Students are gearing up to head home for Thanksgiving and winter breaks, and that means getting back into the swing of life with family--including explaining what you're doing at school to your parents' friends and your extended family. For some people (engineering majors and pre-med people), this is not so bad! For others, it can be a little stressful.
Obviously the current job market isn’t looking so hot for anyone right now. Most of us don’t have a trust...
College time is like dog years; the things you accomplish/see/learn/sleep through in one year would take seven in the real world. And by the time you graduate, you'll have a whole lot to look back on. Between your academic accomplishments, your social accomplishments and just those little things you've learned about life (like doing your own laundry - HUGE milestone!), there's a lot to be proud of.
Traditionally, many universities offer an array of courses under the department of Women’s Studies. As an acceptable area of study, it is a bit confusing why its counterpart, Men’s Studies, is not more prevalent. Although it does exist, its main focus is typically on social construction of masculinity. This week, New York’s Wagner College announced the new “Foundation for Male Studies” to supplement what Men’s Studies is lacking.
I’m a Junior and I still have no idea what major I want to do. I declared English just because I thought that made the most sense (and could potentially work for anything I want to do after college), but I just don’t know if that’s right for me. I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up and I was hoping you guys might be able to give me some tips on how to figure that out.
Recently, graduating from college, it seems, has sprouted a ripe mid-life crisis for the college student. It may not result in buying a convertible and a condo in southern Florida, but it does send soon-to-be college grads in a downward spiral as they freak out about their futures, their jobs and, well, surviving real life.
Help! It took me forever to choose a major and now that I have, I have a lot of catching up to do. Like, a lot. I’m reworking my schedule for next semester right now and I’m not sure if I should load on the classes (and take a full 18 credits) and really struggle through all the reading and writing (I’m a History major), or take an easier load and stick around for Spring/Summer term.
How do I meet cool friends without getting involved in Greek Life? Yes, some schools are crazy about being Greek (and announcing their affiliation via letters plastered across their boobs and butts). It's not for everyone, though. If you're on a college campus chances are there are tons of activities and outlets to meet people.
No matter how much we all love college, I know that everyone has that one thing they'd like to do-over. Being that we're all heading back to campus in a few weeks (Oh wait, not me. Sigh.), I asked the CollegeCandy writers to share their do-over wish lists so no one else has to make the same mistakes we did.
I've been asking a lot of questions lately. Mostly to myself, but I have a quirky tendency to mumble aloud so sometimes I get answers from people assuming that I was trying to have a conversation with them. But I appreciate their responses; I'll take anything I can get these days, with the exception of Yahoo answers.
As a female film/TV major, I've been noticing lately that although we've come a long way for women's rights, there are still some of us who have to fight sexism on a daily basis just because of what we chose to study in college.
Everyone has learning experiences freshman year of college. We learn to stay away from the Jungle Juice if we want to keep our heads out of toilets and trash cans, we learn that skipping class can only lead to slipping GPAs, and most importantly, we hope to learn what we want to do with our lives. Some of us go into college with our careers already laid out, and every step of the way planned.
A Wesleyan student recently put this handy chart together showing the percentage of students in each major who are virgins....