Moving day tips: Packing up your dorm rooms and apartments

Moving dayLeaving your old dorm rooms or apartments behind can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. You can make it all go a lot smoother when you have a plan for boxing up your belongings. These moving day tips will insure that you pack up and move on with ease. Time to say out with the old and in with the new, one box at a time!

Make a plan

Ever noticed how things seem to go a lot better when you have a plan of attack? Read more

How to become a teaching assistant

Teaching assistant

Teacher training (© Corey R. Minkanic/AP Images)

If you love to learn and enjoy helping your fellow students, why not think about becoming a teaching assistant (TA)? A TA works under a professor’s supervision to assist students in the classroom. You’d be lending a hand to professors in a class you have already taken and understand well so you can give guidance to other students who are in the position you once were in. Discover all the duties of a TA, ways to become a teaching assistant and how assistantship gives you experience to advance your academic career. Read more

How to upload with Pixelpipe, best fitness apps, Diablo 3 release date and online trends

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Totally trending: It’s our Internet and technology roundup

Only have a minute to break away from the books and find out what’s happening online? From the best fitness apps to news on the Diablo 3 release date, and how to upload your media using Pixelpipe, check out these topics your friends are talking about.

Pixelpipe frees your photos

San Francisco start-up Pixelpipe thinks people spend too much time transferring their media — text, photos, video, and audio — to their various social media accounts. Read more

Think outside the box: Volunteer for an alternative summer break this year

Alternative summer breakAlthough spring break has passed by already, it’s not too early to plan ahead for how you’ll spend next year. Or better yet, plan to spend a portion of your summer break volunteering with an alternative break organization. Alternative spring break plans are gaining in popularity and some organizations have to limit the amount of applications accepted, so you’ll want to beat the pack. Read more

Spring clean your machine: How to declutter your electronics to free up space and stay organized

Spring cleaning catAfter receiving five spam emails yesterday all from the same friend of mine, I alerted him that his email account had been hacked. He quickly responded with an apology and mentioned that his roommates had also been receiving “check out my profile” and “miracle product” emails from him—how embarrassing, right? As spring gets into full swing, don’t forget to spring clean your machine, lest you become a spam-circulating sucker! Declutter your electronics to remove viruses, free up space, stay organized and create order during the chaos of college life. Read more

Spending spree or save: What to do with your federal tax refund

Federal tax refundHave you already received your federal tax refund? Is it a dinner at the local fast food type of pocket change or a spending spree at the mall kind of lump sum? Whatever the amount, here are a few ideas, from responsible to fun, on what you could do with the deposit.

Make an adjustment

First, I want to ask you this. Do you like giving the government an interest free loan? Getting a big fat refund check is nice but you had to wait a year to get the money. Read more

How to find internships and summer jobs that offer experience in your field of study

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Gaining useful experience through internships and summer jobs is an important part of preparing yourself for the workforce after college. If you’re at a loss for where to start, check out these tips to help begin your job search.

Where to begin

Internships are a great way to gain experience in your future career, and as Alexandra Kent writes in her March 25, 2012 article “Students face choice between internships, jobs” for the Central Florida Future, “An internship can even give a leg-up in the company that a student would like to work full-time in the future.” Read more

Spring cleaning: How to sell, donate or recycle unwanted items

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Goodwill Donate Movement (© John Froschauer/AP Images)

If you can’t smell that fresh spring air, then maybe it’s time to air out your mattress and living space! Like houses and cars, college dorms need spring cleaning too. After all those “what to bring to college” tips you got before you moved in, I’d bet few people have suggested to you “what to get rid of.” Here are some tips to clean out your dorm room or apartment not just for the spring, but any season, especially on move-out date at the end of the school year. Read more

Stress Awareness Month: How to listen to your body, mind and spirit

Managing stress with relaxation

Downtown relaxation (© Chris LeCroy)

We are all probably feeling a little restless this time of year. Most of us have been cooped up inside since November and we’re more than ready for a little spring cleaning. But, before you begin sweeping the floors and cleaning the closets, it’s important that you take time to spring clean your body, mind and spirit. April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s about really taking the time to listen to your body, mind and spirit. Here are a few things to get started to a healthier you! Read more

What is Pinterest, plus new iPad features and online trends

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Hot diggity digital: It’s our Internet and technology roundup!

Been too busy studying to see what all your friends are sharing online? Here’s a quick run-down of what’s trending, then you can get back to work!

What’s so pinteresting?

Are you on the new social sharing site Pinterest yet? You can “pin” your favorite images to virtual corkboards around themes that range from wish lists, recipes, dream vacations and DIY projects. Read more