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

How Music Playlists Can Boost Productivity

It’s no secret that music can create a more upbeat atmosphere. It is scientifically proven that advertisers use music to encourage sales, athletes tend to perform better with it, even in relationships music is known to “set the mood”. But increase productivity? Now that was something I had to check up on. And so, I did. Turns out music and productivity have a generally high relationship; shows why some people can’t function without bringing their headphones to work.

Although there are many genres of music out there that have proven successful when encouraging productive behavior in the workplace, here’s what stood out to me: Read more

Hey, It’s Digital Learning Day! Here’s What You Need To Know About It

I think it’s safe to say our society has come a long way in terms of technology, and now is a very exciting time to be a part of it! It seems hard to believe that not even ten years ago it was unheard of for college professors and students to use digital tools in and outside the classroom – and now we even have a holiday to recognize it, Digital Learning Day!

So, in case you’re wondering what exactly digital learning is or why we celebrate it, read on to get the answers you need and decide how you can be a part of Digital Learning Day. Read more

Black History Month: Celebrating The Most Influential in History

During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate those who have been influential in history. African Americans have been behind an array of inventions, laws, and scientific advancements.

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

We often hear about the same African Americans in history; Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, and Oprah. Leaving others left in the shadows. Read more

How To Survive Midterms Like A B.O.S.S.

While it feels like second semester JUST started, somehow midterms have creeped up on you! Before you resort to freaking out, remember that you don’t have to stress out.

Want to know how to survive midterms? Check out our tips on how to handle them… like a BOSS. Read more

VIDEO: Combat Stress With Optimism and Breathing Exercises

So, you’re a college student who’s feeling stressed. I get it! Sure, stress can make you stronger, but it can also make you feel worse than you already do. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make life a little bit easier and they start with YOU.

In this short video Diane Hales, author of Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving, shares her best tips on how the stress paradox works and some helpful breathing techniques you can use to help yourself relax. Read more