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  • How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    Sep 24, 2013 • Noelle Held • College TipsRead More »
    How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    The middle of the semester is always tough for me. The initial excitement of the first month of school has worn off, and classes are starting to pick up. College courses can be overwhelming at times, and feel even more so when you add in student organizations, sports, friends, and family life. My confidence always [&hellip...

  • How to Choose the Best Laptops for College Students

    Jul 30, 2013 • Noelle Held • College TipsRead More »
    How to Choose the Best Laptops for College Students

    The right laptop can make or break your college experience. Trust me, I know! I spent months researching before buying my first laptop but, after a year of struggling, I ended up ditching it. Finding the best laptops for college students is no easy task. Here are 3 things I learned to consider along the [&hellip...

  • How to Impress at the End of Your Summer Internship

    Jul 29, 2013 • Noelle Held • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Impress at the End of Your Summer Internship

    July is ending, and so is your summer internship! If you’re like me, you spent a lot of time thinking about how to make a great first impression in your summer job, but I think “last impressions” are even more important. My goal is always to make sure that my colleagues will miss my presence [&hellip...

  • The Benefits of College Pets: Why You Should Have One (and What to Do if You Can’t)

    Jul 24, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of College Pets: Why You Should Have One (and What to Do if You Can’t)

    I am lucky enough to attend a college that lets students have pets on campus. I have friends who have dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and even a baby sugar glider on campus. College pets are great companions. It’s so nice to have something to come “home” to after class. I’m pretty sure that even my [&hellip...

  • Should You Join Greek Life on Your College Campus?

    Jul 12, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    Should You Join Greek Life on Your College Campus?

    If your school has Greek organizations, you probably faced (or will face) the big question: to participate, or not? Each student will face this question in his or her own way, but there are a few things you should think about well before rush week. Friendships Greek life is a great way to find your [&hellip...

  • 4 Ways for College Students to Prepare for Science Internships

    Jul 10, 2013 • Noelle Held • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    4 Ways for College Students to Prepare for Science Internships

    Science internships, like all internships, come with their own unique challenges. Each lab has its own quirks, and figuring them out can be quite difficult! In my experience, though, science internships are the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had — both academically and personally. Here are some of my tips for succeeding in your first [&hellip...

  • College Orientation: Navigating the First Day

    Jul 2, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    College Orientation: Navigating the First Day

    The first day of college orientation can be pretty stressful. Moving into dorms, dealing with a new roommate, trying to impress professors, saying goodbye to Mom and Dad, juggling meetings, remembering your paperwork — all this while trying to “be cool” and make friends. It can be pretty overwhelming! Here are some things I learned [&hellip...