know it sounds crazy to be thinking of taxes this early in the year, but it really is a good idea to get your taxes done BEFORE you do your FAFSA.  It makes … (read more)

It’s FAFSA time!

Hello everyone, Don’t forget …it’s that time of year to get your FAFSA done.  Many colleges have FAFSA deadlines for priority financial aid in mid-February, some even earlier.  Check with the financial aid office … (read more)