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We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

Why You Should Leave Home and Experience an Internship in a New Country

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Allowing for both personal and professional growth is right outside of your bubble. Make connections, immerse yourself in the culture, and find success. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you'll grow more than you ever thought possible.

Waitlisted at Your Colleges? Here's What to Do!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Here are some tips that can help if you have been waitlisted AND are still interested in attending that college:

Spring Into A Strong Senior Year Schedule

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Senior year should be a time for mastery, exploration, and rigor, as colleges want academically inquisitive, passionate, and talented students.

Got Student Debt? 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Christie Garton | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Christie Garton

If you don't find yourself trading bonds on the regular or consider yourself financially illiterate, take these warnings as a gentle nudge on how to NOT pay off your debt.

How to Deal When You're Not Invited

Uloop | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Being invited by your friends to different events, whether it's a birthday party, a New Year's party, or a party just for fun, is always nice. You feel like you're a part of something and that feels good. This is why not being invited somewhere can sometimes hurt.

Hazards of the 'Me' Culture

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Whatever the case, Brian Williams' downfall is symptomatic of our culture. No doubt Williams felt compelled to spiff up his newscasts.

This University Tumbling Team's Flight Got Delayed, So They Channeled Beyonce

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.13.2015 | College

What do you do when you get stuck in an airport for 13 hours? Let your inner Beyonce take over, of course. That's exactly what members of the Unive...

13 Things Mentally Strong College Students Don't Do

Amy Morin | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Amy Morin

Whether you're hoping to gain more direction for your future, or you're striving to improve your academic performance, building mental strength will help you reach your goals. To become mentally strong, you must give up the bad habits that prevent you from becoming your best self.

Sticking to Your Money Resolutions

Mary Johnson | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Mary Johnson

One of the best ways for college students to sustain financial resolutions is to avoid broad, generic goals such as "I will spend less money." Instead, think small and be more specific in what you plan to do.

College Students: Start Branding Yourself Now

Alex Lyman | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

People will make snap judgments about you, but how you live up to your outer image will alter their impression. It's much easier to adjust your reputation now, than it will be to do it later in the professional world.

I'm a High School Dropout

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices
Kimanzi Constable

I was just another statistic. A young black man who dropped out of high school, living on the streets and doing whatever he could to survive.

Write Notes, Not Textbooks: A Guide to Better Note Taking

Uloop | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Uloop

As familiar as Shakespeare, students can always recognize the sound of the frenzied flurry of paper flipping as the teacher says "this will be on the test."

Whatever Happened to Dorm Room Debates?

Uloop | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Uloop

The political and philosophical conversation of young people comparing values and ideals seems to be a vital part to becoming not only a well-versed academic, but also an informed, decision making adult. Yet it seems that most of my peers have no interest in ever engaging in one of these conversations.

4 Things I Wish I Knew About Money in my 20s

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You can learn from the past in ways that weren't available even a few years ago. You can turn money mishaps that your parents might have made into money victories for yourself. But first, you've got to get money smart.

Should Professional Development be Required in College?

Geoff Falen | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Geoff Falen

A college degree is almost universally recognized as a pre-requisite for a professional career. For quite some time, however, that by itself has not been sufficient for students wishing to enter the professional ranks.

My Advice to the Class of 2015

Jennifer Gabel | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
Jennifer Gabel

When I was asked to do a post on what my advice would be to college grads about to enter the workforce and begin job searching, my concern was that having graduated nearly a decade ago (so crazy), I'm already too old to be relevant.

Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Is that the 2-year-old girl down there -- the one who delighted in smearing peaches in her mouth, juice oozing down her chin? Is that the 5-year-old who grabbed my hand and pulled me to the jungle gym to proudly perform her latest trick?

Marking 50 Years of Data Collection on College Freshmen

Kevin Eagan | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

In 1960, while working at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), Dr. Alexander Astin understood the importance of accounting for student inputs.

University Attempts To Woo Prospective Students With People Making Out In The Library

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

College is all about bonfires, concerts, making out in the library and going to games, right? It certainly seems like that's what's going on at the Un...

Obama vs. the Student Debt Crisis

Kelsey Clark | Posted 01.22.2015 | College
Kelsey Clark

Ironically, attending college has placed many Americans on the slow track to success.

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Resume

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Based on Devon and Kayla's observations, and my own experience, I've created a list of five things that will make or break your resume:

Continuing the Conversation: Sexual Assault on Campus

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

As students return to their institutions of higher learning this month to greet the new year and start of the spring semester, what will the climate be like as it relates to the attitudes and perspectives towards campus violence and sexual assault?

5 Celebrities College Students Should Look Up To

Uloop | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
Uloop

With scandals happening on a weekly, and even daily basis surrounding the majority of these figures, it's hard to pinpoint those who have actually had a positive effect on society, who we as college students can look up to.

4 Sports for Un-Sporty People

Uloop | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
Uloop

In life, not everyone is blessed with the genes of athleticism. Hard work and the right mindset can to a certain extent make up for lack of natural talent, but this is rarely seen.