The mayhem of midterms is approaching, but have no fear – we’ve collected the best tips and tricks to help you keep your cool during the dreaded mid-semester cram session. Follow along with this helpful BNC Study Guide and you’ll be acing your exams in no time!
1. GET STARTED – Ignore that voice in your head that says, “I don’t feel like studying.” The sooner you start preparing, [...]
Get organized with inClass! If you’re having trouble keeping track of all of your course information, homework schedules, upcoming exams, and notes – this app is perfect for you! By collecting all of your syllabi and spending some time inputting the information into the app, you’ll be saving yourself from a ton of headaches. Let’s go over all of its capabilities:
TAKE NOTES – How [...]
With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, the idea of love is everywhere: commercials on TV, top photos on Instagram - even the grocery store seems overcome by red balloons and boxes of chocolates. We've decided, however, to focus our efforts on a slightly different version of love: the love of life and, with that, the love of your livelihood. Loving what you do for a living is incredibly impo [...]
Money Saving Tips for the Savvy Student, from the Experts at SALT
SALT™ is a nonprofit educational program with free articles, tools, and lessons to help college students take control of student loans and gain real, useful money knowledge for college and beyond.
So we’ve got a little insight into the secrets of saving money on your college education. Here are five tips that can help you [...]
After months of applications and interviews, you've finally landed your dream job – congratulations! Now, it’s time to get down to business…business casual, that is. Not only is it important to look professional in the eyes of your supervisor and co-workers, but it’s important for your own self-confidence in the workplace. Starting a new job is hard enough, you shouldn’t have to feel anx [...]
As many of you know, Barnes & Noble College has been proud to sponsor the #BNcollege Shorty Award for the past two years. This award sought to recognize the college or university that most effectively used social media to connect with its students and drive engagement on campus. West Virgina University was our big winner in 2013 and Boston University took home the grand prize in 2014. This yea [...]
I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was a freshman in college, taking a Meteorology class to fulfill a Physics requirement. I didn't know any of my classmates, but the material was fairly interesting and the lab assignments were manageable. Everything was running smoothly until my professor assigned us what he promised was a "new and exciting project" - we were to construct a fully-functiona [...]
When it comes to time spent in college, one thing is for certain: you learn a lot. Sure, some of this newfound wisdom comes directly from the classroom, but a lot of it comes from living on your own and meeting new people.
We surveyed some of our very own Barnes & Noble College employees to see what they learned during their time on campus. From sleeping habits to organization tips, they sh [...]
You know the old Ben Franklin axiom, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, it turns out Mr. Franklin knew his stuff. Plan to start off the new semester on the right track and you won't find yourself playing catch-up or trying to break bad habits down the road. How exactly do you get off on the right foot? It's easier than you think!
Let's get started.
1. Look ahead. [...]
When I heard about a new student-designed binder, I couldn't wait to find out more information. As a student, staying organized is always at the top of my mind. It is my great honor to introduce my fellow students to the coolest organization system out there: The Duo Binder! The Duo Binder is perfect for organizing notes, syllabi, and other worksheets for all of your classes. Each binder has three [...]