How to Cope with Academic Burnout at College

on line pharmacy Miguel Angel via Compfight   Many college students experience burnout at some point. The average college student has to balance classes, extracurricular activities, and maybe even a job or internship. Whether you plan to work after college or attend graduate school, competition is tight and the pressure is on to be the Read More …

LIFE Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program, which benefits college students and college-bound high school seniors who have lost a parent or legal guardian who did not have life insurance. Forty-six students will be awarded scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $15,000 based on a 500-word written essay Read More …

How to Deal with Deadbeat Group Members in College

Most people dread group projects at school for fear of shouldering all the work or getting a lower grade because of another students’ carelessness. Also, group dynamics can be complicated due to different personalities and styles of work. A successful group project requires that every member be willing to cooperate with others and contribute their Read More …

The Benefits of Community College

World Bank Photo Collection via Compfight In the past, community college was viewed by many as an inferior option to traditional four-year universities. However, with rising tuition costs and an increasingly competitive job market among college graduates, students may want to rethink their options when it comes to post-secondary education.  A few reasons to consider Read More …

Overcoming Academic and Career Fears

Mohammadali F. via Compfight Everyone experiences anxiety and fear to some degree, but some individuals allow overwhelming fear and intimidation to prevent them from pursuing their dreams and achieving important goals. A fear of failure  and  lack of confidence are often the root causes of this crippling anxiety, leaving those individuals affected to seek out Read More …

The Wrong Reasons for Choosing a Major

Because choosing a major is so difficult, it’s tempting to take shortcuts. A good friend majors in psychology? Maybe that means it’s right for you. Your parents are both doctors? Maybe you should be a pre-med major. Although these are common scenarios for college students, they demonstrate bad decision making. Some common, but very wrong Read More …

Why Four-Year Degrees are Overrated

Young adults in previous generations viewed a college degree as the ticket to a secure career future. They could also pay for tuition and related expenses by working summer jobs and part-time throughout the school year. Today, the career opportunities for college graduates have dwindled and the idea of paying tuition from a part-time job Read More …

Tips for Your First Semester at College

The first semester in college is a crucial time for students. Actions taken-or not taken- in the first few months of college can have a lasting impact on academic and career success. A new environment combined with increased academic pressure can push even good students off track. Fortunately, there are several things college freshman can Read More …

How to Question a Grade-The Right Way

During your college tenure, you’ll likely receive at least one grade that doesn’t seem right. Although you shouldn’t sit back and let a mistake go, you need to be careful about how you approach the situation. It’s likely your professor has had many grade disputes that were frivolous, so you need to be sure your Read More …