Posts Tagged ‘College Tips’

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are ...

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Heading off for a semester (or year) abroad? By most accounts, you can plan on having a life-changing experience of one kind or another. You’ve signed up to something you can talk about for the rest of your life: the time you lived and studied in another country and culture, living it up and learning ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students

For our latest giveaway, I asked readers to share their most valuable college tips. The responses were incredible, and really made me proud to be apart of a site with such a great audience. To celebrate this, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips shared, adding detail, and linking to some relevant ...

5 Essential Time Management Tips

It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is settled in and the stress is piling on. With classes, work, student organizations, and still trying to have a social life, plus time for yourself, time is important. Some of you may be feeling a bit overloaded. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. ...

Freshman Week on HackCollege

For many of you, the fall semester will begin soon and the nerves will set in after the high of move-in day wears off. To help you get through your Freshman year, we’ll be bringing you a variety of ways to make the most of your first year while maintaining the grades your parents expect ...

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 ...

Using the Urgency vs. Importance Matrix to Get Stuff Done

You’ve got to complete a 10-page paper, study for an exam, run 4 miles, and go to work today, but you don’t know how to get everything done in a timely manner. In these hectic situations, your best friend is the Urgent/Important Matrix, first printed in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This matrix ...

4 Helpful Tips for English Majors

As an English major, I will be the first to tell you that my life doesn’t consist simply of books and writing. There’s much more than that, but I know others won’t see that. And every time that someone asks me what I want to do with my degree once I graduate, I tell them ...

Check University Dump Sites for Free Stuff

If you’re in the market for a computer monitor, chalkboard, or any type of supply or equipment your school may have in abundance, campus dump sites can be a treasure trove of gently-used items. Reddit user TheExtremeModerate, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told of his own journey scavenging through what he calls “tech dumps.” ...

4 Skills for Surviving Freshman Year

As college acceptance season comes to an end, many of you may be bitter about not getting into your dream school. The upside is, plenty of schools most likely did accept you and you’ll have fun deciding which is best for you. Over the next few months, nerves will creep up and plenty of questions ...

12 College Organizational Tips

Life can get pretty hectic at times, especially for a college student. With classes, homework outside of the classroom, sleeping, eating, family, jobs, and anything else in between, we are trying to juggle everything the only way that we know how to. Here is a compiled list of things that you can do to make ...

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