Adulting in College: What It Means and How to Master It

What does it mean to “adult” in the world? For a lot of college students, the idea of “adulting” can be intimidating and mysterious. The first time I had to adult in the real world was when I scheduled a doctor appointment without the help of my parents—even though I still texted my mom for some advice.

So, what is adulting? And how can you—as a college student—become well-versed in adulting? Read more

Four Ways to Handle a Difficult Roommate Situation

You’re finally in college and on your own—it’s going to be an incredible adventure! You get to choose your classes, have your own living space and meet new people. Starting college is one of the most exciting times of your life, but meeting new people can be tough and living with strangers for the first time can be difficult.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Here are a few helpful tips you can use to deal with difficult roommates! Read more

Feature Friday: A Cengage Ambassador Interview from 36,000 Feet

A freshman at Santa Monica College majoring in Sociology, Francisco is one of our newest Cengage Student Ambassadors.

As we traveled back to California from the Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst annual convention in Nashville (the second half of his first experience flying, FYI), we talked about his college experience and his work as a Cengage Student Ambassador. Read more

Your Ultimate Midterms Checklist

There’s so much information out there on how to prepare for college midterms. How do you know what you’ll need or what will work? Save yourself some time and check out my list of important tips and tricks—all packed into one checklist for you.

Use this one to two weeks before your midterms for guaranteed success! Read more

5 Budget-Friendly, Healthy Snack Ideas for College Students

It’s that time of year again for college students. No free time, poor sleeping habits and being broke are all back after a refreshing summer. With all of this craziness, you need energy-filled food to keep you going. This is where the power of the snack comes in. Whether you’re in class or on the go, you can use these 5 snack ideas to keep you moving.

Before you do any of this, make sure to pack snacks ahead of time—you’re more likely to take a snack when you’re in a hurry if it’s already pre-packed. Put refrigerated items in a small snack basket for quick and easy use. Read more

Activate MindTap and Get Extra Writing Help From an Online Personal Tutor!

Writing effectively is an art. Taylor Swift has written entire albums, and she still has her share of critics!

But you’re not writing for millions of fans, and your friends at Cengage want you to nail your next essay. Read more

The Student Pulse Podcast: How College Courses Will Look in 5… 10… 25 Years!

Join Brandon and Natalie—two college students—as they discuss and interview students around the country on how college courses will look in the future.

Tune in to The Student Pulse podcast—we suggest you bookmark it, or better yet, subscribe now 🙂 Read more

The Student Pulse Podcast: Technology Takes Over Education

Join Brandon and Natalie—two college students—as they discuss and interview students around the country on all things “college”.

Tune in to The Student Pulse podcast—we suggest you bookmark it now 🙂 Read more

The Student Pulse Podcast: Start Strong

Join Brandon and Natalie—two college students—as they discuss and interview students around the country on all things “college”.

Tune in to The Student Pulse podcast—we suggest you bookmark it now 🙂 Read more

I hate my major—Is it too late to switch? What do I do?!

This question tends to race through every students mind when it comes to the end of sophomore year. You start taking your necessary classes for your major and you actually don’t like it. No need to fear, it’s not too late.

I just finished my sophomore year. Starting out I thought I wanted to do something in the Finance field – I went to Merrill Lynch and talked to a financial advisor about my IRA account. I thought it was so cool what he did and I thought it was interesting at the time! Read more