Readjusting to Life at Home

Unless you commute to school, you’ve probably had to uproot yourself not once, but twice for the academic year. You’ve had to move all your stuff into your dorm room at the beginning, then back home at the end. Some of you may have already unpacked, but others are still probably living out of a suitcase or two, like yours truly. You probably also have to get used to living under your parents’ roof again, as opposed to being somewhat independent while living with a complete stranger for a roommate. And of course, there’s adjusting to all the free time you have now that you don’t have class to go to or tests to take (just kidding; you probably got used to that pretty quickly). In a nutshell, your life is probably in complete chaos from moving back home for the summer. Here are some ways to get yourself acclimated again. Read More

5 Most Popular National Parks

Did you know there are nearly 400 national parks in the United States? Summer is a great time to take advantage of all they have to offer — hiking, camping, exploring nature and more. Even better: Entry is generally free, and fees for activities such as camping are low, making a holiday to a national park a great deal for student travel. Here’s a look at the five most popular national parks in the U.S. Read More

7 Sweet Blogs to Follow Now

With the sea of blogs out there, us bloggers at StudentUniverse are here to help you navigate the waters of words! These 7 blogs, with the exception of a bike-across-American journey chronicled by some awesome recent grads, are all updated regularly and feature everything from shopping deals, cooking advice, and how to work within the spatial and fiscal confines of college life while pursuing artful cuisine and the community it can build. Take in the beautiful photos, tailored advice, and inspiration before you start your next creative outfit, shopping endeavor, or dinner party. Read More

Mistakes to Avoid Freshman Year

Freshman year can be one of the hardest years of your college career simply because there is so much that you don’t know and it can be hard to know exactly what to expect. If you have friends who are already in college, asking them for advice before the school year starts can be a great way to prepare yourself. But, if you don’t, here are some simple things to keep in mind going into your Freshman year:
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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

How to Use Social Media to Get a Job: Facebook

You’re young and you’re finally fed up photoshopping your friends’ heads on movie superhero characters and sea creatures. You’re ready for a real job. But where to start?

All of the seminars and courses I’ve attended have one solid piece of advice in common: market yourself. 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

Positives and Negatives of Caffeine

However you like to get your caffeine—coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola—chances are, you’re thinking mostly about the temporary lift for a long night studying for the big test, and not about the long-term effects. The good news is, not all effects are negative. Here are three benefits and three risks for students, according to the recent literature. Read More