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.

So, if a Sugpiaq falls in a lower 48 forest…

is the thunk still indigenous?
Ok, that was a bit of a reach, but this blog is more of an open mic and a question for you guys because I don’t have answers– just more … (read more)

More survival tips for the Non-traditional student.

Well. I applied for my first scholarship to attend graduate courses last week. For those canny readers who remember that my path to the undergraduate degree wasn’t without its bumps (I was apparently on the … (read more)

Getting into Medical School

Hello everyone!  My husband is in his third year of medical school and I’ve been with him the whole way.  So here are some tips from him that I’ve learned along the way.

Getting into medical … (read more)

How I chose my college

I always knew I wanted to go to college.   I know that at least by fifth grade it was already in my plans.  In high school, I took all the right classes, got mostly A’s … (read more)

Colleges Try to Unlock Secrets to Student Retention

I found the following article on the website Education Week and found it a very interesting read.  I believe the article is pretty clear and will hopefully open up interesting conversation.

Greg Cushing

FOCUS ON: … (read more)

Steps needed to navigate into medical school

One topic students expressed interest in is “steps needed to navigate into medical school.” As a final year medical student, I want to open up discussion here on the long, but very, very rewarding road … (read more)

Motivation will wax and wane

I remember being absolutely excited at the beginning of each semester – I met new people, classes had the potential to change how I thought and what I knew, and my new textbooks were brimming … (read more)

Myth Busters Quiz

As many of you are already know, there are numerous myths about Native Americans/Alaska Natives. Recently, I stumbled onto a Myth Busters effort sponsored by the American Indian College Fund.

Although some of the questions … (read more)

Communicating with your Professor

It has been my experience that students tend to be more reserved when speaking with a professor during the course of the semester.  A few students will feel more comfortable when asking a professor a question … (read more)

Taking a Break – Good Idea?

After two years at school working on my undergraduate degree I decided I needed to return home to Alaska for a year to get my bearings.  I was weary from continual East Coast culture shock, … (read more)