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

How to Stay on Budget as a College Student

Being a college student is expensive enough. With all the money we spend on food, printing services and tuition it’s easy to fall into a financial hole. Balancing social experiences, food and academic expenses can seem almost impossible, but if you sit down and attempt to make a budget, you’ll be fine. Budgets are essential to saving money and determining how much money you should spend. Yes people, how much money you make determines how much you should spend.

The amount of money you make should be at least 50% more than how much you spend. This leaves you with enough money for financial mishaps, accidents, and hidden fees. Once you’ve picked a budget, you need to learn to stick with it. Here are 4 ways to successfully create a budget and stick to it. Read more

My First Year Experience as an Engineering Major

Regardless of the degree you pursue, college is a difficult experience. My first-year experience as an engineering major had its ups and downs, but ultimately I’m happy with where I am and who I’ve become.

While I reflect upon the past year, you may find some similarities and differences with your own personal journey to mine! 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

Choosing A College Major: Passion or Practicality?

Picking your college major is one of the most difficult and influential decisions you will make in your young adult life. It’s often unclear what specific majors entail if they are appealing to you or not. In my personal experience, picking a college major was a roller coaster. I couldn’t decide between fashion, engineering or math.

Looking back, I realize how little I knew about majors when I was choosing. Parents, teachers and siblings will all attempt to give you advice on what major to pick, but ultimately the choice is up to you. Read more

Is a Double Major Worth It?

A question widely debated, but rarely ever answered. And even when it is, many of the circumstances don’t tend to apply to most people. You hear a variety of things from “I had extra room in my schedule” to “I didn’t like my first major but I was too invested already”.

There is no right or wrong reason to double major, but when is it worth it? Read more

Want to Start Your Own Business? Follow These 3 Tips

It’s the backbone of the American Dream, one the main reasons millions upon millions of immigrants have uprooted their lives over the last couple centuries and come to America: to start your own business and ultimately create a better life. And for many college students, that’s the main goal once they graduate from college.

Starting your own business is something seemingly far-fetched yet most people get discouraged or count themselves out before they even give it a shot. 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

Considering a Double Major? Let’s Weigh the Pros and Cons

While some college students have trouble deciding on one major, others are interested in so many things they may want to take two. About 20% of college graduates have a double major. There are several pros and cons to this, including taking a toll on your GPA, so students should consider their options before making this big decision.

For me, I actually did a double major, which worked out well. My two majors were related and complemented each other nicely, so I didn’t feel like I was overworked. One major was more for myself and the other was so I could actually get a job! Read more