How to send an email to your college professor

I was lucky when I went to college. Most of my professors were friendly, approachable and genuinely interested in my academic success.

An actual email received by a professor, which is not acceptable. (Credit: Dr. Janet Frick)

An actual email received by a professor, which is not acceptable. (Credit: Dr. Janet Frick)

Today, college students can send an email to a college professor for various reasons, such as asking for extra help or saying you’ll have to miss a class. Be polite and be specific. 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

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

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

Car care tips for college students

If spring hasn’t come to your neck of the woods, it is on its way. And with the blooming flowers and green grass may come the urge to do a little spring cleaning.

Proper car care will leave your car happy this spring. (Credit: Pinterest)

Proper car care will leave your car happy this spring. (Credit: Pinterest)

While college students may not particularly warm to the idea of dusting and scrubbing and cleaning, some car care tips, just in time for National Car Care Month, are the perfect thing to keep your car happy in the upcoming warm weather. Read more

Get fit with these workout routines for college students

Even young college students have to stay in shape. Getting fit takes time and dedication but it doesn’t have to take a lot of cash. Whether it’s a workout routine to build strength or boot camp training to turn you into a Greek god, you can do it yourself.

There are many easy workout routines for college students. (Credit: HackCollege)

There are many easy workout routines for college students. (Credit: HackCollege)

Workout routines don’t have to involve a lot of expensive equipment. And you don’t have to hire a special coach. Let’s take a look at how college students can get fit. Read more

Does lifehacking make life better or make you work more?

It was inevitable. Lifehacking, the ingenious little tricks meant to make our life better, has experienced a backlash, with critics arguing that the benefits of lifehacking are nonexistent and in fact, these short cuts actually make us work more.

Does lifehacking really make life easier? (Credit: imgur.com)

Does lifehacking really make life easier? (Credit: imgur.com)

Initially inspired by technology, lifehacking was meant to get things done in a more efficient manner, leaving us with more time to focus on the things and activities that were important to us. But has that noble starting point held true? Read more