Should these college students pay back their loans?

Just like you (unless of course you graduated debt free, then congrats!), I had student loans to pay back long after I graduated. But I attended a traditional, private, four-year college. However, some students who attended for-profit colleges joined the Department of Education (DOE) in a meeting hosted by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Student loans are a common issue among college students. (Credit: Cagle Cartoons)

Student loans are a common issue among college students. (Credit: Cagle Cartoons)

The students, who represented hundreds of others, had taken out federal financial aid as well as private student loans to attend Corinthian College. They say they are not repaying their loans. Does this seem fair? Let’s discuss it. Read more

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.

Let Pathbrite help you create the perfect professional portfolio. (Credit: Pathbrite)

Let Pathbrite help you create the perfect professional portfolio. (Credit: Pathbrite)

Maybe you’ve even included a handful of appropriate interests to mention, to really give reviewers a glimpse into your personality. Let’s now discuss what to include in your portfolio. Read more

Show your support for the Pat Tillman Foundation in the 11th Annual Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. In late April for the past 11 years, the event has been held to commemorate the day that Pat lost his life in Afghanistan.

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat's Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat’s Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Symbolic of the #42 he wore as an ASU Sun Devil, Pat’s Run is 4.2 miles long, ending on the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. Read more

Meet the 15-year-old President working with charity: water

In a small village within Mozambique stands five members of the local water committee. One by one they introduce themselves and their roles – the chairman, mechanic, tax collector, head of hygiene and President. What stands out most is that the President, Natalia, has a seemingly shy presence.

With the help of charity: water, a rural village in Mozambique now has clean drinking water. (Credit: charity: water)

With the help of charity: water, a rural village in Mozambique now has clean drinking water. (Credit: charity: water)

However, she is considered the most confident and determined young woman in Mozambique, not your average 15-year-old. This is a first that charity: water has seen in the time they’ve spent traveling with the group. Read more

What to know about the selfie stick ban

Name someone you know who doesn’t love to take pictures of themselves with their smartphones. Think of anyone? Nope? That’s what I thought.

Be careful where you use your selfie stick. (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

Be careful where you use your selfie stick. (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

Have you heard that many summer music festivals, museums and sports stadiums have decided to ban selfie sticks that attach to phones? Before attending any of these destinations, make sure you know whether or not you can bring your selfie stick. Read more

Do-it-yourself gift ideas to fit your budget

Let’s face it; you’ve got a lot going on and not a lot of money coming in to pay for it all, right? Weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, Mother’s/Father’s Day, it’s all going to be coming up in the next 3 months and you’re going to need to plan ahead and set a budget to make the most of it and show your loved ones that you care.

Give a great gift without breaking the bank. (Credit: Suzy Ogé)

Give a great gift without breaking the bank. (Credit: Suzy Ogé)

Here are some do-it-yourself gift ideas that will be sure to fit your budget! Read more

College students—how to have a stress free moving day

The end of the school year is just around the corner. You and I know what that means…Moving day!

Moving day doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. (Credit: Total College Life)

Moving day doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. (Credit: Total College Life)

Take it from a pro who has done this MANY times, if you want the transition from your dorm to your home to be as stress free as possible, read on for some of my best moving day tips. Read more

Celebrity A-Team – Create your Celebrity Group Project Members

Group projects are the worst. You’re either stuck with an assigned group your instructor forced you into, or you blindly ask to be in a group for the sake of not being the last one picked. Either way, you’re stuck with these students until the project is over, and worst of all, your grade relies on them.

Which celebrity would you include in your group project?

Which celebrity would you include in your group project?

Since you’re probably procrastinating right now, why don’t we step in the realm of la-la-land and dream of your ideal group for your project? What if you could build a team of celebrities for your group project like they do in Celebrity Apprentice? Here are a few suggestions of our own: Read more

Life hacks for applying for grad school

Picking and applying for grad school can be a stressful time. If you’re considering taking your education to the next level you will definitely want some life hacks to make the process easier.

Be sure to consider all your options for grad school. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Be sure to consider all your options for grad school. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Read on for what you need to know about finding and choosing the right graduate school for you and your future. Read more

Tips for college students on how to sleep better

A little bit of shuteye never seems so good until you are sleep deprived. The hours we spend at rest may seem like time wasted, but everyone needs that time to keep their bodies working right.

Learn how you can sleep better. (Credit: FunnyMemes.com)

Learn how you can sleep better. (Credit: FunnyMemes.com)

Sleep helps brain function, memory and a whole host of other areas, so establishing and sticking with good sleep habits is a surefire way to improve your health. College students, need some tips for how to sleep better? Read on. Read more