To Cram or Not to Cram?

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Yikes! You have a test coming up and you haven’t been as diligent about studying as you should have been. You plan to buy some super-caffeinated beverages, down some sugary snacks, and stay up all night dumping information into your brain. But is cramming really the best way to prepare for that exam? Embed from… Read more »

5 Ways to Boost Your Memory

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Final exams create a whirlwind of activity as they send students into last-minute study groups and cramming frenzies. The problem, of course, is that each of your professors expects you to memorize a formidable list of facts and concepts and to be able to apply them under pressure. If you’re hoping to boost your memory… Read more »

One More Hurdle: The Final Research Paper

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The final research paper for a class might make up a large portion of your courseĀ grade, so it’s vital that you produce something you can be proud of. Writing a research paper is tough, however, so we’ve put together a brief guide on how to get through the process. Embed from Getty Images Start Early… Read more »

Why Volunteering Regularly Is Great

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Remember that one time you volunteered? You were probably busy all day and when you were done, you were exhausted but you felt great. You might not think there’s room in your schedule to make volunteering a regular part of your life, but there are some reasons you should try to squeeze it into your… Read more »

Senior-Year Checklist

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Your impending graduation might fill you with a mixture of excitement and dread. You're excited because all of your hard work is about to pay off, but you might feel a little trepidation because you're not sure how to prepare for what happens next. Use this checklist to ease your stress so you can focus… Read more »

The Most-Lucrative & Least-Lucrative Majors

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Even though there are plenty of ways to offset college costs, you still want to graduate with lucrative career prospects. Whether you plan to pay off student loans, buy a house, or travel the world, you need a decent salary to fund your post-academic life. With that in mind, it’s important to choose a major… Read more »

5 Job-Search Websites You Should Be Using

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Finding a job isn’t easy, and finding one you love is even harder. Unemployment rates have dipped impressively since October 2009, but as many people are “underemployed” (marginally attached or working part time for economic reasons) as are unemployed. Embed from Getty Images While the economy and the job market itself are somewhat to blame,… Read more »

Step Up Your Study Skills

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You don’t have to dip into your bank account to get help with your study skills. The Internet offers myriad free study aids, both on websites and in mobile apps, to help you nail your next test and gain better command of the material. Try out a few of these free options to super-charge your… Read more »

What to Think About When Applying for a Virtual Internship

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An internship offers the chance to gain valuable experience and insight into your chosen career field, all before you graduate from college. However, just like many aspects of education and business, internships have changed greatly in the last few years. While traditional opportunities still exist, the virtual internship has gained popularity. Embed from Getty Images… Read more »

Why On-Campus Jobs Are Great

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When you’re a college student, money’s tight and the “broke college student” stereotype is entirely true. College towns often offer plenty of opportunities for part-time and full-time employment, but on-campus jobs might provide the best solution. Here’s why on-campus jobs can be awesome. Embed from Getty Images 1) They’re Schedule Friendly The local fast-food joint… Read more »