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Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a ...

Effective Electives

Effective Electives

Throughout your college career, you’ll have the chance to take elective classes to supplement your core studies. Here at HackCollege, we think you should seize this opportunity while you can. Who knows, you may take a class that changes the way you look at the world. One elective may even sway you to switch majors. ...

College Lies TV Tells You

Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how ...

80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

I’m just going to come out and say it: you don’t have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay. Not going to college doesn’t make someone ...

45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Just a few weeks ago, I entertained and baffled minds with a list of 29 College Majors You Didn’t Know Existed. It was a pretty popular post, and I obtained several likes and comments, so I decided it might be a good idea to continue the trend. This week, I’ve done a lot of research ...

You Should Be Using: Degreed to Monitor Your Educational Progress

You Should Be Using: Degreed to Monitor Your Educational Progress

Have you ever studied something interesting in school and didn’t want to forget about it or read an interesting article you didn’t want to have trouble bookmarking and finding again? Have you wanted to take additional classes but were not comfortable shelling out hundreds if not thousands of dollars? If you said yes to any ...

5 Great Alternatives to Joining the Peace Corps

5 Great Alternatives to Joining the Peace Corps

Before I elected to move to South Korea, I was weighing my options. I knew I wanted to travel, but I wasn’t certain for how long.  I felt it was in my best interest to evaluate every possibility. One of those options I considered, but ultimately looked past, was the Peace Corps. Now, don’t get ...

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 ...