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Hack College Investigates: Career Services

Hack College Investigates: Career Services

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. The career services center is one of the most useful resources on ...

How to Make Your Android Devices More Productive

How to Make Your Android Devices More Productive

Are you getting all the productivity out of your Android smartphone or tablet? As a student, you rely on your Android devices to track your assignments, schedules and grades. Your mobile devices are essential to your success and safety. Use the following android productivity tips to keep your device from getting sluggish or having poor ...

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

Students often have hectic schedules and an overwhelming amount of tasks to complete. So, it’s no wonder that worrying about the safety and security of highly vulnerable smartphones and tablets rarely number among their concerns. But the damage a breach of these devices causes far outweighs the inconvenience of staying mindful of their safety. These ...

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Many students are eager to learn ways in which they can diversify their income, put a little cash in their pockets or add skills that will help them get ahead in their field of study. What many students don’t know is that becoming an entrepreneur while in college can have a lasting impact on your ...

Tips for Taking Notes

Tips for Taking Notes

One of the best ways to get a lot out of your college classes is to show up and take notes. Seriously. It’s that simple. Actively listening to your professors and participating in the discussion by asking and answering questions helps solidify the information in your mind. Taking notes is often part of active listening ...

How Open Sourcing Your Software Saves You Money

How Open Sourcing Your Software Saves You Money

College students do not have to go further into debt buying expensive software. Open source tools are free and just as productive as the costly proprietary products they replace. The open source concept thrives in enterprise and industry. It is also very prevalent in computer and communication environments. However, consumers and students are less familiar ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

College students stand to benefit greatly from using the Linux operating system. Linux is secure, easy to use and well-tested; there’s no need to worry about viruses or malware. No one company owns Linux, and it’s not just one operating system. Since it’s an open source software, many communities are able to develop and support ...

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

A new approach to web browsers gives students better productivity tools, and the Vivaldi browser in particular could change how you interact with the internet. Two programmers hatched the idea for Vivaldi in 1994. Co-founders Jon von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita envisioned a fast web browser that ran with minimal hardware requirements and included customization ...

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Most colleges have programming boards run by student organizations. These boards are designed to foster community, a safe environment and opportunity for growth. If successful, students engage with one another to build relationships and encourage identity development. Also—programming boards are a great way to join a campus community and have some fun. Here at HackCollege, ...

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Computer operating systems—OS-X, Windows, Linux, Android—are a lot like cars. Many people either own one or at least know how to operate them. This is because they’re essential to getting you where you want to go. Once you learn to drive one make, the other models all function pretty much the same way. For both ...

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That is a HackCollege series where students compare two college essentials and recommend which has worked out the best for them. Flash drives: they’ve been among our most valuable school supplies since 2003. Whether yours was a rubber dongle in the shape of your favorite animal or a minimalist metal drive smaller than ...

Guide to PowerPoint Presentations: Presenting

Guide to PowerPoint Presentations: Presenting

Once you have a visually appealing presentation, you just need to make an informative and engaging speech alongside. That can be both easier and harder than it sounds. For many people, a fear of public speaking turns simple presentations into terrifying ordeals. There are, however, a few things that can help even the most reticent ...