Major Pain: 5 Signs it’s Time to Change Your Major

By Kelly Leslie, San Francisco State University Freshman orientation is just school spirit and advisers reminding you that you have plenty of time before you have to choose your major, but no one ever says how fast it’s going to sneak up on you. In fact, winter break for some sophomores can be a total

How to Beat the Job Search Blues (On the Cheap!)

College is supposed to be the best time of our lives, right? But the number one complaint out of all students lips is how much it costs. Registration, books, and living fees all add up, but we still have to find a little bit of room for fun too. If we lived in a big-time

New Study Shows Direct Correlation Between Your Student Loan and How Much Your Parents Hate Each Other

Well here’s one more thing you can blame your parents for: According to a recent article in Inside Higher Education, divorced and remarried parents contibute significantly less than parents that are still married do. According to a sub-sample of 2.400 students studied between 1995-1996, students who’s parents were still married only had to contribute 23%

College Internships: The New Entry-Level Job

Think an unpaid internship isn’t worth your time? Think again. New stats suggests that your chances of snagging a job right after college are getting harder and harder, and for those that DO manage to it’s because of their extensive internship experience. According to, full-time jobs for 18-to-29-year-olds have dropped since 2006, and less

Best of…(Student Body) Boys, Girls, and the Body Image Question

Body image…those words seem to in the back of everyone’s heads every time bikini season rolls around. Young women are often critical and judgmental of how they look, which is no surprise given the pressures that society presents. The “ideal” body is elusive; the total package includes perfect thighs, a tiny waist, perky breasts, proportioned

Best of…(Job Interview Essentials) Important Questions to Ask in a Multi-Person Job Interview

Question: I just had an interview at a company where I spoke to two different people. When it came time to the “do you have any questions for me” portion of the interview with the second person (the vice president of the company), I hesitated. I had already asked the first person, who would be

Best of…(Job Interview Essentials) Acing the Phone Interview

Question: How are phone interviews different from in-person interviews? Answer: It is 9:45 in the morning, you’re still in your pajamas, and the phone rings. It’s time for an interview. This seems normal, right? The fact is phone interviews are on the rise. Why? Quite simply, it is inexpensive, and it’s an easy way for

Introducing Our College Budget-Friendly Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you start freaking out about buying gifts for your friends and family due to the fact that you’re a poor college student who barely makes enough to go to the bar a few times a week, let alone buy presents for a gazillion people.

Best of…(Internship Basics) Making Your Resume Stand Out

Question: I’m applying for my first ever internship with a major publishing company, but I have no related work experience yet, and my only previous jobs have been retail. How do I write a resume that stands out? Answer: This is a great question and certainly one that plagues many college students. I hear comments

New Law Could Erase Student Loan Debt

Are you freaking out about all the student loans you’re going to have to pay back when you graduate? Well a little-known law is in the process of being passed that could help you out if you find yourself unemployed and unable to make your payments. HR 5043 (a.k.a. the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness