Posts for College Life

The Worst Colleges And Universities: How To Spot Them

It is hard to set an objective standard for the worst colleges and universities in America because so much about the metrics are subjective, and a lot of it boils down to what the individual student is looking for in an institution of higher learning. Just an example or two of what we’re talking about […]
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Unpaid Internships: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

The dreaded unpaid internship. Why would anyone want to expend the effort and the time to do anything unpaid? Didn’t slavery and indentured servitude go the way of the dinosaurs? All fair questions, and to be as open as we can about it, the answer to whether you should entertain unpaid internships or not can […]
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8 FYIs Every Undecided Should Know Re: Billionaires

If you’re an undecided major, the idea of one day being a billionaire may seem as foreign to you as the ability to speak Klingon. After all, they’re jet-setting across the world while you are worried about graduating without borrowing your life away. But before you dismiss the commonalities (and the differences) that you have […]
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Millennials Less Patriotic, Demand ‘Livable Wage’

Millennials Study Hits

Millennials certainly have a different worldview than the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers, who came before them. Whether that’s good or bad will largely depend on if you consider yourself a millennial or not, but research company Qualtrics and venture firm Accel recently set out to provide the needed nuance for understanding why younger and […]
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12 Tips for Nontraditional Students to Make the Most of Their Education

Nontraditional students are a major part of the postsecondary educational world. To understand just how big of an impact they have on enrollment, one must first possess a clear understanding of what nontraditional students are. The National Center for Education Statistics applies the “nontraditional students” label to anyone meeting one of seven criteria — delayed […]
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55 Student Jobs To Help Pay For College

Student jobs may seem like they are few and far between. After all, most people tell you they need experience before they are willing to hire, but how do you get the experience if no one is willing to hire? You can see how this might create a vicious cycle of frustration. Fortunately, we live […]
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18 Scholarship Opportunities You May Have Missed

Scholarship opportunities are essential to helping one defray the rising costs of college. Let’s face it. They’re not going down any time soon, and financial aid will only take you so far. The good news: there are many more scholarship opportunities out there than you probably realize. For the next few moments, we’re going to […]
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25 Money Saving Tips for College Students

Every college student needs money saving tips when they get out on their own. After all, for many, this is the first time in their lives that they are faced with making major monetary decisions. Unfortunately, there is too much inconsistency in the public school system with regards to financial literacy. While we cannot teach […]
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Lessons in Frugality: Ideas to Make Freshman Year a Little Cheaper

Your freshman year is usually a time of excitement and self-discovery. You’re out on your own, making your own decisions, and testing your freedom. And if you’re like millions of other freshman, you’re also broke. Don’t let your financial situation get you down though, part of the fun of being a freshman is learning how […]
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Getting Your Feet under You: Tips to Adjust to College Life Quickly

Going off to college can be simultaneously frightening and exciting for new young adults who get to be off on their own for the first time. But it can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life and you will want to take full advantage of what a college environment has to offer. […]
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