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10 Must-Do's in College

“College is the best four years of your life!” That’s what you hear while you’re in high school preparing to go to college, and also what you hear from recent graduates who are out in the dreaded “real world.” Whether it’s the best years of your life or not ... ...

Good and Bad Reasons for Going to Graduate School

Graduate school is worth considering, but not all students attend for good reasons. The necessity of graduate school depends on what you want to do with the enhanced education you will gain. You have to know whether that outcome will be worth the extra money, commitment, and time required. I'll ... ...

How to Write a Successful College Paper

It is not always easy writing a college paper. They can be very detail oriented and time consuming. There are steps to take to produce a paper that is worthy of a high grade.  I would say don’t wait until the last day to write the paper, but I am famous for waiting until the last day to ... ...

How to Avoid Annoying Your Roommates

During college, I had all sorts of roommates: ones who became my best friends, partiers, slobs, a drama queen, and rich snobs. I respected them all, even when they didn't reciprocate. I'll explain what I wish they'd done to avoid annoying me as a way to help you and your roommates get a ... ...

Healthy Eating for College Freshmen

Your weight might change dramatically when you're away from your parents. Mine changed for the worse—and not because I overloaded on pizza and French fries. Instead, I overestimated the number of calories in the healthy foods I picked and underestimated the calories burned walking to each ... ...

How to Match Career Aspiration with Education

In evaluating the success, or lack thereof of a college education, there are many factors that come into play. While some will look at GPA, extracurricular and other indicators of academic success, I consider a successful education one that improves your marketability and lands you a desirable care ...

What it Takes to Earn a Graduate Degree

Attaining a graduate degree is a completely different experience than attaining a Bachelor degree. Deeper thinking and analyzation of the world and its surroundings are expected as the student discovers the world through research and study. The graduate student learns why, where, when, and how inst ...

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Big Data: Career & Education Frontiers

Companies are willing to pay people a proverbial pretty penny to fill their resident data scientist shoes these days.  However, there is apparently a shortage of people training in data science and analysis of big data, hence the popularity of data science programs like the University of Wisco ... ...

Colleges Shouldn’t Pay Student Athletes

Student athletes bring much value to their colleges and universities and work extremely hard, so some think they deserve payment. The payment could take the form of salaries or some profits from selling autographs and apparel with athletes’ names on them. However, students’ primary reas ... ...

Green Technology, Education & You

In my opinion, there are few things more worthy of concern than the state of our planet. I’m not just referring to sea water levels. Another important issue is the immediate need for more sustainable ways of living. One palpable way to live more sustainably is to capitalize upon emerging form ... ...

Fathers' Day Gift Ideas on a College Budget

The average college student probably says the words “I’m so broke” once a day or more; I know I did. Due to student loans, the inability to work full time, or a number of other circumstances, the “broke college student experience” is something most every student can re ... ...