Grad school is tough. Really tough, and it's not at all what I imagined it would be like, even after speaking to other grad students. There are so many things I wish they would have told me to help me prepare (mentally anyway). So I thought I would share some of those things with those of you headed off to grad school in the fall.
We recently stumbled upon this article, "21 Ways Rich People Think Differently." In the article, the author describes how rich people think versus how the average person thinks. We thought it would be fun to put on our spin on it college style! Here are our ways that college students think differently. Let us know how you think!
It's that time of year again. College students all over are packing up and heading back to school for the fall, trading in their sandals and swimsuits for notebooks and new roommates.
Here on CollegeCandy, we write a lot of how-to posts. But for this particular how-to, I wanted to go a little less glam, and a little bit more gushy.
Being that it's Memorial Day, I got to thinking about things I think there should be memorials for, things that we college students love or can't live without.
What happened to wooing? What happened to a guy and a girl getting together for a date and getting to know each other? What happend to calling a girl to speak to her instead of sending an endless stream of texts? Why are guys trying to arrange and cancel dates via Facebook? It's awkward and unnatural, and honestly, kind of cowardly. And completely unromantic.
• How to become the teacher's pet (if you so desire)• Tips for staying healthy in college • Start your own business! • The Top Five Reasons why Student Elections Are Stupid • How to get the most out of your elliptical workout
• Top 5 online dating tips for college students • 17 tips for studying abroad! • A Linsperation to minority groups! • New age wisdom for the college girl • Pin tabs to save sites you always use • Sex on a plane!
•How to avoid watching The Notebook over and over again on V-Day
•Studying abroad? Here are some tips!
•Five mistakes you made last semester and how to fix them
•Seven spring semester study tips
Living with other human beings is hard. Like really hard. And sometimes if it's your best friend, it's even harder. How do you tell someone you love that they need to do their own dishes and turn the TV volume down and stop having loud sex every single night. We feel you. In fact, we are you and that's why we're giving you some solutions.
Oh, to be a freshman again. I remember the days when I bought every single book for all of my classes, tried my best to finish all the reading assignments, and got the phone number of every single new person I met. I still have tons of random names in my phone. This new College Freshman meme is taking me back to those days. Here's the best of the College Freshman meme – see anything you recognize?
I bought a day-by-day calendar all about being assertive and basically saying "No, thank you" more (but without the 'thank you' part). And by "assertive," I mean it's filled with hysterical quotes about how it's okay to be super-bitchy, because we all have those day/moments/weeks/lifetimes...when we need to insert an extra NO! into one thing or another.
• The perfect book-buying solution. • Tips for studying abroad. • The girly girl's sports talk survival guide. • An amazing quick and easy study break snack. • 4 home exercise essentials -- perfect for dorms! • Ways to stay safe online.
As I write this, I am about to embark on my final semester of my college career. Weird, right? It almost seems like yesterday when I was a little freshman moving in to my dorm. Except for the growth part, a lot has changed in these three and a half years. I’ve learned the hardships of picking the right classes and managing my social life and my studies, but it was all worth the ride.
As a New Englander you would think I would be one of the many supporters of winter. After all, I used to figure skate and bring my inner tube to the Seven Hills, but somewhere (I blame junior year of college; not sure why) I turned. Maybe it was when I fell in love with all the wonderful things summer had to offer, maybe it was when winter started taking over half of the year.
I know a thing or two about snuggling, mostly learned from John Stamos...but I digress. There is nothing more complimentary to a good snuggle then a great movie. So here are some movies that will have you jonesin' for another snow storm...
•Enhancing your college education with Google •The key to staying healthy on campus •5 ways to create your own personal brand •Everything you need to study abroad •Foreign remedies for the common cold •Go from class to a night out in colorblock
Yeah, we've all been there. And we all know resolutions last about three weeks in. It's not your fault, it's hard to stick to change...especially a lot of drastic changes. So, to put you on the path to resolution success here are ten ideas that will not only guarantee a positive outcome, but also make you feel a tad better about yourself. Plus, who can say that they actually followed through with their New Year's Resolution?
While we're looking back at all the wonderful moments (and the not so wonderful ones, i.e. that time you threw up in your new boyfriend's bed) here are a few articles that made my year just a smidgen better. I know for a fact after reading them you'll feel ten thousand times better about all of your not-so-great moments of 2011.
• Winter break can get boring, so make something cool• Turns out us college kids aren't super greedy, we still want our perfect job • Why try these fun winter activities this year? • The amazing confessions of an English teacher in South Korea • Simple ways to save money while in college • Yummy! Holiday brain food
Earlier this week, Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Vermont was suspended after new members responded to a fifteen question document. A questionnaire sounds harmless enough, right? Wrong. One of the questions was, "If you could rape someone, who would it be?".
Neverending class work, nonstop relationship (or lack thereof) shiz, grad school applications, a dwindling bank account...the day-to-day worries of our college years often weigh us down. But too often, we stress about the big issues and totally forget about the little things that make our daily routines bearable...or even great!