Entries by Lorraine Savage

Colleges add gender neutral bathrooms

Many colleges and universities are adding gender neutral bathrooms — also known as “all-gender,” “unisex” or “all family” bathrooms — for their LGBT and straight college students. Often, a facility that decides to add a gender neutral bathroom only has to change the sign on the door of a single-stall restroom. There are more than 150 […]

10 money saving tips for college students

Handling money during college can be difficult. Some college students don’t yet have the experience to know how to handle financial situations when they’re on their own at college. Navigating college life finances is tough with a part-time job, classes and daily living expenses like food, utility, car and phone bills. Here are some Dos […]

Have you been targeted by debit card fraud?

Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices. There are about 900 debit card partnerships between colleges and financial firms that cover about 9 million students or 42 percent of […]

How to improve your memory

The human brain is amazing and can remember a lot of material. Yet we forget too easily and tend to cram information into it just so we can pass a test. A better approach is to keep our brain “muscle” exercised at all times, which is easy if you know some memory techniques. Here are […]

Travel tips: Visit America’s oddities

For awesome vacation spots, the United States has the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the islands of Hawaii and the excitement of Las Vegas. It also has Manhattanhenge, the Mütter Museum, Winchester Mystery House and other oddities. Summer vacation travel tips for college students can include some of America’s crazy destinations. Get the scoop here about […]

Don’t be a slob, clean your dorm room

Cleaning college dorms is one of the least favorite chores for college students. You get flashbacks of your mom yelling, “Clean your room!” But cleaning dorm rooms can be really quick and easy if you have the right plan and know what to clean. Dusting and vacuuming are only the beginning. I’ll share some college […]

If you need a job, follow these resume tips

You graduated college. Yeah! You need a job. Oh. How do you start, how do you get your foot in the door, how can you write a killer resume and cover letter? The job market is still tough, you’re competing with lots of other college students, and you don’t have a whole lot of experience […]

8 things you need to know in college

For the newbie and the senior, college is a strange world unto itself. It’s either a playground with no rules and no parents, or it’s Life 101. Whatever stage of college life you’re in, here are some need to know study tips for college, and advice for navigating the college years and coping with stress.

How to identify your career path

I like to grow flowers and plants, should I major in horticulture and make it my career? I tinker on my dad’s car, should I study mechanical engineering and design cars for a living? There are many questions college students ask themselves about the direction of their career path. Consult a mentor or guidance counselor […]

5 smart questions you must ask during your job interview

This is the time of year when college students are off to an internship, summer job or a new career after graduation. At your job interview you’ll hear frequently asked questions about the job requirements and about your qualifications. But often the most terrifying question is, “Do you have any questions for me?” It’s easy […]