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How to Stretch Your Dollar During College

Sep 13, 2018 4:43:00 PM

There’s no better time to learn how to skimp and save than when you are in college! Chances are, you’re on a tight budget. We all know the stress that comes with such restriction, so we’ve put together this handy list of ways to penny-pinch.

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Topics: Financial Education for Students, Adulting!, Money Management, College Life

Winter Budget Bites... Meals for College Students

Dec 14, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Ahh... Winter. The best time of year to use the slow cooker, eat soups, and make comfort foods that remind you of home! These meals are budget friendly and are simple for college students and recent grads to prepare. As a recent graduate and current graduate student myself I know how difficult it is to resist the urge of eating out. Between a full-time job and class, I want to grab and go, but my budget just simply doesn't allow for me to eat out 7 days a week.

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Topics: College Life

College Life: Should I Be an RA?

Dec 11, 2017 4:30:00 PM

College students tend to be busy people and becoming an RA is like taking on a "full-time" position. But if you want to be a resource for other students or be a campus leader being an RA can be a very rewarding experience. The job requires countless hours, sleepless nights, and commitment. So if you're not ready to make a large commitment or are in it solely for the money... this is not the job for you!

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, Jobs, College Life

Stress Busters for College Students

Nov 20, 2017 2:37:00 PM

You wouldn't be in college if you didn't feel the pressure during finals week, especially if this is your first time around the block. You can beat the stress if you know how to manage your time and discipline yourself. With our stress busters for college students, you won't find yourself pressed for time because you will have prepared yourself ahead of time to succeed!

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Topics: College Life

College Life: How to Stay Motivated Throughout the Semester

Nov 7, 2017 2:20:00 PM

You started off your semester strong by getting to class ten minutes early and finishing projects weeks ahead of time. Now you find yourself in November struggling to complete assignments that are due the next day - that is college life. If this is you, you're not alone. Many college students are guilty of losing motivation over time. In many cases, it's mind over matter! But remember, one of the first reasons why you're at school is to be successful!

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Topics: College Life

The Importance of Self-Discipline in College

Sep 29, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Gone are the days when your parents told you when it was time to do your homework, clean your room, or do your laundry. College is the time when you are transitioning from being a teenager to a real adult (scary, I know)!

In order to be successful, self discipline is essential. When you don't have anyone telling you what to do, it can be very difficult to turn down a sporting event or party so you can write a paper or study. But without self-discipline, you could find yourself falling behind on your school work which can be difficult to recover from.

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Topics: College Life

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump - How to Thrive in College

Sep 21, 2017 10:23:01 AM

Feeling confused about your place in the world? Unsure of what you should study? Wavering between following your passions or taking the practical path? In your second year of college? Then you, my friend, may be experiencing the sophomore slump.

The sophomore slump is a real thing that is described as when second year students have entered a stage of "developmental confusion. The sophomore slump results from student’s struggles with achieving competence, desiring autonomy, establishing identity, and developing purpose." (Richard & Lemons 1987)

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Topics: College Life