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reality of college and work

Reciprocal benefits: Your classes can help you in the real world

For many students, there is a delay between the acquisition of knowledge and the application of that knowledge in the real world.  To learn something in theory is of course useful; however, to be able to put it into practice immediately …… Read More

movies about school

The 15 best movies about school

The excitement of school life has long been fodder for Hollywood. Why? Because high school and college life is full of drama. School is where we make friends and enemies. It’s where we fall in and out of love. It’s even …… Read More

Infographic: Are internships the new interview

INFOGRAPHIC: Are internships the new interview?

Internships are becoming increasingly more important with each new group of college graduates. Internships allow students to break into their industry of study and gain real-world experience and skills. Internships can also be a direct pathway to securing a job at …… Read More

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Getting Involved on Campus

Finding the balance between class, work, socializing, studying, and everything else can be extremely difficult. Many students question whether adding campus involvement, either in the form of organizations or clubs, is worth it. But I’m here to tell you it is! Here’s why: Better …… Read More

annoying people in class

The 7 most annoying people in every college class

College classes are often long and sometimes tedious. It’s hard enough to focus and take notes in a perfect learning environment, and harder still when class is disrupted (or group activities are sabotaged!) by one of the following: 1. The constant …… Read More

scholarship application

7 of the world’s weirdest scholarships

Tired of applying for scholarships with thousands of applicants, that you have little to no chance of winning? Have other non-traditional talents or traits that separate you from the pack? Maybe you’re really tall. Or you know how to use duct …… Read More

sleeping

Your guide to better sleep in college

Getting the proper amount of shuteye in college is important not just for your sanity, but for your health. Not to mention your grades! But if you’re too stressed, or its too loud in your dorm, and you wake up every …… Read More

back to college

The 51-year-old college freshman

I decided to go back to college last fall at the age of fifty-one after my youngest child graduated from high school. I had said for years that I was going to go back to school and now it was time …… Read More