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Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as ...

Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone ...

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

#8220;You make your own luck” is a quote you’ve probably heard before. The meaning, however, is lost without more context. After all, if you make your own luck, doesn’t that make it the opposite of luck? Well, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, a person’s luck is often manufactured. In his ...

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Heading off for a semester (or year) abroad? By most accounts, you can plan on having a life-changing experience of one kind or another. You’ve signed up to something you can talk about for the rest of your life: the time you lived and studied in another country and culture, living it up and learning ...

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will ...

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of ...

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

This semester was definitely my most challenging yet, followed closely by the previous semester. Going from freshman to sophomore is not an easy transition. Classes get harder, you actually start getting into your major, and you also start thinking about what you’re doing to prepare yourself for life after college.  Even though this past semester ...

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 ...

4 Great Study Strategies to Tackle Finals

4 Great Study Strategies to Tackle Finals

Finals mark the dreaded final hurdle before summer/graduation arrives, and we’re nearly there. Here are my four favorite study strategies, which I used (with varying degrees of success) to tackle each semester’s onslaught of final essays, exams, late-night study sessions, and the overwhelming sense that I’m running out of time. Find a system that works ...

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be ...