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  • Make a Difference Day: 50 Volunteer Opportunities in 50 States

    Oct 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Make a Difference Day: 50 Volunteer Opportunities in 50 States

    This Saturday marks Make a Difference Day, the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. Inspired by the campaign’s can-do do-good attitude, we rounded up volunteer opportunities from around the country. ...

  • Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Fashion Intern?

    Oct 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Fashion Intern?

    As a fashion merchandising management major at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Chelsea Turpin trained in JC Penney’s leadership program before her internship at a luxury eyewear showroom in New York City. Then she shot for the top. And got there. “I’ve always wanted to work with a high-end designer," says Turpin. "Who’s bigger than Oscar de la Renta?” ...

  • Hello, Gorgeous: 17 of the Prettiest College Campuses

    Oct 20, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Hello, Gorgeous: 17 of the Prettiest College Campuses

    As fall settles in and the leaves start to turn, we look at our picks for some of the prettiest college campuses in the U.S. From grand and gorgeous quads to picturesque white steeples towering above a leafy backdrop, these beautiful college campuses are known for their architectural offerings, awe-inspiring vistas, and camera-ready settings...

  • Savings 101: 45+ Student Discounts You Need to Know Now

    Oct 13, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Savings 101: 45+ Student Discounts You Need to Know Now

    We know you appreciate a good deal – heck, you shop with us here Textbooks.com and save big time on your books each semester. Now savvy shoppers can rejoice - and indulge your inner fashionista, decor lover, and tech guru guilt-free with this round-up of 45+ student discounts. ...

  • Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    Oct 8, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    We polled a few managers on their most desirable traits for new employees, and sure enough, your three months studying abroad in London or a summer in Beijing is no doubt preparing you for your first job out of school...

  • Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Upcycled Storage Ideas

    Oct 1, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Upcycled Storage Ideas

    You’re moved in. You’re unpacked (hopefully). But there’s still some stowing and spiffing up left to do. Get inspired – and get hands on – with our roundup of creative DIY projects and upcycled storage and dorm room organization ideas...

  • Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Sep 26, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Think graphic novels are just for kids? Think again. We spoke to professors who incorporate graphic novels and comics into their curriculum and design whole courses around them. ...

  • Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    Sep 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    As Banned Books Week continues, we look at Banned Classics. The ones you nostalgically look back on as shaping your high school years, the ones you’ve read over and over, the ones sitting in a bedside stack as you settle into more fall reading. How many of these Banned Classic Books have you read? Download the checklist and play along - and read - at home. ...

  • Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Film Production Intern?

    Sep 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Informational Interview: So You Want to be a Film Production Intern?

    Meet Imogen Browder. California native. English major. Tufts University junior. Creator, writer, and executive producer of the web series, Jules and Monty, a modern-day interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. This summer she added film production intern to her resume, working on the Warner Brothers lot for Mad Chance, the production company behind films like “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Get Smart,” and the upcoming “American Sniper” with Bradley Cooper. Read on for our Q&A with Imogen about her internship experience, challenges, and advice...

  • Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Sep 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Our beloved Harry Potter under fire? The formidable Maya Angelou taking heat over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? The whimsical poetry of Shel Silverstein pinned as “suggestive”? Yes – all of these have at one time landed themselves on the Banned Books list. This week, we highlight these and other endangered titles as [&hellip...