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  • A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    Sep 19, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    It’s no secret that college is stressful, but squeezing in a 30-minute Pilates workout before classes or after finishing a paper is a great way to stay healthy while in school. Like many college students, I fell victim to the dreaded “Freshman 15,” even though I played a sport. I was also pretty stressed just [&hellip...

  • Basic Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Sep 9, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Basic Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Marketing yourself to employers is tough when you have no work experience, but there are a few basic skills every college grad should be able to list on a résumé. When I graduated from college, I felt behind some of my classmates who had completed internships in fields they wanted to enter, but after my [&hellip...

  • Travel Tips to Live by for College Students and Recent Grads

    Sep 5, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Travel Tips to Live by for College Students and Recent Grads

    When I went to Paris as a junior in college, it was my first time going abroad by myself, so I listened to advice of others who had done it before, but learned a few things as well. Whether you’re preparing to study abroad, taking a road trip across the country with your friends, or [&hellip...

  • Teaching Abroad: You’ll Learn More Than Your Students Will

    Aug 30, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Teaching Abroad: You’ll Learn More Than Your Students Will

    Deciding to spend a year teaching English in France after I graduated from college was almost a no-brainer for me. I had studied in Paris for one semester as a junior, but felt I hadn’t had enough time to fully adapt to the culture. Living and teaching abroad proved to be drastically different from that [&hellip...

  • Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    Jul 29, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    If you’ve never had to share a room with someone, proper college roommate etiquette may not come naturally. And when you constantly have friends over, it could make your roommate feel uncomfortable, or as if they have a third or fourth roommate. My roommate from freshman year and I didn’t hang out much outside of [&hellip...

  • Your High School Teachers Want to Hear from You!

    Jul 28, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College TipsRead More »
    Your High School Teachers Want to Hear from You!

    Visiting my old high school teachers after graduating always gave me a feeling of happy nostalgia, and keeping in touch with some of them proved to be very beneficial. During my college years, I would walk through those hallowed halls every Thanksgiving break, loving the happy, surprised looks that I’d see on my favorite teachers’ [&hellip...

  • If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Jul 25, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Greek life in college can be a ton of fun and help you grow your circle of friends, but it’s also a pretty big commitment. I came close to pledging a sorority in college and ultimately decided it wasn’t for me, but a lot of my friends were members and I know they had a [&hellip...

  • College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    Jul 17, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    When I was a student, college community service opened my eyes to what a beautiful area my school was in, helped me meet some amazing new people, and took me out of my comfort zone. I went to college in a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, surrounded by farmland and Amish country. As [&hellip...

  • Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Jul 16, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Being homesick at college is tough, whether you anticipate the feeling or not. I went to a college that was an eight-hour drive from home and, although I believed myself to be fiercely independent, I had never gone away to summer camp or boarding school. Being in a new living situation, especially without Mom’s cooking, [&hellip...

  • College Professor Office Hours: Making Your Worst Subject Your Best

    Jul 5, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College TipsRead More »
    College Professor Office Hours: Making Your Worst Subject Your Best

    Utilizing professor office hours can clear up confusion and turn your worst subject into your best — or at least make it more tolerable. Here is why you shouldn't be shy, and some tips on taking the best approach for visiting...