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Travel tips: Visit America’s oddities

For awesome vacation spots, the United States has the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the islands of Hawaii and the excitement of Las Vegas. It also has Manhattanhenge, the Mütter Museum, Winchester Mystery House and other oddities.

Travel to Manhattan and see the perfect sunset in New York. (Credit: Erica Starks Cannarozzi)

Travel to Manhattan and see the perfect sunset in New York. (Credit: Erica Starks Cannarozzi)

Summer vacation travel tips for college students can include some of America’s crazy destinations. Get the scoop here about what some of them are all about. Read more

If you need a job, follow these resume tips

You graduated college. Yeah! You need a job. Oh. How do you start, how do you get your foot in the door, how can you write a killer resume and cover letter?

Learn about the ways to help yourself stand out when applying for a job. (Credit: Bloomberg)

Learn about the ways to help yourself stand out when applying for a job. (Credit: Bloomberg)

The job market is still tough, you’re competing with lots of other college students, and you don’t have a whole lot of experience yet. You need some lifehack advice! Here are some job and resume tips for recent college graduates. Read more

After a bad midterm exam: College tips to improve academics

Always keep in mind that it's never too late to succeed.

Always keep in mind that it’s never too late to succeed.

Bad midterms are not the end of the world. Student success doesn’t hinge on one test. There are ways for college students to improve study habits and get a better grade on your subsequent tests and final exam. Did you suffer from a lousy midterm exam? Worried your academics aren’t up to par? Here are some tips for college students to study better and improve your overall grade in the class.

Don’t get discouraged

Grace Fleming wrote in “Improving Bad Grades: Change Your Habits and Improve Your Grades” for About.com’s Homework/Study Tips: “It is easy to get the blues when you receive low scores on a big test or a homework assignment, but you can’t let poor performance get you down. There is always time to make things better. … Just don’t get down on yourself!” Read more

Job ideas for college students

Holding a job during college can help prepare you for a post-college career.

Holding a job during college can help prepare you for a post-college career.

Many students work while taking classes, whether they’re working their way through school, need some extra spending money or want to add to their resume. Besides working in fast food, there are many other choices and ways to think outside the box for job opportunities on or off campus. Go to your financial aid office and see if they have campus jobs available. Here are some more tips for college students who want work.

Why work during school?

“According to findings by Citi and Seventeen magazine from a 2013 survey, nearly four out of five (almost 80 percent) of college students work while attending college, with the average student clocking in a work load of 19 hours per week,” reported Jon Fortenbury in “Is it wise to work while in college?” posted October 24, 2013 in Schools.com. Read more

Pay off holiday season debt: Credit card tips for college students

Very soon the credit card purchases you made this past holiday season will appear on your statement. Ouch! Student success depends on smart money matters, but credit cards are a temptation that could lead to bad spending habits at the least and a devastated credit rating at the worst. Here are some college tips for managing credit card debt.

How to reduce credit card spending

Using a credit card is so easy. It’s plastic money that lets you buy now and pay later. So tempting. Read more

5 worst fashion trends for college students

Be the fashionista on campus, not the fashion victim. (Credit: charmedvalerie.com)

Be the fashionista on campus, not the fashion victim. (Credit: charmedvalerie.com)

Maybe your high school had uniforms or a strict dress code, but when you’re in college, you’re pretty much free to wear what you want—within reason. Campus life is when you can create your own identity, show off your trendy clothes, make a statement and look fashionable while doing it. But there are some tips for college fashion dos and don’ts to follow so you look good on campus, according to the fashion police.

“It really is important to show you care about the way you present yourself. It sends a message to those around you that you respect yourself, and you respect them as well. Plus, you will feel much more confident walking into class knowing that you are putting your best foot forward,” wrote Bridget from University of Wisconsin at Madison, in “3 ways college can make you impossibly lazy (and how to avoid this),” posted on College Fashion, January 13, 2013. Read more