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Apps You Need for Fall Semester

Apps You Need for Fall Semester

In a smartphone obsessed world, it can be easy to forget that phones are good for something other than texting and tweeting. This semester, load your phone or tablet with apps that will help you survive your classes and give you a break when you need one. Planner App Any planner app will do, but ...

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

The new semester is upon us. Whether you’re carrying the same backpack you’ve had since kindergarten or something more sophisticated, here are a few tools you won’t want to be without. A mini stapler Most professors have transitioned into the twenty-first century and allow you to turn in work online, but for the holdouts, a ...

The HackCollege Guide to Back to School

The HackCollege Guide to Back to School

It’s time to acknowledge the inevitable: stores have been hawking cheap crayons and futons for two months now, Facebook’s deluge of first-day-of-kindergarten mom posts has faded away and yesterday’s Timehop was an awkward photo from freshman orientation. The college school year is beginning. You may not need a pencil bag or pack of colored pencils ...

The Best Job Hunting Websites

The Best Job Hunting Websites

We go to college so we can get a degree that will get us a job, but where do we look for jobs after we’ve secured that degree? Some are fortunate to make a connection that will almost guarantee them an in, but others have to hunt a little more. Aside from the old school ...

How To: Save Money on Transportation

How To: Save Money on Transportation

Being a college student can be an expensive adventure. With tuition and fees, books, on or off-campus housing, and trying to maintain a social life, expenses  add up quickly. HackCollege is all about helping you save money. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways to save on transportation wherever you go: class, home, ...

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Ah, Amazon—the online world’s one-stop shop for diapers, drones and discounted textbooks. Whether you’re logging in for the occasional splurge or are chained to the mobile app, there are plenty of ways to enhance your Amazon experience. We’ve provided some helpful tips here. Share Prime Amazon Prime has many perks, but sometimes even the discounted ...

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

Whether you study the recommended 90 minutes per credit hour or tend to plow through your homework right before class, you will have no doubt spent a significant amount of time at your favorite work spot by the end of your college career. Below are several tips for optimizing that space for maximum productivity. Tidy ...

How To: Get Started Journaling

How To: Get Started Journaling

Maybe starting a journal was your New Year’s resolution. Maybe you tried to keep a diary as a kid and always failed. Maybe you want to work on regulating your emotions or keep a record of your productivity. Whatever your motivation, keeping a journal has a plethora of benefits and many different forms. If you’re ...

How to Make Your Android Devices More Productive

How to Make Your Android Devices More Productive

Are you getting all the productivity out of your Android smartphone or tablet? As a student, you rely on your Android devices to track your assignments, schedules and grades. Your mobile devices are essential to your success and safety. Use the following android productivity tips to keep your device from getting sluggish or having poor ...

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Becoming an Entrepreneur in College

Many students are eager to learn ways in which they can diversify their income, put a little cash in their pockets or add skills that will help them get ahead in their field of study. What many students don’t know is that becoming an entrepreneur while in college can have a lasting impact on your ...

Is Online College Right for You?

Is Online College Right for You?

There are plenty of benefits to attending college online. Distance learners can stay at home while they pursue a degree, work at their own pace, take classes when it’s convenient and oftentimes, pay less in tuition. They may even graduate faster than students taking classes on campus. But online education isn’t for everyone. Some students ...

Why You Should: Beware Malware

Why You Should: Beware Malware

It may already be invading your mobile device Mobile phones and tablets are great devices. They are one of the marvels of surviving social and academic communication. The Android platform that runs these mobile tools are lower cost and much more customizable than their Apple and Windows counterparts. But Android phones and tablets are much ...

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