College Life

Andres Lagunas volunteers with Habitat for Humanity DePaul Chapter
College Life • 05.29.18

Andres Lagunas: Proud Pullman Scholar at DePaul University

Andres Lagunas began pursuing a degree in political science at DePaul University this past year as a Pullman Scholar. He… Read More
Ellie Marino at Marquette's Joan of Arc Chapel
College Life • 05.07.18

Ellie Marino, Marquette University ’21: Being a Part of Something Bigger

Gabriella (Ellie) Marino began pursuing a degree in psychology at Marquette University this past year as a Pullman Scholar. In… Read More
Nathaniel Rodriguez studies electrical engineering as a Pullman Scholar at WashU
College Life • 04.26.18

Finding Community as a Pullman Scholar at WashU: Nathaniel Rodriguez

When Nathaniel Rodriguez graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, he decided to study electrical engineering at… Read More
College Life • 11.27.17

The Freedom to Follow Your Passion: Meet Pullman Scholar Dejah Powell, Cornell University ‘18.

Dejah Powell (Cornell University ’18) is a college senior, but she’s already made a difference in the world that people… Read More
College Life • 03.20.17

Pullman Foundation Women in Engineering

Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin - Madison, '82, summed up the importance of engineers perfectly, “look around… Read More
College Life • 03.09.17

Life as a Biology Major

Sofia Ali, a first-year biology major at Loyola University Chicago shares her experiences as a new college student. My first year… Read More
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College Life • 03.08.17

Life as a Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience and Psychology Major

Amel Baker, a junior at Loyola University Chicago studying psychology and cellular/molecular neuroscience, shares her affinity for science and how… Read More
College Life • 03.07.17

Life as a Biochemistry Major

Jennifer Munoz, a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University, shares her love of science as a biochemistry major and nutrition minor.… Read More
Alumni Stories • 03.02.17

The Pullman Foundation Women in STEM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Foundation will be focusing on one “letter” of STEM each week of March.… Read More
College Life • 02.16.17

A Letter to Pullman Scholars

Dear Pullman Scholars, In recent months, we have witnessed an uptick of divisive activities on the college campuses where many… Read More
College Life • 01.23.17

Immersed in the Abroad Experience

Casey Morgan Luc, ‘17, The George Washington University, shares his experience of studying and working in Paris, France during his… Read More
College Life • 10.04.16

2017-2018 FAFSA Changes

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form that college students fill out annually to identify… Read More
College Life • 09.09.16

First Lady Michelle Obama Creates Text Campaign for First-Generation Students

First Lady Michelle Obama helped launch Up Next, a free text messaging system that gives students free guidance on all things… Read More
College Life • 08.17.16

Advice For College Students From College Students

It's almost time to be on your college campus. Whether it be your first year or last year,  you probably… Read More
College Life • 08.10.16

Work & Volunteer Opportunities for College Students 101 (Pt. 2)

Now that you know what kind of opportunities are available to college students from Part 1 of this series, our scholars… Read More
College Life • 08.03.16

Work & Volunteer Opportunities For College Students 101 (Pt. 1)

The more career and real-life experience you add to your resume while attending college, the better. Employers will appreciate your work… Read More
College Life • 05.13.16

First Scholar Keynote: Corie Wilkins

Corie Wilkins is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelors of Journalism in broadcast… Read More
College Life • 04.21.16

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Jasmeen Wellere, ’16

Get to know one of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation's graduating seniors, Jasmeen Wellere. Wellere attended Southern Illinois University… Read More
College Life • 09.14.15

Jasmeen Wellere’s ScholarCon Journey

By Jasmeen Wellere, Pullman Scholar. “ScholarCon was one of the best experiences I have ever had!” This is what my… Read More
College Life • 08.18.15

Dare. Dream. Discover: Asia Muhammad’s ScholarCon Experience

By Asia Muhammad, Pullman Scholar. ScholarCon is a place where you can dare, dream, and discover. If you are unfamiliar… Read More
College Life • 05.14.15

The Importance of Building Connections

By Robin Redmond, Executive Director. The last few months have been busy and exciting for the Foundation. With roughly 550… Read More
College Life • 05.13.15

A Desire to Serve the Community Through Education

Daniel Jackson is dedicated to supporting his community and contributing to a brighter future. While attending Jones College Prep, he… Read More
College Life • 05.04.15

College Advice from a Pullman Scholar

My name is Xiomara Contreras and I am a sophomore studying Communication Studies and Latina/o Studies at Northwestern University. I… Read More
College Life • 03.20.15

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Juan Velazquez, ’17

Pullman Scholar Juan Velazquez, '17, shares his exciting experiences and accomplishments while attending Notre Dame University as an aerospace engineering major.… Read More
College Life • 02.04.15

Get Organized and Make the Most of Your Semester

By Izzy Rubin, Intern. Know Thyself The best way to get on track for the semester is by knowing your… Read More
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.16.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Michael Glynn, ’19

Get to know our Pullman Scholar Michael Glynn,'19, an exercise physiology major at Marquette University. In his spare time, Michael… Read More
College Life • 06.02.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Marco Leyva, ’15

Meet Pullman Scholar Marco Leyva, an economics major at Dominican University, '15. Three words Marco feels best to describe his… Read More
College Life • 05.15.14

How to Land an Informational Interview

Informational interviews are conversations with experienced professionals about their jobs, professional development, and career advice. They give you the opportunity… Read More
College Life • 04.29.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Asia Muhammad, ’16

Get to know Pullman Scholar Asia Muhammad,'16, a psychology major at Saint Leo University. Three words Asia feels best to… Read More
College Life • 04.14.14

How to Build a Stellar LinkedIn Profile

Before we get to the how, let’s talk about the why. Why do you need a LinkedIn profile? For starters,… Read More
College Life • 03.26.14

Professional Bio-Writing 101

How to Write a Professional Bio as a College Student. A well-written bio is a great tool to have in your… Read More
College Life • 03.21.14

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

The 30-60 Second Conversation that Could Change Your Life. What is one of the most important things you can do… Read More
College Life • 01.23.14

16 Great Smartphone Apps for College Students

By Zach Loubert, Intern. As a modern college student, you’re always on the run. Between balancing classes, extracurricular activities, and… Read More
College Life • 01.15.14

Never Fear, FAFSA Infographics Are Here

For many high school seniors and college students, ushering in the New Year isn’t only about the party hats, sparklers,… Read More
College Life • 11.25.13

Student Loans: Repayment is Right Around the Corner

By Julia Lane, Intern. It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, couples dressed in J.Crew knits walk… Read More
College Life • 10.30.13

Health Insurance While In College

By Julia Lane, Intern. It wasn't too long ago that a classmate of mine was out biking around Uptown on a… Read More
College Life • 12.21.12

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Diamond Greer, ’14

While studying Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Diamond has had many opportunities to develop her interests. Whether she… Read More