‘Student 1.0’ Posts

Staying Afloat in the New Schoolyear

The following email was sent in to us from HackCollege reader Tommy. Be sure to send any questions you have to dear@hackcollege.com! In my own senior year, I’m sad to see the bank account is not as high as I would like it to be. To help offset my declining balance I have picked up ...

18 Things You Already Forgot to Bring to College

There’s a frequently cited post from College and Finance that lists 18 things people tend to overlook when packing for college. That ain’t no hack though. The hack comes in when you’re already at college and you need to improvise a substitute for each of those 18 items. Ear plugs – They’re pretty indispensable for ...

How to Ask Your Parents for Money

How to Ask Your Parents for Money

So you’ve worked your ass off at your unpaid internship over the summer and you’ve loaded up your meal plan dollars with your student loans. But something goes wrong, you spent too much money here and there. All of a sudden it’s the end of the semester and even a Ramen diet seem luxurious. You ...

Freshmen: Party like a Senior

Dear freshmen, I’m an elderly, wise senior. Ages ago, I was just like you. In those first few weeks, I partied with a water polo jock, a Laguna Beach cast member, a girl who tragically died three months later, a high-school senior (who said she was in college), a surf rat and an upper-east-sider. Most ...

6 Worthwhile Last-Minute Electives

It’s about time to make those last-minute changes to your schedule. If a class has been canceled over the summer, or you’re feeling more ambitious than you did a few months ago, here are some classes that I — a wise college senior — recommend. I’m trying to take the lifehacking angle on this. Each ...

Feel Good and Donate over the Summer

As Kelly alluded to in an earlier post, these last months I have been applying, interviewing, and finally choosing which law school I will attend next year. My votes are in, and I will be much closer to Chris and Kelly this next year, out at USC in Los Angeles. ;) I have already begun ...

Summer Internships – Making the Most

Summer Internships – Making the Most

Summer is officially here for all students not in year-round institutions. My buddies at Santa Clara and University of Washington finished up their finals last week. Any self-respecting person probably is not resting for long, because those internships or jobs. This post is for those of us who have scored internships and are maybe getting ...

Hacking Campus Bike Racks

Okay, so my Flip Video camera arrived today along with a lighting kit for the podcast. I’m officially obsessed. Here’s a quickie I shot about securing your bike to what I call “wheel racks.”

Crazy for Queues: A Simple Hack for Complicated Schedules

The following is a guest post from our friend Cal Newport from his Study Hacks blog. We’ve also sent one of our own guest posts over there: Implement a Mechanism-based Lifestyle Project Paralysis The scenario is common. As the semester progresses, long-term projects began to pile up. A research paper for your history class. A ...

Killing That Flu

Wooooo, party. Mardi Gras! Let’s go sin. Yeaaaaaaaah. Who cares that it’s flu season?! Cough. I’m sick. I’ve had the flu since yesterday. I’ve put in a solid 30 hours of sleep (no exaggeration) and should be 100% by tomorrow. A 48-hour turnaround on the flu isn’t too bad. Here’s how I did it: Killer ...