Diploma Diaries: Negotiating a Better Salary

When you’re about to start your first job out of college, having “the talk” with your soon-to-be employer can and will be a tad awkward.

Remember that negotiating your salary should be a mutual ground between you and your boss -- not a day at the auction house. With these five tips, you will be well on your way to a stable paycheck!

Fun in the Sun: 5 Healthy Summer Recipes

Summer is one of my favorite seasons because of all the yummy produce that grows in Wisconsin. I can visit a local farmers market on Saturdays to stock up on tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and so much more!

On the topic of delicious summer recipes, listed below are five of my favorite summer eats!

‘Diploma Diaries’ Giveaway Extended

You now have another chance to enter our "Diploma Diaries" giveaway!

To enter, tell us what you're most concerned about in the post-grad world by commenting on our Facebook posts about the giveaway or tweeting at us using #DiplomaDiaries by Thursday, May 30. The best responses will win!

Spend Your Summer Strengthening Your Resume

If you didn't land an internship for the summer, do not sit there and sulk! There are still plenty of ways for you to have a productive summer all while strengthening your resume.

These tips will help keep you on track over the summer while preparing yourself to be the perfect fit for any internships you apply to for the fall semester.

U Chic Approved: Workout Essentials

The summer air is coming and working out can be a pain, but I have a few products that I always love to use when I am working out. These products make working out fun and healthy, and I always use these things when I exercise!

Fun In The Sun: Ideas For a Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, and I could not be more excited. For those of you who dare not wear white until the date, it’s time to take out those white jeans and sundresses!

With the federal holiday, most of us are given the opportunity to take the day off. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

Here some ideas on how to have fun this Memorial Day weekend!

The Media Maven: ‘Meet Zach Sobiech’

Video sensation 18-year-old Zach Sobiech passed away on Monday of osteosarcoma. On Tuesday, my Facebook was filled with friends posting a video over and over again and many other liking it and commenting on it.

I just had to know what this was, but I had no idea what I was getting into. I thought I was about to watch a three-minute video about a cool kid. Twenty minutes later, I’m crying like a baby on my bed wishing I could have just met Sobiech.

Diploma Diaries: Under One Roof

I vividly remember the moment following my graduation back in May of 2012. We had emptied out my studio apartment down to the last cockroach, and once again, my big SUV was packed to the brim.

I have moved out of college so many times before, but this time was different. I was now under the law of the land -- parent law -- the minute I closed the door to my car. The ride from D.C. back to Connecticut felt like a century as I contemplated the highs and lows I was about to experience as a student reentering my childhood home. But now a year to the day past my eventual move-in, I see my experience as something truly beneficial rather than painful.

12 Tips on Moving Out of Your College Apartment

The moving process is long and frustrating. Between the packing, the lifting and the transporting, you might find yourself stressed out and physically drained.

Luckily, I have spent way too many days moving in and out of apartments, accumulating both mistakes and great tips.

Here are 12 guidelines that will help you reduce your moving anxiety and make the process just a bit easier!

5 Ideas to Keep In Touch With College Friends Over the Summer

College presents the wonderful opportunity to meet a widely diverse range of people, spanning all walks of life and all area codes. One of the biggest advantages of college is the ability to trade stories with someone who grew up on a farm and someone from a big city in the same conversation. The only downside shows up when the semester ends and suddenly there’s no more dormitory walls housing you together.