How students can cope with the loss of a friend

How students can cope with the loss of a friend

On yesterday March 23, 2011, 20-year-old Nickolas Williams a resident of Lakeland, Florida and TCC student died after being run over by a bus. Although we did not graduate at the same time, we did attend high-school together and he was a very close friend of my sister. The community, family and friends have been…

3 Ways Employers Can Access Your Facebook

3 Ways Employers Can Access Your Facebook

As college students, it’s safe to say that the Internet and more specifically Social Networking sites are an integral part of our lives. However, when it comes time to apply for jobs and internships special attention needs to be paid to what images and information not only you but others are placing online. Employers are…

5 tips for getting that perfect internship

5 tips for getting that perfect internship

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching. Aside from worrying about finals and finishing the semester on a high note, students are now eagerly making summer plans. For most students this involves looking for a job or internship when your schedule is more flexible from a hectic school schedule. Most employers literally see hundreds…

How to land a date in college?

How to land a date in college?

As we all know college is the best times of our lives. Some people meet their soul mate and find that special person they’ll spend the rest of their lives with. Others will settle with just a first date and some may not even be that lucky. So I’ve decided to culminate some of the…

Should You Get a Job in College?

Should You Get a Job in College?

When I started school at UCSD, my parents thought I could earn my half of my college expenses by working really hard over the summer. That may have been true when they were in school, but college costs have skyrocketed, and for most kids, that just isn’t possible. I had to work and take out…

Easy Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room

Easy Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room

Decorating your dorm room to be cute, comfortable, or even just livable can be a challenge. Colleges have a lot of rules that make it difficult. The UCSD dorm policy said no holes in the walls—so no push-pins, no nails, no screws—and the only kind of adhesive we could use was blue painter’s tape, which…

Why and When You Should Drop a Class in College

Why and When You Should Drop a Class in College

Are you thinking about dropping a college class? Or wondering what to do if you ever think you need to drop a class? I’ve never been much good at math, but until my freshman year of college I had always managed to get by. Then came Calc 10A. Even though I took detailed notes in…

What Happens at College Freshman Orientation?

What Happens at College Freshman Orientation?

Many of you have been through orientation (and maybe a few years of college) already–if that’s you, feel free to share your experiences in the comments–but lots of new high school grads are reparing for the big day (or week) already. I felt like a fish out of water at college orientation: I felt nervous…

What to Expect on Your First Day of Class in College

What to Expect on Your First Day of Class in College

Classes in college are different from high school classes. Here’s a little breakdown of what to expect. Difficulty First of all, I can almost guarantee that at some point in your college career, you will have a professor who says, “Look at the person to your left and the person to your right—one of the…

What to Expect from College Professors

What to Expect from College Professors

College professors will probably be very different from your high school teachers. Part of this is because college classes are different from high school classes; part of it is because they have a lot more freedom; and part of it remains a mystery. First of all, with classes ranging from 15 all the way up…

I Slept Through a College Test—Now What Should I Do?!?

I Slept Through a College Test—Now What Should I Do?!?

Just when you think you’re really getting the hang of the whole college thing, you wake up one morning and realize you’ve completely slept through part (or all) of a test. A big one. And it’s a massive percentage of your grade. What should (or can) you do? Run Like Crazy What I mean is,…

Student Productivity: How to Build Your Fall Semester Study Calendar

Student Productivity: How to Build Your Fall Semester Study Calendar

It’s November, and that means crunch time before the wonderfulness of Thanksgiving and Winter breaks! Don’t let yourself get beaten down by your workload–prep now so you can relax later. Break it Down Okay first things first–mark all the dates of your upcoming projects, presentations, and tests on your calendar. It sounds simplistic but you’d…

How Future Doctors Study

How Future Doctors Study

Well my honey is making his way through the first year of med school, and I do NOT envy him his workload. But at least his study techniques are useful! Check them out: “Pimpin’” It So when the hubs came home from school on Monday he casually asked me, “Have I told you about pimping?”…

5 Ways to Survive Finals Week: Student Edition

5 Ways to Survive Finals Week: Student Edition

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and that means Finals Week is right around the corner for most college students. In most cases Finals week is a very stressful time for students as many take cumulative exams worth a large percentage of their grade. However, I am a firm believe that Prior Preparation…

Kick Start Your Study Habits

Kick Start Your Study Habits

I love getting feedback from you guys in comments, emails, and poll responses, and one of the biggest concerns this year is getting good grades–which is exactly what you should be focused on in college. So right on. The nice thing is that when it comes to studying, a little effort goes a long way.…