‘How To’ Posts

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

The job interview…every college student’s worst nightmare. It always seems like that interview is the only thing standing between you and your future, so making sure you nail it is crucial. Luckily for you, I am somewhat of an interview expert. I’ve compiled a list of tips that have always helped me get the “you ...

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Anxiety sucks. Unfortunately, the end of high school and the beginning of college are usually when people start developing occasional anxiety symptoms. It happened to me, and after a lot of trial and error, I figured out a few tricks that helped me get through it. Put The Electronics Away That bright screen, all those ...

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a ...

How to Reboot Your Notes

How to Reboot Your Notes

Note taking: love it or hate it, it’s one of the easiest and most common ways of keeping up with lecture material.  Despite its ubiquity, it seems that every student—and even every class—needs a slightly different approach for maximum study usage. If your notes seem to be slipping toward the end of the school year ...

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with constantly looking for new ways to spruce up your resume. You’ve volunteered, you’ve worked multiple jobs, you’ve joined clubs, and you’ve attended seminars. Now, there is a way to get recognized on a national scale for your volunteer work, and I’m going to tell you all about ...

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Google search: every college student uses it, but not everyone uses it equally. At one end of the spectrum is the kid who hunt-and-peck types h-t-t-p-:-/-/-w-w-w-.-g-o-o-g-l-e-.-c-o-m into Internet Explorer before typing a fourteen-word question into the search bar. On the opposite end is the ninja who can find secret ancient documents just by looking at ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

Recently, Emina wrote about testing out of classes in order to finish your degree early (or even just on time). But what does that look like in practice? Step One: Determine Which Exams Your School Accepts Complete lists of exams can be viewed on the College Board (CLEP) and ACT (DSST/DANTES) websites. In order to ...

How to Spend Extra Cash Productively

How to Spend Extra Cash Productively

Budgeting is awesome. It enables you to manage the money you have coming in to cover your expenses, fun, and maybe even some savings and donations. Always knowing how much money you have and where it is means you know what to spend and when to cut back; but what do you do when you ...

The Power of Virtual Internships and How to Get Them

The Power of Virtual Internships and How to Get Them

A big part of the college experience involves obtaining and completing an internship. After all, in order to become successful, one must not only obtain a quality education but also practical experience. That is why internships provide so much value for the average student. Internships allow students to gain valid skills and work experience while ...

How Anyone Can Get Into Harvard and Other Ivy League Schools

How Anyone Can Get Into Harvard and Other Ivy League Schools

Every student, at some point or another, wonders what Harvard, Yale, or Princeton are like. They wonder about the libraries, the classrooms, the majors (or concentrations), the parties. Every year, however, so many students decide they aren’t good enough, their grades aren’t high enough, or their test scores aren’t exemplary enough. Because of those same ...