Think back - way, way back - to the first time you set foot in a college dorm room. If your experience was anything like mine, the space was dreary, depersonalized ... downright bunker-like.
After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.
The Social Network and Startup.com are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.
Enjoy... until the acid reflux sets in.
Yoffe mentions that she's spoken with a three recent college graduates who were the survivors of assaults. Great. But after I spoke with dozens of current and former students who survived sexual violence, I have a much different take than the solution being these women should drink less.
The calendar had made it to fall and the common trauma of bidding the kids farewell has taken its place among the emotional realities of life. Those w...
It's a world, at home as well as abroad, that's coming to dominate not just Emerson College life, but American life. Beware of the digital body snatchers.
By venturing deeper into the psychology of drinking behavior, it may be possible to further reduce the negative consequences associated with that youthful tendency toward excess.
Let's agree to deepen the social contract that governs the teachable moments beyond the classroom. But, for goodness sake, let's not break the bank when available resources are better placed with faculty and students.
This numbers game plays a major factor in the ways in which college students develop sexual relationships and maturity; instead of sexual choices being based on level of comfort and feelings for the individual, they become strategic moves based on the numbers game.
Article after article is published with a variety of tips for surviving freshman year. There's talk among the upcoming class about how "totally awesome" Summer C was and how "totally smashed" everyone got. However, little is said about those beginning their second year of college.
Not only can you connect with your student, but you'll be able to learn more about what's going on in their campus life because many schools not only have official Twitter accounts but also have a large number of staff and faculty who tweet.
Apparently, the day I graduated from college was the same day I became fiscally prepared to pay full-price for a movie ticket, J. Crew blouse, TopShop dress, museum visit, train ride, gym membership and Amazon Prime. Seeing as it's also the day a large portion of college grads become independent of their parents, this logic seems off.
I hope these small pieces of advice will make your first week, if not your whole semester easier. Give them a try and if you wish send me a note or leave a comment about how these suggestions are working.
Regardless of the reason for the decision, before you take the plunge and live off campus, you need to do your homework. Here are five important things to consider and ask about when considering off-campus housing.
With bricks-and-mortar universities such as my own ramping up online degrees for undergraduates, we face another question crucial to their success: Is it possible to recreate the college experience virtually?