Improve Your Time Management Skills With These 5 Tips

Is time management a struggle for you? Do you ever wonder how some students can handle intense classes and still manage to find time to hang out with friends?

Below are five tips for a less stressful life through improved time management! Read more

5 Ways to Hit Your Rhythm after Spring Break

Spring break is probably the hardest time of the year to rebound from. We’re ¾ of the way through the school year and just finished up that brutal last round of midterms. Maybe some of us were lucky enough to catch some sun at the beach or finally catch up on all those shows we’ve been putting off.

Now comes the time to start hitting the books again but all our minds can think about is summer; what do we do? Read more

7 Ways to Reduce College Stress

It’s no surprise that many college students feel stressed. Whether it’s cramming for tests, worrying about financials, or managing being on their own for the first time, students often become overwhelmed and most often don’t know how to deal with it.

Here’s to knowing better for next time! Read more

6 Last Semester Senioritis Do’s And Don’ts

Confession time. I loved my undergrad experience, but last semester of my senior year, it was really hard to stay motivated. I had already technically earned enough credits to graduate, so I was only taking enough credits to stay a part-time student. Something I didn’t realize at the time was that by taking minimum credits, I kept myself off the dean’s list: at my college, you had to be taking 16 credits for the dean’s list, and I was only taking 12. So, on the one hand, it was nice to have an easy spring semester that gave me a chance to look toward my future and not suffer too much from my senioritis (which was definitely in full effect).

On the other hand, even though my GPA was awesome, I missed out on making the dean’s list my last semester as a college student. If you’re in the middle of spring semester already and are suffering from a bad bout of senior year senioritis, check out these do’s and don’ts to stay motivated and keep on top of your goals for graduation. Read more

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 experience because it shows that you are a responsible worker, can hold down a job, and are a team player.

Yet your career or vocational counselor might advise you leave off your resume and cover letter skills that are obsolete in today’s market, especially technology skills, or show that you are out of touch with how a business office runs. Rather, you want to focus on marketable and pertinent skills, and unique knowledge in the field you will work in. Here are some resume examples of obsolete skills. Read more

9 Top Study Tips For College Success

After getting through high school you may think that you know all there is to know about how to study. But courses in college require a new and different approach. College students are often expected to automatically know how to study so your instructors may not even think of giving out study tips.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of tips and ideas that might work well for you. Read more

How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more

Common App: Your One-Stop College Application Tool

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to send your college application to multiple schools, then you have to check out the Common App. With one online form, you can apply to nearly 700 academic institutions in the U.S. and other countries. It also helps with tracking your progress and meeting deadlines.

You’ll still have to send additional information such as your high school transcript, results of college entrance exams, and an essay, if required. Read more

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 answer to the question and to impart on students the serious consequences of not attending. When students don’t attend class, they jeopardize their continuing academic success. Read more

Do You Have #ObsoleteJobSkills On Your Resume?

If you’re avoiding putting together a resume for after graduation, a great way to pretend you’re being productive is to check out the #ObsoleteJobSkills that Twitter users have collected. It’s an entertaining way to remember the type of thing to not put on your resume. But what resume skills should you include?

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

If you’re creating your first curriculum vitae or updating your resume from an earlier version (I’ve had several resume incarnations since I started college), check out these DIY tips for what to include, and avoid. Read more