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5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a ...

6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

2015 has arrived, and winter break is rapidly coming to an end. With the next semester looming, there’s plenty of logistical/practical tasks to handle that will make the next academic chapter that much easier. Take Actions to Improve Next Semester Take a little time to consider this past semester. What went well? What didn’t? Could ...

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

I’ve always been fascinated by the advice “write what you know.” It’s good advice—it’s direct and relatable. As a fiction writer as well as a blogger, it’s always a good feeling when a piece of writing can sort of “pour out” of me onto the page. Instead of fact-checking and researching, I can just write ...

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no ...

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 ...

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...

Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

The Big Data revolution is driving tremendous growth in the field of statistics. Data is collected at a stunning rate and is transforming government, society and business. So it’s no surprise that graduates with a degree in statistics are finding an abundance of interesting and exciting career opportunities. But many students continue to overlook the ...

3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

By nature, perfectionism sounds great. The drive to always perform, and not settling for second best or mediocrity can’t be a bad thing, right? In reality, however, negative perfectionism is your worst enemy. Not only because perfection is impossible to obtain, but because it often leads to failure simply due to the fear of failing ...

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

There’s no shortage of majors at your typical college today. Everything from Advertising to Zoology is available, giving students a great variety of career paths to choose from. But you rarely hear much about niche programs–the ones that go beyond your average career path and help students get truly specialized training. If you’re looking for ...