Maximize your college credits with a J-term study abroad

Winter break can offer you some necessary down time, and if you aren’t already on a J-term, then you’re probably getting that break right now. But J-terms can be a great way to squeeze in that foreign study abroad opportunity when you don’t have any in-semester time to spare.

Have you considered doing a J-term study abroad program? (Credit: CIS Abroad)

Have you considered doing a J-term study abroad program? (Credit: CIS Abroad)

College students can get a lot out of spending their J-term abroad, so if you’re looking for college hacks to get some college credits under your belt without cramming your semesters too full, check out these ways you can use your winter break. Read more

Student loan debt: 5 common mistakes college students make

As an undergrad, I relied on loans to help me pay for my education. If you are a college student you probably have some amount of student loan debt facing you after graduation—hopefully less than I did! Handling that so it doesn’t affect your financial security for the rest of your life is obviously not something you want to obsess about, but odds are strong that you are anyway.

Have you made any student loan debt mistakes? (Credit: WSJ)

Have you made any student loan debt mistakes? (Credit: WSJ)

Read on for how to avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to handling their student loan debt. Read more

What college students should know about Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren is a young and rising media star in the world of social media. What sets her apart in the eyes of many is that she is outspoken as a conservative commentator. Even some millennials may have not been aware of Lahren prior to her appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on November 30, 2016.

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Here are the things you need to know about who Lahren is and what she believes. Read more

Life hacks for college students home for the holidays

Classes are wrapping up for college students, and the dreaded exams will soon be a distant memory. That means most, if not all, will soon be heading home for the holidays. While you may be looking forward to celebrating with kith and kin, you also probably know that surviving the holidays with your family can take some skill and a whole lot of patience.

Follow our tips if you're home for the holidays. (Credit: PSU)

Follow our tips if you’re home for the holidays. (Credit: PSU)

I’ve got some well-tested advice on how to avoid stress and actually enjoy your time home with your relatives. Read more

Which types of degrees land you the best paying jobs?

I know that not everyone goes into college with the idea of linking what they are studying to their future earning potential. Nor do I think you should. However, that being said, the types of degrees you consider can have an impact on whether or not you land one of the best paying jobs.

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Read on for insight into which majors can land you the highest salary. Read more

DIY plans to get outside and off campus during winter break

The semester is coming to a close. When I was an undergrad, I only had a J-term course planned for one winter break of my four years. During my other three winter breaks, I got off campus—usually by going home, since in our residential college staying over winter break was a no-go. I got a holiday job working retail, but I also made sure to get outside and do things.

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

If you’re in an area where you can go out winter hiking, either from home or near your dorm, try spending some of the warmer days this winter outside and off campus, getting some space from your academics so you can work with a clearer mind in January. Read more

The importance of student news through the OSU tragedy

An incident on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, November 28, 2016, left 11 students and faculty members injured, before a university police officer fatally shot the suspect. Initially, the university reported an active shooter on campus. Journalists at The Lantern, the student-run news site, reported from the scene while larger media outlets were delayed in their efforts to get on campus.

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Meanwhile, a new report found that university administrations could be hindering the freedom of the press via their campus newspapers. Will recent events affect this? Read more

Optimize your studying with these 3 apps

Ahhhhh, why are you reading this blog right now? Shouldn’t you be taking a final exam or preparing for one right now?! Well if you’re reading this blog maybe you need a little help from some technology friendly studying apps that will help get that A you are striving for!

 

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

The great thing about the apps I am about to share is that they are all easily accessible either on your mobile device or your computer. Read more

Travel alerts hinder study abroad and international studies

Students interested in travel abroad programs, international studies and homestay trips will want to check with their colleges first. Many colleges and universities are taking the advice of the U.S. State Department’s travel alerts.

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

They are suspending or scaling back study abroad and international programs in countries with unrest, especially in the Middle East, in order to ensure the safety of their students. Why study abroad when there might be danger? That’s when students learn the most, some say. Read more

Finals week study tips and survival skills

Finals week is almost here! Whether it’s your first experience or not, you can always improve your final exam survival skills. Time management is probably the biggest challenge. You have to find the time to study and then know how to study in the time that you have.

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Let’s look at some study tips that will help you to live through your finals schedule and conquer another semester. Read more