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Making the Most of a Dorm Room 101

Laura McHolm | Posted 08.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

A dorm room is probably the most difficult space to organize and make it feel like yours. But, having a clean homework space and having a place to relax that feels like home is all very important to your success at school.

13 Ways You Know You're a Broke College Student

Pixable | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Pixable

2. You wipe your mouth with the napkins you hoarded from Chipotle. What, is the huge corporation going to miss a few napkins? You're basically Robin Hood.

A Letter to My Niece As She Starts College

Shaun Sperling | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Shaun Sperling

The worst decisions that we make in life can almost always be traced back to not believing we are good enough and therefore not living in our truth.

Extra, Extra! How to Get Your Face On Screen

Uloop | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Uloop

Most movie extras are not professionals in the acting business, but rather just people who you would see on the street. Everyone has the opportunity to become a movie extra, if they only know how.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Dear Daughters: 'Because You Can' Is a Reason to Drink to Excess -- Just Not a Very Good One

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.15.2014 | College
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is advising women going off to college -- or out dancing, for that matter -- to be as safe as they can be given what we know about our dangerous world, filled with dangerous people, a way of condoning victim-blaming? Or is it simply encouraging good common sense?

5 Things I Didn't Buy My College Kid

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

My son is leaving for his freshman year of college in four days (but who's counting?). I may have blogged about it a few times here and there (OK, maybe more than that).

The End of Summer Family Vacation Survival Guide

Uloop | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Uloop

Summer is also the time most students go home, which results in their parents wanting to take the two words many college kids really don't want to hear: (a) family vacation.

Slumming It Sweetly: What to Do if You Wake Up Late

Uloop | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
Uloop

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. sharp. You decide to hit the snooze button. The alarm stops and you let out a sigh of relief, letting your heavy lids drift shut for a few more minutes. Only, it isn't a few more minutes. You startle awake and have a mini panic attack. You know you won't have time to get ready, so what should you do?

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are.

The Ultimate Style Guide To Packing For College

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Style

It's August, which means it's nearly time to go back to school. And for lots of people, that school is brand new. As college freshmen, you're in a...

Got College Prep Questions? Answers Are Here!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Whether they are questions about college lists, filling out applications, writing resumes and essays, visiting colleges or who to ask for recommendations, getting the appropriate guidance is crucial.

Iggy Azalea and Macklemore: White Rappers in a Black Genre

Uloop | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Uloop

The braggadocio nature of a lot of hip-hop songs and the genre's roots as an outlet for African American youth has made Iggy Azalea's rise to popularity controversial. She has the longest run for a female rapper as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy."

How I Paid Off $117K Of Student Loans

Credit.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Credit.com

When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in his balances.

Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

Study Supports Getting Onboard With Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development -- and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.

Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade.

Choosing Your Professors and Keeping Those Ties

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Among the most important people who will influence your college life and, even life after, will be your professors. And they will help you increase your grades if you know how to engage them.

Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA f...

A Cure for Microwave Spectrum Disorder

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

When challenged about the effect on their psyches of what I generically dub anti-social media, students assure me that they are fully social, but their integration and communication is with a society other than the one in the room.

What They Didn't Prepare You for After College

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Jasmine Crockett

Students tend to think while in the classroom they are learning everything they need to know to be successful on their job. I have spoken to so many people who have made the statement that you don't actually learn your field until you're actually working in it.