I Regret Transferring to Temple University

Warning: This post is not meant to bash Temple University in any way. If I’m being completely honest, it simply isn’t the best fit for me personally. You’re probably thinking “Woah, that’s a hefty title!” Well, transferring from a small two-year college to a ridiculously large university with 38,000 times the students was quite a…

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Multitasking as a Non-Traditional Student

When I returned to college in 2013 to obtain my Paralegal Certificate at Manor College, I was a full-time mom and student, part-time fitness instructor, and intern as a Paralegal. In addition, I dog sat and worked part-time in a floral shop. Where did I find the time? Multitasking and time management. A calendar on…

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6 Reasons to Make Sleep a Priority

If you’re like most college students, you’re probably sleep-deprived. According to the University Health Center at the University of Georgia, “most college students get 6 – 6.9 hours of sleep per night” but “most adults need somewhere between 6-10 hours of sleep per night.” It’s okay not to participate in every activity; doing so will…

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Using Social Media in College

Today, students are plugged in like never before. The presence of social media in classrooms and in our lives can be huge and even overwhelming at times. On the other hand, there are a lot of ways to use social media to make your life easier and more efficient.  

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School Isn’t THAT Important

Today’s post is going to be a bit different from the posts that I tend to write. There’s usually a bulleted list with items that might help you in one way or another; today, however, is just a simple word of encouragement. It’s something that has been on my mind over the weekend, so I…

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Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship in College

My boyfriend and I started dating during our sophomore year in high school, went to college 3 hours apart, and now he’s in Europe while I’m in the United States. We’ve been together for 7 years and in a long-distance relationship for 5 of those years, normally seeing each other once every three months. If…

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3 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer living on your college campus for the first time, balancing your personal and academic life takes on a whole new meaning. All of a sudden, where you live and work also becomes the same place where you are socializing and enjoying yourself. Balancing these two aspects of your…

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Transferring in 1994

I am a non-traditional college student who has transferred. Currently, I am a full-time paralegal, part-time fitness instructor and single Mom to two girls ages 15 and 12. I graduated high school in 1984 (anyone remember George Orwell?) and the first college I attended was Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1985. Skidmore…

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4 Reasons Multitasking is Awful

In my January post, I briefly touched on the subject of multitasking and why it’s not ideal. Today I want to talk about this topic a bit more because I feel strongly about the effects that multitasking has on individuals.

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Slash Your Textbook Costs

We all dread spending our hard-earned money on textbooks every semester. (Let’s not imagine the better things that money could be going towards…) These are some of the options to consider when buying textbooks, and our recommendations that will help you get your textbooks at a discounted price!

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