Summer Bucket List

Goal-setting is one of the most useful motivation theories and is a proven way to achieve more in your personal, work, and social life. With this in mind, I decided to make a bucket list for my summer, ___ things ranging from silly to serious that I want to accomplish before September. I’ve found that it is way too easy to let all your summer free time go to waste and this can be avoided by creating your own bucket list! Not sure where to start? Check out what I plan to accomplish this summer: (more…)

Top Five College Snacks

For the busy college student, dorm snacks are the definition of comfort food. No matter what delicious restaurants you blew your money on over the weekend, no matter how many trips to the cafeteria or campus cafés you’ve made, nothing quite beats having a stash of snacks under your bed or in your desk drawer to reach for after a grueling exam or during a late-night study session. Here are my top five college snack foods: (more…)

Outdoor Summer Jobs for Students

A summer job is a great way to earn some work experience, while making some extra money. It’s also a good way to test out different job fields that pertain to your major, or to try something completely unrelated to give you new insights. Searching for a job can be daunting, but there are all sorts of employers with special summer job opportunities. (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. (more…)

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Facebook and the Job Search

As of 2012, there are 800 Million facebook users. That is a pretty substantial part of the population, and often because of facebook, there are no secrets online. Even if you delete something, nothing ever really disappears on the internet.

Did you know that some employers will ask for your facebook profile URL? This gives them a chance to see who they are really hiring, since anyone can look good on paper. Even something as simple as an URL address can tell you a lot about a person. What do you think an employer thinks when the look at the URL …com/SmExYCHICA or .com/2HOT4U? Something as small as your URL address can make the difference between having an income, and not. (more…)

Top Songs for a Travel Playlist

 

It’s summer! What is more perfect than the windows rolled down, hair everywhere, and music trailing behind you? Or maybe you’re on a plane headed home or to backpack around Europe. Music plays a huge part in our lives, and the perfect song, or set of songs, can make your whole day better. I’ve always found that upbeat and energetic music seems to accompany my travels, but it is up to you to determine the songs and style of your travel playlist. (more…)

A Girl’s Guide to Understanding Football

The 2012 football schedule is set, and anticipation is already in the air. However, if to you football means nothing more than screaming fans and big men tackling each other, not to fear! While football is an extremely complex sport, the basics can be easily understood. Why bother? Not only is football (in my opinion) the best spectator sport, it’s also a great way to impress your guy. So what do you need to know to follow along? (more…)

How to Pack When Returning From Abroad

You have just spent the semester or year in a foreign country where you mastered the language, immersed yourself in the local culture, saw some pretty amazing sights, and gained a whole new perspective about yourself and the world. Kudos to you for completing your study abroad experience! Now that your exchange is coming to an end, you are due to fly back home shortly. You look at your closet and the various souvenirs and objects you’ve collected since you arrived overseas. You’re thinking how the heck am I going to fit all this into my luggage? (more…)