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Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Being a college student can be a financial challenge, can’t it? You have to worry about paying for tuition and books while still maintaining healthy physical habits and trying to keep up with friends and family. Furthermore, most college students change their majors at some point during their college experience—which leads to more financial burden. Some ...

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is a next level to-do list. If you find yourself color coding, subdividing and moving things around on your current to-do list, KanbanFlow can help you do that more efficiently. If you’re looking for a way to go digital without the complexities and bloatedness of some apps and websites, or you want a way ...

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Being safe on campus can be a matter of common sense and knowing your surroundings. Beyond that, safety concerns vary based on the location and situations of your particular school and schedule. If you’re looking for some convenient ways to secure yourself and your friends in any situation, try the following. 1. bSafe bSafe is ...

This Not That: Mac vs. PC

This Not That: Mac vs. PC

This Not That is a HackCollege series where students compare two college essentials and recommend which has worked out the best for them. Of all the tough choices you’ll make in college, picking a laptop is one of the most important. If you choose wisely, you’ll have a reliable computer through school and beyond. Grab ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

After all that research and all that outlining, your paper is almost done and you can hardly wait! With the awesome outline we created, we just have a few more steps before we can go binge watch Netflix and it feels amazing. The best part? We barely stressed this whole thing because breaking it down ...

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

As college students, the world is at your fingertips. So many opportunities, so little time. It can easily become overwhelming. That being said, HackCollege wants you to know that we have your back. We want to help you make the decisions that lead to the best opportunities possible. Here’s how: Cast a Wide Net When ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

By now, you’ve chosen your topic, completed your outline and you’re ready to start researching. But wait. Where do you begin? Most students go directly to Google, and that’s fine. It’s even okay to go to Wikipedia, though you never want to cite it as a main source of information. Rather, articles from the online ...

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers is a series that illustrates unusual and/or interesting professions. This first post highlights someone many HackCollege readers see often: the college librarian. HackCollege interviewed Anita Semtner, Director of Library Services at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK to find out what her vocation is like. HC: When did you realize that you wanted ...

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Textbooks are expensive. And let’s face it, the added costs of tutoring and supplemental resources are no help when you’re not doing very well in a class. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some great alternative options. The list below includes places where you can find both course materials and books for free online. Coursera.com Coursera ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Getting Started

Writing the Perfect Paper: Getting Started

Most college assignments involve writing papers. Coincidentally, college students loathe writing papers more than anything else. Here at HackCollege, we understand that most students don’t hate writing. They hate not knowing the steps to follow to guarantee a good grade on their papers. That’s why we started this series—we want you to have all the ...

80 Big Jobs in 2015

80 Big Jobs in 2015

Stressing out about what to do after you graduate from college? By now it’s no surprise that many students don’t end up finding jobs related to their college majors. This can be a very confusing situation for recent graduates, but it doesn’t have to be reason for concern. Below is a list of the 80 ...

Relationships to Make in College

Relationships to Make in College

In college, you’ll meet a ton of new people very quickly. Understandably, it can be a bit overwhelming. The minute you step onto campus, you’ll be greeted with a sea of friendly faces—that terrify you. You just spent years of your life in one building surrounded by people you’ve known since elementary school. You’re not ...