Enter Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Is it your dream to one day become an instructor? Do you ever wonder what life is like for the instructors you learn from? If so, now is your chance to reverse roles with them! This opportunity gives you a chance to make your dreams come true, along with a $1,000 grand prize scholarship, with Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest.

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Through the contest, we are asking you (the students!) to submit a short video that answers the question, “How would you engage students?” if you were the instructor for a day.

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6 tips to prepare for your college graduation ceremony

I joined many college students in looking forward to my college graduation ceremony. Much of the pomp and circumstance, the cap, tassel and gown, are age-old traditions. For one, commencement (which means “to begin”) is traditionally the end of your academic life and the beginning of your career life.

Are you looking forward to your college graduation? (Credit: iStock photo)

Are you looking forward to your college graduation? (Credit: iStock photo)

Here are some practical lifehack tips and etiquette for participating in and enjoying your graduation ceremony. Read more

Are you willing to go makeup free?

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Amy Schumer sparked a challenge that went viral with her spoof of a One Direction rock video titled, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.” Schumer’s comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, tickled funny bones and hit a nerve with a comic parody of what happens when a pretty girl removes her makeup.

Consider trying the no makeup challenge. (Credit: flickr.com)

Consider trying the no makeup challenge. (Credit: flickr.com)

We like to say that real beauty is on the inside but makeup trends rarely celebrate a makeup-free look. After Schumer’s skit aired, Twitter was flooded with postings of women, including celebrities, without makeup. Are you brave enough to go without your makeup? Read more

What you need to know about campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault has been getting a lot of attention lately. Most rape statistics say that one in five females on campus will be assaulted sexually at some point during their college years. But the subject is not without controversy—from how accurate the numbers are, to how colleges are dealing with the problem.

Sexual assault on college campuses is more common than you think. (Credit: Old Gold & Black)

Sexual assault on college campuses is more common than you think. (Credit: Old Gold & Black)

Read on for the things you need to know about campus sexual assault. Read more

Life hacks for planning what to do after graduation

For thousands of college students, graduation is just a few weeks away. College graduation is the beginning of your career, or grad school. I mean, it could go either way. Getting a master’s degree could help you to get a better job and higher earnings. And it has the added benefit of putting off getting a job for at least two more years.

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

But more schooling means more debt, too. There could be other possibilities that don’t involve school. Let’s look at some life hacks to help you figure out what to do after graduation. Read more

6 public speaking tips for college students

Everyone has a fear of public speaking. I was so nervous when I had to speak in college. But public speaking and debate are great skills to learn not just for college classes but for your career and life in general.

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Here are some debate and public speaking tips for college students. Read more

Top ten myths about college: What you need to know

When I was in college full-time I heard so many cliché myths in the book: “You’ll gain 15 pounds your first year,” “It’s OK to get all Cs,” and “You’re supposed to be stressed out,” blah, blah, blah. You need to know that myths are just that: myths.

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

If you’re going to survive your college experience, you’ll want to read this list of the top ten myths about college. Read more

Top 7 summer jobs for college students

Summer jobs keep you busy, put bucks in your wallet and help you save money for next semester. In addition to academics, work experience looks good on your resume. I had several summer jobs during college. Some were not so pertinent to my career ambitions (waitress, jewelry clerk) and some I could use toward my career (copyeditor for a newspaper).

I enjoyed getting paid for my work and getting out of the house to see new people and gain a good work ethic. Here are some ideas for great summer jobs for college students. Read more

Top 10 summer vacation ideas for the broke college student

Classes will soon be out, and you want to enjoy your break, right? It’s the perfect time for a little summer vacation. But you are a broke college student, so if you’re going to hit the road, it has to be on the cheap.

Read on for some top destinations that will save money while allowing you to feel like you are living large. Read more

Congratulations to our On Tap with MindTap Contest winners!

Last month we asked you to share your personal experiences with MindTap on how it changed your learning experience for the better. Each week we chose one winner at random who then received a $100 Visa gift card.

Let’s take a look at the winners, their colleges, courses and quotes on how MindTap has been beneficial to their learning. Read more