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
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
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
As the temperatures rise, you may find it harder and harder to hang in the kitchen and cook up a meal. Before you turn the takeout window into your second home or overdose on ramen, consider these healthy spring foods.
It’s easy being green
Let’s face it, when it comes to eating, you want it to be fast, easy and cheap. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be bad for you. Read more
Must. Get. To. Spring. Now. After a seemingly endless midterm grind, a simple walk or picnic probably sounds like heaven, but we have ideas on how you can pump leisurely activities up to be more exhilarating. Even if you forgot what the sun looks like, remember, there is life off campus, and you deserve a piece of the action. Carpe diem! So grab your BFF, significant other or canine partner in crime and try some of these budget-friendly spring outdoor activities.
Take a hike
If your idea of taking a walk is circling that same old loop around the college track, think again. Read more
Spring is in the air. Birds are singing. But you wouldn’t know it. You’re up to your eyeballs in term papers, homework and mid-terms. The last thing on your mind is taxes, but in order to get your IRS tax refund, you have to file by April 17. If you can, have mom and dad take care of the paperwork. Then, if you wake up some night in a panic wondering, “Where is my tax return?” you’ll know that it’s in good hands. If you’re doing it yourself and have to figure it out on your own, we’ve got the steps you need to take in our Taxes 101 how to guide! Read more
For all of you out there who think recycling means wearing the same sweater twice, look in the mirror and repeat: I can do better. College students across the nation are brimming with new ideas that are revolutionizing how we think about Earth Day 2012 and our role on this planet. Discover what colleges around the country have been doing to reduce campus carbon footprints.
And the winners are… Read more
Interviews can be exciting, nerve-wracking experiences. Even the most tenured professionals can make simple mistakes that can cost them a job opportunity. However, by recognizing the five most common job interview blunders I have seen college students make over the past 15 years, you can help ensure your student success by turning these mistakes into success strategies. Read more
With spring approaching, now is the time to get started preparing for job fairs. To help ensure success at these events, take the time to review the following seven job fair tips for college students and learn how to stand out from the crowd and impress recruiters.
- Do your homework. Get online and do your research. Determine which companies will be attending the job fair and plan with whom you want to meet. Most importantly, go to each company’s website and research the job and/or internships openings the company has available. Read more
The end of winter break brings the beginning of the federal student aid application season. But, don’t sweat it! Whether this is your first time dealing with financial aid or you’re planning your FAFSA renewal, there are several basic tips that can help you better understand the FAFSA process. You can earn a competitive edge in securing the federal student aid you need to help pay your tuition and other important school-related expenses. Read more