In my previous article, I talked about what media and pop culture don’t tell you about Greek Life. But what is it exactly? Greek Life is a general word for fraternities and sororities. Greek letters are used for each fraternity or sorority names, each with its own unique meaning that is unique to its organizational values. There are two aspects of Greek Life: Social and Professional. The social aspect is mostly gender-based, meaning that men would rush for fraternities while
“You’re in a sorority? But you don’t seem like a sorority girl…” I constantly hear this phrase throughout my time being in a sorority. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand where people are coming from. Greek Life tends to have a bad rep, but that’s also because the media portrays the wrong idea of what being in a fraternity or sorority is all about. After being a part of Greek Life myself, I’m ready to share with you what media and pop culture don’t tell you about Frat
We all know it; college costs A LOT of money! Even with Financial Aid (which you should definitely apply for) saving a little bit more money wouldn’t hurt either. With our busy schedules, sometimes buying groceries to cook isn’t the most convenient way to go. Here are some ways to save money in college so you can have peace of mind knowing you have a little bit extra for a rainy day. HONEY – CHROME EXTENSION: The Honey app extension for Chrome users has to be my proudest disc
Let me tell you, having a job while managing your studies at the same time is not an easy feat. Here’s my story on working while going to college at the same time. Coming from a low-income family, I started working at a very young age (8th grade to be exact!). I also worked throughout high school, tutoring younger students and working at a boba shop, so I understood the importance of hard work. I thought that I understood how to manage my time well in college. Why not, right?
“Study smarter, not harder.” Hopefully, the above saying is half true, but the reality, you need to study hard and do it in a smart way as well. Balancing the two may not be the easiest feat, but these tips will help you find a study method that will work best for you. 1. Study as you learn Yes, this is possible! By reviewing your notes every night of what you learned that day, your brain will familiarize itself with the information. This way, the information will stick and i
We hear it all the time. But what is “networking” exactly? In my experiences, networking just really means interacting and connecting to people to exchange information and contacts to further a person’s career. Sounds simple? It can be, but it’s also a skill that takes practice. Networking has been the most valuable skill I have acquired as an undergraduate. Through our everyday conversation, we are actually networking without even realizing it. Networking can lead to a vast
“Apply for FAFSA! Don’t forget! Complete and submit your FAFSA today!” We hear it about it all the time on campus, but what exactly is FAFSA and what can it do for you? Let’s break it down: FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's a part of the United States Department of Education and is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. It offers more than $150 billion each year to help fund the millions of students who are aiming for higher
The semester just started and you already found yourself feeling stressed out? Don’t worry, no one says college is a piece of cake! No matter how difficult it may become, you can make your college experience more bearable with minor adjustments. Here are some Life Hacks to help you increase productivity while still getting a good night’s rest. 1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep Believe it or not, college students should get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. The reality is