I'm happy that in my fragile adolescent state, no one told me that there were going to be bad times, too. But, it's been the bad times that have made my three years so far, all the more full and round, and purely exhilarating.
As the campaigns start looking to win over every vote in the pivotal swing states, it may be worth examining more closely the local links between global health and jobs, and the opportunity to tap into an issue that could energize university students.
I always receive a lot of great questions from student audiences: What are the limits to free speech? What should I do if I've been punished for saying or publishing something that other people didn't like? Can I get in trouble for Facebook or Twitter posts?
I've found myself and my peers suffer from a constant need for stimulation, a product of the iGeneration. It's so easy for my mind to wander while sitting in class, so if I focus on a mindless game, it becomes easier to listen and absorb material.
As household incomes dwindle and job growth remains stagnant more Americans turn to higher education with the hope of increasing their slice of the American Dream, but in Florida the cost of that education is rising.
Between classes, work, responsibilities and social activities, it's hard for students in college to get the recommend eight hours of sleep each night; and even harder if you have noisy, night-owl roommates.
If you are graduating with student loan debt, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you owe. Six months after you stop taking courses (at least half-time) -- whether or not you've graduated -- your federal student loan bills starting coming due.
With college comes freedom and with freedom comes expenses. Today, most college students are faced with empty pockets and fierce competition for employment. Sure, flipping burgers is fast money, but it doesn't do much for the resume.