The essential guide to creating a fantastic resume

As a senior, the job search, “adulting,” and “real life” are coming faster than ever. Even if you’re still a ways away from graduating and finding a “real job,” you might be looking for an internship, a part-time job, or just trying to get ahead. Whatever your job search situation, this week’s post is for you! I’m going to run down all the tips I can think of about how to make an amazing resume to really put your best foot forward. Let’s take it from the top! I’m going to run through my resume top to bottom and give…

How to choose the best major for you

Choosing a major is one of the most significant decisions you can make in college. It influences a large number of the classes you take and sometimes can even impact your career post-graduation. Because it’s such a big decision, I knew I wanted to write a post about it. However, I only have so much experience with it and I really can’t speak for a lot of majors. I decided to get around the narrow field of my experience by doing what I always do when I need help — asking my friends. I’m lucky enough to have friends with…

How to exercise when you hate the gym

Ever since I first came to college, one of the things I’ve had the toughest time with is getting myself to exercise. I set some form of an “exercise more” goal every time I do some goal setting, but it’s often the goal I falter on the most. A lot of my friends will go for runs outside or trek to our campus rec center for a cardio and weightlifting session. I’m always amazed by people who have the motivation to make it there because, truth be told, I hate working out at the gym. I don’t like running, I don’t…

How to save money in college

With the sky high amounts that so many of us owe in student loans, being frugal is increasingly important. It can sometimes be hard to save money while you’re in college, but I’ve rounded up my best tips for today’s blog post. Without further ado, check out my 8 best money-saving suggestions for college students! *Please note: This advice comes from my own experience and because of that is geared toward people from an upper middle class background similar to mine. I’m not an expert on this subject and can only speak from my own experience.* 1. Create a budget…

Happy birthday to me! My goals for 21

I turned 21 a couple of days ago and this is definitely the most different I’ve felt after a birthday. (I mean, I still don’t feel like an adult, but I definitely actually do feel older!) Birthdays always feel kind of like New Year’s to me and that means it’s the perfect time to set or recommit to goals. New school years and new months are also perfect excuses to set some new goals! I wrote a post all about how to set and achieve awesome and reasonable goals that you can read here. If that’s not enough for you…

A list of lists you NEED to keep in your planner

Whatever you’ve been up to lately, I hope your school year is off to a great start! My first week has been ridiculously busy so I’m coming at you with a short and sweet post this week on the blog. It’s literally just a list of 13 lists that I strongly recommend keeping in your planner, bullet journal, or catch-all notebook. Some of them even come with links to past posts on the blog if you’re interested in learning more about how I handle these important items in my life. {Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post…

RA series: How to make incredible bulletin boards that WOW your residents

This year marks my second year as an RA in a freshman dorm. My residents just moved in this week and I am so excited for the school year to start! In honor of the new school year, I wanted to start a new series on the blog. This series will include all my best tips on being the best RA you can be. The first post is going to cover one of my favorite parts of being an RA — bulletin boards! {Leave a comment down below with what other RA topics you’d like to see on the blog!}…

How to plan your schedule to maximize your productivity

I’ve just recently moved in for my senior year as an undergrad and this will be my second year as a freshman RA. Now, every school does scheduling differently and from what I know, my school is pretty weird. Our incoming freshmen register for classes just a couple of days before class begins for the fall semester, which can end up being super stressful for those of us who like to approach major life decisions with a color-coded spreadsheet and at least three contingency plans. Things usually work out for the best, but no matter how your school handles scheduling…

10 things in life to start appreciating + photos from my life

With everything that’s going on in the world today and the prevalence of all that negative news in our lives, sometimes it’s easy to start feeling down. When the weight of the world has got me down, I find that reflecting on my own life and on how great I’ve got it can help me cheer up and look on the bright side a bit more. No matter what’s going on in your life, there’s always room for more positivity and for more appreciating what you’ve got. While a positive outlook can by no means completely fix major life problems,…

How to pack to make sure you don’t forget ANYTHING

It’s still summer, but only just barely! Whether you’re packing for a vacation to take advantage of the last days of summer or you’re already packing to move back in at school, you’ve got to try my method. I’ve developed the method over the years and I’ve got to give credit to my mom for most of these tips. I don’t know anyone who can pack as well as my mom can, but I’ve channeled her advice into a method I’m sharing with you in this week’s post. This is the foolproof method I use to pack for vacations, for…