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  • Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Sep 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Last year, I lived right next to a movie theater. It was great to see movies all the time, but it was expensive on a college budget. Luckily, a friend told me about AMC’s discount Thursdays, when college students can go to AMC theaters for free. I promised myself that I could only go to ...

  • Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    Sep 17, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    When my school offered me the chance to sign up for a card that would give me college student discounts, I was reluctant. I wasn’t sure whether I would use it, and I was worried it wouldn’t be worth the cost to enroll. The card in question? The Student Advantage card. Though it cost $45 ...

  • How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Sep 11, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Some of my friends have told me that college is a bubble. They’ll go home on vacations and be shocked to learn about major natural disasters in other parts of the world or even the latest happenings in their own communities. While I agree that it’s good to fully immerse yourself in the college experience, ...

  • Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Sep 5, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Internships for college freshmen are a great way to jump-start your career search. Contrary to the impression you might have gotten when choosing a school, you don’t have to have a solid career path as soon as you get to college. I, for example, know that I want to write for a living, but I ...

  • The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Aug 29, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Thought you left academic honors societies behind with high school? Think again! There are many college honor societies that recognize excellence in academics, character, and service. In high school, I loved being a part of the National Honor Society because it made me feel like I was a member of a supportive community. Now that ...

  • What LinkedIn Can Teach You About Your College Professor

    Aug 27, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    What LinkedIn Can Teach You About Your College Professor

    For better or for worse, most college students, including myself, are eager to learn about their college professors before they meet them on the first day of classes. Most use sites for college students like RateMyProfessor to do their sleuthing. I’ve found that professional social networking site LinkedIn can be an even more useful resource ...

  • How to Be Successful in College: Don’t Study in Your Dorm Room

    Aug 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    How to Be Successful in College: Don’t Study in Your Dorm Room

    I, like most of the college students I’ve talked to, love my bed. My dorm bed is a wonderful haven after a hectic day of classes or a night out with friends. But if I’m considering how to be successful in college, rather than just comfortable, a bed is not a great place to study. ...

  • Secrets to a Successful Study Group

    Aug 22, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    Secrets to a Successful Study Group

    The prospect of a study group makes me wary. Some of my study groups have turned into unproductive hang-out sessions, while others quickly became panicky and disorganized. So when members of my difficult psychology class suggested that we try a study group, I knew I should go, but I wasn’t thrilled about it. But it ...

  • The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    Aug 14, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    This past year, my freshman year of college, I was lucky to have a great residential assistant (RA). Like me, he was a writing major, and we shared many of the same interests. He told me about literary events around town, described his awesome internship at the local library, and encouraged me to apply to ...

  • How to Find an Internship: Use Your School’s Career Resources

    Aug 13, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Find an Internship: Use Your School’s Career Resources

    When I first started college, I had no idea how to find an internship. All the upperclassmen I met seemed to have amazing internships, but I didn’t know where to start looking. Luckily, I realized that they hadn’t had to go far. My school had tons of ways to find internships! I just had to ...