Uncover the Benefits to Study Abroad Programs

If you haven’t studied abroad but will soon, you’re in for an amazing adventure! Those who have done study abroad programs understand that there are some hidden benefits you must be aware of before departing for your trip across the ocean (or the border).

Below are a few I have come across during my trip abroad that might be beneficial to you. Read more

Perfecting the “Practical Nomad” for Your Vacation

Although traveling is exciting and adventurous, it can also be stressful. Between packing and planning, maximizing your experience is something all travelers aim to accomplish.

To ensure you get the most out of your vacation and maintaining sanity, here’s my advice to a stress free experience. Read more

Do Recruiters Look at Extracurricular Activities?

As a college student, you might not have many job experiences to put on your resume when you start looking for a job. I know how frustrating it was for me to put my first resume together with no work experience! I wasn’t sure what to list, or how a recruitment agency would look at me. Without much job experience, it’s important to give recruitment agencies and prospective employers insight into what kind of person you are, how well-rounded your interests are and whether you’ll be a team player.

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

You can do this by doing work or joining clubs that might not count as an actual job for pay. Recruiters do indeed look at your extracurricular activities when deciding if you’re appropriate for their entry level position. But be careful: not every club you’ve ever joined or nursing home candy striper volunteer work you’ve ever done will be right for every job you apply for. Read more

Lack of Sleep and How It Affects College Students

Your parents have probably gone on and on about it. Your professors and maybe even your doctor has mentioned it. What is the big deal about getting enough sleep? Sure, you know you feel grumpy and off your game without it, but this is real life as a college student and sometimes a lack of sleep is part of the bargain.

I hate to break it to you, but the effects of little or no sleep can be serious and there are even more things you need to know. Read on. Read more

Finish Your Research Papers Before Making This Windows Upgrade: Here’s Why

You may recall reading about my anxieties with my Windows 10 upgrade last March. (You can read about it in “Tech Tips: Should I or should I not upgrade my desktop?“—if that’s TL;DR, the short version is that upgrading a too-old PC to Windows 10 crashed the box, made it lose the Internet, and resulted in my having to get a new computer after months of working with IT to get it fixed).

Learn more now about the latest tech support end for Windows. (Credit: Windows)

Learn more now about the latest tech support end for Windows. (Credit: Windows)

But there’s reason to be glad I’m on it now: for some PC owners, support for their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 boxes may be gone with the processor. If you’re running either of those, here’s what you need to know. Read more

Running Out of Storage Space on Your Phone? Try These Tips!

I am really bad about emptying the trash on my computer. So I understand that tidying up the apps on your phone may not be high on your priority list as a college student. But I’ve also been in that spot when I get the storage space running out alert on my phone, and it won’t let me take a picture. That is super not cool.

Improve your phone's storage space with our tips. (Credit: How-To Geek)

Improve your phone’s storage space with our tips. (Credit: How-To Geek)

Read on for some life hacks to manage your phone apps and ensure that you always have extra storage on whatever mobile device you can’t live without. Read more

The College Student Guide to Getting A Pet

I get it, puppies and kittens are super cute. There’s no denying that seeing one is wanting one. But before you follow the DIY route to finding your next best friend, let’s take a moment to think about your impulse to get a pet.

There’s a lot involved in animal care, something the average college student may not be prepared for, time-wise or wallet-wise. Let’s discuss all the things to consider before you make the leap. Read more

See How Netflix Is Taking On Greek Life For College Students

Depending on your college, Greek life may play a big role in the campus activities or it may not register at all. A new Netflix movie—Burning Sands—took a fictionalized look at how college students are affected by fraternity hazing, particularly how students at traditionally African American colleges conduct this ritual.

See what Burning Sands has to say about Greek life. (Credit: MadameNoire)

See what Burning Sands has to say about Greek life. (Credit: MadameNoire)

I know for many, the topic of fraternities and sororities is tied up with multiple issues, from hazing, sexual assault and alcohol, to how these groups reinforce certain stereotypes and concepts surrounding gender and race. Read more

Improve Your Time Management Skills With These 5 Tips

Is time management a struggle for you? Do you ever wonder how some students can handle intense classes and still manage to find time to hang out with friends?

Below are five tips for a less stressful life through improved time management! Read more