‘Lists’ Posts

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요)! Or, in other words, hello! You’re reading this article which was typed from my apartment in Seoul. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d still be here for as long as I have been. When I first arrived in South Korea in May of 2015, I fully anticipated that I would be ...

YA Novels That Will Get You Through College

YA Novels That Will Get You Through College

Young adult novels have a strange reputation in the world of academia as being books that are meant for kids, and not for us wise, old scholars. Surprisingly, though, 55% of young adult novels are actually purchased by adults, particularly adults between the ages of 33 and 44, according to a 2014 report. As a ...

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

25 Jobs You’ll Be Glad You Don’t Have

25 Jobs You’ll Be Glad You Don’t Have

Everyone’s late teens and early twenties are a time for exploration and finding a place in the real world. While it sounds nice on paper, entering the workforce can be a stressful experience. What was once met with unbridled enthusiasm can quickly dissipate once reality begins to settle in. Truly, while the twenties are a ...

Careers for English Majors

Careers for English Majors

So, despite your parents begging you to go pre-med, you declared a major in English and buried yourself in literature and writing. Good for you! As a college instructor, I encounter a lot of students struggling through majors they aren’t really passionate about, simply because their parents insisted, or because they think they’ll have a ...

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

I can see you now: you’re in a large university lecture hall or hiding in your cubicle, daydreaming about how you’d like to be anywhere but where you are. I don’t blame you. I’ve been where you are now. I know exactly how you feel. Whether it’s a terrible boss, a bout of depression, a ...

30 Strange College Courses Worth Investigating

30 Strange College Courses Worth Investigating

I’m not sure what spurred my obsession with weird college degrees and courses, but I’ve been keeping a journal with a list for years now. Every once in awhile I enjoy sharing the weird things I stumble upon in course catalogs or on the internet, and today is one of those sharing days. After some ...

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

Currently, I’m in the middle of my last four months of my 1-year teaching contract in South Korea. Throughout that time, I have experienced many ups and downs, “why me?” moments, and “how do I do this?” confusion. I’ve also learned countless things about people, different cultures, and how varied teaching can be. In the ...

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

With the spring semester gearing up, you may once again find yourself with idle, half-hour blocks perfect for aimlessly browsing Facebook. But what if you had something useful to do instead? Here are some suggestions from HackCollege. One: Read a book. My school requires four semesters of Great Books Seminar courses, which means that first- ...

35 Weird Jobs That Actually Exist

35 Weird Jobs That Actually Exist

Have you ever had a weird or unusual job? I thought I had endured a few in my eight years of professional experience. That is, until I found several lists* depicting some of the strangest professions I had never heard of. The list below is of 35 actual jobs that exist today both in the ...

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout my undergraduate years, it is the importance of being critical of advice. I’ve also learned that no matter what you decide to do and how comfortable you are in those decisions, hindsight has the ability to bring forth some perspective and regret. Below is a list of my top ...

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

When we think about the technology industry, we often envision analytical, left-brained thinkers tirelessly coding and fixing computers. While this may have resembled IT professionals a decade ago, the technology sector has come a long way since then. Today, many technology careers — including the seven listed here — require creative problem-solving and idea generation, ...