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The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

College websites and student affairs professionals are always giving students advice on how they can improve their grades, get more involved, and so on. But how practical and useful is that advice?  Is “study more” or “use better time management” really going to help you get through four (or more) years of higher education?  Probably ...

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

Sometimes the jobs that fill the part-time, flexible schedule requirements of a college lifestyle are simply crappy. It’s common to find a job as a telemarketer, a server, a retail worker, a grocery store clerk, or even a tutor, but no matter how you slice it, your job might still be kind of crappy. Rather ...

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...

How to Stop Worrying and Accomplish Your Goals

How to Stop Worrying and Accomplish Your Goals

The idea of success can be a daunting concept for everyone, but particularly for college students. On the one hand, you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you. On the other, though, you have all the short-term pressures of assignments, classes, and short-term projects; combined with the long-term worries of earning a high ...

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

Organizing your life may seem like a massive challenge, especially if you’re trying to get through the semester without incurring credit card debt. You can go drop a few hundred bucks at IKEA and The Container Store, or you can use random things around the house, from crafting stores, and pieces found at Home Depot ...

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Making a great first impression is incredibly important because you only get one shot at it. Research has found that we make snap judgments of people within the first seven seconds of meeting them, after which point our opinion of them will most likely never change. In rare cases you may be able to change ...

How to Stay Safe On and Off Campus

How to Stay Safe On and Off Campus

It’s that time of the year when many young Americans decide where they will be going for college in the fall. This is a big step, especially for those who move away from home to attend college. You will live by yourself for the first time, meet a ton of new people, explore a new ...

How to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

How to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

Everyone goes to college to get the career they desire.  That statement can apply to every college student, everywhere, with little exception.  Getting that career, even with a college degree, is not always so easy though due to the highly competitive job market and ever-increasing number of college graduates today. It is certainly a good ...

35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students

35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students

For our latest giveaway, I asked readers to share their most valuable college tips. The responses were incredible, and really made me proud to be apart of a site with such a great audience. To celebrate this, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips shared, adding detail, and linking to some relevant ...

11 Career Tips from a Marketing Manager

11 Career Tips from a Marketing Manager

A mobile marketing manager for American Eagle Outfitters spoke at my college last week. Her position is too specific to be on most college students’ short list of potential careers, and there’s always a chance that they — and you — are missing out. This list of facts and advice holds knowledge from American Eagle’s ...

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

You’re sitting in class, your dinosaur-aged professor is rambling on about the periodic table of elements, and you’re about to fade into dreamland.  Instead of letting yourself slowly slip away, you can  – almost subconsciously — trick yourself into staying alert and not miss out on important lecture material. This won’t apply to every class, ...