Give back this holiday season—ideas for college students

‘Tis the time of year for gifts and parties and lots of merriment, but if you are interested in taking a more altruistic tack this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. Even college students may be searching for a way to give back as the year draws to a close.

Find out how you can give back this holiday season. (Credit: Charmeck)

Find out how you can give back this holiday season. (Credit: Charmeck)

Charitable giving and community service are great ways to help others, whether during the holidays or throughout the year. Read more

Body language: How to read people like a book

Have you ever noticed how people often say one thing but do another? Understanding body language could help you to know how to spot a liar and get an idea of what a person is really thinking. College students who understand body language can adjust their own body signals so that they make a better impression in job interviews and in the work place.

Make a good impression with improved body language. (Credit: Psych2go)

Make a good impression with improved body language. (Credit: Psych2go)

And just think about all the nonverbal communication that goes on in relationships. What can body language tell you? Read more

Should you apply to be a Cengage Student Ambassador?

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DIY tips for finding seasonal employment

Odds are if you are a college student you are looking for ways to earn extra money this holiday season. Finding a job that fits in with your class schedule can be a challenge, but it is doable, especially if you follow my DIY tips for seasonal employment.

Time to look into seasonal employment. (Credit: Snagajob)

Time to look into seasonal employment. (Credit: Snagajob)

Of course, the dream is to find a job that doesn’t require you wear some crazy holiday getup as well. Don’t despair! Soon you will have a little extra “jingle” in your pocket! Read more

Why should you become a Cengage Student Ambassador?

If you are reading this then hopefully you are interested in becoming a Cengage Student Ambassador! First off let me say congratulations on taking the initiative of doing research on a potential opportunity you have in front of you. Being a Cengage Student Ambassador is an awesome experience that I have loved every second of, and if you join our team I know that you will love it, too!

I wanted to write this blog to give you an idea of what being a student ambassador is all about and hopefully help you decide if this is an opportunity that you are interested in pursuing. Read more

Change or stay: 5 tips to choosing a college major

College freshmen have an important decision when choosing a college major. Your major will help decide your future career. But luckily, you don’t have to make a hard and fast decision the minute you enter college. You can wait to decide, you can change your major even if you’ve already chosen one or you can stay with your original decision.

Let us help you choose a college major with our tips. (Credit: UNIGO)

Let us help you choose a college major with our tips. (Credit: UNIGO)

In my case, I knew what I wanted my major to be, but I added a double major my sophomore year. Here are five college tips to decide what to major in college and to determine the best major for you. Read more

10 do-it-yourself tips for academic goals in college

I was lucky in that I knew exactly what my personal goals were for college. But not every college student does. Figuring out what to study and how to work toward that degree several long years away can be daunting.

Create academic goals to help with college success. (Credit: My Time Management)

Create academic goals to help with college success. (Credit: My Time Management)

So here are some student educational planning tips and guidelines for a do-it-yourself plan to create educational goals and objectives, and suggestions to track your academic goals while in college. Read more

Yep, it’s already time to apply for your summer internship

There will be plenty of competition for jobs after graduation so college students need to make sure that they have a resume that gets noticed. One way to do that is with an internship. Not only will you get great experience, you’ll make professional contacts and you could earn money for tuition.

Start applying for your summer internship soon. (Credit: Make Money In Life)

Start applying for your summer internship soon. (Credit: Make Money In Life)

Even unpaid internships are worth considering because they can help you get a job after graduation. The best internships go fast, so if you want a summer internship, you need to start applying now. Read more

Want an alternative to college? Here are 3 ideas!

While many high school students go directly into college after graduating, others take a unique path as an alternative to college. I wish I had taken a year off so I could earn money and mature a little—fourteen years in a row of school gets mentally tiring!

Have you considered an alternative to college? (Credit: New York Post/Shutterstock)

Have you considered an alternative to college? (Credit: New York Post/Shutterstock)

Here are some alternative ideas: take a two-year program, such as an associate in science or associate of arts degree; get IT certification (for example, Microsoft offers its MCP certification); or take a gap year between high school and college to gain experience or work before enjoying college life. Read more

Make the most of your senior year with these 6 tips

Back to school for your senior year is a special time for college students. It’s time to develop your college network of future contacts for jobs, participate in an internship program to jump start your career, and as always, look forward to college graduation.

Make it through your senior year with these tips. (Credit: The Odyssey Online)

Make it through your senior year with these tips. (Credit: The Odyssey Online)

Here are some college tips to make the most of your senior year. Read more