How to prepare yourself for grad school

If there is a chance that grad school is in your future, there are some things you need to know while you are still an undergrad.

Do you think you're ready for grad school? (Credit: Otmar Winterleitner/iStock)

Do you think you’re ready for grad school? (Credit: Otmar Winterleitner/iStock)

How to succeed in a master’s program requires some advance planning, and preparing for that possibility is something you should be thinking about sooner rather than later. Are you ready? Read more

Pros and cons of transferring colleges

There are a lot of reasons you may be thinking of transferring colleges. But if you are weighing the pros and cons of making a switch, there are some things you need to know first. For instance, what are some good reasons to transfer and what are some reasons that you may need to reconsider?

What do you think about transferring colleges? (Credit: USA Today)

What do you think about transferring colleges? (Credit: USA Today)

Read on for all my best tips and advice before you make a change. Read more

The college admission process: 3 trends you should know

The college admission process can be a crazy and scary time—after all, you are basically using the next four years of your life to decide the rest of your life. Not to freak you out or anything … I know that the ins and outs of applying have changed.

Have you heard the latest college admission trends? (Credit: Beth Segal)

Have you heard the latest college admission trends? (Credit: Beth Segal)

I’ve done some digging to find the three emerging trends that coming applicants may see when it comes to personalized learning, specialized degrees and the role of social media in their college experience. Read more

5 tips to follow when improving your resume

So-called “real life” will be here before you know it, and all college students need to have a top-notch resume that will get noticed and help you find the best job. But figuring out how to promote yourself is hard even for people with long careers and years of experience, much less someone just starting out in the working world.

Find out the best ways to showcase yourself in your resume. (Credit: Tumblr)

Find out the best ways to showcase yourself in your resume. (Credit: Tumblr)

I’ve got some life hacks to improve your resume and land the job of your dreams (or at least one that will pay the rent). Read more

Pros and cons of LLCs for college students

I know what you’re thinking… What are LLCs? A living-learning community on college campus is a residence hall or dorm room building filled with like-minded college students who are all studying the same subject. A relatively new trend in colleges across the country, these professional learning communities, also called interest-based housing, integrate intellectual and residential life.

Would you like LLCs? (Credit: Manhattan College)

Would you like LLCs? (Credit: Manhattan College)

In this new approach to academics, students share a special interest, live in residential halls and take the same classes together. Read more

3 things college students have in common and how this intern can relate

There are many aspects of college life that intertwine our experiences and give us a relatable context as students.

What ideas can you offer on how college students can make money? (Credit: Freelancer.com)

What ideas can you offer on how college students can make money? (Credit: Freelancer.com)

We the students have our own sense of creed and as a student writer I have noticed a few key components to the college experience that demonstrate the fact that we are indeed, in the same boat! Read more

Nail your next job interview with these tips

Whether you are searching for your first real job, trying to find a summer internship or applying to graduate school, those interview questions you will face can be nerve wracking.

Our interview tips might come of use to you. (Credit: ESL-voices.com)

Our interview tips might come of use to you. (Credit: ESL-voices.com)

One way to stay calm is to be prepared with a host of life hacks I’ve compiled from my own hard-won interview experiences (including a marathon session that lasted two hours where I got traded around to six different people). Read more

Is psychology the right major for you?

Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and often ranks at the top for most colleges and universities. College students who want to study psychology are often cultivated by schools. Yet critics say that there are too many psychology majors who have little prospect for a decent career after they graduate.

Are you interested in a psychology major? (Credit: BizarroComics.com)

Are you interested in a psychology major? (Credit: BizarroComics.com)

Here is some information to contradict the critics. When choosing a major, psychology can still be in the running. Read more

Least valuable and hardest college majors

Here are some of the worst college majors, hardest college majors and majors that too many people are taking in relation to jobs available. But there’s a disclaimer: college students have serious choices to make when choosing a major.

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

This list of college majors is based on various data sets calculated by number crunchers that determine the value of a college major based on recent unemployment rates and salary starts. The fields may change in the future, and there are people who break the mold and do very well in the fields they are passionate about. Read more

Ladies in STEM – This one’s for you

I entered college expecting to major in physics and go into a space-related field. Now I’m working towards a degree in creative writing. What happened to my career plan!? By my sophomore year, I realized I had come to college without many of the prerequisites I needed to excel in higher level sciences. (At least one of my other STEM-bound female peers ended up in a theater field—and she likes to remind me that she uses engineering in almost every aspect of her creative field.)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

While my high school certainly encouraged women in math and sciences, that sort of encouragement is still not the norm at either the high school or college level. Read more