Transferring Colleges? Follow This Year-Long Game Plan

We’ve all seen university brochures. The smiling faces, the beautiful campus, the promises of the education of your dreams—it’s enough to make anyone swoon. However, transferring to the university of your choice is a process that’s anything but glossy.

It will take commitment and grit. Here’s a plan for your first year. Read more

4 Must-Need Tips as you Prepare for the GRE

Taking the GRE and applying to graduate school can be daunting. With the right tools and preparation, you can ace the GRE and complete your graduate school applications!

One tip as you prepare for the GRE? Get organized!

One tip as you prepare for the GRE? Get organized!

If you’re nervous and have no idea where to start, these tips will help prepare you: Read more

Adulting in College: What It Means and How to Master It

What does it mean to “adult” in the world? For a lot of college students, the idea of “adulting” can be intimidating and mysterious. The first time I had to adult in the real world was when I scheduled a doctor appointment without the help of my parents—even though I still texted my mom for some advice.

So, what is adulting? And how can you—as a college student—become well-versed in adulting? Read more

Your Ultimate Midterms Checklist

There’s so much information out there on how to prepare for college midterms. How do you know what you’ll need or what will work? Save yourself some time and check out my list of important tips and tricks—all packed into one checklist for you.

Use this one to two weeks before your midterms for guaranteed success! Read more

The Student Pulse Podcast: Start Strong

Join Brandon and Natalie—two college students—as they discuss and interview students around the country on all things “college”.

Tune in to The Student Pulse podcast—we suggest you bookmark it now 🙂 Read more

Feeling Stressed? Try These Five Things!

Hey, you’re a college student who’s stressed—you’re definitely not alone! Need some ideas to help you get through those tough moments?

Check out this list of five ideas that might just relieve the college stress you’re feeling! Read more

Achieve Your Goals—Make Them SMART

Setting goals is one of the easiest things you can do today. You might choose to start a new diet, learn a new language, do some organizing, or go to the gym. Just saying you want to do something is never enough. It takes action to achieve goals.

I had a problem with acting on my goals until I learned about SMART goals. They help you achieve your goals no matter how small or big they are! Read more

How to Protect Yourself from Bank Scams

I worked on a sailing vessel the summer after graduating high school. After sailing around Lake Michigan that summer, I packed up my things and set out on a road trip to my first year of college in Alaska. My two friends and I lived on campus, and I was set with the money I had saved from my job. Life was good—the last thing I was worried about was becoming a victim of a bank scam.

My sophomore year, I rented a small place off campus with a few friends. I learned about my bank’s college credit card for students to start building credit, so I applied for the card. Read more

Join the Conversation on The Student Pulse Podcast!

The rumors are true—Cengage has a podcast! Hosted by two college students—Brandon and Natalie—they discuss and interview students around the country on all things “college”.

Tune in to The Student Pulse podcast—we suggest you bookmark this page now 🙂 Read more

What I Didn’t Expect to Learn from my First Research Experiment

Starting a new adventure at any point in life can be daunting, especially in college. When I first applied for my research position in an EEG lab (Electroencephalogram lab measuring brain activity), I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into as this was all new territory for a second-year neuroscience student.

However, once I finally got my first job in the lab, I found student research can be so much more in depth than I previously thought. Read more