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The Only Reason to Go to Law School

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And ...

10 Medical Careers You Should Consider TODAY

10 Medical Careers You Should Consider TODAY

When people hear the words medical school, the first thing that comes to mind are images of doctors and nurses. There is a certain prestige that comes with being a doctor, but the sacrifices to become one are great. Even when it comes to nursing, the path to becoming a nurse can require several years ...

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students ...

Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

I am a philosophy major.  When meeting new people, I am often asked what I plan to do with a philosophy degree.  My favorite response is, “I want to ask why you want fries with that.”  In all seriousness, I expect my philosophy training to serve me well. The study of philosophy—whether an entire degree ...

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

By now, everyone knows about the wealth that can be generated from building software and creating digital services. If I said the name “Bill Gates,” you know I mean the richest man in the world, and co-founder of Microsoft. If I said the name “Mark Zuckerberg,” it’s very likely you know I’m talking about the ...

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

It’s easy to disappear into the anonymity of a large lecture class—either by choosing to ditch class or because of the disconnect that can easily creep into even active and engaged students’ experiences. Whichever the case, sometimes 300 seats and a single lecturing voice can present a serious challenge to the classroom experience. Let’s assume ...

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...

How to Find and Learn from a Great Mentor in College

How to Find and Learn from a Great Mentor in College

A positive relationship with a professor can make an enormous difference in your experience as an undergraduate, as well as helping to launch your post-college career. A mentor can help you navigate degree requirements, independent study, research, study abroad, internships, scholarships, graduate school applications, and job applications. They can offer advice and provide a support ...

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are ...