No matter if you are a resident on your college campus or if you commute each day, all college students are left with the same struggle of figuring out what to do between college classes besides napping and watching Netflix.
These are often your most productive times of the day, but how do you take advantage of these small breaks?
Here are 19 productive things to do in between college classes: (more…)
As a college senior (wow – still weird to say that!) life after graduation has been on my mind a lot lately.
My time has slowly been transitioning from focusing on homework and course requirements to boosting my resume and hunting for internships. Lately, every time I’m shopping for clothes the first thing in my mind is “can I wear this to work?” since I now work in a business-casual office setting, and less “can I wear this to the beach?”
One of the big things that I will have to deal with more after I graduate is my student loans.
While I worked really hard to get the majority of my college funded through scholarships, I did have to face the tough decision and end up taking out some student loans. Taking out these student loans allowed me to live on campus for my first 3 years of college, which opened an incredible amount of doors and really shaped my college experience.
For me, living on campus was a must. I had been designing my dream dorm room in my head since middle school, and the thought of going through college without dealing with the cliché roommate struggles and college experiences that living on campus provided was heartbreaking to me. So, while owing money is definitely not fun, deciding to take out my student loans was the best choice for me.
If I hadn’t taken out these loans, I would not be who I am today. I’ve shared with you previously about how I was struggling when I started college until I created my own place where I belonged – and that may not have happened if I hadn’t lived on campus.
On my first day of classes, my first year of college, I started this blog. I started it to share my life in college and to find a place to become creatively fulfilled while living on campus. Through this blog I discovered that I love social media marketing and I improved my writing – both of which have led to amazing opportunities including helping to guide my future career path toward social media marketing. I may have never known that I love social media marketing!
This blog has also become a great source of income for me, as my side hustle, and a significant amount of the money that I make through this blog (including through this sponsored post!) is going to go to helping me pay back my student loans. Talk about a full circle!
I know my passion, I’ve found my friends, I feel creatively fulfilled, I have a great internship, I’ll soon have an incredible degree, and I’m optimistic about my future, all because of the college experience I have had.
Are you working on saving money to pay off your student loans? Here’s what I’m doing right now to make it easier on myself post-graduation:
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When I landed my internship this summer I was stoked. An internship in my chosen career field the year before I graduate college? Score!
I had plenty of prior experience in that field so I knew what I was doing and I was excited to get started. However – this internship required me to work in an office setting and dress in business casual attire… which had me lost.
I remember preparing for my interview and pretty much doing a fashion show for my roommate asking her opinion on what blouse was better to wear and whether or not to opt for the blazer. I remember being lost on what was appropriate to wear for big class presentations (and trust me, as a Communications major I have a lot of class presentations) and having to borrow stuff from friends because I didn’t own slacks.
Fast forward to today, 7 months later (wow!) and I consider myself a pro in dressing business casual in a way that is appropriate for a professional workplace yet trendy and comfortable enough for a college student. I now love to piece together outfits for work with just the right accessories.
Have an interview coming up? Just landed a job where you have to dress nicely? Class presentation coming soon?
Today I’m here to share with you my 9 must-have professional outfit staples for any college student’s wardrobe!
Living in the “digital age” definitely has it’s pros and cons. One pro is that you can find out everything you ever needed to know about somebody by looking them up online… however that comes with the con of anybody being able to learn everything they ever needed to know about you just by looking you up as well.
According to Glassdoor, 80% of employers Google a potential employee candidate before they even call you in for an interview. A lot can be said about a person by their online profiles.
If this fact makes you nervous or you’re just hoping to double check that you’re putting your best face forward for a job search – this is the post for you. What can you do to clean up your social media and make sure you pass that first round of searching?