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Do Recruiters Look at Extracurricular Activities?

As a college student, you might not have many job experiences to put on your resume when you start looking for a job. I know how frustrating it was for me to put my first resume together with no work experience! I wasn’t sure what to list, or how a recruitment agency would look at me. Without much job experience, it’s important to give recruitment agencies and prospective employers insight into what kind of person you are, how well-rounded your interests are and whether you’ll be a team player.

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

You can do this by doing work or joining clubs that might not count as an actual job for pay. Recruiters do indeed look at your extracurricular activities when deciding if you’re appropriate for their entry level position. But be careful: not every club you’ve ever joined or nursing home candy striper volunteer work you’ve ever done will be right for every job you apply for. Read more

10 Tips for How To Save Your Spring Semester

There can be many reasons, as a college student, that you find yourself midway through spring semester tanking academically.

Get help before spring semester ends. (Credit: rgbstock)

Get help before spring semester ends. (Credit: rgbstock)

But your grades can be salvaged if you follow my tried and true tips for how to save your semester. I’ve listed my top 10 below for your salvation. Read more

Short on Cash? Start a Business in College

While I was working on my B.A., I had five on campus jobs—sometimes all at once!—to offset the high cost of college. But while I was tutoring, filling all my work study hours in the library or the public affairs office and working as a resident assistant and a student driver, there were other college students savvy enough to start a business in college.

If you’re trying to find a way to make money in college to pay for your books, or your tuition, and you’re tired of holding down a bunch of part time positions (like I was!), you might want to look into self-starter options you can use to make money without interfering with your academic career. Read more

How to Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Learning how to write a cover letter as a college student is probably not at the top of your to do list. I get it—you probably think that a cover letter is only necessary for after graduation when you begin your job search. Not true. A cover letter is needed even if you are applying for an internship, and, if you are a senior, you shouldn’t be waiting until after graduation to start your job search.

I’ve got some DIY tips to guide you through the cover letter process. Read more

Running Out of Storage Space on Your Phone? Try These Tips!

I am really bad about emptying the trash on my computer. So I understand that tidying up the apps on your phone may not be high on your priority list as a college student. But I’ve also been in that spot when I get the storage space running out alert on my phone, and it won’t let me take a picture. That is super not cool.

Improve your phone's storage space with our tips. (Credit: How-To Geek)

Improve your phone’s storage space with our tips. (Credit: How-To Geek)

Read on for some life hacks to manage your phone apps and ensure that you always have extra storage on whatever mobile device you can’t live without. Read more

The College Student Guide to Getting A Pet

I get it, puppies and kittens are super cute. There’s no denying that seeing one is wanting one. But before you follow the DIY route to finding your next best friend, let’s take a moment to think about your impulse to get a pet.

There’s a lot involved in animal care, something the average college student may not be prepared for, time-wise or wallet-wise. Let’s discuss all the things to consider before you make the leap. Read more

Fashion Tips For College Students On A Budget

Fashion: a word that seems to come as second nature for women and almost an unheard of concept for guys. One of the things I have noticed over the past several years is that male fashion is on the rise. Guys are trying to “up their game” and bring the world of fashion to their front door. In my personal opinion, I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable in male fashion.

I just wanted to share some of my favorite pieces that can fit a college guys’ budget and help them look good for the coming year. Read more

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas For College Students

Leaving home for college can be pretty exciting and cool. But there can be some downsides as well, especially when it comes to dorm food.

Create a new recipe with our meal ideas. (Credit: Budget Bytes)

Create a new recipe with our meal ideas. (Credit: Budget Bytes)

If you’re a college student on the hunt for some healthy meal ideas that you can make quickly, I’ve got some cooking tips to help you improve your at-school dining options. It’s time to learn to cook! Read more

Tech News For College Students: Are AirPods Worth It?

Because you need one more thing to keep track of, right? That might not have been the motivation behind the latest innovation from the Apple shop, but it is easy to see why you may feel differently. These new wireless earbuds may seem super cool, but they have resulted in a lot of lost earbuds, which led to the new Apple app—Find My AirPods.

What do you think of the new AirPods? (Credit: TopApps4U)

What do you think of the new AirPods? (Credit: TopApps4U)

I don’t know if this trend is worth all the fuss, but time will tell. Read more