Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

How to Stop Worrying and Accomplish Your Goals

The idea of success can be a daunting concept for everyone, but particularly for college students. On the one hand, you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you. On the other, though, you have all the short-term pressures of assignments, classes, and short-term projects; combined with the long-term worries of earning a high ...

Welcome to Your Freshman Year

For many of you out there, this may be your first semester of college, and you won’t really understand how great it is until you finally move in. Being on your own, hundreds of miles away from your own home is both scary and invigorating, as it gives you a fresh start and a chance ...

Freshman Week: How to Not Look Like a Freshman

You’ve finalized your freshman class schedule, you’ve met up with a couple friends from orientation, and perhaps you’re okay with the fact that even though summer break has met an untimely death, its abrupt termination nevertheless signals promising opportunities for learning that are just around the corner. However, among the plentiful pros of starting academically ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Meet People in College

I’m an extrovert. That means college is more or less a social buffet for me, and if my GPA is any indication, I over-indulge. There are a few reasons to go out on a Monday night, but “my friend’s girlfriend’s sister is back from China” isn’t one of them. Still, a few of my friends ...

Transferring Into The Spring Semester

Transferring in the spring is an entirely different beast than in the fall and is different than in general. You’re jumping in at the middle of the year. Many people have already formed social groups, clubs have filled many positions, and you likely didn’t get a lot of choice with classes. Social Groups Have Already ...

Finding Inspiration in College

The entire college experience is full of some very methodic, routine things that we tend to fall into as students. With classes at the same time every set day of the week and work at the same times, while doing the same things and talking to the same people, one could say that it would ...

How To Get Good Grades And Have A Social Life

Finding the exact balance between having a social life and getting good grades is not the easiest thing for a college student to do.  When there seems to be a constant flow of invites to game nights and frat parties, it can get hard to remember that you are in college (and paying expensive tuition) ...

The Latest & Greatest Resources Online

Bookmarking useful websites in college is on every student’s to do list. Unfortunately, shuffling through your pages and organizing your online tools can be a hassle for everyone. When organizing my own weekly bookmarks this morning, I lost track of time and ended up spending 2+ hours picking the right pages, organizing by categories and, ...

5 Tips For Partying With Strangers

Face it, in the first few days of college, everyone is a friend, and everyone is a stranger. You may find yourself with a gaggle of girls and guys to make up your party train, but you don’t know who among them drinks like a fish, makes inappropriate moves after 2 drinks, and who is ...

4 Freshman Tips You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Yet

College freshman are like puppies: young, eager, and often in need of guidance. College is an entirely different environment, after all, and there’s a huge learning curve to leaving one’s childhood home. But among all the obvious warnings against lanyards and cafeteria food, a few trickier bits of advice can slip through the cracks. I’m ...

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