Sky high student loans mean that every penny counts in college. Check out these 8 great tips on how to save money as a student! | HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN COLLEGE | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

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…

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Bulletin boards are a crucial part of the RA job. Check out these tips for making amazing bulletin boards that really engage your residents. | RA SERIES: HOW TO MAKE INCREDIBLE BULLETIN BOARDS THAT WOW YOUR RESIDENTS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

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!}…

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Your class schedule really forms the foundation for your college experience each semester. Here's what to consider when registering for classes!

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…

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Finals week means all-day library campouts. Don't forget to pack all your essentials in your backpack before you head out for a productive day of studying.

Finals week: Your ultimate library survival kit

Finals week is coming up, and — at least for me — that means camping out in the library for most of the day. For finals week last semester, I posted about how to stay sane during this stressful time. This time around, I figured I would write about something I have quite a bit of experience with: packing your backpack for the library. Here are some of the essentials aside from the usual notebooks, textbooks, laptop, and pens that I make sure to bring with me when I head to the library during finals week. Comfy clothes If your only…

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It would be devastating to realize you couldn't graduate on time because you didn't keep track of your major requirements. Avoid that with this technique!

How to make sure you’re on the right track with your major

An aspect of college that many students struggle with is the process of selecting a major. There are tons of options, many of which you’ve probably never heard of until you actually get into college. I can’t exactly help you with selecting your major, at least not in this particular blog post, (sorry!) but I’ve got a pretty solid method to make sure you’re on the right track for your major so that you can maximize your time in college. As you may know, I’m a big fan of organizational, color coded spreadsheets. They help me keep my life together…

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Success in college leads to a successful life. Try these 5 tips to maximize your college productivity and build an awesome future!

5 ways to be more successful in college

You’ve probably been told for most of your life that going to college is a recipe for success in your adult life. You’ll get a good education, which will lead to a good job, which will lead to making a decent living for yourself and your family. However, people often focus so much on telling you how successful college will make you that they forget to tell you how to be successful when you’re actually in college. In this post, I’ll be going over five of my best tips for being more successful in college as well as recommending an awesome product…

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Whether you're reading, writing papers, or just plain old studying, there's music that's perfect for the type of work you're doing. Check out my favorites!

My all time favorite music for studying

What do you do when you’re in the library trying to study for an exam when the person sitting next to you won’t stop clicking their pen? If you’re anything like me, you like to avoid confrontation at all costs so you pop your headphones in and try to keep focusing on your work. What you listen to through those headphones matters though, because not all music is created equal when it comes time for studying. Personally, the type of music I listen to largely depends on what type of work I’m doing. As an English major, I do a…

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College classes often come with a lot of assignments, but crafting a planner system that works for you can ensure that you never miss an assignment again.

How to use a planner: Tracking class assignments

It’s no secret that I LOVE my planner. I use it to keep track of just about everything, from my classes, to my job, to extracurriculars, to this blog. I learned a long time ago that I tend to remember things best if I write them down and color code them, so I’ve been using a physical planner since about fifth grade. In this post, I’ll be giving you a peek into my planner. More specifically, how I use my planner to keep track of my assignments and how to make sure that you never forget a single assignment for your…

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Frustrated by the mess that is your dorm room? Me too. These 3 steps + free downloadable cleaning schedule will help you actually keep your dorm room clean.

How to actually keep your dorm room clean + freebie

Last semester, I admittedly did a terrible job keeping my dorm room clean. I cleaned whenever I felt like it (so obviously not that often) and I kept letting things get crazy messy. However, a dirty or messy room tends to stress me out and college is already stressful enough without worrying about living in a messy environment as well. So, this semester, I’m trying to devote more time to cleaning so that I can devote less time to stressing out. Here are the 3 steps I’m taking this semester to actually keep my dorm room clean. 1. Create a…

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Going back to school after a break is always tough, but if you practice these 5 easy habits, you'll be on your way to a relaxing and worry-free semester.

5 happy habits to ensure a relaxing semester

If it hasn’t begun for you already, the spring semester is going to start very soon. I hope your winter break has been very relaxing; I know mine has provided me with some much needed stress relief. Even though I don’t go back to school for another week, I’m starting to get a little worried about how I’ll transition back into the stress of school. Because of this, I figured some of you could also benefit from a relaxation guide. I hope that the suggestions in this blog post can help you build healthy and happy habits that will allow…

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