‘Life’ Posts

Myths of Online Learning

Myths of Online Learning

No matter how much I stand up to the online education haters, they still have a lot to say about the “less impressive, less strenuous,” interactive internet platform classes so many students are taking these days. I do admit, it gets a bit frustrating attempting to refute the critics and show them the error of ...

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation

Every year, thousands of students around the globe cross the graduation stage and find themselves struggling to figure out what it means to become an actual adult. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your own success after graduation. Searching for (and landing) a job you ...

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Flickering lights in the bowels of the library basement. Burning the midnight oil grading papers while simultaneously trying to finish that 25 page term paper for a graduate course on 18th century British literature. Teaching courses at three different colleges and also attempting to get a few hours of sleep every night. Trying to have ...

5 Cheap Ideas for Hangouts

5 Cheap Ideas for Hangouts

Sometimes it’s easy to make friends at school. You spend lots of time in the same places: class, student organizations, campus jobs and local hangouts. But other times, like when you move off campus or start graduate school, it can feel like you never see your pals. Try out one of these entertaining ideas to ...

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I hate to break it to you, but if you’re trying to find yourself, going to the other side of the world may not be the most effective way to accomplish it. I admit that coming to Korea, for me, was not ...

How to Deal With Culture Shock

How to Deal With Culture Shock

Just a few short weeks ago, I stood by the Lotte World Mall near Jamsil station in Seoul awaiting my mother’s arrival for the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, known as Chuseok. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year, not only because I get a full week off, but also because the whole world ...

How to Take a Break from College Stress

How to Take a Break from College Stress

Most traditional college students have a lot going on. Dorms, friends, classes, sports, clubs and work are great and exciting, except when they’re not. When the stress levels are high and you feel like you can’t do school any more, try one of these breaks. Hang out with new people Sometimes drama gets thick. Sometimes ...

How to: Deal with a Bad Roommate

How to: Deal with a Bad Roommate

As someone who lived in campus housing all four years of undergrad, I’ve had my fair share of terrible roommate experiences. My very first roommate and I lived in a traditional dorm room, and for the first week or two, we got along famously. We were both so giddy about being away from home and ...

Entering College as a Top High School Student

Entering College as a Top High School Student

So, you were the straight-A’s, honor society president of your high school. College is a new ball game, but that doesn’t mean that your high school habits and accomplishments are worthless. Here are three things you can do to transition your academic achievements into the undergraduate world. Transfer your IB/AP credits You already know that ...

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online

Do you want to teach students abroad, but don’t feel ready to put your life on hold to move across the world for the opportunity? Well, now you don’t have to. With more online academies and schools popping up online, online teaching could be the right move for you. And even if you already know ...

Goals You Can Accomplish This School Year

Goals You Can Accomplish This School Year

A new school year is an exciting time: return to friends and favorite places, a fresh start in classes and maybe a promising new job or leadership role. September is the perfect time to set New Year’s Resolutions tailored to your goals for the academic year to come. In no particular order, below are some ...