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  • Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    It’s a fact: everyone loves chocolate fondue. Melt some chocolate, gather your favorite dippable snacks, and you have an instant dorm or common room party. But in the dorms, heating elements are usually not allowed, so a fondue pot or chocolate fountain may be off limits. But fear not! If you’re allowed a microwave, there ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    Sep 4, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    I didn’t really know how to prepare for a child leaving for college. There was so much excitement with my oldest daughter through the college search process, getting college acceptances, choosing a college, and going to orientation. I was so happy about all the great experiences that were ahead for her. Then one day it ...

  • Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Sep 3, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Living in a dorm doesn’t always mean giving up the companionship of a pet. While most schools don’t allow dorm room pets of the furry kind, some will allow fish. If you’re thinking of getting a fish, consider a betta fish. Bettas are easy to take care of and don’t need a lot of space. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Having a Car in College: Is It Necessary?

    Aug 28, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Having a Car in College: Is It Necessary?

    Many parents wrestle with the idea of their child having a car in college. On the one hand, they want their child to be able to go where he or she needs to go and not be stuck on campus. On the other hand, they don’t want their child to become the dorm taxi service! ...

  • 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 ...

  • 10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Aug 26, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Right now, students all over the country are stocking up on next semester’s required textbooks. You know what YOU need, sure – but have you ever wondered what everyone else is reading? Or if the book you’re using is what everybody else is using, too? We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s best-sellers (and they’re ...