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How to Reap the Benefits of Greek Life in the Real World

How to Reap the Benefits of Greek Life in the Real World

If you’ve decided to go Greek at your college or university, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to get out of it besides parties and t-shirts. Believe it or not, you can actually leverage your time in a sorority or fraternity and reap the benefits of Greek life in the real world. From jobs in ...

The Best Majors for Entrepreneurs

The Best Majors for Entrepreneurs

Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg. What do all these names have in common? Well, as you probably already know, they all made a ton of money, and none of them have college degrees. Seeing success stories of people like this has led many aspiring entrepreneurs to question whether or not college is ...

How to Handle Your First College Thanksgiving Back Home

How to Handle Your First College Thanksgiving Back Home

Now that you’ve spent a solid 2-3 months away from home, it’s time to face the first big challenge: mixing your old life with your new college life. You’ve been free to study, not to study, eat whatever you want, sleep until 1pm, drink every weekend, and never have to answer questions about where you ...

5 Mistakes That Lead to a Failed Exam

5 Mistakes That Lead to a Failed Exam

Taking tests will make up a big portion of your college career. Quizzes, midterms, and finals will more than likely decide whether or not you pass your classes, so it’ pretty important that you pass them. However, a lot of students have developed bad test-taking habits that lead them down a path towards failure. In ...

How to Find a Great Apartment Fast

How to Find a Great Apartment Fast

As a former HackCollege writer, I come to you a changed man. I have new mysterious scars, a best friend that’s a mummy, and a clearly fake South African accent. But I also have something more important: serious advice on how to get an apartment. Getting an apartment, while managing a full course load and a ...

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

As idioms and phrases begin to fade, each next generation tends to butcher them just a little bit so that they no longer make any sense. I say let’s all get together and memorize the true idioms so we can use them correctly for the rest of our lives! Or, we should at least try ...

5 Reliable Alternatives to Do.com

5 Reliable Alternatives to Do.com

The Internet, digital clouds, and services such as Do.com have really opened the door when it comes to working with many different people remotely on one project. It is vital to be able to share ideas and tracking progress via digital communications. New companies are always coming on the scene and old ones fall by ...

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

If you’ve missed our coverage of offbeat college news, you’ll be happy to know we picked the right story to cover. Schools often honor famous people for their social contributions and inspiring lives, but rarely do we see any honoring fictional characters. Boston’s Emerson College will soon be doing just that, though, renaming its communications ...

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Regular HackCollege reader know that we’re big fans of financial responsibility. For college students, however, learning to budget and changing bad spending habits can be a struggle. To help students learn more, I talked with the team behind Mint, one of the most popular money management tools, about personal finance in college and ways students ...

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Purchasing textbooks outright is usually associated with high costs when compared to renting and other alternatives. On top of the high price, you may only use certain books for a semester before they become expensive display pieces on your bookshelf. To help offset the costs associated with buying textbooks, try selling them as soon as ...