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Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Being a college student can be a financial challenge, can’t it? You have to worry about paying for tuition and books while still maintaining healthy physical habits and trying to keep up with friends and family. Furthermore, most college students change their majors at some point during their college experience—which leads to more financial burden. Some ...

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Being safe on campus can be a matter of common sense and knowing your surroundings. Beyond that, safety concerns vary based on the location and situations of your particular school and schedule. If you’re looking for some convenient ways to secure yourself and your friends in any situation, try the following. 1. bSafe bSafe is ...

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 ...

80 Big Jobs in 2015

80 Big Jobs in 2015

Stressing out about what to do after you graduate from college? By now it’s no surprise that many students don’t end up finding jobs related to their college majors. This can be a very confusing situation for recent graduates, but it doesn’t have to be reason for concern. Below is a list of the 80 ...

Relationships to Make in College

Relationships to Make in College

In college, you’ll meet a ton of new people very quickly. Understandably, it can be a bit overwhelming. The minute you step onto campus, you’ll be greeted with a sea of friendly faces—that terrify you. You just spent years of your life in one building surrounded by people you’ve known since elementary school. You’re not ...

Tips for Registering for Closed Classes

Tips for Registering for Closed Classes

Most upperclassmen have been there before: you’ve got an almost full schedule but you’re missing one class and every section taught this semester is full. What do you do? Don’t worry. There are a few things that you can do to get into that class. HackCollege has you covered. Email the Professor Directly It can ...

Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to ...

Online Study Tools: Group Studying

Online Study Tools: Group Studying

The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to ...

How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead.  Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all ...

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

The job interview…every college student’s worst nightmare. It always seems like that interview is the only thing standing between you and your future, so making sure you nail it is crucial. Luckily for you, I am somewhat of an interview expert. I’ve compiled a list of tips that have always helped me get the “you ...

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Anxiety sucks. Unfortunately, the end of high school and the beginning of college are usually when people start developing occasional anxiety symptoms. It happened to me, and after a lot of trial and error, I figured out a few tricks that helped me get through it. Put The Electronics Away That bright screen, all those ...

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 ...