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6 Reasons Why You Need a Minor in College

6 Reasons Why You Need a Minor in College

Before I started college, I understood very little “college jargon,” such as majors, minors, concentrations, and certifications.  Even now, I’m no expert on what separates a minor from a certification and other licenses.  I do, however, see the importance of a well-rounded education, and I recognize that minors can help provide that. Some majors–like my ...

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

General Education–Gen Ed–is a dreaded term to nearly every college student, and likely college professors as well. Both groups would undoubtedly rather be in classes where students actually care about the material being taught, but universities continually require a base of classes in multiple areas from institution to institution.  Whether it’s to provide a “well-rounded ...

How to Live with a Terrible Roommate

How to Live with a Terrible Roommate

Dormitory life is a keystone of the American college experience. You head off to school and sign up for classes and then spend a full year (sometimes more) in a room where you can often touch the other bed from your own. It’s an odd way to live, and often fraught with conflict. By the ...

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

You’re in college to learn, but the number of learning styles out there are close to the amount of programs you can study and learn from.  Two of the more commonly talked about learning styles are memorization and comprehension.  You can probably–just by a glance–tell how they differ.  You might also think that comprehension is ...

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

The Internet has changed a lot since the dawn of Facebook; what was once intrinsically “private” is now intrinsically “public.” The stories once shared with just college students on Facebook are now seen by our administrators and professors, law enforcement agencies, strangers, and potential employers. Related: How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile While the partying side ...

How to Cultivate Friendships in College

How to Cultivate Friendships in College

Moving to college is disruptive. The context of your life changes in an instant, and your old friendships take on different roles. You make new friends and find new interests. And, if you begin college knowing no one, you face the very real possibility that you’ll have to face eating lunch alone. Cultivate friendships early ...

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 ...