‘Student 2.0’ Posts

How to Reboot Your Notes

How to Reboot Your Notes

Note taking: love it or hate it, it’s one of the easiest and most common ways of keeping up with lecture material.  Despite its ubiquity, it seems that every student—and even every class—needs a slightly different approach for maximum study usage. If your notes seem to be slipping toward the end of the school year ...

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with constantly looking for new ways to spruce up your resume. You’ve volunteered, you’ve worked multiple jobs, you’ve joined clubs, and you’ve attended seminars. Now, there is a way to get recognized on a national scale for your volunteer work, and I’m going to tell you all about ...

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

Whether you’re an aspiring writer/blogger or designer, finding images to add to your content is one of the toughest parts of working on the web. Finding both original and free stock photos that don’t require attribution often adds an extra step to your work, which can be stressful for those with deadlines and other tasks ...

Hacking the MBA: Get the Most ROI from Your Degree

Hacking the MBA: Get the Most ROI from Your Degree

An advanced degree always involves some risk, but why do your finances have to be one of them? The truth of the matter is, money doesn’t have to be a big issue. It really shouldn’t be, especially if you’re enrolling in an MBA program to learn about fiscal responsibility and about running a business. Unless ...

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

Recently, Emina wrote about testing out of classes in order to finish your degree early (or even just on time). But what does that look like in practice? Step One: Determine Which Exams Your School Accepts Complete lists of exams can be viewed on the College Board (CLEP) and ACT (DSST/DANTES) websites. In order to ...

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

By now, everyone knows about the wealth that can be generated from building software and creating digital services. If I said the name “Bill Gates,” you know I mean the richest man in the world, and co-founder of Microsoft. If I said the name “Mark Zuckerberg,” it’s very likely you know I’m talking about the ...

How to Test Out and Get Your Degree Early

How to Test Out and Get Your Degree Early

College can be a very stressful experience. Gone are the days where one can work part-time at a fast-food restaurant during the summer months, while paying for an apartment and a full years’ worth of tuition with the funds. We live in a generation of loans, where if one does not want a loan, education ...

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

Editor’s Note: A CV is essentially a long-form resume, and is not a term used by most employers in the U.S. However, creating a true CV, as opposed to a simple resume can help you stand out in a job market in which hundreds of others may be vying for the same position. As a ...

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we ...

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 ...