Entries by Lorraine Savage

Be prepared, employers view your social media websites

Social media is supposed to be fun, right? I like to post pictures of me and my friends having fun together doing crazy things. What’s the harm in that? Turns out a lot… if you plan to ever apply for a job someday. More and more employers are Googling you to see what kind of […]

Multitasking: pros and cons for academics

Multitasking seems to be one of those topics that everyone has an opinion about—good and bad. Studies show that college students who multitask, especially freshmen, may see adverse effects on their academics and GPA. However, if you are a multitasker, you can still be a successful student.

Off college campus and best study abroad programs

College students can improve their college GPA and academic profile by participating in some of the best study abroad programs, off-campus study or summer abroad opportunities. Getting off the college campus for part of your education is an opportunity for growth, responsibility and maturity.

4 ways college students can overcome shyness

College students are often too shy and may have trouble dealing with anxiety on college campus. Not only are we away from home and familiar surroundings, but we’ve been plunked into a sea of strange faces. Public speaking and making friends can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to learn how to overcome shyness and […]

Improve college GPA with a love of learning

One of my professors told our class that our bodies might have been physically present in the classroom, but if our hearts and minds were on vacation, no amount of his teaching was going to get through to us. He was right. We have to want to learn, want to work hard and want to […]

Tips for how to make a college schedule

College dorm life, academics and social life collide for college students, so it’s often difficult to keep it all organized. Unless you lived at a boarding school during high school, coming to college and living on campus is going to be a big change for you. Here are some tips on how to make a […]

Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives. More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions.

4 ideas to improve your average college GPA

Let’s say you’re getting by in college. You’re attending your classes, taking subjects you like and understand, having a great social life. Your grades are only okay – Bs and Cs, an occasional A. You’re ready for some ideas on ways to take that extra step to push yourself into higher grades and improved average […]

College admissions review criminal record of applicants

How does revealing a criminal record affect prospective college students who have to provide that information on college admissions applications? The college Common Application is a website where college applicants can fill out a form that is used by 500 schools. The form gathers extensive information on applicants, including the question “Do you have a […]

Free SAT test prep for prospective college students

Prospective college students now have access to free SAT test prep classes through a partnership between the Khan Academy online educational site and the College Board, which administers the SAT college admissions test. In an effort to improve student academics and SAT test scores, the two organizations will make SAT tutor classes available to high […]