• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Tax Season! How to Prepare

Oh good.  A new year, a new series of work hours, and the wonderful smell of newly printed W2s to file for the government.  Doesn’t tax season just make you want to sing?  The truth: of course not!  Unless you are an accountant, taxes can be a headache and a half.  There are, however, some simple preparations that can be made to ensure that filing your taxes is as easy as possible.

  1. Organize your materials.  For the majority of college students, the only documentation needed to file are annual W2 forms.  However, for some students, you will also need to gather any 1099s or itemized receipts for deductions.
  2. Get help.  You can go onto the IRS website to gather information on filing, and they also offer a free online tax return application to file yourself.  If you need a little help in filing or are unsure in your ability, take your paperwork to an accountant (which is as easy as setting up an appointment and walking into H & R Block.  They will take care of the loose ends and get you going quickly and efficiently.  My favorite place!
  3. Don’t procrastinate.  As soon as you get your paperwork from employers, begin to file.  Otherwise, tax day can easily sneak up on you!
  4. Think FAFSA.  Pay particular attention when you fill out your return and to the results.  This information will be critical when you fill out your government FAFSA.  And again, time sensitive document, so get those taxes filed ASAP!

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