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New school year, new experiences to boost your student advantage

New opportunities“There’s a whole world out there” is probably something you’ve heard people say. And it’s so true. Maybe you spent the first half of the school year playing it safe, getting to know the school and adjusting to dorm life. But college campuses and nearby towns have hundreds of activities and things to do to expand your learning resources and promote student success. Read on to discover how you can find out what’s going on around your campus this semester!

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From student health to study habits: What not to do when starting the new school year

Start the new yearYou got through the first semester – phew! But another semester is looming. Friends, parents, and older siblings who have done it all before are hammering you with advice on how to handle dorm life, student health, study habits, avoiding plagiarism, and mental health awareness. To avoid causing yourself unneeded stress this semester, here are six things not to do: Read more

How to make new friends and get rid of bad habits in college

The new year is here, and while you have been hard at work studying this term, you may not have found the time to have an active social life. In addition, you know that bad habits die hard, and this can include staying in touch with people who are negative influences in your life. So break out of these patterns! There’s no time like the present to get rid of bad habits. Make a new year’s resolution to get out of your comfort zone a bit and follow these pointers on how to make new friends — people you haven’t met yet could change your college experience altogether. Read more

Top 10 websites for back to school prep: You’ll want to bookmark these now!

Back to school bookmarksThe new school year is just around the corner and getting prepared doesn’t only mean having enough supplies to stock a small office; you’ll also want to make sure you have these top ten websites bookmarked on your computer to get your year started off on the right foot.

For organization

1. One of the best ways to ensure that you’ll have a great semester is to have some organization in your life. Read more

The end of summer vacation: How to begin preparing for the fall semester

College campusWe’re nearing the end of summer and you know what that means — the beginning of a new school year! While you may not be as excited as some of us (OK, maybe it’s just me), you will have to do a bit of work to organize yourself for the upcoming fall semester. Prepare now and you’ll be thanking yourself later!

First things, first

You’re going to need to get back into a normal sleeping routine before your semester actually starts. Read more