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5 Personal Matchmakers Available For Your Phone

5 Personal Matchmakers Available For Your Phone

Many college students are told that they’ll never have more opportunities to meet people than in college. This may be true, but what about beyond those ivy walls? Whether a college student wants an easier way to meet someone on their campus or wants to look beyond the world of academia, it’s never been easier. ...

The Economics Of Skipping Class

The Economics Of Skipping Class

I’ve recently read a number of articles, both on HackCollege and elsewhere, on the subject of skipping class. Some have attempted to determine when or how it is acceptable to skip, while others have attempted to determine the cost of skipping. I thought the idea of applying some basic economic tools and ideas to the ...

How To Make Studying Less Painful

How To Make Studying Less Painful

That textbook is just sitting there. The first hour of studying always appears to be unbearable. Luckily, we’ve got some solid advice to make studying less painful. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield calls this force Resistance in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that everyone faces, every day, in some way, shape, ...

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

During this year’s equal pay day, women appreciate the advances they have made as well as the road left yet to travel. Take the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act anniversary of earlier this year.  Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1998 for discrimination when earlier in her career she discovered she was paid less than her male ...

Helpful Advice For Pulling A Successful All-Nighter

Helpful Advice For Pulling A Successful All-Nighter

Ah, yes – the infamously dreaded all-nighter, an all too common phenomenon of college life. Just about every student of the higher arts or sciences has had or will have to pull an all-nighter at some point during their collegiate career. The reasons for doing so are numerous: whether it’s procrastination, a busy schedule, or ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Read the News Every Day

5 Reasons Why You Should Read the News Every Day

Reading the news is a habit that has to be formed—and it’s an important one. The earlier you start paying attention, the better. It’s like Jenny’s (played by Carey Mulligan) speech from the 2009 film “An Education” “It’s not enough to educate us, Ms. Walters, you’ve got to tell us why you’re doing it.” Jenny ...

Post-College: What You Don’t Want to Hear

Post-College: What You Don’t Want to Hear

There’s something I think we all need to be reminded of every now and again; it’s something as college students we’re all aware of, it’s just never discussed that often, so grab that check and make it payable to reality. You probably won’t get a decent job when you graduate. In fact, you’ll be lucky ...

The Ultimate Workforce Goal Is To Make Employers Seek You

The Ultimate Workforce Goal Is To Make Employers Seek You

The end of college brings many questions for young adults. These days, poor economic conditions and increased acceptance of debt rewards the continuance of higher education to get a masters degree or even higher. A great number of recent graduates are either unable to find work or are taking entry level service jobs in the ...

Film School: How the Oscar Favorites Can Help You Choose a Major

Film School: How the Oscar Favorites Can Help You Choose a Major

Career counselors, personality assessments and college pamphlets try their best to offer advice, but choosing a major is a personal decision that starts you down a life-long career path. Advice on choosing a major varies, but a central idea usual stands out: choose a major that peaks your interest. For some students with clear passions, ...