Tag: College Advice

10 Tips from College Students on Recovering from Burnout

By Ariane Vigna If you’ve found yourself having a pessimistic outlook on life, being detached from your work, feeling emotionally and physically exhausted, and lacking inspiration and creativity, you may be experiencing burnout.  What’s that? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It happens when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and…

How to Upgrade Your Professional Social Media

By Chantal Canales What are your plans for after graduation? Do you have a summer internship? What’s your dream career? If you’re anything like me, these questions haunt your mind constantly. Thinking about the future can be scary, especially without a sense of where to start. As college students, we are constantly worrying about our future, doing the absolute most to…

This Academic Advisor Has 12 Things She Wants to Tell College Parents

By: Pricilla Baker I serve as an Academic Advisor at a large University which puts me in the unique position of witnessing firsthand a lot of what most of you only speculate about higher education and the college experience today. Having had no fewer than twelve students (male and female) sob in my office in the first 3 weeks of last semester,…

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…