The Art of BS: How to Succeed on Papers and Essays

Last year I was in an interesting English class. The subject of the class was Harry Potter (specifically, we compared it to other works of children’s literature, like the Oz books, examined the global phenomenon, its popularity, etc.). Halfway through the quarter (yes, I wish my school was on semesters like everyone else, alas, not … Read more The Art of BS: How to Succeed on Papers and Essays

Spotlight on a Nursing Major

I recently received an e-mail asking me about majors. The reader had no clue what to major in, and didn’t know where to start looking for advice (I find that some college advisers can be rather unhelpful at times). I’ve already written about questions you should ask before selecting a major, as well as what … Read more Spotlight on a Nursing Major

Should You Go to a Large or Small College

There’s an interesting debate when it comes to large universities versus small colleges. Many people have the decision to either go to a huge school with a huge athletic program and a lot of potential majors, or to attend a small liberal arts college, or a small, rural college that has only a few majors. … Read more Should You Go to a Large or Small College

Should you get a job in college

I was recently talking to my sister, and she was saying that she doesn’t want to get a job in college. While she needs the money, she thinks she won’t be able to succeed academically if she has to work. Actually, as it turns out, her university discourages first year students from getting jobs. This … Read more Should you get a job in college

Seven Important Things to Consider When You Apply for a Credit Card

College is a great time to get your first credit card. It’s relatively easy to get a credit card while you’re in school, even if you have little or no prior credit history. If you manage your card wisely and keep your spending under control, you can learn the basics of finance while avoiding debt … Read more Seven Important Things to Consider When You Apply for a Credit Card

Second Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the second edition of the Carnival of College and Finance. After a brief hiatus, the carnival is back on, and I hope you all will enjoy these submissions, pay close attention to the great posts on saving money and staying fit (things I need to do better). College Humor Madeleine Begun Kane presents … Read more Second Carnival of College and Finance

Quidditch — The Newest College Sport People Can Argue About

There are a lot of crazy college sports out there, but Quidditch may just be the craziest. Last month, the first intercollegiate Quidditch match was held. Middlebury defeated Vassar handily (Vassar never even scored), and spectators were treated to a very interesting sort of game. You can read the full article here. I guess College … Read more Quidditch — The Newest College Sport People Can Argue About

Questions to Ask When Selecting a Major

In college choosing one’s major can seem like a very daunting task. The major you choose is so important because it determines where the rest of your career will go. The major you select can result in you either moving on to graduate school, or getting a job out of undergrad. Once you’ve covered the … Read more Questions to Ask When Selecting a Major

The 10 Best Business Schools You Haven’t Heard of

While it’s certainly true that the business school does not make the student nor the professional, going to a highly ranked institution for business can be beneficial. However, not everyone can get into Penn to get their undergraduate or graduate business degrees. More famous institutions, such as the Ivy leagues, and Notre Dame, have such … Read more The 10 Best Business Schools You Haven’t Heard of