8 things you need to know in college

For the newbie and the senior, college is a strange world unto itself. It’s either a playground with no rules and no parents, or it’s Life 101.

There are many things you need to know before and during college. (Credit: StudentStuff)

There are many things you need to know before and during college. (Credit: StudentStuff)

Whatever stage of college life you’re in, here are some need to know study tips for college, and advice for navigating the college years and coping with stress. Read more

What does it take to create a cool website?

Everyone is on the web so why not you? Sites are easy to create if you have a little talent. You can establish your web presence with a cool website and share your thoughts and talents with the world.

Create your own website to show off your skills and talents to employers. (Credit: webpacificit.com)

Create your own website to show off your skills and talents to employers. (Credit: webpacificit.com)

All you need is a few tools and some spare time. Let’s take a look at some of the tools and resources that you can use to put yourself online. Read more

How to identify your career path

I like to grow flowers and plants, should I major in horticulture and make it my career? I tinker on my dad’s car, should I study mechanical engineering and design cars for a living? There are many questions college students ask themselves about the direction of their career path.

Take the time to assess your strengths and passions when deciding on a career. (Credit: Therese Schwenkler)

Take the time to assess your strengths and passions when deciding on a career. (Credit: Therese Schwenkler)

Consult a mentor or guidance counselor for the job requirements needed for your chosen field. Here is some advice about identifying your dream career and targeting your academics and college major to get where you want to go. Read more

Bad with dates, deadlines? Create a DIY planner

College life is filled with dates and deadlines. To stay on track you definitely need a good yearly calendar where you can track your courses, assignments and social events. It’s not too early to put together a planner for the next school year.

Creating a DIY planner will help keep you organized with all of life's events. (Credit: Amber Kemp-Gerstel)

Creating a DIY planner will help keep you organized with all of life’s events. (Credit: Amber Kemp-Gerstel)

Let’s look at what you can do to create your own diy planner. There are plenty of online planner tools and planner templates that you can use to create a calendar that will work the best for you. Read more

How to manage ADHD in college

The transition to college can be tough for anyone—living away from home for the first time, juggling the responsibility of class, being on your own. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. But what if you have ADHD?

College students with ADHD face many challenges, but they can be overcome. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

College students with ADHD face many challenges, but they can be overcome. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

That can make the changes and challenges that college bring even tougher. For prospective college students with ADHD or even a current student with ADHD, here are some tips for how you can survive and succeed as an undergrad. Read more

How to get through your next group project

Tired of group projects? Whether it’s writing a research paper, a research project or any other assignments where you have to work with others, surviving the experience can be challenging.

How many students feel about a stressful group project. (Credit: Meme Mage)

How many students feel about a stressful group project. (Credit: Meme Mage)

How do you get everyone to do their fair share and do it on time? Why is it that you’re the one who ends up carrying the heavy load? Here are a few tips and ideas on how you can survive and even thrive in your next group project. Read more

How to nail your job interview

A job interview has to be one of the most stressful situations that you’ll ever face. To be successful you have to prepare for tough interview questions and learn how to avoid common interview mistakes. Here are a few ideas and resources to help you nail the interview and get that job.

How you do not want to be remembered by at your next job interview. (Credit: Thinkstock)

How you do not want to be remembered by at your next job interview. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Common interview questions

Do a few interviews and it becomes clear that those who do the interviewing often ask similar questions. It’s a good idea to find out what the common interview questions are and prepare for them. Read more

Create an online portfolio to showcase your brilliant work

It takes more than a resume to compete in this job climate. You’ll need to use every tool in your arsenal to get noticed. Several top websites offer you the ability to create a stunningly cool website where you can show your stuff.

When creating your online portfolio, you'll have plenty of unique templates to choose from. (Credit: Dzineblog.com)

When creating your online portfolio, you’ll have plenty of unique templates to choose from. (Credit: Dzineblog.com)

One primary way to showcase your skills is with design portfolio examples. Let’s take a look at some of the free online portfolio sites to help you create your own portfolio. Read more

What do you think of the Star Wars Episode 7 movie cast?

On April 29, 2014, word of the new “Star Wars Episode 7” cast sent fans scrambling to learn more about the new cast members. The film will be directed by JJ Abrams and co-written by George Lucas, Michael Arndt and Abrams. The original characters of Luke, Leia and Han Solo will return, but the story will also follow the exploits of their children. Here’s what we know so far about the film.

The cast of "Star Wars Episode 7" has been released, and fans have reason to be excited. (Credit: Eric Eisenberg)

The cast of “Star Wars Episode 7″ has been released, and fans have reason to be excited. (Credit: Eric Eisenberg)

Star Wars actors return

The storyline in Episode 7 takes place thirty years after the Battle of Endor where Episode 6 ended. The characters of Luke, Leia and Han Solo will be played by the actors who originated them: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. Read more

“Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college”

Looking for ideas on how to break the bad news to your parents that your grades this semester are less than stellar? If sitting them down and simply saying “Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college” seems a bit too, shall we say, pedestrian, then here are some ways you can break the ‘rents hearts, one F at a time.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the 'rents might not be so simple.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the ‘rents might not be so simple.

3 ways to handle the bad news

There are a couple ways to go when you’ve bombed a test or assignment. Jen Thames blogged for collegenews.comYou’ve Made Your Bed: Breaking Bad Grades to Parents” on December 5, 2011, with her three suggestions: Read more