‘How To’ Posts

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 ...

How to Test Out and Get Your Degree Early

How to Test Out and Get Your Degree Early

College can be a very stressful experience. Gone are the days where one can work part-time at a fast-food restaurant during the summer months, while paying for an apartment and a full years’ worth of tuition with the funds. We live in a generation of loans, where if one does not want a loan, education ...

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

Editor’s Note: A CV is essentially a long-form resume, and is not a term used by most employers in the U.S. However, creating a true CV, as opposed to a simple resume can help you stand out in a job market in which hundreds of others may be vying for the same position. As a ...

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we ...

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

It’s easy to disappear into the anonymity of a large lecture class—either by choosing to ditch class or because of the disconnect that can easily creep into even active and engaged students’ experiences. Whichever the case, sometimes 300 seats and a single lecturing voice can present a serious challenge to the classroom experience. Let’s assume ...

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 ...