Here’s How To Cope When You’re Feeling Burned Out

As the end of the school year draws near, you may be feeling the pressure of finals or perhaps what seems like endless hours of studying weighing you down. Finding the motivation just to sit through class may feel like an impossible chore. Eating poorly, not getting enough sleep or exercise, and going out with friends when you should have been studying (aka time mismanagement), may all be contributing to college burnout.

Hang in there! There are ways to cope with the stress and get back on track. Read on for some sure fire tips. 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

It’s Not Too Late! How To Painlessly Change Your College Major

Even though choosing a college major is a big decision, many schools require you to declare your major right away or after your first year. This is going to impact your future course requirements and set you up for life after college. However, not all college majors are going to work well for you.

And if you find that after a couple of years you’ve headed down the wrong path, what do you do? Read more

6 Tips for College Transfer Students

Transferring colleges can be difficult socially and economically. Transfer students have to make new friends, keep in touch with the old ones, learn about college transfer requirements and transferring credits and make financial arrangements with their new school.

Here are some tips for college students considering a college transfer. 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

True Life: Being Legally Blind in College

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like life is too hard to handle? Do you ever feel like you are incapable of doing something because it’s challenging? Or like you don’t fit in? Well, if you haven’t, I have. My name is Nicole and I was born with a rare eye disease known as Lebers Congenital Amaurosis which left me legally blind.

When I was a child I had decent eyesight, but as I’ve gotten older it has, and continues to, progressively diminish. One day I will be left with no eyesight. Read more

What Do We Know About Community College Graduation Rates?

The world of community college received a lot of attention during the Obama Administration. Many in the academic world were concerned about the graduation rates these schools produced and how the numbers could be improved. But recent research shared in the Hechinger Report found that “Of the estimated one in four students who start at community colleges and then move on to four-year institutions, more than 60 percent ultimately graduate.”

What is the truth about community colleges and their graduation rates that college students considering them, or already enrolled, need to know? Read more

Before, During and After DIY Summer Break Projects

When it comes to summer break, many college students hit the open highway for a road trip. If you’re going on a trip with friends or relatives, you might want to have some ideas for entertaining everyone on the road.

Summer travel also presents the challenge of packing all the essentials you’ll need. Here are a few DIY ideas for making your road trip a fun one. Read more

Time for College Graduation! Here Are Some Useful Tips For Entering the Real World

Whether your college graduation happens in May or December, there are things you need to know as college students when it comes to the next steps in your life. I know that leaving college and venturing into the real world can be a scary thing.

I survived it, and I’m here to share my tips for how you can, too. Read more