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7 Tips for Preparing for Grad School

Choosing the right grad school program is quite different from picking a university and major for your undergraduate degree. Know exactly what to expect to ensure you come to the right decision and improve your chances of being accepted to your top choice. 1. Decide on Your Goals It’s important to have a clear reason why you want to attend grad school. It may be that you have a deep interest in a...

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How to Build a Professional Wardrobe on a Student’s Budget

You may need to start acquiring professional clothing while you’re still a student. Although you might be able to manage with just one outfit if you only need something to wear for job fairs and interviews, you’ll need a complete wardrobe if you land an internship. This may be challenging while you’re a student, but there are ways to gain everything you need while staying with your budget. 1....

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A Simple & Restorative Yoga Routine for Your Student Apartment

One of the best ways to stay fit is to practice yoga on a regular basis. The following restorative moves are ideal for when you need a break from studying and are simple enough that even beginners will be able to do them. 1. Prayer Pose Begin your routine by putting yourself in the right mindset with some meditation in prayer pose. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your palms...

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Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit?

Most people need to take out student loans to be able to afford tuition at university. In addition to considering how you’ll pay your loans back, you need to know how they’ll impact your credit. This is important because your credit score will influence everything from whether you receive approval to rent an apartment, take out a mortgage, or receive a loan to buying a car or starting your own...

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How to Make the Most of Your College Experience

College only lasts for a few years, but it’s packed with new experiences and opportunities. It’s important you make the right decisions to ensure you have no regrets and avoid mistakes that could cost you in the future. 1. Sort Out Your Finances Making poor financial decisions can leave you with unnecessary debt. For instance, you should only borrow what you need in student loans. You’ll need...

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4 Apps to Help You Study More Efficiently

Apps can improve every aspect of your life, including your studies. However, the huge number of apps to choose from can make it difficult to figure out what to add to your arsenal. Here are just a few top choices that will make a big difference to how efficiently you study. 1. Evernote As you progress through college, organizing detailed notes will become more important. A great solution is Evernote....

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Easy Student Apartment Decor You Can DIY

With the right decor, you can turn a student apartment into your new home. To avoid spending your entire budget for the month as soon as you move in, make your own decorations from low-cost materials. The following ideas are especially easy to make and great for showing off your personality. 1. Customized Clock A clock is an easy fix to make your walls look a little less bare, but interesting designs...

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A Guide to Coping with Back-to-School Stress

Although many students look forward to returning to university — to see their friends again, restart their extracurriculars, and perhaps begin some classes they’ve been looking forward to — the new semester does come with its share of stress. One of the best ways to cope is to practice mindfulness. This will mean you are able to deal with any challenges university life throws your way. Here are some...

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The Pros & Cons of Attending a Big University

Choosing the right university for you requires thinking about many factors. As well as whether the university offers your preferred major, what extracurriculars are available, and the location, you should consider the size of the university. There are some significant advantages of attending a big university — but also some downsides. Assessing the pros and cons will help you decide if a big university...

Summer Jobs That Pay the Best

9 Summer Jobs That Pay the Best

It’s usually easy to find a summer job as a student, but many jobs only pay minimum wage. To refine your search from the start, it’s helpful to know what kinds of summer jobs typically pay best. 1. Child Carer Parents who work full time need child care for kids who won’t be at school over the summer. If you have experience (which could include babysitting or even taking care of younger...

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