Entries by CengageBrain

You ask, we answer: What’s with the Thanksgiving breakup?!

Hi J, I have heard rumors about Thanksgiving break being peak breakup season but I don’t know if that’s true. I’m a little worried because my high school boyfriend and I have been trying to do long distance. It’s been hard. On top of that he said we need to talk over Thanksgiving break and […]

You ask, we answer: Help me boost my motivation level!

Dear J, I literally have zero motivation. What should I do? What now, Lexi W. Hi Lexi, I get it. It’s that point in the semester where you just lose motivation to do anything.

You ask, we answer: Social media overload help!

Hi J, My roommate/friend thinks it’s okay to post crappy pictures of me on social media. Except it’s not. I’m tired of seeing shitty images of me having fun or just lounging around end up on Facebook or Instagram. I mean really? Why the hell does she need to post EVERYTHING? I mean sure some […]

You ask, we answer: I’m SO COLD! How can I warm up?

Hey J, I don’t know what’s wrong with my roommate…but he literally doesn’t get cold. And worse is that he loves having the window open. It’s cold here and I am in sweaters and my winter coat and he’s sitting over on his bed in shorts like it’s nothing. He also doesn’t want to turn […]

You ask, we answer: College group project problems

Hey J, I’m in this group project right now and this one kid, we’ll call him Jacob, is being a total slacker. He doesn’t respond to emails, texts, or phone calls. I have talked with him about it and he says that he doesn’t see the messages or that he didn’t know what he was […]

You ask, we answer: College is great, but I miss home!

Hi J, I miss home SOOO much. Like a lot. I know Thanksgiving break is around the corner, and I’ll be there soon but it’s not soon enough. College is great and all but I want to go home. I’m talking Dorothy wanting to leave Oz bad. Except I don’t have any red shoes to […]

Your passions can be leveraged into employment opportunities

Mauvis wanted to solve a problem. He was at Burning Man. Maybe you’ve heard of it. He was in the desert with no cell service, no internet connectivity, and over 50,000 people. Mauvis immediately realized that once you become separated from your friends, it’s nearly impossible to find them again. “Everybody still had their cell […]

Why do I need a professional portfolio if I have a resume?

What’s on your résumé? I’m guessing your employment experience comes first, a few bulleted sections highlighting your responsibilities and achievements at past jobs or internships. I assume your education is also on there, and maybe a few organizations you’ve joined or honors you’ve received. Maybe you’ve even included a handful of appropriate interests to mention, […]

How to dress for an interview

You passed the phone interview and now they want to meet you in person. You are excited about this summer job or internship- but then you suddenly don’t even know what to wear. I still remember rummaging through my college closet not knowing what to wear for an interview. Do people dress up in suits? […]

See the Alternative Spring Break trip to Rogue River!

Last month, students from the University of Oregon were selected as the winners in CengageBrain’s Alternative Spring Break competition. With the cash prize of $2,500, they were able to take a group of students from a local middle school on a backpacking trip through the Rogue River Wilderness Area in southern Oregon. Here the group […]