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Summer music festival: What (not) to bring

It’s finally summer break and that means it’s time to start hitting the summer music festivals. So many to see and so little time! So what to bring? As any summer music festival veteran will tell you, it’s not packing light, but packing savvy that could make or break your experience.

Electrobeach Music Festival, 2013. (Credit: Ville de Barcarès)

Electrobeach Music Festival, 2013. (Credit: Ville de Barcarès)

So, before you get into your groove, follow these top tips for college students on what to bring and what to leave home to ensure a good time. Read more

Plan a staycation during your summer break

If you’re staying close to home this summer break to save money and take extra credits at the community college, you should consider planning a ‘staycation’ celebration with your buds who will also be hangin’ around.

Take some time off from your everyday life and plan a staycation with friends this summer.

Take some time off from your everyday life and plan a staycation with friends this summer.

Cindy Cesca, writer over here with CengageBrain, posted the “Top 10 staycation ideas for college students in need of R&R” last April 22, 2013. Check out her post for some new ways to enjoy your hometown. For ideas on how to throw a staycation bash that will be one for the books, read on! Read more

Is it too late to land summer internships for college students?

Classes are out and you have a couple of months to fill until life in the dorms resumes. A job would be great, but an internship (whether paid or unpaid) to gain experience would be even better in terms of your long-term future.

Internships are great opportunities to develop your career skills. (Credit: IMDB)

Internships are great opportunities to develop your career skills. (Credit: IMDB)

Need some tips for finding a career-furthering internship during summer break? How about a list of the best, most interesting internship opportunities out there? Finally, is it too late to land summer internships for college students? Read on for answers to all your questions. Read more

Create a bucket list to make the most of your summer break

Summer break is just around the corner and it’s time to make your bucket list of must-do adventures. Instead of the usual summer reading, make this one crazy summer that you’ll never forget. Let’s take a look at a few ideas of what you need to do before the fall semester begins.

Taking a road trip with friends is an excellent bucket list item.

Taking a road trip with friends is an excellent bucket list item.

Why make a bucket list

A bucket list is a list of things that you want to do before you die. If you haven’t made one, then it’s time to put one together. After all, you’re more likely to get something done if you’ve written it down. Read more

Summer break road trip ideas and money saving tips

Summer break gives you a chance to get away from course work and deadlines. It’s a time to try something new. You can fly to Europe or look at summer road trip ideas, work on a dude ranch or catch up on your reading. Whatever your plans, there are plenty of ways to keep your spending in check. Here are a few tips on saving money when you take your summer break.

Make the most of your summer break by planning a fun road trip. (Credit: HuffPost)

Make the most of your summer break by planning a fun road trip. (Credit: HuffPost)

DIY travel ideas for summer break

Even a simple road trip can cost you a lot of money if you haven’t planned ahead of time. Just think about how you’re going to take your most important items with you. Read more

BBQ tips and tricks — How to plan a cookout

Summer BBQNo matter how old you are, summertime makes you feel like a kid again while you’re free for three months to relax and enjoy the great weather. Sure, you may still have summer school classes or a job, but June, July and August’s longer days offer the perfect opportunity to kick back and have a good time—and nothing says fun quite like firing up the grill. Make the most of your summer this year with these BBQ tips and tricks you can use when you plan a cookout with your friends.
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Summer sounds good to us — Free 3-day Lollapalooza passes are up for grabs!

Summer Sounds GoodTotal and complete lack of summer adventure plans have you a bit bummed out? Think squandering all your money on Spring Break may have been an epic fail? Well, don’t you sweat it just yet!

Summer sounds good to us!

Especially when the sounds of summer are going to be in Grant Park : Chicago, IL. August 2, 2013 through August 4, 2013 for the completely sold-out Lollapalooza Festival. And of course those tickets sold out ages ago. Who wouldn’t want to go? If you missed out on tickets for Lollapalooza this year we’ve got you covered…

We are giving away TWO pairs of 3-day passes for the Lollapalooza Festival

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Summer fun on your college student budget!

Your summer break from school should be all about catching up on the fun times you’ve missed while classes were in full swing. You don’t have to stress about how to manage all that summer has to offer just because you’re on a college student budget! Here are some fun ways to keep yourself and your best buds occupied without breaking your bank.

Despite being on a college student budget, you can still have some fun in the sun.

Despite being on a college student budget, you can still have some fun in the sun.

Be a tourist in your own state

When you don’t have a ton of cash but want to make the most of your vacation, why not have a staycation in your own city or state? You’ll save a lot by not having to purchase plane tickets, and you can pack a few meals in your cooler to avoid the late-night stops at greasy diners. Read more

Where will you travel for summer break?

Study abroad

Study abroad (© Al Goldis/AP Images)

Summer break: A glorious two and a half months of freedom from the daily grind of your classes — or a chance to get ahead on the next semester. Whether you’re searching for a global education or just some good ol’ fashioned life experiences, there are many opportunities to consider for this summer break. Your taste for adventure may lead you to consider spending a semester at sea, or finding places to visit in Europe as a backpacker. You could put a few extra credits under your belt on a school sponsored study tour or see America on a low-budget college road trip. Read more

2012 Summer job and internship ideas: Get started now

Summer jobs and internships

Lifeguard by Flickr ganessas

Summer break is just around the corner but you have time to land a summer job if you get started now. Plenty of jobs sites will help you narrow your search to the type of job that you’re looking for. While a summer job is not likely to be related to your major, an internship can be arranged that will help you fill in your resume with some real-world experience to help you jumpstart your career. Because it takes longer to get accepted for an internship, don’t wait another second to apply. Here’s what you need to know.

Summer jobs — You can get hired now

You’re probably an old hand by now at summer jobs, so you know what you can typically expect to find. Read more