I am a commuter student at ASU and ever since I began my undergrad, I have felt some weird separation from university life. I’ve been both an on and off-campus student now and I can definitely say that there is a difference when you live on campus vs when you live off campus.
At some point in your college career you’re bound to feel like your bank account has hit a balance of $0. Now-and maybe for the first time- you are truly responsible for handling your own bank accounts. Regardless of the source of income (working full time over the summer or a check from your parents here and there), we all have felt overwhelmed from the never-ending costs that college presents us. Budgets help– maybe? Let’s be honest with ourselves: you could easily completely blow the money you had budgeted for gas and eyebrow threading on the purse that was “a big steal”. It would be a lot easier if there were ways to automatically save us money; ones we might not even have to think about. Lucky for you, I’ve found 5 great apps that are going to start saving you money NOW.
I talked to some moms and asked them what they wished they knew before they were moms, so maybe they could pass on some wisdom to those of us who haven’t been blessed with children yet! Here’s what they said…
Two years ago at this time, I remember frantically typing every combination of words equivalent to “can long distance in college work” into a Google search bar and feeling my stomach sink as every article and forum turned me to the answer I didn’t want to hear: no.
Now, halfway through college, I’ve made it my own little mission to give a glimmer of hope to the next generation of students using the Google search engine to answer life’s biggest questions. I want them to find a yes rather than no, because all hope is not lost! Here are my tips for maintaining a healthy long distance relationship.
College is a time to meet new people. Some students love the opportunity to start fresh with a new group of friends, but others cringe at the thought of having to build new friendships from scratch. It’s totally normal to be nervous about approaching new people, especially during your first semester. Here are some times to help you break the ice with your new peers.
Think about a person who makes you feel really great when you are around them. What do they do that makes you feel so good? Likely, they probably do some of these things!
For most people, college graduation is the official entry into REAL adulthood (not that fake one when you turned 18). College is a great time to learn some essential life skills, before taking that final plunge into adulthood. Unfortunately, most of these skills aren’t taught in the classroom; they have to be learned through real life experiences.
Here’s some skills that I think every college graduate should know & some resources to help you learn them!
Positive self-talk is one of the most popular strategies out there to combat pretty much any psychological or emotional issue. Self-esteem and body issues, depression, anxiety, phobias. Positive self-talk is prescribed for all of the above. Continue reading “What To Do When Positive Self-Talk Doesn’t Work”
When I was a freshman, one of the things that I struggled with the most was emailing my professors. It was so hard to find a balance between being too professional and too casual Continue reading “How to Email Your Professors (+ Free Email Template)”
This summer, I am working my first full-time job as a receptionist. Although I will be returning to my role as a full-time college student in the fall, it has actually been quite fun to get a glimpse into the “grown-up” world that is in my near future.However, I am experiencing some of the not-so-fun parts of working at a desk…like leg cramps and fatigue (#firstworldproblems).