9 Top Study Tips For College Success

After getting through high school you may think that you know all there is to know about how to study. But courses in college require a new and different approach. College students are often expected to automatically know how to study so your instructors may not even think of giving out study tips.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of tips and ideas that might work well for you. Read more

Healthy Eating Hacks For Students On The Go

Just because you’re always on the go doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy healthy food. As a college student, it’s important to fuel your body and brain with nutritious food to give you energy and stamina. A balanced diet doesn’t always have to mean just carrots and celery.

There are plenty of delicious and easy-to-make meals that travel well. You can even stay healthy when you eat fast food if you know what to order. Read more

Best Shows/Movies to Watch on Netflix During Spring Break

It’s almost springtime, which means temperatures are rising, the flowers are starting to bloom, and pollen is under attack. Right now, many people who have issues with allergies are currently struggling to get through the day (trust me, I know)! So, if you are like me with allergies then you most likely want to stay in bed most of the day. Also, your spring break is most likely right around the corner as well. Most people may have plans and vacations, but if you’re like me then you’ll most likely be sitting at home while your siblings are still in school and your parents have to go to work. These scenarios tend to bring boredom into the picture as well…

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

but never fear Netflix is here to save the day!!! Read more

How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more

Common App: Your One-Stop College Application Tool

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to send your college application to multiple schools, then you have to check out the Common App. With one online form, you can apply to nearly 700 academic institutions in the U.S. and other countries. It also helps with tracking your progress and meeting deadlines.

You’ll still have to send additional information such as your high school transcript, results of college entrance exams, and an essay, if required. Read more

Why Students Skip Class and The Potential Consequences

Whether or not to attend class is something many college students consider. Technically, you should attend all of them. Why are you paying all that money for college and not bothering to go to the classes? Yet it happens, and students believe they have good excuses for missing class.

However, teachers want to know the answer to the question and to impart on students the serious consequences of not attending. When students don’t attend class, they jeopardize their continuing academic success. Read more

DIY Ideas To Spice Up Your Ramen Soup Recipes

Ramen soup is a staple food for college students. It’s dirt cheap, has some protein (but way too much salt), is really easy to cook, is a warm comforting food and is fun to eat.

Get fancy with your ramen game. (Credit: Delish)

Get fancy with your ramen game. (Credit: Delish)

Here are some DIY ideas for spicing up your boring ramen routine. Read more

Do You Have #ObsoleteJobSkills On Your Resume?

If you’re avoiding putting together a resume for after graduation, a great way to pretend you’re being productive is to check out the #ObsoleteJobSkills that Twitter users have collected. It’s an entertaining way to remember the type of thing to not put on your resume. But what resume skills should you include?

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

If you’re creating your first curriculum vitae or updating your resume from an earlier version (I’ve had several resume incarnations since I started college), check out these DIY tips for what to include, and avoid. Read more

The College Student Guide on How To File Your Taxes

Do you need to file your income taxes? I wish I didn’t! But here’s the great thing about filing income taxes—there are good odds, especially as a college student, that you’ll get a return with some money back from what you’ve earned over the year.

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

If you’re wondering about how to file your taxes, or aren’t even sure if you need to file federal income taxes for 2016, check out these tax tips. Read more

It’s Time To Apply For The Disney College Program!

January 23, 2017, marked the opening day for college students to apply for the Disney College Program Fall 2017 internships. The program begins in late May to early June and ends in early January 2018. The Disney College Program is a semester-long, paid internship program where students work, study, and live at one of the Disney resorts (Orlando, Florida, or Anaheim, California) in the U.S.

The program is open to undergraduate college students who are enrolled at an institution of higher education for the fall semester. Read more