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.

Classroom sizes will vary no matter if you attend a small or large college. (Credit: Her Campus)

Classroom sizes will vary no matter if you attend a small or large college. (Credit: Her Campus)

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 college comparison of large versus small colleges. Read more

Survive senior year by making the most of it

Senior year of college. It’s a big deal and you are probably wigging out about something—from finishing your degree requirements, to leaving your friends, from finding a job, to avoiding senioritis. No matter what you are worried about, you can make the most of your senior year with these college tips for conquering your final semesters.

Make a plan of what you want to accomplish before the end of senior year. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Make a plan of what you want to accomplish before the end of senior year. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Complete your course work senior year

So what is the most important thing to remember during your senior year of college? Read more

How to set goals: I’m a college graduate, what do I do now?

After working so hard to earn your degree it seems as if the hard part is over. You’re a college graduate and the world is yours. Just as setting smart goals was important for your student success, it will be even more important in seeing you through the rest of your life. Ask anyone who’s been out of college for a few years, and they’ll tell you that the easy part is over. Your work has just begun. Here are some options to explore once you’re a college graduate and some tips on how to set goals for the next part of your life.

As a soon-to-be college graduate, now is the time to figure out your next move.

As a soon-to-be college graduate, now is the time to figure out your next move.

I’m a college graduate, now what?

Come graduation day you’ll be standing there with your diploma in hand and a smile on your face—you should, you’re officially a college graduate! Deep inside, however, it may be a different story. Slowly the panic will set in as you realize that you need a plan to move forward. What will you do? Read more

College life: How to put together a tool kit to keep you prepared for just about anything!

What Every Teacher Needs

Must-have tool kit (Photo credit: Old Shoe Woman)

If this is going to be your first time living on your own, you’ll want to have a handy tool kit that will ensure that you’re prepared for almost anything! Here are my best “go-to” tips for living on your own and making it in this crazy world as an adult.

The fix-anything kit

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on top-of-the-line tools to stash in your closet in the event that you might need to fix something someday, but a few middle-of-the-road pieces will make your life much easier — especially if your parents are hundreds of miles away. My suggestions? Read more

Education news from around the U.S.: New MOOC format gaining popularity by the day; what’s in it for you?

It’s true that college costs keep rising with no end in sight. From textbooks and supplies to courses and certification exams, college students, and their parents, are definitely feeling the burn. But, there’s a new education innovation that is gaining popularity around the U.S.: Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are just that — massive, open, online courses that allow students to watch/listen to lectures online, participate in online group discussions and stay current with reading assigned materials and taking quizzes and exams online. So, what’s in it for you? Read on for the latest in education news. Read more

Transfer students: College tips for why to move, what to know, and what to ask

Students at Liffey CollegeTo be or not to be… a transfer student, that is. About 30 percent of college students transfer to a different school. Some students want to try out the college life at a community college first, then transfer to a four-year school. Others choose a new school that better meets their academic and cultural needs. Here are some college tips for transfer students or those considering transferring. Read more

Practice test, prep course, study materials, oh my! How to prepare for the GRE

Taking the graduate record examination (GRE) is stressful, but when you figure in all the time you’re going to spend studying, it’s enough to drive you crazy. In order to feel prepared, you’ll want to be sure you’ve taken a GRE test preparations course or at the very least, taken a GRE practice test or two. Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions regarding the GRE. Read more

Top tips for setting goals for the new year: Academic success, career planning and more

Setting goalsIt’s now a brand new year and there’s no time like the present to re-evaluate your goals for academic success and career planning. Setting goals is the process of defining where you want to go and the best way of getting there. It’s easy to do and definitely worth taking the time! Here are some top tips to get started on defining your road map for next year.

Establish categories

First, establish goal categories such as:

  • Academics: Set goals for the grades you want to earn in your classes and then work out a plan for how you will achieve those grades. Read more

College life: How to decide if graduate school is right for you

Deciding to apply for and attend graduate school is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Perhaps you’re nearing the end of your undergraduate program, or maybe you’ve just started and like planning ahead. There are important questions to ask yourself (and a counselor) about whether graduate school is right for you. College life is full of important decisions and you’ll want to do your research before applying to grad school. Read more