3 Ways to Build Rapport with your College Professors This Year

The path to graduating with a degree is a long one requiring hard work and dedication, long hours of studying and collaborative support. Going through college with a strong support network makes the necessary studying and dedication hours much easier. Support can come from friends, family and co-workers, but one of the biggest resources for support through college is your professors.

This resource is often overlooked by students as asking for extra help from a professor can be intimidating. However, creating a rapport with a professor and asking for help is far easier than most students realize. Read more

5 Self Care Strategies for College Students

One of the most important life lessons I ever received was as a TA on a study tour. The college students on the trip were not a cohesive group, and I was discussing ideas with the prof on how to mitigate some of the conflicts. I made a suggestion that was self-sacrificing, and the professor said, “Alana, secure your own mask before assisting others.” I immediately withdrew the suggestion, and it’s been a motto for me ever since. It can be hard to say no to a friend who needs a small (but time consuming) favor, or a club that needs someone to organize an event. But as a college student, you must prioritize self care in order to succeed in your classes, stay healthy and have the energy to give to your friends and clubs.

Take a look at these self care strategies for dorm life. Read more

3 Time Management Tips Every College Student Needs

If you’re like me, your life in college is crazy and time management is non-existent. You’ve probably heard the saying, “good grades, health, and friends, you get to pick two.” Sometimes it feels like I don’t even get to pick one of those things let alone two of them. I’m a student athlete who is expected to maintain a high GPA while spending 20 hours per week training.

I also need to fit in my student ambassador job for Cengage, my friends and girlfriend, and 8 hours of sleep each night (or at least I attempt to sleep that long). I’m not great at math, but those numbers don’t always add up. Here are tricks I use to manage my time better. Read more

6 Ways To Be In Control of Your Final Grade

Let’s face it: there’s nothing more nerve wrecking than constantly refreshing the webpage in hopes that your professor has finally posted your final grade! With your GPA in mind, you think to yourself, “I worked pretty hard this semester, I should be receiving no lower than an A-.” *Many late hours* Grades up! C-!!??

Trust me, I’ve been there. There are many steps you can take on how to handle a grade you are unsatisfied with. Here are some things I do that give me confidence in my work. Read more

How To Land Your First Job After College Graduation

You studied hard and made the grades, and college graduation has happened. Now it’s time to transition to the real world. You know you need to find your first job, but where is the best place to start?

The possibilities may seem endless so to help ensure that you find a job that is rewarding and provides the best opportunities for a future career, now is a great time to start coming up with a strategy to get there. Check out the following job search tips to get you on your way. Read more

The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Courses

So, it’s summer. Spring semester is finally over, and now you have choices of what you can do for the next three months: catch up or take summer courses, get a summer job, travel, or even just take the time to relax at home.

If you’re like me and are required to take summer courses, there are some things you should know before registering. Read more

Top 10 Artists/Bands You Need on Your Study Playlist

College usually means studying and with studying comes stress. However, have no fear—we have the study playlist of your dreams to get you through it!

We want to hook you up with the top 10 artists/bands that need to be on your study playlist to encourage you to get the best grade possible! Read more

How To Keep Your Brain Active Over Summer Break

When students think of summer break, concepts like relaxation and vacation immediately pop up. And while it is important to use this time to take a breather, it’s also important that our hard work during the school year isn’t forgotten throughout the summer.

If you aren’t enrolled in summer classes, I know the last thing students (including myself) want to be doing is schoolwork, so here are some tips on how to keep your brain active during break without sacrificing free time or fun. Read more

4 Ways to Bounce Back From A Failed Grade

Have you recently taken your final exams and received a failed grade? We all know how exams can be nerve wrecking, especially when it’s the final one of the semester! These exams pretty much determine if you’re going to pass or fail a course, and no one wants to retake a course and have their GPA destroyed. But, things happen, and you just have to pick yourself up and move forward.

Don’t dwell on the fact that you may have failed ONE exam, consider the fact that you made it through the entire semester as a whole. Look at your options, and start from there. If you know there’s no chance of extra credit, here are 4 things you can do to bounce back from failing your exams. Read more

7 Ways to Turn Stress into Success

It’s the end of the semester. You’re tired. All you’re thinking about is back home, or the beach, or anything but studying. But alas, it’s not summer yet, and there are still projects to do, papers to be written and tests to be taken.

So here’s my advice, student to student, on how to turn your burnout into motivation. Read more