Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Big decision time—How to change your major

Maybe you started college with your future mapped out—you had everything decided and planned, from the big decision of what you would major in to what your career and life after college would look like. But something has shifted, and you now are thinking of switching college majors. Need help or advice on how to […]

Things you need to know about how to get internships

College students need internships, right? That is the common wisdom, but there are things you need to know to make that happen — for instance, how to find internships in the first place. Or what’s the difference between paid and unpaid internships in terms of your future career prospects. Here’s the inside scoop to help […]

How to have the best Friendsgiving ever

If your plans to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family this year just haven’t worked out (or maybe you didn’t want them to work out?), then you might be contemplating a Friendsgiving. Here’s how to make a Thanksgiving dinner in your dorm room that will truly celebrate the kickoff of the holiday season.

College paper tips to improve your writing

Crafting a good college paper (one that nets you an A+!) can be a challenge. Whether you doubt your writing skills or simply like to procrastinate (that would be my problem), here are some tips for how to improve your writing.

New rules on campus debit cards: Here’s what you need to know

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to make the financial lives of college students a little bit easier. The feds just released some new rules about campus debit cards, you know the ones that your college sponsors or is affiliated with. Why is this cool? A lot of these cards are linked to financial […]

What to know about ADHD prescriptions and college students

We’ve all thought about how great it would be to have that little extra advantage to help get ahead in school. I know I had a math class where a little leg up during tests would have been a huge help. According to a new survey, one in 10 college students are using ADHD prescriptions […]

Study tips when preparing for final exams

Wait, didn’t fall semester just start? While it may seem that way to you and I, final exams are just around the corner. If you are new to college, finals may have you totally freaked out. Heck, even seasoned exam pros could use some study tips for how to prepare. And I am here to […]

Falling behind in class? Here’s how to get back on track

Maybe you opted for some tougher classes this semester. Maybe you simply have too much going on. Whatever the reason you are falling behind in class, you can fix it with some know how tips. I’ve got the study skills and tips for how to get back on track and turn your semester into a […]

Have yourself a DIY Halloween

It’s time once again for you to gear up for Halloween. While one night might have sufficed when you were a kid, college gives you the opportunity to keep the All Hallow’s Eve jam going on for much longer. A little DIY can go a long way when it comes to your college student budget. […]

Do your sleep patterns equal a good night’s sleep? Find out here!

So how much sleep do you need? My answer would be a minimum of seven hours if you don’t want me to be cranky. But your answer of what constitutes a good night’s sleep may be more or less. I personally want to smack people who say they only need four or five hours—they have […]