6 Ways To Be In Control of Your Final Grade

Let’s face it: there’s nothing more nerve wrecking than constantly refreshing the webpage in hopes that your professor has finally posted your final grade! With your GPA in mind, you think to yourself, “I worked pretty hard this semester, I should be receiving no lower than an A-.” *Many late hours* Grades up! C-!!??

Trust me, I’ve been there. There are many steps you can take on how to handle a grade you are unsatisfied with. Here are some things I do that give me confidence in my work. Read more

Today is National Say Something Nice Day! Here’s How You Can Celebrate

It may seem a little silly, but simple holidays like Say Something Nice Day serve to remind us how important kindness is and just how much positive words affect people.

National Say Something Nice Day is a tool to combat bullying and evoke civility within our nation. Read more

Is a Double Major Worth It?

A question widely debated, but rarely ever answered. And even when it is, many of the circumstances don’t tend to apply to most people. You hear a variety of things from “I had extra room in my schedule” to “I didn’t like my first major but I was too invested already”.

There is no right or wrong reason to double major, but when is it worth it? Read more

Want to Start Your Own Business? Follow These 3 Tips

It’s the backbone of the American Dream, one the main reasons millions upon millions of immigrants have uprooted their lives over the last couple centuries and come to America: to start your own business and ultimately create a better life. And for many college students, that’s the main goal once they graduate from college.

Starting your own business is something seemingly far-fetched yet most people get discouraged or count themselves out before they even give it a shot. Read more

How To Land Your First Job After College Graduation

You studied hard and made the grades, and college graduation has happened. Now it’s time to transition to the real world. You know you need to find your first job, but where is the best place to start?

The possibilities may seem endless so to help ensure that you find a job that is rewarding and provides the best opportunities for a future career, now is a great time to start coming up with a strategy to get there. Check out the following job search tips to get you on your way. Read more

How To Deal with Food Allergies on Your College Campus

For many new college students, choosing a school is mostly about the study programs that they offer. However, some students also need to know how a school will help them manage their food allergies. Students also need to know how to communicate their needs to services on campus that deal with providing food, such as housing and dining.

I always appreciate knowing my friends’ food concerns as well, so if we make plans together, I don’t bring the wrong kind of snack to a study session (or take a friend with a severe peanut allergy out for Thai food!). What should you be doing to make sure that you stick to your eating program while at college? Read more

The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Courses

So, it’s summer. Spring semester is finally over, and now you have choices of what you can do for the next three months: catch up or take summer courses, get a summer job, travel, or even just take the time to relax at home.

If you’re like me and are required to take summer courses, there are some things you should know before registering. Read more

Considering a Double Major? Let’s Weigh the Pros and Cons

While some college students have trouble deciding on one major, others are interested in so many things they may want to take two. About 20% of college graduates have a double major. There are several pros and cons to this, including taking a toll on your GPA, so students should consider their options before making this big decision.

For me, I actually did a double major, which worked out well. My two majors were related and complemented each other nicely, so I didn’t feel like I was overworked. One major was more for myself and the other was so I could actually get a job! Read more

5 Fun Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

One of the best parts about being a college student is enjoying a few months of summer break! Have you considered what you’ll do for a summer vacation this year? If not, now is the time to do so.

Below we have a list of fun—and not crazy expensive!—ideas on how to enjoy yourself this summer. Read more

What Do I Do After I Graduate College?

I graduated college for the first time back in 2015. Graduation day was so exciting as it marked one, of the many, milestones in my life. I was officially a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology! But as the excitement died down and life continued I was worried about my future, as a student and as an individual.

I already knew what I wanted to be in life; a neuroscientist. I wanted to study and do research to use that knowledge to help other individuals who have neurodegenerative disorders. That is still my goal today. However, getting there is and has been a bumpy road. It doesn’t have to be for you! Read more