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5 tips on how to make new friends on college campus

College students often want to learn how to make new friends. The best places on college campus are usually the class room, dorm room or a sports team. But don’t limit yourself.

Make a few trusted friends in college. (Credit: College in your Community)

Make a few trusted friends in college. (Credit: College in your Community)

There are many other places and ways you can be making friends in college. Don’t be afraid to make friends with people from different backgrounds, cultures and world views. Here is some advice on how to make friends in college. Read more

10 things college students need to know

When I was in college, I learned through trial and error. “Learn from your mistakes,” is what people say. Nevertheless, I wish I had a handy list of things to know for college students so I would’ve been more prepared.

Follow our pieces of need to know college advice. (Credit: Will Bratt Counselling)

Follow our pieces of need to know college advice. (Credit: Will Bratt Counselling)

Well, here is one I made up for you. Here is some advice on various aspects of college life for academics, dorm rooms and campus life. Read more

For-profit colleges: Closures add to student debt crisis

Completing a college degree is hard enough. There are the hours of studying and the balancing act between school, job and a social life. Now add to that the chance that it all ends at the eleventh hour when your school closes its doors. That’s what happened to thousands of students attending the for-profit colleges owned by Corinthian Colleges.

Students protest amidst the student debt crisis. (Credit: Getty Images)

Students protest amidst the student debt crisis. (Credit: Getty Images)

For these students the question of student loan repayment is critical. What is worse, negotiations regarding forgiveness of their federal student aid have stalled. Here’s what college students need to know about this new wrinkle in the student loan crisis. Read more

Career advice for the college graduate

College students hear a lot of career advice after college graduation. My teachers said to work hard, my parents said to get a good job, my friends told me to follow my heart, and my commencement speaker advised all us new graduates to be true to ourselves.

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Here is some more good advice for the recent college graduate. Read more

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

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 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

DIY tips and tricks for how to do laundry

Unless you are well off enough to be able to buy new clothes instead of having to wash and re-wear yours, how to do laundry is a skill that you need. But don’t despair college students, there are some tips and tricks to help, even if you don’t know a rinse cycle from a spin cycle.

Don't make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Don’t make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Let’s get started with a little laundry DIY, including the best ways to remove a stain that will have you looking (and smelling!) your best. Read more

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