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College and Career

How to Take Faster (and Way Better) Notes

“So, moving onto the next topic . . .” “Wait, Ms P! I’m still writing down what you said a minute ago. Can you go back for me?” I heard this a lot, usually from the same kids over and…

The Pillars Of Time Management

Do you find yourself with an ever growing to do list, having a hard time sticking to plans no matter how much you try to commit to them. It feels like you are not in control of your schedule, constantly…

How to Make Your Cover Letter Look More Professional in Under 5 Minutes

by Michele Lando Photos Joe Kathrina | July 25, 2016 Have you ever noticed that some documents immediately appear formal and professional while others look like college homework assignments? Aside from the level of writing, there is one thing that…

35 Phrases That Will Improve Your Resume

These phrases are sure to make you stand out from the rest! ➪ Make sure you include some of these phrases in your resume: COMMUNICATION writes clearly/concisely speaks effectively listens attentively openly expresses ideas leads group discussions provides feedback confidently…

College Student Resume Mistakes

I saw a lot of resumes in my final year of college. As a writing tutor and graduating senior, I was basically the go-to resume expert. It was always exciting to learn about other student’s post-grad plans, but I found…

How to Create a Morning and Evening Routine

Do you ever wish your mornings ran smoothly… every day? Sometimes, it feels impossible to get everything done and keep everyone happy every morning. People are always asking me how I’m able to do everything I do – I work…

How to create a successful study strategy

Now that I have shared the ‘4 Principles Of Success’ and my ‘5-Step Framework For Project Planning’, I would like to show you how to apply these concepts in an academic context, to create study strategies. I will list the…

Benefits of College: Six Things College Offers Other Than a Degree | The University Network

Jackson Schroeder 2 years ago College has always been about receiving a degree. You spend four years studying and mastering a subject, which you will then use as a springboard for a career. While education will always be the primary…

A Stress Expert on Why a Stress-Free Life Isn’t Possible

by Career Contessa "There's really no such thing as stress-free living." If you’ve ever looked at the headlines around stress and anxiety, the message is very clear—chronic stress is on the rise, and it’s becoming a public health crisis. But…

How To Succeed In College

Your college experiences can be some of your best memories or your worse, it all depends on how you execute your days in college. College is hard without the right guidance and plan. Succeeding in College is not hard to…

12 Cheap and Easy Self Care Ideas That Feel Luxurious

Is it hard for you to put yourself first? Does self-care feel like a luxury you can’t afford? You can put yourself first! I know you're busy and tired, but you deserve a little love and self-care. Here are 12…

How many of us are really using all the free resources at our school? I know I’m not using all the resources available at my university. Sometimes I don’t use the resources because I don’t know that they are there,…

How to Adult in College and Boost Your Salary Potential

Ah, yes. “Adulting”. What a controversial term. You’d never let a stranger hear you say it. But you love it. Don’t act like you don’t love it. College is the perfect time to put your adulting skills to the test….

6 Simple Tips to Study Effectively

Studying can be a drain, especially when you’re under a lot of pressure. 3 essays that are all due the same day, 2 research papers that require full annotated bibliographies, a group project that only you seem to care about… Ahhhh,…

How To Prepare For A College Career Fair – Jessica Slaughter

Whether you’re looking for an internship, a full-time position, or just some experience talking to recruiters, career fairs are the perfect place to kick-start your hunt for a great position and get your name out to the people who will…

My Backpack Essentials for College and Graduate School

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link marked with an asterisk "*" and purchase the product I may make a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Be sure…

11 Things to Do on Sunday for a Better Week

Featured Image: @annawithlove Article By: Kiri Rowan For many of us, Sunday is a day of relaxation. You get to sleep in, slowly sip your coffee in bed, stay in your pajamas all day and curl up with your favorite book. Unfortunately,…

How to Fight Back Against Male Bias—According to a Woman in Construction

by Jacqueline McElhone Microaggressions are happening all around us, every day. Some of us notice them. Some of us are horrified by them on a daily basis. And some of us—well, we've never even heard of the word. The first…

17 Creative Ways to Save Money as a Student –

Wanna know some creative ways to save money as a student? Read on! Much of what we do in life is reliant on the presence of money. This unfortunate reality hits most young adults the hardest when they go off…

How to Fail an Interview in 8 Ways

by Career Contessa Interviews are rough, so it's not that surprising that most of us have at least one nightmare story from our own experiences. Today, Amanda Warsavsky, founder of one of our favorite sites, That Pencil Skirt, is sharing her…