Niche Careers: Paralegal

Niche Careers: Paralegal

You’ve probably seen preppy, slick lawyers argue their cases before judges and juries alike, either on TV or in real life. Sometimes they can seem quite impressive, knowing a great deal about their clients, opponents, and the law. But did you know those same lawyers often need help? That’s where paralegals, also referred to as ...

How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Motivation may be key to success, but it’s also one of the most difficult keys to acquire! I’m one of those people who feel really motivated after accomplishing just one thing, because it makes me want to accomplish everything else that I have to do. Then, once I’m done with all my work, I get ...

Why You Should Use Your School’s Databases

Why You Should Use Your School’s Databases

At the risk of sounding like every library tour, First Year Experience course and research methods professor, let me tell you why you should take advantage of your school’s digital databases. 1. They’ve got solid, full-text academic sources Ask a 21st century student to research something and we’ll Google it. While that’s fine for quick ...

How to Deal With Culture Shock

How to Deal With Culture Shock

Just a few short weeks ago, I stood by the Lotte World Mall near Jamsil station in Seoul awaiting my mother’s arrival for the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, known as Chuseok. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year, not only because I get a full week off, but also because the whole world ...

How to Take a Break from College Stress

How to Take a Break from College Stress

Most traditional college students have a lot going on. Dorms, friends, classes, sports, clubs and work are great and exciting, except when they’re not. When the stress levels are high and you feel like you can’t do school any more, try one of these breaks. Hang out with new people Sometimes drama gets thick. Sometimes ...

How to: Deal with a Bad Roommate

How to: Deal with a Bad Roommate

As someone who lived in campus housing all four years of undergrad, I’ve had my fair share of terrible roommate experiences. My very first roommate and I lived in a traditional dorm room, and for the first week or two, we got along famously. We were both so giddy about being away from home and ...