Guest Post: 5 Social Sites that Students Need to Try
Today’s guest post is fom Lior Levin, a student at Tel-Aviv University and marketing consultatnt at the MA in Israel Security Studies and Political Science programs. He has some great sites for students, many of which you may not have heard of yet.
Every student could use a little help to make it through college. In this connected world, there’s no better place to look for that help an online. Luckily, there are dozens of social media sites geared specifically to students. Here are our picks for the five social media sites every student should join.
Rate My Professors provides a great way to check out the classes you plan to take, the books you will use and, most importantly, the professors who will teach you. It is the internet’s largest listing of college professors. There are more than 1 million professors in the database and they have received more than 11 million student ratings. Best of all, it’s absolutely free. Students always checking professors with other students — this site just make the process easier. It’s a wonderful way to make sure that you have a smooth ride through college with only the best classes and professors.
CampusBug provides homework help for students. It calls itself a social learning network which combines educational and social networking tools. It’s a huge information sharing community where you can meet students from all over the world, share photos, upload blog posts as well as get help with tests. While the site has its fair share of spam, there is also a lot of useful information in the wiki categorized by tags and labels.
Cramster is another homework help site. This site gives students access to subject experts as well as help with textbooks. There are thousands of homework solutions for hundreds of textbooks across a range of subjects. Step-by-step help allows students not just to find the answers but to see how they are worked out so they can really learn. Cramster also offers definitions of key concepts and terms in a variety of subjects. To date, more than 6 million questions have been answered on this site and the number is increasing every day.
4. Internship Ratings
Internship Ratings is another ratings site. Started by two students, the site offers a place where students can discuss the college placements and internships and decide whether these are “was the coffee”. This is a great place to research internships available around the country and to see what you will get from them. After all, you want to know whether you’re going to be filing and making coffee or getting valuable experience and your fair share of freebies and perks.
When you’re getting near to the end of your college career it may be time to consider Zumeo. This site helps your job search in several ways. First, it searches hundreds of thousands of jobs to find the ones that suit you best. It also checks your social media profiles to find out who you know that can introduce you. It provides entry-level employer information and also helps you to put together a professional resume. Best of all, you can use the site from your iPhone which means that you can do your research on-the-fly.