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5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

By Carly Drake, North Central College and Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Researchers have studied college students’ mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education – like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns – wear on students. This stress can incite new mental health concerns and worsen existing ones, such as anxiety and depression. Sleep…

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Caring For Your Mental Health While Taking Online Courses

By Alyssa, Student Minds Blog Even though you may have thought you’d adjusted to your university routine, the current necessity of learning from home can make it much harder to find a university-life balance. COVID-19 has changed many of our plans — especially when it comes to university. Just as much as it’s important to self-regulate and keep up with studies,…

17 Totally Normal Feelings to Have as a College Student Right Now

By: Jessica A. Gold It’s officially back-to-school season even though this school year is anything but normal—something you know especially well if you’re a college student. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in countless ways and it’s now wreaking havoc on the typical college experience of students across the country too. These changes don’t just have practical consequences; they’re…

Tips for taking online classes: 8 strategies for success

In the past, earning a college degree meant physically attending in-person classes, which often posed challenges for working professionals or those with complicated schedules. Now, thanks to advances in technology, it’s easier than ever to find a degree program that offers the flexibility you need, whether through traditional in-person classes, online learning, or a blend of the two.  There are…

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Remote Internship

By Annie Pei You snagged a remote internship—congrats! Welcome to a world of flexible working. While remote internships have a ton of pros, you’ll need to be prepared to work and complete all of your intern responsibilities…with all the distractions at home. When you have a remote internship, how can you stay focused and make sure you’re getting things done? We’ve got five easy tips…

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Job Fair

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Job Fair Navigating a virtual job fair may be new territory for a lot of students. Although it looks different from a regular job fair, there are just as many opportunities to take hold of. To make the most out of your experience, it’s important to be prepared to speak to employers and show your…

5 Ways to Curate Your Online Presence During Your Post-Grad Job Hunt

5 Ways to Curate Your Online Presence During Your Post-Grad Job Hunt It’s incredibly important to monitor your social media use both personally and professionally when searching for a job. Employers are now, more than ever, consulting candidates’ social media profiles to get to know them. In fact, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and one of…