3 things college students have in common and how this intern can relate

There are many aspects of college life that intertwine our experiences and give us a relatable context as students.

What ideas can you offer on how college students can make money? (Credit: Freelancer.com)

What ideas can you offer on how college students can make money? (Credit: Freelancer.com)

We the students have our own sense of creed and as a student writer I have noticed a few key components to the college experience that demonstrate the fact that we are indeed, in the same boat! Read more

Nail your next job interview with these tips

Whether you are searching for your first real job, trying to find a summer internship or applying to graduate school, those interview questions you will face can be nerve wracking.

Our interview tips might come of use to you. (Credit: ESL-voices.com)

Our interview tips might come of use to you. (Credit: ESL-voices.com)

One way to stay calm is to be prepared with a host of life hacks I’ve compiled from my own hard-won interview experiences (including a marathon session that lasted two hours where I got traded around to six different people). Read more

Is psychology the right major for you?

Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and often ranks at the top for most colleges and universities. College students who want to study psychology are often cultivated by schools. Yet critics say that there are too many psychology majors who have little prospect for a decent career after they graduate.

Are you interested in a psychology major? (Credit: BizarroComics.com)

Are you interested in a psychology major? (Credit: BizarroComics.com)

Here is some information to contradict the critics. When choosing a major, psychology can still be in the running. Read more

Least valuable and hardest college majors

Here are some of the worst college majors, hardest college majors and majors that too many people are taking in relation to jobs available. But there’s a disclaimer: college students have serious choices to make when choosing a major.

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

This list of college majors is based on various data sets calculated by number crunchers that determine the value of a college major based on recent unemployment rates and salary starts. The fields may change in the future, and there are people who break the mold and do very well in the fields they are passionate about. Read more

Ladies in STEM – This one’s for you

I entered college expecting to major in physics and go into a space-related field. Now I’m working towards a degree in creative writing. What happened to my career plan!? By my sophomore year, I realized I had come to college without many of the prerequisites I needed to excel in higher level sciences. (At least one of my other STEM-bound female peers ended up in a theater field—and she likes to remind me that she uses engineering in almost every aspect of her creative field.)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

While my high school certainly encouraged women in math and sciences, that sort of encouragement is still not the norm at either the high school or college level. Read more

You need to file your tax return: Here’s how

By now you should have received your W2s (if not, you better check on that!) and now you’re probably wondering what to do next. The good news is that the tax return deadline for your federal tax return gives you a whopping three more days this year(!). But if you expect a tax refund, then file as soon as you can.

File your tax return so you don't get in trouble. (Credit: Pexels)

File your tax return so you don’t get in trouble. (Credit: Pexels)

To get you started, I’ve put together some tax tips and info on how you can check on your tax refund status. Here’s what college students need to help you hack your taxes. Read more

It’s time to improve your LinkedIn profile

Your LinkedIn profile is about to become your new best friend when it comes to finding a job. But as a career finder, there are some tips and tricks to making the most of your profile. Unlike a resume, you can constantly update your LinkedIn profile to make the most of keywords employers are searching for or to promote yourself.

Make LinkedIn your new career related best friend. (Credit: Careerizm)

Make LinkedIn your new career related best friend. (Credit: Careerizm)

If a job search is on your horizon, then you won’t want to miss these life hacks. Read more

What you need to know about choosing classes in college

It can seem like a no brainer—choosing classes in college is about what will raise your GPA, right? Well sort of. I know it can be tempting to go for the class that will guarantee the easy A, but is that really what is best for your future plans, whether that’s a career or grad school?

How do you go about choosing classes in college? (Credit: Lifehacker)

How do you go about choosing classes in college? (Credit: Lifehacker)

You may actually be hurting yourself in the long run by trying to take the easy way out. Here are the things you need to know about what will really help your GPA. Read more

7 most viewed CengageBrain blog posts of 2015

Happy 2016! Another year has come and gone so we thought we’d look back on the past year and share with you the most viewed blog posts.

Take a look at our list below, which goes in countdown form (only fitting for New Years, right?), and check out the blog posts yourself if you haven’t already done so! Read more

8 college tips for surviving the second semester

Like other college students, I got over the fear of my very first semester and looked forward to my second. Even after a few years, the second semester always felt easier to approach.

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

I created my own do-it-yourself guide for surviving (and flourishing) in the second semester. Here are some college tips for the second semester. Read more