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Vacation packing list — Top tips on what to pack and what to cut

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Travel Guides (Photo credit: Vanessa (EY))

Summer vacation is as much a part of college life as the classes. Think warms sands at a beach, a hike in the mountains, or an adventure in a far-off land. Pack a good book, some music and a bottle of water, and that should do it. Well, you’ll need to think beyond the immediate needs of a relaxing vacation. Ask yourself: what are my activities, where will I be going, what will I be doing in the evening as well as in the daytime, am I prepared for an emergency? These are all important considerations when you create your vacation packing list. Read more

Combat summer learning loss with summer reading and internships

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Hey, summer’s here! I’ll get a summer job, hang out with the gang back home, party with friends, put school behind me and forget everything I learned …. And that’s the problem. It’s called “summer learning loss.” Students of all ages tend to lose some of the knowledge they gained during class the year before. To keep your brain in learning mode so you don’t get out of practice, do some summer reading of books in your field (history books, modern literature, science books, psychology journals), attend a lecture or get a summer internship. Read more

Top 5 summer jobs for your major you’ll actually enjoy, plus their special perks!

Become a tour guide in your town or campus

Become a tour guide in your town or campus

While finding summer employment can be tricky, but if you’re open to looking in new directions, you can really find a summer job or summer internship that you’ll actually enjoy! Still drawing a blank on where to begin? Check out our list of the top 5 summer jobs, and the college majors they’ll pair nicely with:

  1. Radio station promotions team: If you live in a large metropolitan area,  chances are there are several radio stations nearby, most of which do live events all summer long. Read more

Stay sharp this summer vacation — Top five ideas for college students

Summer vacationEight weeks of doing nothing but working on your tan and seeing how many hours you can pack into one night’s sleep. That may sound like a pretty darn good summer vacation plan now, but the smartest college students know that to stay sharp over the break we have to keep the ‘ole noodle active! Read on to discover five ideas we can use to have a great summer vacation, without wrecking our back-to-school experience come fall. Read more

Top 10 staycation ideas for college students in need of R&R

Korean tacos from Seoul on Wheels truck in the...

Korean tacos from Seoul on Wheels truck in the San Francisco Bay Area.

You’ve been studying hard all year and now you deserve some time to kick back and play! Oh right, there’s just one problem. A vacation costs money and that, my friend, as we all know, is in short supply. What’s a poor, tired student to do? Staycation! Good times can be had not far from your backyard (or even in your backyard if you prefer). Check out these top 10 staycation ideas for college students in need of some quality R&R. Read more

How to maintain healthy eating habits during those hot summer months

Healthy summer picnic

Healthy summer picnic (Photo by Andreas Duess)

As appealing as it may sound, indulging in ice cream everyday during the warm summer months isn’t as good of an idea as you’d like — even if you get the strawberry shortcake or blueberry milkshake. Summertime BBQs are especially a time for junk food temptations. Here’s how to maintain healthy eating habits when the only food that sounds appealing on a hot day is soft serve ice cream. Read more