The Final Countdown to College

The final countdown to shipping out and starting anew as a college student can feel like the end of the world. You start to panic, realizing you are still a kid!

How do I clean a toilet? What’s the difference between hot and cold laundry? And do not tell me I have to SHARE a closet?

First rule, don’t panic. By breaking down your countdown by the months, weeks and days to departure, you can make a clean getaway to campus and a lighter load in your laundry for the week!

Dealing With the 20-Something Dating Pool

Carrying out a relationship during college is no longer a fairytale romance right out of "Love Story." With endless classes, exams and managing a new environment away from home, fitting a love life into your college schedule is the last thing on your mind.

Relationships in college usually are equal parts giving and taking, but the key to a happy and healthy love life in your college years is to truly define what you want out of love!

Win a Kindle and a U Chic Book!

We at U Chic are excited to announce that we've teamed up with In Touch Weekly and Life & Style for a giveaway.

The winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with the third edition of "U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything."

Dealing With Mental Illness in College

Unfortunately, college is a breeding ground for feelings of anxiety, homesick and depression as students begin their initial adjustments to a new environment. But as you begin to settle in, feeling "crazed" starts to become blurred as buzzwords like bipolar, autism or attention deficit are easily misconstrued as death sentences. While college can act as an agitator for daily stresses, it also has become one of the best outlets for initial diagnosis and treatment for mental illness.

Taking a Summer Trip on a Budget

Vacation time is finally here, and you are ready to relax ... except your budget isn't as prepared for some summer fun.

Don't worry, there are a few ways you can enjoy your break without breaking the bank. Yes, it is possible. Check out my cheat sheet for ways you can have summer fun and stay within your budget range.

Diploma Diaries: Staying Healthy as a Post-Grad

We’ve all been there, desperate for a hot meal that involves little to no cooking and quick enough to shovel down to get on with your next assignment. Unfortunately, my bad habits didn’t hit me until I moved back home following graduation. I looked at my photos from the ceremony and couldn’t recognize the girl looking back at me. Who is that? Is that really what I look like?

It was that smack with reality that kicked my butt into gear to truly get healthy -- physically and mentally. Whether it’s your last moments as a college student or burning the midnight oil at the office, eating right is just one part to maintain a healthy lifestyle as a post-grad.

4 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

If you're a recent grad without a job, it's time to pound the pavement for a job. Your resume is the first chance you have at impressing a potential employer, and if you don’t nail it, it might be your last.

Here are four tips to spice up your resume and make you stand out from the rest of the pile.

Ways to Keep Your Relationship Healthy

College offers an atmosphere for growth both academically and emotionally.

Regardless of the number of boy toys or boyfriends you had before college, it is always important to ensure the relationship is healthy and safe for both involved. Healthy relationships are happier and definitely more enjoyable. So, what is a healthy relationship?

U Chic Approved: Rakuda’s Companion Backpack

When we college students hear the word backpack, we usually think of school and books, right? Well, it doesn’t always have to be that way! Backpacks can also be used for fun things like camping, beach trips, music festivals or a weekend trip to see friends from school over the summer.

The Pros of Living in an All-Girls Dorm

During the summer before freshman year, room and building changes are very common.

You may not have gotten your first choice of the coed residence hall, but before you decide that all-girls residence hall living isn't the right thing for you, I encourage you to try it out for a few weeks. I know it would be more stressful to move at a later date, but all-girls residence halls are really awesome.