Author Archives: Bessie Mazur

Top 5 summer jobs for your major you’ll actually enjoy, plus their special perks!

While finding summer employment can be tricky, but if you’re open to looking in new directions, you can really find a summer job or summer internship that you’ll actually enjoy! Still drawing a blank on where to begin? Check out … Continue reading

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Top study abroad destinations: Where to go and what not to do

One of the things I was looking forward to most in college was studying abroad. I had heard about it in high school and knew that if I spent a little extra time working, applied for scholarships and took out … Continue reading

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Improve dorm life with these great tips for being a dorm room iron chef

It can be challenging to get a decent meal when you’re living in a dorm. With a few staple gadgets and ingredients anyone can be an iron chef and improve dorm life. Follow these great tips to get you started! … Continue reading

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Tax season 101: First-timer’s guide to 2012 taxes

It’s about that time — time to file your 2012 taxes, that is! If you’re a first time taxpayer, don’t fret; there are many resources out there to help with tax filing for students. So, grab a notebook and get … Continue reading

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How to build your savings account and stay out of debt — and yes, there’s an app for that!

There are many ways to begin building a savings account, and they all may seem impossible now that you’re in the middle of your college career. However, with a little determination and organization (and apps to help), you can learn … Continue reading

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Practice test, prep course, study materials, oh my! How to prepare for the GRE

Taking the graduate record examination (GRE) is stressful, but when you figure in all the time you’re going to spend studying, it’s enough to drive you crazy. In order to feel prepared, you’ll want to be sure you’ve taken a … Continue reading

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Decorating on a budget — Spruce up your dorm room or apartment to feel more like “home”

By now you’re either starting a brand new semester or packing up shop at home to shortly return. If you find your home away from home to be not quite homey enough, there are some easy tips to set things … Continue reading

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How to handle the stress of college life and living with roommates

Let’s face it: we’ve all got a lot going on in our lives, and sometimes the stress of everything is a lot to handle. Roommates, jobs, college life, significant others, friends, extracurricular activities—all of these things demand attention. Sometimes we … Continue reading

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College life: Keeping your balance the college way!

Probably the most useful thing I’ve learned in my college life is how to stay afloat while balancing school, work, personal and social life. It’s not a lesson that comes easily learned; it takes more of a trial and error approach. But … Continue reading

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College life: How to decide if graduate school is right for you

Deciding to apply for and attend graduate school is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Perhaps you’re nearing the end of your undergraduate program, or maybe you’ve just started and like planning ahead. There are important questions to … Continue reading

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