Entries by Lorraine Savage

Considering a Double Major? Let’s Weigh the Pros and Cons

While some college students have trouble deciding on one major, others are interested in so many things they may want to take two. About 20% of college graduates have a double major. There are several pros and cons to this, including taking a toll on your GPA, so students should consider their options before making this […]

5 Fun Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

One of the best parts about being a college student is enjoying a few months of summer break! Have you considered what you’ll do for a summer vacation this year? If not, now is the time to do so. Below we have a list of fun—and not crazy expensive!—ideas on how to enjoy yourself this […]

6 Tips for College Transfer Students

Transferring colleges can be difficult socially and economically. Transfer students have to make new friends, keep in touch with the old ones, learn about college transfer requirements and transferring credits and make financial arrangements with their new school. Here are some tips for college students considering a college transfer.

Highlight Textbook Tips for Efficient Studying

When I read my college textbooks, I have a rainbow of highlighters at the ready, coloring different parts of the text with a different color. My book ended up looking like a piece of modern art! There is still debate on whether you should highlight or not and if it’s an effective study tool. It […]

7 Reading Comprehension Tips For Improved Test Scores

Reading comprehension is important for college students, especially when you are new to the college experience, have advanced classes with complex material, and have a variety of types of classes, such as business, chemistry and Chinese. Effective reading comprehension strategies and study tips will help you ace your college tests. Here are some tips on […]

TOEFL Test Tips for English Language Fluency

Many college students from non-English speaking countries attend college in the United States. To assure they are ready for classes conducted in English spoken at an advanced level, the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) rates their fluency in English. The standardized test measures the English language skills of non-native speakers who […]

Do Recruiters Look at Extracurricular Activities?

As a college student, you might not have many job experiences to put on your resume when you start looking for a job. I know how frustrating it was for me to put my first resume together with no work experience! I wasn’t sure what to list, or how a recruitment agency would look at […]

Resume Examples of Obsolete Skills

Writing your resume may be a daunting task as you want to make sure you include all your skills to show a potential employer. As a college student, you may have had only summer jobs or worked at your parents’ company, and not have much real world experience. You might want to list all your […]

Why Students Skip Class and The Potential Consequences

Whether or not to attend class is something many college students consider. Technically, you should attend all of them. Why are you paying all that money for college and not bothering to go to the classes? Yet it happens, and students believe they have good excuses for missing class. However, teachers want to know the […]

DIY Ideas To Spice Up Your Ramen Soup Recipes

Ramen soup is a staple food for college students. It’s dirt cheap, has some protein (but way too much salt), is really easy to cook, is a warm comforting food and is fun to eat. Here are some DIY ideas for spicing up your boring ramen routine.