How to Use Social Media to Get a Job: LinkedIn

In the previous post, I discussed how making a professional-looking Facebook profile is important for employers who want tosee a more personal side to you as a candidate. LinkedIn is a totally different animal. This is a strictly business-oriented, insanely useful networking site that not only provides information to an employer, but can also help you to trackone down. Here are some helpful steps to navigating this goldmine of potential job opportunities. Read More

Fun Ways to Pay for College

There are the obvious ways to make money: by getting a job. It never hurts to make some extra cash on the side by taking some creative liberties. Here are some fun ways to pay for that coveted college education. Read More

4 Rules of Discount Voucher Sites

Keeping your bank account flush with cash requires a lot of hard work. Voucher sites—such as Groupon, LivingSocial, Eversave and College Budget—can make it easy to get great deals on the stuff you already buy (or the stuff you want to do, but couldn’t afford to do at full price). They conveniently show up in your inbox each morning, and it’s all too tempting to focus on the bargain, click “buy” and get your printable coupon. Read More

Unpaid Internship vs Part-Time Job

For many college and university students, the line between “job” and “internship” is simply blurred under the category of “employment”, or an internship just sounds like it involves doing all of the boring office tasks the actual staff members don’t have time for, or just plain don’t want to do. However, both positions offer unique opportunities and you should take the time to consider the pros and cons before choosing which one to pursue. Read More

Planning for Summer

After a tough semester and a grueling few weeks of final exams, term papers and GPA stress, we students have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel: summer vacation. Of course it’s important to get your R&R as you’re trading your textbooks and study sessions for flip flops and beach days, but summer is a great time to get ahead with big plans for your future! Here are four reasons to start planning your most exciting and important summer now. Read More

How To: Save Money This Summer

With the stress of the school year behind college students across the nation, attention turns to summer vacation. However this newfound freedom can get pricey from time to time, and it’s important to maintain a reasonable budget so no matter your socioeconomic class. Read More

Textbooks: Renting, Buying or E-books?

You’ve managed to snag all the classes you want this semester, but you weren’t thinking about the textbook tally when you did that. Now, armed only with ISBNs and the Internet, it’s time to find them all and get the best student deal on textbooks. How should you proceed: rent books, buy books or download e-books? The answer lies mostly in what’s best for your bank account and partly in what’s best for studying. Read More

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3 Scholarship Myths

In theory, scholarships sound amazing to every college or university student. However, for most people, they stop at just that: a theory, an idea, something that, in the back of their mind, they know would be an amazing addition to their bank account, but think they’re not good/ smart/ distinguished enough for one. Instead, most people end up at a terrible, hourly student job or getting a student loan. Well, I’m going to let you know that since most students are stuck on these same fears, your chances of actually getting a scholarship are a lot higher than you might think. Read More

Student Giveaways and Freebies

Wouldn’t it be neat if somebody handed you a bunch of money and free prizes just for being you? Saving money while in school can be extremely hard, and hunting for special savings and discounts can be overwhelmingly time consuming. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of sites that do the searching for you, and help you find all sorts of freebies, giveaways, and scholarships. Read More