Heading off to college can be an exciting, but overwhelming, experience. The people, the classes, the dorm room - everything is completely new. With acceptance letters rolling in and college life not too far in the distance for high school seniors, we decided to pull together a list of insights from actual college students. Who better to divulge what they wish they had known before setting foo [...]
Many students are familiar with that gut-wrenching panic you experience when you accept the fact that you hate the major you chose. It’s college – an important (and expensive) milestone that is supposed to set us up for the rest of our lives. So when we come to decide that we actually don’t really like what we chose, many thoughts run through our minds: I’m stuck. This is the biggest mista [...]
When you picture an ideal winter night, what do you see? For us, we think of cozying up with our pets on the family room sofa, sipping hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, and reading a good book. Unfortunately, living in a dorm makes this scenario a bit hard to achieve. We love being away at college – but dorm rooms aren’t exactly the coziest places during the long and cold winters!
I know you may feel like you are just starting to get settled on campus, but this is also the time to get focused on your career. If you are the type of student who is motivated by success and making a difference, then it’s important to start your career strategy now.
Students can experience a lot of anxiety and pressure about transitioning from college to their dream careers. So, with your c [...]
As a kid, "Back to School" was a cringe-worthy, shudder-inducing time of year. It meant less time to play outside, the end of trips to the swimming pool, and back to tests and homework. Once you reach college, however, "Back to School" becomes an exciting start to a new chapter! There are new professors to learn from, new floor mates to hang out with, and tons of new activities going on on campus. [...]
Summer jobs can be great opportunities for learning and growth, while also being social. If you're new to the office environment, it's very important that you learn and practice proper office etiquette to help you succeed. If you're not sure where to start, don't worry. I'll break down the basics for you in a few simple guidelines that will have you being the model employee in no time!
The dreaded words since high school… summer school! Believe it or not, many college students have to take summer classes. It could be because they need to retake a class because of a not so hot grade, but it might just be so they can stay on track with graduation...this is normal! I can honestly say that all of my friends have at least taken one summer class! Myself? I’m on number three…
I sometimes wonder whether things are truly OK to eat after they've been left out on the counter or in the back of my freezer for 6 months. Here's the deal on how long you can leave stuff out, when leftovers need to go, and what "expiration date" or "best by" really translate to. Seriously important stuff! No one wants to get sick right before Spring Break (yuck!). See the full (downloadable) list [...]
Not all summer jobs are created equal! Singing for tips at the local ice cream shop may be an easy way to put money in your pocket this summer, but if you want to delve into a new experience or just do something different, you may want to check out some of your more exotic options. It's still early in the game, but many internship programs expect their applications to be completed by March. Get an [...]
My worst professors were truly cringe-worthy. Need an example? Junior year, my advisor recommended I take "The Search for Life in the Universe," to get a non-lab science class out of the way. The fact that I purposely skipped physics in High School in favor of taking nutrition did not faze me in the slightest. I did not stop to think about what kind of person it takes to get a PhD in the study o [...]