Preparing for the Real World: College and Career Readiness

You’ve made it this far in college. You’ve survived everything that everyone warns you about. The all-nighters, the stress, the professors, the exams. All of those daunting things are behind you. Or you’ve dealt with them enough for them to not really phase you anymore. Here’s your next daunting task: finding a job. Many stu...

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Why Every College Student Needs a Pinterest Account

In general, social media seems to be a bit of a time sink. You open up a textbook, browse a chapter, and reward yourself with a half hour of Facebook time. You’re about to start your homework, then someone Tweets to you. You post pictures of your pile of papers on Instagram before you actually make a dent in them.  But you have to browse the...

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How Much Should I Trust College Professor Ratings?

There are all different kinds of college professors. There’s those no-nonsense calculus professors, those new-age liberal arts professors, those professors that insist you call them Professor ______,  and those ones that have you call them by their first name and give you their cell phone number. They all teach different ways, too. Different...

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Summer Jobs for College Students: 4 Options To Consider

Summer seems like an awful long time away, but it really isn’t. You’re well into your winter semester, and unless you’re taking spring/summer classes, come April, you’ll be done until September. So what are you going to do with all that free time that you aren’t spending on your studies? You could be backpacking throug...

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4 Credit Card Basics: Financial Advice for College Students

In the life of a college student, money can be pretty tough to come by.  Especially for fun things, like nights out, clothes, DVDs, or things like that. I could say, “well, then don’t buy things that aren’t college necessities.”  But where’s the fun in that?  You’re only young once, and though you have a lot o...

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Parenting College Students: Advice for Parents of Students

So your child is graduating from high school.  Or they already have. They’re not kids anymore, they’re young adults.  And I’m sure you want nothing but the best for your blossoming young adult, so their next step is probably college. As hard as it might be to face (trust me, I had to listen to my mom), you’re probably exci...

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Double Majoring in College: Why Would I Do That?

Most people go into college with the mentality that they want to get their degree and get out in four years. Some know what they want to study before they begin school, others take a while to figure it out. Most people don’t begin their college career with the intention to study more than one thing, though. It might be worth a try. Here are a...

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Getting Ready for College: 5 Key Things To Remember

Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re not in college yet. Maybe you’re in your last semester of high school, or maybe you’re just researching really far ahead. If that’s the case, good for you. I didn’t even know where I was going to school until the summer after senior year.  Getting ready for colleg...

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