‘How To’ Posts

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are ...

How to Maximize the Impact of Study Abroad

How to Maximize the Impact of Study Abroad

Studying abroad tops many students’ list of the most fun and most life-changing part of college. It’s a chance to be somewhere exciting and different, to live in a new context, and to make friends and have experiences far outside previous opportunities in either hometowns or home college contexts. For most people, the “point” of ...

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Heading to college after your last summer home can be a relatively stressful time. From figuring out what textbooks are needed, to making sure there are enough supplies to get through the semester and even to sorting through which clothes to leave home and which to bring, packing for freshman year isn’t easy. Going into ...

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

Last year, HackCollege’s Dominique Jackson gave some great advice on avoiding the credit pitfalls that often trap unsuspecting college students. This year, I want to reopen that topic and let you know how to build credit responsibly while still avoiding the pitfalls that lead to early debt and financial hardships. Credit Follows You Everywhere The ...

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, ...

How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

Ready, set, summer! *Cue the typical “school’s out for the summer” music.* Whether you’ve been out for a few weeks already (like me) or you’re just now starting to think about summer break, you’ll soon enough find yourself with little to do and a boring summer awaiting you if you haven’t prepared for it. Maybe ...

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

As you go through your college years, you will start to have more and more interviews in various capacities. Depending on the person, interviews may come in the form of full-time careers, part-time experience or even taking on a student employee position. Regardless, preparing for that interview is important so you don’t embarrass yourself in ...

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

Social media is a prominent part of every college student’s life.  There really isn’t a good way to avoid it, and by not avoiding it, it is of course all too tempting to jump in and join the fun.  Using sites like Facebook and Twitter can be fun and beneficial to you professionally at the ...

8 Things Successful Students Consistently Do

8 Things Successful Students Consistently Do

There are certain things that “good students” do that others do not.  This is not to say that if you do not do these things you are not a good student, these are simply likely signs that someone is a good student and cares about their grades, opposed to those who don’t care at all. ...