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Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone ...

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Heading to college after your last summer home can be a relatively stressful time. From figuring out what textbooks are needed, to making sure there are enough supplies to get through the semester and even to sorting through which clothes to leave home and which to bring, packing for freshman year isn’t easy. Going into ...

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Last year, HackCollege organized its first ever Freshman Week. While students were preparing to head to college for the time or just getting settled in, we decided it was fitting to dedicate an entire week to articles that focused on helping freshmen transition smoothly into college life. This year, we’ll work on tackling even more ...

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

Last year, HackCollege’s Dominique Jackson gave some great advice on avoiding the credit pitfalls that often trap unsuspecting college students. This year, I want to reopen that topic and let you know how to build credit responsibly while still avoiding the pitfalls that lead to early debt and financial hardships. Credit Follows You Everywhere The ...

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Heading off for a semester (or year) abroad? By most accounts, you can plan on having a life-changing experience of one kind or another. You’ve signed up to something you can talk about for the rest of your life: the time you lived and studied in another country and culture, living it up and learning ...

Why Vocational Training Schools Are Rising in Popularity

Why Vocational Training Schools Are Rising in Popularity

As hundreds of thousands of high school students just graduated this summer, they are likely contemplating which path they should take to embark on a rewarding and challenging career. Most high school graduates are expected to enroll at a 4-year institution, as college graduates traditionally earn more than their non-college attending peers. However, a college ...

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will ...

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of ...

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, ...