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

How to Build the Perfect Cover Letter

A cover letter can make or break your job application. It allows you to portray your communication skills and personality more effectively than a resume, and it’s the prime medium to stand out from other applicants.

Not everyone is the most skilled writer, but knowing what to include in your cover letter will make the process less painful. Read more

The Hardest Choice I’ve Made as a College Student

When I was in high school, I thought the hardest choice I’d make in college was figuring out my major. People only seemed to ask if I had picked one yet.

Although picking a major is a daunting decision to make, there are other important choices that will come later in college. Read more

10 Things I Learned From Being A Student Athlete

College is a place to learn. You can look at almost every major your college provides and get a ballpark understanding of the things you will learn in each major. Often, as was the case for me, you learn the most from the situations you experience in college. I’m a student athlete, and I believe my experiences with training and competing have taught me just as much as my college classes have.

Here are ten things I learned from being a student athlete: Read more

Things To Consider Before Applying to Grad School

For many ambitious students, grad school is a must. Some students haven’t decided if they need to pursue grad school, but for others their desired career may require a graduate degree.

If you are thinking about grad school, there are a few things you should first consider. Read more

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

Make a MAJOR Career Decision this Summer

Do you feel like you have no idea what your future might hold? You’re not alone, up to 50 percent of students who enter college have undecided majors, and an even bigger percent of students change their major at least once.

Here are some helpful tips to help you decide on a career. Read more

3 Tips on How to Balance School and Work

Juggling school full-time and two part-time jobs is tough work. In order to manage this balance act, I had a long road ahead of me!

I had to learn the hard way, but hopefully I can share my experience with you and spare you the same learning curve I had to overcome. 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

Ways to Make Money in College: 4 Apps That Pay You Back

How many times have you unlocked your phone today? Did you get paid for it? It is time to start a new trend with money-earning apps like ShopKicks, Adme, Slidejoy and S’more!

You don’t want to miss out on “easy money” with your phone through these four easy-to-use apps. Read more