Writing the Perfect Paper: Pre-Writing Prep

Writing the Perfect Paper: Pre-Writing Prep

Topic? Check. Sources? Check. Start writing? Don’t even think about it. Nothing makes a paper harder to write than going into it unprepared (it makes it take longer too), so take one more step before you start piecing everything together. Read As you were gathering resources for your essay, chances are you only read the ...

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers is a series that illustrates unusual and/or interesting professions. This first post highlights someone many HackCollege readers see often: the college librarian. HackCollege interviewed Anita Semtner, Director of Library Services at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK to find out what her vocation is like. HC: When did you realize that you wanted ...

What You Need to Know About Virtual Internships

What You Need to Know About Virtual Internships

College internships are now invaluable for those seeking employment after their undergraduate years, especially in quintessentially professional fields. However, elevated tuition and living costs mean that college students have less and less time and resources to spend on gaining experience. Enter the virtual internship, lovechild of the Internet and understaffed corporations. Virtual internships offer paid ...

Online Resources for Personal Enrichment

Online Resources for Personal Enrichment

College is all about improving yourself, so why not look to the wonderful world-wide web for some extracurricular enrichment? Check out the following sites to bolster your skills and make learning a habitual part of your life, even beyond school. Readfa.st Homework is a full-time job. Know what would make it faster? Being able to ...

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Textbooks are expensive. And let’s face it, the added costs of tutoring and supplemental resources are no help when you’re not doing very well in a class. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some great alternative options. The list below includes places where you can find both course materials and books for free online. Coursera.com Coursera ...