What Do We Know About Community College Graduation Rates?

The world of community college received a lot of attention during the Obama Administration. Many in the academic world were concerned about the graduation rates these schools produced and how the numbers could be improved. But recent research shared in the Hechinger Report found that “Of the estimated one in four students who start at community colleges and then move on to four-year institutions, more than 60 percent ultimately graduate.”

What is the truth about community colleges and their graduation rates that college students considering them, or already enrolled, need to know? Read more

Before, During and After DIY Summer Break Projects

When it comes to summer break, many college students hit the open highway for a road trip. If you’re going on a trip with friends or relatives, you might want to have some ideas for entertaining everyone on the road.

Summer travel also presents the challenge of packing all the essentials you’ll need. Here are a few DIY ideas for making your road trip a fun one. Read more

Time for College Graduation! Here Are Some Useful Tips For Entering the Real World

Whether your college graduation happens in May or December, there are things you need to know as college students when it comes to the next steps in your life. I know that leaving college and venturing into the real world can be a scary thing.

I survived it, and I’m here to share my tips for how you can, too. Read more

Tips To Remember For Moving Out of Your College Dorm

The end of the semester can sneak up on you if you aren’t prepared for it. With that comes finals, saying goodbye to friends for the summer and, maybe worst of all, packing. It happens to all college students, so why not be prepared for moving out of your college dorm?

I’ve got life hacks and other packing tips that will make your departure as painless as possible. Read more

Considering Summer School? How Many Credit Hours Should You Take?

For some college students, wrapping up your studies in four years can be a challenge. Enter summer school. You may decide to take this route to complete your education because you changed majors and need to catch up on course work; maybe you need to retake a class you did badly in.

Whatever your reason for considering summer school, you also need to be realistic about the number of credit hours you sign up for. Here’s why: Read more

Healthy Snacks To Keep Your Brain Active for Finals

It can be tough for a college student to stick to eating healthy food. What do you do when you want something quick and easy? I just grab the bag of greasy chips even though an apple is a much better choice. But recently I’ve learned how to make my own DIY snacks with healthy ingredients.

Reach for healthy snacks as you study for finals. (Credit: Leanne Bakes)

Reach for healthy snacks as you study for finals. (Credit: Leanne Bakes)

Now, dorm food doesn’t have to mean eating empty calories. Let me show you what I mean. Read more

Tips on How To Pay For Your Dream School

Congrats! You’ve been accepted into your dream school. All your worries and fears that you wouldn’t get in are behind you. Now you just have to concern yourself with how to pay for your education. I remember the happiness of being accepted at the school of my dreams and how quickly reality set in on how was I going to afford it.

I have some DIY tips to share that you can use to make your dream college fit your real budget. Read more

Uncover the Benefits to Study Abroad Programs

If you haven’t studied abroad but will soon, you’re in for an amazing adventure! Those who have done study abroad programs understand that there are some hidden benefits you must be aware of before departing for your trip across the ocean (or the border).

Below are a few I have come across during my trip abroad that might be beneficial to you. Read more

Perfecting the “Practical Nomad” for Your Vacation

Although traveling is exciting and adventurous, it can also be stressful. Between packing and planning, maximizing your experience is something all travelers aim to accomplish.

To ensure you get the most out of your vacation and maintaining sanity, here’s my advice to a stress free experience. Read more

You Got the Internship You Wanted! What’s Next?

It’s a week before your internship start date. You were all excited when you got the offer letter and had no worries in the world after that, but now, it’s getting close and you’re nervous.

No worries, I’ve got you covered. Read more