‘How To’ Posts

College Transitions: How to Make New Friends in College

Editor’s Note: This is part two of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. You’ve been dreaming of college. The parties, the football games, the late night food (aka beer) runs. It’s all part of the incredible experience that awaits. But hang on — you’re going ...

5 Quick Tips for Writing Better Papers

A significant chunk of your college career is spent writing, editing, modifying, and re-writing papers. Just about every class requires papers or essays, so there aren’t many ways around this beast. If you want to write better papers, follow these five tips to impress your professors and score that A! Write It’s simple and it ...

College Transitions: 4 Simple Ways to Gain Independence

Transitioning from high school to college can be really tough. To help you adjust, TYT University and Lisa Ferguson are bringing you everything you need to know, from making new friends to forming new study habits and more! First up: how to gain independence before you leave home. Now is the perfect time to start ...

6 Ways to Find Your Purpose in Life

We all undoubtedly have things in our lives that require answers. We want to know how to master certain skills, “woo” others, and make the right decisions in life. But most of us might not know where to begin looking; and as a result, we become stagnant. I’m not saying I know all of the ...

A Messy Person’s Guide to Being Clean and Organized

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely possible; and a lot easier than you might think. I used to be a messy person. That’s just who I thought I was. I didn’t place enough value ...

Don’t Be Obsessed with Productivity

Don’t Be Obsessed with Productivity

Nearly everything we do revolves around “getting things done.” Endless to-do lists, emails to reply back to, and paperwork constantly pile up. We never get around it all; and it consumes us. So much so that we begin to change our viewpoints on how life should be lived: productively. But is that really how life ...

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

What’s more fun than having a party? Having a party on the cheap. Anyone can throw money at a good time to try to make it happen and still fail. The truly enterprising minds will find ways to spend less money and maximize everyone’s good time. Do you accept the challenge? Related: 7 Methods to Prevent ...

How to Spend Your Last Summer Before College

News flash, kids: You’re getting older. And for a lot of you young HackCollege readers out there, this may be your last real summer before college. You may not even realize it yet, as your last few days of high school come and go, and your summer begins, how truly different your life will be ...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving the Nest

Financial independence is one of the most liberating parts of adulthood; but leaving the nest too soon may lead to poor financial decisions, such as taking on debt to maintain a lifestyle. You should think long and hard about whether or not you have the financial maturity and stability to handle living on your own. ...

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

“So you want to make movies or something?” That’s the first question people ask when they hear I majored in Film and Television — an odd choice for someone with no intention of entering either industry. Yet switching out of Economics was one of the best decisions I made as an undergrad. The courses offered ...

10 Ways to Make Extra Money as a College Student

10 Ways to Make Extra Money as a College Student

This post was written by Blake Moffat, a student studying business and law. Blake also works as a member of the online community team at MoneyBuddy. Freelance Like the idea of working, but don’t like the idea of being tied down to one job for months and months? If so, freelance work is a great option for you. Unlike ...