Entries by Bessie Mazur

Wedding season: How to survive all of those weddings without going broke!

We are smack dab in the middle of wedding season, and if you’re anything like me, all of your friends are ready to tie the knot! If you’re going to survive all of those weddings without going broke, take note and plan ahead! First things, first: Don’t break the bank Just because you were invited […]

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 our list of the top 5 summer jobs, and the college majors they’ll pair nicely […]

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 a few extra loans, I’d too, be able to travel to a new country to […]

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! Just, please, check with your campus’ regulations for dorm room appliances before you go spending […]

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 yourself organized; in no time at all you should be able to cash that first […]

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 how to build your savings account that will, in turn, help you stay out of […]

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 GRE test preparations course or at the very least, taken a GRE practice test or […]

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 right. To combat the homesickness that quickly snuck in during my semester abroad in England, […]

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 can let the stress of one demand consume the others, and it can be too […]

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 if you can learn to juggle many commitments at once, you know you’ll be able […]