The Homebody’s Guide to Surviving College

I am a loud and proud homebody. Honestly, I would much rather spend my weekends in my apartment reading a book or three as opposed to going out to eat or to some other fun event with my friends. It may sound boring to some, but nothing suits me more than cuddling up in my bed and watching one of my favorite movies (anything involving Johnny Depp is...

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Giving Back: 6 Reasons to Join a Service Organization

Service organizations in college are organizations that focus on volunteering in order to aid the community both on and off campus. These service organizations are often centered on specific issues, such as women’s rights or awareness for mental illness. For example, a service organization on campus that focuses on women’s rights may weekly vol...

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Are College Sports Right For You?

Are you currently an active participant in high school sports and considering continuing your athletic career into college?  How much research have you done regarding your athletic future? If your answer is little or none, you may want to get started.  Being a collegiate athlete is a huge undertaking; it requires dedication, persistence, and a co...

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College and Sports: How to Make it Work

If you were raised in an athletic household like myself, your days were spent driving to and from various sports camps, practicing your skills in the backyard, and cheering on your favorite professional sports teams (in my unfortunate case, the always interesting Chicago Cubs). If this was or still is your life, you know what I mean when I say you ...

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4 Unadvertised Benefits of Greek Life

Pre-college anticipation is unavoidable. Once you’ve decided where to go, it’s hard to keep from daydreaming about what your new life will entail. College is a time of change, growth, reflection, and introspection.  It’s this funny ‘middle’ part of your life when you take on adult responsibilities, but often times still have the opportu...

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Learning from my unpaid, online internship

This will by my last blog post posted on TheCollegeHelper.com, and with that being said, I thought I’d recall all the ways it has helped me improve myself in one way or another. Now, because this particular internship was unpaid and online, there were a few differences that had to be dealt with during my time with this website. First off, this wa...

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Why You Should Get Involved On Campus

I remember thinking about all of the clubs and organizations I wanted to join when I got to college. I told myself I was going to get as involved as possible. Well folks, as much as you might like to get involved in anything and everything that seems interesting to you, that is just not feasible. Although you might only have a couple of classes per...

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Fun Off-Campus Ideas

Do you feel like you’re caught in the ‘college bubble’? Like you’ve barely left campus since you’ve arrived? Looking for something new and exciting in your local community? You are not alone. For some college students, finding the motivation or the means to look for activities off campus is a struggle. While I’m not trying to knock any ...

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6 Unconventional Weekday Campus Activities

Feeling like there is nothing to do on a Thursday night? Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper into your college community in order to find events to fill in the boring days of the week. Here are some events that I’ve experienced around my college town that can open of your options! Concerts I know, at least where I reside, there are a pl...

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10 Budget Friendly Activities for College Students

At college, there will be several opportunities to get out and enjoy what your campus has to offer, but other times, you and your roommates will just want to find something to do in your dorm room. So what can you do? There are so many ways to take advantage of that rainy day or lazy Sunday.  Whether you are a freshman or senior, you can definitel...

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