Category | Student

Study your objectives carefully before accepting an unpaid internship

Posted on 18 November 2008

Interning–otherwise known as the modern equivalent to slave labor–can be the most rewarding way for young students or recent grads to gain experience in a particular field. At least, that’s what the experts say. But these experts aren’t the ones sorting, collating, or filing. At what point does your intern experience fail to become its [...]

Controlling Loan Debt

Posted on 15 November 2008

Weekly groceries, winter clothes, wooden shelves–our children watch us purchase these things with a tiny piece of plastic, putting off payment for months. And they, too, will eventually be up to their ears in student loan debt. In our credit-addicted society, when it comes to understanding the pros and cons of borrowing money, the learning [...]

Is the Internship Dead?

Posted on 03 November 2008

It’s your junior year in college: Can you find the campus career center? Are you interested in an internship? Knowing how and where to land a good internship before graduation could be your ticket to professional success. But some soon-to-be graduates–particularly those majoring in critical skills professions like nursing, teaching, and information technology–are passing up [...]

Coupons and the College Student

Posted on 14 October 2008

Cashed-strapped college students are always looking for ways to save money. Whether they are borrowing books from friends, taking the bus instead of hopping a cab, or shopping thrift stores rather than elite clothing shops, penny-pinching is an art form any student can appreciate. Coupons also fit into the savings scheme. They are abundantly available [...]


Posted on 10 October 2008

What we are talking about here… Revision is a project if ever there was one! So much to do, so little time – hey, we’ve all been there! But it is a project isn’t it – it has a beginning, middle and with luck an end – the exam. So treat it just the same. [...]

Project Management

Posted on 09 October 2008

What we are talking about here… Just about everything you do in your studying you can call “a project” – whether it is revising for an exam or writing a report. A “project” has a beginning, middle and end – simple! It may also involve you in research at any stage. Why it is important [...]

Stress and Health Management

Posted on 03 October 2008

What we are talking about here… You are a more highly complex piece of biological machinery than anything on this plane man has invented. More complex than the rocket that put the first people on the moon. More complex than the best computer system ever invented. More complex than the whole of the internet multiplied [...]

Understanding your values

Posted on 02 October 2008

What we are talking about here… Your values are the foundations of your life The things you hold onto when all else fails They are lived out as the way you behave They are experienced by you as the way you want to be in the here and now Values are the states of being [...]

Student Loan Debt

Posted on 25 September 2008

Will it be Wendy’s or McDonald’s for dinner tonight? Have you and your six roommates decided which consignment shops you’ll visit to beef up your spring wardrobe? Gladiator is out on video, just in case you couldn’t afford a ticket to see it in the theaters. If this penny-pinching profile describes you, you’re not alone. [...]

A trip through the inner workings of the student loan system

Posted on 14 September 2008

As exciting as graduation is, there is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get six months and 45 days later. Why six months and 45 days? That’s when your first student loan payment is due. If your experience is anything like most, the adrenaline is due more to anxiety than pleasure. But paying back [...]