Entries by Lorraine Savage

Ideas for holiday giving to not-for-profit charities

As a college student, I don’t have a lot of discretionary income that I can give away to charities during the holidays. But I volunteer at an animal shelter, which is my way of giving to the community. I have also bought some supplies that were tax deductible. Here are some ideas for holiday giving […]

Watch out for whooping cough, college students!

Is whooping cough contagious? Do bees fly? Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection. Children who are not vaccinated are susceptible to whooping cough and can be carriers of the disease to adults who may need a booster pertussis vaccine. College students in proximity to lots of other people are […]

3-year degree academic option: pros and cons

I almost got a 3-year academic degree. I worked like heck for three years getting nearly all of my required courses and credits. My senior year was almost unnecessary, except for one or two courses I still needed. Rather than assuming a 4-year degree, college students can speed up their academics and graduate in three […]

Do-it-yourself job searching tips

While looking for a job, I combine the do-it-yourself approach with using search agency. With their help, I use my work experience and job searching skills to get a job interview. Those are the first steps in starting on my career path. Here are some DIY tips for college students seeking a job.

College tips: Save money and get organized

Due to the high cost of college and how busy I am all the time, I have to cut corners to save money and time wherever I can. College students can learn to streamline projects, get organized in your dorm room and reduce costs. Here are some college tips for the best ways to save […]

Time management tips for college students

If there’s one thing I wish I could have more of as a college student, it’s time! I never seem to have enough time, what with studying, homework, part-time job and social life. But just remember, every single person in the world has the same amount of time you do – 24 hours per day. […]

Should you consider an Interdisciplinary studies major?

What is interdisciplinary studies? It’s a course of study that includes knowledge from various fields and disciplines. Many colleges and universities allow college students to create their own interdisciplinary studies major. Some students with this college major have seen their career opportunities expand. Thinking about creating your own interdisciplinary studies major? Read on for more […]

5 tips for creating a (legal) cheat sheet

I had a statistics teacher who let us use cheat sheets—seriously! While cheating in college is never acceptable, some teachers allow college students to use a test guide or study aid when taking the final exam. Here are some do-it-yourself tips for creating a legal cheat sheet.

Business news articles: How to repair relationships

When I started my first job, I was anxious that I might not get along with coworkers, bosses and clients. I knew I was the face of the company to the people I did business with, so I had to be professional, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful to clients. I consulted business news articles for tips […]

4 ways college students can stay focused on academics

College students have so much going on that it’s often difficult to stay focused on academics. Good study habits develop out of practice and determination. Here are some study strategies to focus on what needs to be done so you can improve your college GPA.