March 27, 2017

Setting Ground Rules for Roommate Success

By Melisa Figueroa They say that roommates are the luck of the draw even with people you know. Some situations are picture-perfect, while others are less than desirable. There are some that start out great but turn sour, and others that start out rocky but turn into lifelong friendships. The key to success is keeping a balance of fairness and friendship to ensure that your apartment will stay a peaceful and positive place for all. Living with people who aren’t your family can be eye … [Read more...]

Essential study skills for succeeding in your degree program

Regardless of what degree you’ve chosen, you will need to learn essential study skills to succeed in your degree program. Success isn’t only measured by a passing grade but by being able to apply the knowledge in your new career. Adopting the right study skills will guarantee that you pass your assessments and succeed in your career. Many students and educators view study skills as remedial — skills that should be learned only to remedy a learning deficiency; however, this could not be … [Read more...]

3 Tips for a Smooth Transition to College

Heading off to college is a life-changing transition into adulthood. You have a lot to consider—from choosing where to go and deciding on a major to picking classes, a dorm room and a roommate who doesn't drive you bonkers. Then you'll have internships and jobs to consider. Avoid getting overwhelmed by making a plan on how to not only survive but thrive in college. Here's where to start. Picking a Major Many students already know what they want to major in, while others only have a vague idea … [Read more...]

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

Students I meet on campuses across the country and around the world are always looking for new and better ways to do better on tests. One way I’ve discovered they can do this is by understanding the Memory Mode and how the brain triggers long term memory. When I teach my Memory Workshops we start by comparing Memory Modes to Learning Styles (audio, visual, kinesthetic) to help students see the difference and to understand that their memory mode is not a learning style but is a tool the brain … [Read more...]

How College Students Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrime

Fall is a magical time on a college campus. Classes are finally getting interesting, homecoming is over but there is the promise of Halloween right around the corner, and by October, even the freshman are into the swing of things. For most college students, properly protecting yourself from cyber criminals is the last thing on your mind. However, studies show that cyber security is precisely the thing you should be concerned with. According to the Federal Trade Commission, college-aged people … [Read more...]

10 Online Resources To Help Prepare For Final Exams

The very aim of going to school for every student is to study and pass the exams, this said, exam time can be the most stressing period for any student. However, the level of stress is depend upon how well or not they are prepared. Studying for exams in advance gives the student confidence as the exam time approaches. In actual fact the importance of being well prepared in advance cannot be over emphasized. Sometimes it becomes tough for a student to find reading material that has relevant … [Read more...]

Get tech-savvy as soon as you get to college

It's okay to enter college clueless. Nearly all of us do, and it's fun to start with a clean slate. But by the time you leave after 2-4 years, you better have your wits about you. The job market is tight and absolutely must possess skills that translate to a professional setting. So, where do you start? Perhaps the best starting point to your career and future success is to work on becoming totally tech-savvy in college. This means developing a keen understanding of technology, and knowing … [Read more...]

5 ways to keep your head in the game: De-stressing before finals

So you have studied your butt off and finals are finally upon you. But you are still not sure if you are going to do well. Well, the best way to help remedy this situation is to first take a deep breath and read this post. My goal is to keep you connected - with the things that are important to your success - every step of your college journey. And it's ALWAYS important that you don't stress out before exams. Here are five ways to keep your feet on the ground and your head in the … [Read more...]

How to handle the move to college

Moving to college is a pretty big deal; you’re saying goodbye to your family home, or at least the home you've known for a while, and moving into a completely unknown environment. You will most likely be sharing a room with someone, negotiating space, and you’ll have to get used to your new surroundings and learn how to budget properly. With all these stresses in mind, you will want to make moving day as easy as possible. If you are moving into an all freshman dorm, there will be a lot of other … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Attend College Out of State

College is the most unique time in someone’s life. The 4 or 5 years (some take longer which is ok) that you spend at this institution of higher learning will shape the roads you will travel for the rest of your life. The college experience is what you make of it. There are several opportunities to meet new people, learn new things, and develop the necessary skills for a successful career in the field of your choosing. But, does where you attend college actually matter? Students are choosing a … [Read more...]