Picking the perfect major: Top tips for choosing a major or switching majors in college

Choosing a majorAre you having trouble choosing a major in college? Understandable. It takes years of study and thousands of dollars to complete a college degree — and that’s if you have a clear plan to follow. And many of us don’t! What happens if you can’t decide what to major in and keep switching majors? You get to take more courses, try more new things and … well, it may cost you a lot more time, money and stress. Earn yourself some peace of mind with our top tips for choosing the major that’s just right for you! Read more

Holiday and DIY decorating tips: For your college digs when you’re short on cash

Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes

You are well into your first semester, but your college dorm or apartment looks like you just moved in — or, worse yet, your “home” resembles an insane asylum with its barren interior and dim lighting. Your drab walls scream, “Help me!” But you’re on a student’s budget and can’t afford to splurge on decor. Think again! With these DIY decorating tips, a little ingenuity can go a long way in getting your college digs in guest-worthy shape, even if you’re short on cash. With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect time to get your creative juices flowing.

Where there’s a theme, there’s a way

Outside of school, your dorm room or apartment is where you spend the majority of your time, so why not make it reflect a part of you? Read more

International education: Tips and benefits of studying abroad

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Students seeking study abroad information

Congratulations! You’ve decided to expand your horizons and study in a different country. You’re ready to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn (non)traditional customs, speak a different language, and understand a totally new way of life. Not only is this an opportunity for you to become a world traveler, this is also a time for you to step outside of your comfort zone and experience another part of the world. But, before you embark on your international education, consider these tips — and get the most benefits of studying abroad. Read more

College students: Voting for presidential election 2012!

2012 presidential electionsThe battle for the most powerful position in America is heating up. You can’t turn on the TV or leave the house without seeing or hearing something about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. With less than a month left, both parties are rallying their troops to gain as many votes as possible. And did you know college students could greatly influence this election? Or did you realize that there are more than a few issues that college students need to be aware of? If not, you still have plenty of time to research the candidates so you can cast your vote for presidential election 2012! Read more

College dating tips and fun, inexpensive fall date ideas

Pumpkin patchCollege dating can be a challenge because, let’s face it: going out costs money. Right? Well, that’s only if you think expensive concerts or dinner at a fancy restaurant is the only way to have a good time. Come on, now. If you think about it, there are a ton of fun, cheap date ideas out there. Take these inexpensive college dating tips, for example, and try them on for size! Read more

Top 10 study tips for college midterms and final exams

It may seem like you just moved into your dorm room, met your roommate, unpacked your clothes and attended your first big lecture. But, guess what? You’re already almost halfway through this term of classes, and that can only mean one thing — MIDTERMS!!!!

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

Although this concept has been known to drive people to the brink of sanity — mostly due to lack of sleep, caffeine consumption, and stress — rest (pun intended) assured that you can survive these daunting exams! Read more

Tech trends: Mobile payments, iPad Mini and Windows 8 release date gossip and more

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Paper, plastic or iPhone 5? With Google Wallet and other mobile payments making carrying cash passé, what’s in your wallet these days? Plus, the rumors about what to expect from Windows 8, the rumored iPad mini, and news about the most played video game — shockingly, it’s not World of Warcraft or Diablo 3 but League of Legends. Read more

How to study in college: Top five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

Study tips for all-nighterWhile studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. Or maybe you forgot a big assignment or paper and only just saw the pop-up reminder on your phone go off. Whatever the reason, these nights are simply no fun and you’ll always be kicking yourself for having to do it in the first place. But if you find yourself pulling a red-eye before midterms, we’ve got the top five tips for how to study and get your work done the healthy way. Read more

College life: Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?

Pets in college dorms

Pets in college dorms

“It’s been a while since I left home and I miss my cat.” “My dog must really miss me and wonder where I am.” You might be asking, “Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?” Some schools have strict policies against college students having animals on campus, while others are on the forefront of allowing family pets in dorms. Pets improve student health as they provide young adults comfort during the stressful parts of college life. Here are some top points to keep in mind when considering a pet at college. Read more

Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season?

You're actually sick?I’m a young, healthy college student. Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season? That’s a great question. While it’s true that vaccination is recommended for people at risk of getting the flu, like the elderly and children, this population also includes college students who live in a densely populated community. Influenza is very contagious, and symptoms of the flu can pop up in places where people have close contact with others. Getting a flu shot is a matter of promoting positive preventive health behavior. Read more