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dorm study

Creating a Dorm Room Perfect for Studying

Dorms aren’t exactly ideal for quiet and privacy. Most of us choose to study and get our work done in the silence of a library or in a coffee shop with earbuds in. But there’s no reason you can’t create a space in your own dorm room to get some good studying in. If you […]

In-Person vs Online Tutoring: Which One Is Right for You?

Feeling a little behind on your studies, or wanting to get ahead of the crowd? Tutoring is a fantastic way to improve your learning and motivation and can even help you to develop more effective study habits. A tutor could be another student, a specialist in your subject matter, or even one of your current […]

phd degree

3 Unique Challenges of Being a First Generation PHD Grad

It’s already an amazing accomplishment when you complete the requirements to earn your Ph.D. It’s even more of an accomplishment when you’re the first person in your family to achieve this goal. You’re raising the bar for the future generations, and this is a positive example to set. However, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges […]

summer internships

4 Step Prep Guide Before Your Summer Internship

When you’re in college, there are so many ways you can prepare for the job market. This is why it’s so important to take advantage of every opportunity. This includes the summer internship programs that are offered by many companies. Once you’ve landed a summer internship, consider the following four steps to prepare yourself ahead […]

resume writing

Complete Guide to the Technicalities of Resume Writing

To get yourself a job or shortlisted for an interview you need to create a professional resume. The resume holds the information about the candidate in complete details. We often face a lot of apprehensions regarding what to put in an ideal resume and what not. Understanding the subject of resume writing will help you […]

college fun

Having Fun at College While Achieving Academically

Even if college is a pivotal milestone in a person’s life, where you succumb to many challenges and where you have to deal with various obstacles, it can still be a fun journey. Okay, you need to be diligent and responsible, to study and finish all the task thoroughly, but there is no reason not […]

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4 Things To Do Before You Head Off To College

So you’ve finally made it to the end of high school. The long-awaited next step to college has finally arrived after four long years of working hard. While part of you is thrilled to be entering the next chapter of your life, there’s probably another part of you which is a bit nervous. Feelings of […]