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  • Living Off Campus in College: Parents, Help Your Student Prepare

    Aug 26, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    Living Off Campus in College: Parents, Help Your Student Prepare

    Students may be in favor of living off campus in college for a variety of reasons, including saving money, having more freedom, and having more space. I tried it once back when I was a student, and found it wasn’t for me. But, I learned some valuable lessons that I will pass on to my ...

  • 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. ...

  • 4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    Aug 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    College dorms are notorious for being small. When you consider you’re sharing that space with another person, whether you know them or not, the lack of space can cause problems. Now, there’s no need to draw a line down the middle of your room to make it an even split (a lot of rooms aren’t ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    Aug 21, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    The average college student spends $655 per year on textbooks. Now, you don’t need us to tell you that $655 is a lot of dough, especially when you factor in all the unavoidable expenses of student life. Buying textbooks at full price can blow a big hole in your budget. At Textbooks.com, we work hard ...

  • Teach Your Children to be Independent in College

    Aug 21, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Teach Your Children to be Independent in College

    There are simple things you can do to teach your children to be independent in college. Some kids will get an early start on independence during the college search process. My oldest daughter was not one of them. I had to walk her through finding colleges, visiting colleges, keeping track of when applications were due, ...

  • Deciding Between College Campus Jobs? 3 Questions You Should Ask

    Aug 21, 2013 • Mark Burns • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Deciding Between College Campus Jobs? 3 Questions You Should Ask

    Whether it be for financial or academic reasons, many students take on paid college campus jobs during the school year. One challenge these students face is to choose a job that allows adequate study time and a satisfactory social life while working during the semester. From my own positive and negative experiences with college campus ...

  • How to Find a Job in College: Telecommuting

    Aug 20, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Find a Job in College: Telecommuting

    It’s often hard to figure out how to find a job in college, given that group projects, social events, club activities, internships, and studying don’t always follow a fixed schedule. For that reason, I found the best way to make money is by telecommuting. You can set your own schedule, as long as you turn ...

  • The Pros of Blogging in College

    Aug 20, 2013 • Rob Zappulla • College TipsRead More »
    The Pros of Blogging in College

    These days, it seems like everyone has a blog, whether it be a Mom blogging her way through a cookbook or a well-known journalist writing about the civil war in Syria, a blog can be both informative and entertaining. But with all those blogs floating around, it may seem like sending your own thoughts into ...