Achieve Your Goals—Make Them SMART

Setting goals is one of the easiest things you can do today. You might choose to start a new diet, learn a new language, do some organizing, or go to the gym. Just saying you want to do something is never enough. It takes action to achieve goals.

I had a problem with acting on my goals until I learned about SMART goals. They help you achieve your goals no matter how small or big they are! Read more

15 Fun Facts about Student Ambassador Jessica Bramlett

Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Bramlett, and I’m your student ambassador from Oregon State University. Everyone has quirks or fun facts unique to themselves, so today I’m here to share a few of mine!

It’s about time we embrace what makes each of us unique! Read more

The Hardest Choice I’ve Made as a College Student

When I was in high school, I thought the hardest choice I’d make in college was figuring out my major. People only seemed to ask if I had picked one yet.

Although picking a major is a daunting decision to make, there are other important choices that will come later in college. Read more

Hello, Who’s This? It’s Me—Your Phone Scam!

I’m a very trusting person, and due to my susceptible personality, I’m stuck with a broken phone and $500 out of pocket.

When the Water-proof Samsung Galaxy S5 came out, I had to have one. I didn’t want to go to the store to buy an overpriced phone, so I decided to buy the phone off Craigslist… my first big mistake. Read more

10 Things I Learned From Being A Student Athlete

College is a place to learn. You can look at almost every major your college provides and get a ballpark understanding of the things you will learn in each major. Often, as was the case for me, you learn the most from the situations you experience in college. I’m a student athlete, and I believe my experiences with training and competing have taught me just as much as my college classes have.

Here are ten things I learned from being a student athlete: Read more

3 Reasons to Stay Informed in Politics as a College Student

We’re into our first six months with the new president, Donald Trump. You’ve probably heard a lot about the legislation being passed, or considered. You probably also had many feelings while hearing some of the news. You may have wondered if you should even care or pay attention to politics at all. Well, I am here to tell you YES, it’s so important for you to understand what’s happening in our political system; especially if you’re 18 years old or older and you voted in the presidential election.

Keep reading to find out why it is important for you to keep up with politics. Read more

3 Ways to Build Rapport with your College Professors This Year

The path to graduating with a degree is a long one requiring hard work and dedication, long hours of studying and collaborative support. Going through college with a strong support network makes the necessary studying and dedication hours much easier. Support can come from friends, family and co-workers, but one of the biggest resources for support through college is your professors.

This resource is often overlooked by students as asking for extra help from a professor can be intimidating. However, creating a rapport with a professor and asking for help is far easier than most students realize. Read more

Heading to LA? Here Are The Best Places to Eat!

One of the hottest destinations on the west coast is Los Angeles, California. I was fortunate enough to visit here just a few weeks back, and it has been one of my favorite vacations to date!

While visiting this city, I made sure to check out all of the best places to eat. If you find yourself in So Cal this summer, here are the best places to eat in LA. Read more

3 Time Management Tips Every College Student Needs

If you’re like me, your life in college is crazy and time management is non-existent. You’ve probably heard the saying, “good grades, health, and friends, you get to pick two.” Sometimes it feels like I don’t even get to pick one of those things let alone two of them. I’m a student athlete who is expected to maintain a high GPA while spending 20 hours per week training.

I also need to fit in my student ambassador job for Cengage, my friends and girlfriend, and 8 hours of sleep each night (or at least I attempt to sleep that long). I’m not great at math, but those numbers don’t always add up. Here are tricks I use to manage my time better. Read more

Pay for Music vs Download Illegally: Effects on the Music Industry

To pay, or not to pay – that is the question. Today, it is easier than ever to get music. You can find all the hottest new artists, albums and songs for free with just a couple of clicks online. If you want more of a variety of music without putting the work in to get it online for free, you can pay for your music via programs like iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora or Soundcloud, to name a few.

Many people choose the cheapest options for their listening pleasure, even though there are so many options to listen responsibly. So, one must ask, at what cost? (Pun intended). Read more