Work All Day, Party All… Never

Summers in college are an interesting time. Some people work 40 hours a week, and some don’t even have to have a job. Whatever the case may be for you, it can be really difficult. As someone who worked basically all day, every day this summer, I was on the end of being jealous of…

Being yourself, even when it’s scary

It’s hard to be yourself. As sad as that is, it’s true for too many of us. It’s hard to be comfortable in our own skin when the world we live in makes us feel too big, too short, not funny enough, too quiet, too loud… you name it. In college, it’s incredibly easy to…

For the Times You Feel Helpless

Sometimes your friends are going through things you understand all too well – and giving advice is a piece of cake. Other times, their problems are so unimaginable you have no idea where to begin. Nothing you can say will make them feel better, which only makes you feel worse. If your friendships are anything…

Living a Double Life

College is a magical time where you’re not a kid anymore, but you’re also not quite an adult yet. You (pretty much) take care of yourself, live your own life, but also probably still get help from your parents and don’t have the biggest of responsibilities yet. My favorite joke to make with my parents…

Living the “Broke College Student Life”

When I was in high school, I always heard people refer to “broke college students.” Broke was a term I liked to use when my checking account was running a little low (but my savings were more than fine). Then I got to college. And messed up. I didn’t want to say no to anything,…

The First Time You Lose a Friend

Making friends in college is an interesting experience. For me, it generally went like this: meet new person, find things in common with new person, spend probably way too much time with new person, have a new BFF. Honestly, I like the way this works. In college, time feels warped and you’re kind of living…

How to Start Professional Development ASAP

As a freshman, everything was scary. I was intimidated by a lot of things on campus, and often talked myself out of many things “because I’m just a freshman.” DON’T DO THIS. You came to college ultimately for one thing: to get a degree, to get a job. There are SO many distractions at college,…

Red Solo Cup… should I fill you up?

Drinking in college: the ultimate dilemma faced by so many new students each year. In the interest of full transparency, I had my first drink long before my first year of college. In all honesty, I was part of a friend group in high school who primarily spent their weekends at house parties, drinking. So…

How to Handle Homesickness

Being homesick is never something I thought I would experience. I couldn’t wait to go away to college and start a new life. I’m not crazy about where I’m from, my life had recently gone through a lot of changes, and I knew that Miami was where I was supposed to be. Then I got…

Tick-Tock Goes the Clock

Time Management: the dreaded phrase every freshmen hears and ignores – until it’s too late. Lucky for me, I was always extremely organized. Buying my planner for college was more exciting than buying dorm decorations (yes I’m that person). Right away, I wrote down due dates, homework assignments, club meetings, etc. My planner was color…