‘How To’ Posts

How to Save on Summer Travel

How to Save on Summer Travel

Summer is an ideal time to travel as a college student—school is out, and your responsibilities and obligations are far fewer in number. But, you might find that your budget is holding you back from taking that trip you’ve been dreaming about since the start of spring semester. Whether you’re daydreaming about traveling domestically or ...

How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

The most difficult time in college isn’t when all the senior year exams and papers need to be completed. Instead, it’s often the experience of freshman year that’s the most trying. Students have to adapt to a whole new lifestyle and workload while being “on their own” for the first time in their lives. Some ...

Watch Your Mouth: The Vocal Mechanism

Watch Your Mouth: The Vocal Mechanism

Check out other segments in our continuing series of public speaking tips: 1, 2 Did you know that your voice works similarly to a musical instrument? Just like a musician must master his instrument’s adjustable parts and source of energy, a successful public speaker must master the mechanics of his own vocal tools. Professionally trained ...

Writing Hacks from a College Instructor

Writing Hacks from a College Instructor

We’ve all been there—scrambling last minute to come up with an essay worthy of that coveted A. I remember countless nights in the campus library, crouched inside my cubicle, practically weeping into my seemingly bottomless cup of coffee as I tried to argue, articulately and accurately, some overthought thesis. As a graduate student, it would ...

So You’ve Graduated…Now What?

So You’ve Graduated…Now What?

As graduation approaches, you might be one of many soon-to-be college grads having night sweats over what you’ll do after you cross that stage. Maybe you’ve already explored possible career options, or even began applying to jobs—or maybe you’ve just curled up in your bed and watched every episode of Friends on Netflix and pretended ...

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

Whether you study the recommended 90 minutes per credit hour or tend to plow through your homework right before class, you will have no doubt spent a significant amount of time at your favorite work spot by the end of your college career. Below are several tips for optimizing that space for maximum productivity. Tidy ...

How To: Get Started Journaling

How To: Get Started Journaling

Maybe starting a journal was your New Year’s resolution. Maybe you tried to keep a diary as a kid and always failed. Maybe you want to work on regulating your emotions or keep a record of your productivity. Whatever your motivation, keeping a journal has a plethora of benefits and many different forms. If you’re ...

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Many young women dream about being a princess or a model at some point in their lives–that is, until the world teaches them to have more realistic goals. While I can’t help anyone on the princess front, becoming a model and getting paid for it might not be as difficult as you think. Modeling comes ...

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

Today, storing your class assignments, notes and media files on your laptop or desktop computer is considered an outdated method of storage. Cloud storage offers the next step in storage evolution, with reliable and free/low cost options such as Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox. In the early days of cloud storage development, I resisted ...

Tips for Public Speaking: Part 2

Tips for Public Speaking: Part 2

In Tips for Public Speaking: Part 1, we showed you how to become an accomplished speaker by setting aside your stage-fright. In the second part, we’ll describe how to prepare and plan effective deliveries. Despite the inherent discomfort it causes in students, public speaking is an essential skill that must be mastered. The ability to ...

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Maybe you’re in a sorority or a fraternity and you’re looking for new ways to engage with potential members. Or maybe you’re in a student organization that is brand new to campus and you’re trying to build credibility with the community. Don’t know how to take your organization to the next level? Look no further. ...

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Android phones and tablets wear out — just not like the tires on your car or the soles of your shoes. Older Android phones simply use obsolete operating systems that your phone-carrier or tablet-maker no longer supports. If your Android no longer receives updates, it doesn’t have the latest security patches to protect it from ...