Entries by Lorraine Savage

5 tips for college students home for the holidays

For college students, going home for the holidays can be fun or it can be frustrating. You’ve spent a semester or more away from home, developing your independence through study, college life and maybe a part-time job. But when you’re home, your parents can’t adjust to how much you’ve changed and they want you to […]

Investment advice for the millennial generation

For the millennial generation, it’s time to start thinking of saving for your retirement. What?! That’s 40 years away! That’s why investment advisors say it’s the perfect time for college students to think about retirement savings and to learn what is 401(k) savings as soon as they get their first job. Millennials in the workplace […]

DIY projects for holiday gift baskets

Gift baskets are usually found at church raffles, but college students can make their own basket of goodies for that special someone. Do-it-yourself projects show the recipient that you took the time to make a creative, thoughtful and useful gift just for them. The options are almost endless for baskets. Just remember what your friend […]

College comparison: Larger vs. smaller colleges

The college you pick says a lot about what you want out of college life. Besides academics and college sports, college students consider many features when choosing a college. The size of the school you attend can determine the diversity of students, professor to student ratio, prestige, class size and other factors. Here is a […]

Body weight fitness for student health

From Thigh Master to Shake Weight to Zumba, exercise trends and gimmicks have been around for years. Each year fitness professionals (and marketing executives) predict what the next fitness trend will be. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducted its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. Top […]

5 skills to learn in college for your career path

In addition to academics, learning social skills and living on your own away from parents, college is intended to give you an education so that you can go out into the world, have a career and support yourself and your own family. Not only do college students need to learn information vital to your career […]

Abuse of prescription drugs on college campus

The nonmedical use of prescription drugs on college campuses is a growing problem. Many college students are using drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta in the belief that they improve academics. In reality, many students who abuse prescription drugs perform poorly on tests and run the risk of dependency and even death. Here is some advice […]

Millennials and higher education: Influence of a generation

The Millennial generation has been categorized and labeled, sometimes with good qualities and sometimes not. But many people are studying this generation born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials have been called entitled, well educated, ambitious, confident, sheltered, diverse, team-oriented and dependent and deferent to authority. Millennial college students have unique educational needs and opportunities in higher […]

10 study strategies to ace your final exams

For your midterm exam or final exam, you need effective techniques to tackle the material. More than just reading over the notes you took in class, you need study guides that encompass the work you did the entire semester and that organize the material you might find on your final exams. Here are 10 college […]

8 college tips for roommate etiquette

Successfully living with your roommate in a dorm room is a rite of passage for many college students. This is a good time to learn responsibility, respect, conflict resolution, compromise, cleaning, effective communication…and especially roommate etiquette. A stress-free dorm life leads to student success. Here are some college tips for roommate etiquette in college dorms.