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  • Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    Oct 1, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    The add-drop period has always been a saving grace for me. It is usually a week long, occurs at the beginning of the semester, and gives me the freedom to move in and out of college classes without penalty. The system offers me peace of mind. I can try out all my classes, safe with [&hellip...

  • How to Prepare for College Classes in the Morning

    Aug 16, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    How to Prepare for College Classes in the Morning

    Most college students are pros when it comes to pulling all-nighters. We all have crazy tricks up our sleeves that help us keep our eyes open the extra few hours it takes to finish that important paper. But preparing for college classes isn’t all about midnight study sessions or mainlining Red Bull; getting energized in [&hellip...

  • Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Jul 29, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Transitioning to dorm food can be difficult when you’re used to home cooking. A few months into my freshman year at college, with homesickness still nipping at my heels, I began to crave the delectable dishes I used to eat at home: biryani, daal, tandoori chicken. Up until then, I had been happily surviving on [&hellip...

  • Your LinkedIn Profile: Online Networking for College Students

    Jul 22, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Your LinkedIn Profile: Online Networking for College Students

    As a Millennial, it comes naturally to me to be up on all of the latest social networking trends. So I was perturbed to discover that although LinkedIn was officially launched in 2003, I wasn’t aware of its existence until much later, during my junior year of college. This may be because having a LinkedIn [&hellip...

  • Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Jul 5, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Like most students, college was a transitional period for me. I didn’t have a full-time job, so I didn’t think of myself as a proper adult. On the other hand, I did my own laundry. While college may be the first whiff of freedom you experience, it is also a herald of things to come: [&hellip...

  • How to Balance a College Social Life and a College Education

    Jun 24, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    How to Balance a College Social Life and a College Education

    College: a brand new frontier, brimming with possibilities. When I started college I was armed with two suitcases, my favorite books, and ideas of what college had in store for me. “The whole package,” everyone said. “That’s what you have to look forward to. Friends, freedom, and an excellent education.” After two weeks of being [&hellip...