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How to Protect Yourself from Bank Scams

I worked on a sailing vessel the summer after graduating high school. After sailing around Lake Michigan that summer, I packed up my things and set out on a road trip to my first year of college in Alaska. My two friends and I lived on campus, and I was set with the money I had saved from my job. Life was good—the last thing I was worried about was becoming a victim of a bank scam.

My sophomore year, I rented a small place off campus with a few friends. I learned about my bank’s college credit card for students to start building credit, so I applied for the card. Read more

Join the Conversation on The Student Pulse Podcast!

The rumors are true—Cengage has a podcast! Hosted by two college students—Brandon and Natalie—they discuss and interview students around the country on all things “college”.

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

Hello, Who’s This? It’s Me—Your Phone Scam!

I’m a very trusting person, and due to my susceptible personality, I’m stuck with a broken phone and $500 out of pocket.

When the Water-proof Samsung Galaxy S5 came out, I had to have one. I didn’t want to go to the store to buy an overpriced phone, so I decided to buy the phone off Craigslist… my first big mistake. Read more

Things To Consider Before Applying to Grad School

For many ambitious students, grad school is a must. Some students haven’t decided if they need to pursue grad school, but for others their desired career may require a graduate degree.

If you are thinking about grad school, there are a few things you should first consider. Read more

3 Reasons to Stay Informed in Politics as a College Student

We’re into our first six months with the new president, Donald Trump. You’ve probably heard a lot about the legislation being passed, or considered. You probably also had many feelings while hearing some of the news. You may have wondered if you should even care or pay attention to politics at all. Well, I am here to tell you YES, it’s so important for you to understand what’s happening in our political system; especially if you’re 18 years old or older and you voted in the presidential election.

Keep reading to find out why it is important for you to keep up with politics. Read more

6 Tips to Keep You on Track with Studying

Studying isn’t always fun and I often find myself putting it off, but these 6 steps help me stay on top of the game with homework.

Using these tips could help you finish assignments earlier so you can spend more time studying for exams! Read more

Make a MAJOR Career Decision this Summer

Do you feel like you have no idea what your future might hold? You’re not alone, up to 50 percent of students who enter college have undecided majors, and an even bigger percent of students change their major at least once.

Here are some helpful tips to help you decide on a career. Read more

3 Tips on How to Balance School and Work

Juggling school full-time and two part-time jobs is tough work. In order to manage this balance act, I had a long road ahead of me!

I had to learn the hard way, but hopefully I can share my experience with you and spare you the same learning curve I had to overcome. Read more

Summer Rules: The Do’s and Don’ts of Living at Home

College students, if you’re like me you got two things when you got home for the summer: a welcome home party and a wake-up call. If you’re so lucky you might have even gotten a cake with “Welcome Home” scribbled over an edible sugar picture of you. For those of you who did not receive a cake like this one, you just realized you are no longer the only one calling the shots in your life. While you may have gotten comfortable with the freedom that college offers a young adult, we need to remember as we live under the same roof as our parents they’re going to have some rules and expectations.

These expectations could be extreme, moderate or very mild… hopefully. Here are the do’s and don’ts for each of those cases: Read more

Lace Up Those Kicks for Global Running Day with These 5 Tips!

If you’re a college student, chances are you haven’t had much time on your hands to focus on running or had the patience to really ease into it during the school year. Now that it’s summer and today is Global Running Day, it’s time to begin!

As I former runner, I had to start from the bottom as well. I remember not even being able to run my first mile. Fast forward a few months from that and I was able to run 6 miles without being out of breath! Since then, I have learned a lot about running and I believe that everyone should try it. If you’re reading this and wondering how you can possibly start doing something you’ve never tried or dread doing, I’m here to give you my tips. Read more