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  • Best Academic Blogs: A Guide for College Students

    Sep 30, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College TipsRead More »
    Best Academic Blogs: A Guide for College Students

    If you’re the type of student who’d be interested in reading about a newly identified deep-sea species or the recent discovery of King Richard III’s body, academic blogs will be perfect for you. Luckily, no matter your interests — innovative mathematics, the latest genome discovery, or a reinterpretation of Hamlet — the web provides all ...

  • Squeeze 30 Minutes of Weight Training Into Your Busy College Schedule

    Sep 18, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    Squeeze 30 Minutes of Weight Training Into Your Busy College Schedule

    I remember starting college dreading the “freshmen fifteen.” Thanks in part to my fears, I tried my best to work out every day. College, however, is a busy time, and weight training sessions were hard to keep on my list of priorities. I found it was easier to fit in short 30-minute weight training sessions ...

  • Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Sep 11, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College TipsRead More »
    Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Coming straight from high school, you might find the concept of an honor code foreign and hard to grasp. That being said, comprehending and respecting the code is an important part of the college experience. Honor codes typically deal with topics that include cheating, plagiarism, multiple submissions, and misuse of university resources. Violations of a ...

  • Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Job searching in a faraway city may seem like a daunting task, but the Internet and social networking have made job hunting from afar much easier. With the help of some technology and a can-do attitude, long-distance job hunting doesn’t have to be any more difficult than searching locally. When I was in college, I ...

  • Fall Crockpot Recipes for College Students

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    Fall Crockpot Recipes for College Students

    The arrival of the autumn harvest brings an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables. For students with limited time, fall crockpot recipes are often the best option for taking advantage of the season’s haul. Thankfully, fall foods like pumpkins, squashes, and root vegetables work perfectly in a crockpot. They are hearty, wholesome, and stand up ...

  • Travel Jobs: Why Teaching English Abroad Is the Best Option

    Aug 22, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Travel Jobs: Why Teaching English Abroad Is the Best Option

    When I graduated from college, travel was my top priority. I regretted my decision not to study abroad, and hoped to mitigate that regret by looking for travel jobs after graduation. Thankfully, there were copious opportunities to work abroad, especially in teaching. For most American students with limited foreign language skills and few connections abroad ...

  • How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    Aug 19, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    If you’re anything like I was when I started college, the thought of college freshman orientation has you utterly overwhelmed. All in one week, you’ll be attending back-to-back events, information sessions, and social ice breakers. New things will be flying at you at high-speed. While this hyper-business might seem overwhelming, it’s actually very helpful in ...

  • College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Aug 8, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend can bring students both excitement and anxiety. This is especially true of college freshmen, whose parents are often arriving on campus for their first extended visit. My first Parents Weekend seemed to come just as my new college social life was starting to feel comfortable. I had made a solid group of friends ...

  • 5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    Jul 27, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    While many students have dining halls to keep them fed, others have to make do with nothing more than a mini-fridge and a microwave. This might seem meager, but after a summer in a 10′ x 10′ dorm room with just these two appliances, I mastered the art of microwavable meals. Here are some tips ...

  • Your College Library Can Help You Save on Entertainment

    Jun 26, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Your College Library Can Help You Save on Entertainment

    Many students think of their college library as a place for studying, often into the wee hours of the night. Few students are aware, though, that their library actually offers FREE resources for a fun study break or two… or three. Having worked as a research desk assistant at my undergraduate college library, I understand ...