Practical advice for college students

Determining Your Major

While your major isn’t set in stone, changing it a gazillion times will only keep you in school longer than you’d like.


Seek advice from your professors. Not sure why you got a lower-than-expected grade? Ask your teacher what you did wrong and what you can do to improve. As a college student, it’s your responsibility to do your best and if you don’t know your mistakes, you can’t learn from them.

Learning Resource Centers

Resources are there for a reason. Use them.


Join them. You might think joining a club will overwhelm your reality TV-watching schedule, but in REALITY, you’ll meet new people, make new friends, and have acquaintances with similar interests in and perhaps even the same classes (study buddies).

The Library

Whether you live at home or in the dorms, finding a quiet place to study can sometimes be harder than homework itself. Pack your backpack full of the essential snacks and hit the library for some much-needed peace and quiet.  Your grades will thank you.


Get your feet wet early on. Internships are the key to figuring out what you want to DO for a career (or finding out what you DON’T).