If you have an Amazon Student account, you can enter the Amazon Student Scholarship. FIFTY Amazon Student members will receive a $5,000 scholarship and $500 Amazon gift card. If you’re not a member, you can sign up for a FREE 6-month Amazon Student trial with your college email. You’ll also get 6-months of free 2-day shipping on Amazon and other Prime member benefits as well. You have until November 20th to apply for this scholarship. Good luck :)

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wikiHow to Survive College: 20+ Articles

Congratulations on a fresh new start!

First 3 Essentials: Be Confident. Be Yourself. Believe In Yourself.

You do not have to Care What Other People Think.

You deserve to be where you are, now go make the best of it!

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General

  1. One of the most underrated but necessary tips for college: Manage Your Time.
  2. Here’s what you need to pack. And don’t forget to review the tips section!
  3. Be a good roommate. It may be too late to choose one, so talk about your preferences and be prepared to compromise!
  4. Making Friends has never been tougher, or easier.
  5. If you want to avoid the Freshman 15 but don’t want to exercise, there’s only one other alternative: Eat Healthy

School

  1. If you’ve never taken notes before, you’ll need to. Here are 20+ Ways to Take Lecture Notes efficiently.
  2. You will also have to Study for Exams - unlike high school, chances are they weigh significantly more than your homework.
  3. Being able to write a solid essay will also be a huge factor in your college career. You may also have to write a Research Paper.
  4. What’s an all-nighter? You’ll find out, at least once. Learn how to pull it off.
  5. Be prepared to read a lot more. It might not hurt to learn the basics of Speed Reading.

Home Economics 101

  1. Don’t know how to Do Laundry? It’s about time, learn how!
  2. Never cooked eggs before? Scrambled is a good way to start!
  3. Instant Ramen becomes a part of your life. Might as well Step Up Your Ramen Game. Cooking Pasta is also a good alternative.
  4. No oven? Satisfy your sweet tooth with Mug Cake (4 Recipes).
  5. Depending on where you are, you might need a DIY Air Conditioner.

For Everything Else (from procrastinating, to joining clubs, to personal finances): How to Succeed in College.

Other things to think about:

  • Give yourself an edge and Find an Internship while you are in college! If you are applying for summer, start looking in March/April.
  • If you are attending a state or private school, you can also consider saving money by taking transferrable courses at a community college during the summer.

For more ways to Find Money for College? Go here.

For What to Do After College? Go here.

icebreaker-bouquet asked:

hi, sorry if this is a bad question, but I was wondering if you knew when the back to school sales will start? I live in Cali, and school starts in about 3 weeks. I normally shop at Target/Walmart for supplies. their supples can be ridiculously expensive when they're not on their back to school summer sale. if you don't know, that's okay. thanks anyways!

Hi icebreaker-bouquet! Not a bad question at all :) Back to school sales have already started at some places! 

Be sure to also check in stores as well! I know a lot of the stores above have these limited quantity sales with certain items marked to only $1. It’s usually placed in the bins in front of the store during back to school season. I’ll make another one of my textbook savings post in the next 1-2 weeks when more textbook sales start as well for those who need it. Hope that helps :)

Top Majors For Recent Grads: Turning Unprofitable Degrees Into Lucrative Career Paths

Not everyone’s desperately forcing themselves into a finance or computer science degree in the hopes of a steady job post-graduation. Droves of students are still opting for degrees as diverse as performing arts and health professions, according to data recently collected from LinkedIn.

Out of the 650 schools on FORBES’ Top Colleges list this year, social sciences is the second-most popular area studied. Communications and psychology also showed up in the top 10.

10 Things Every College Grad Needs To Know About Money

The 10 most important tips you need to know:

1)  Don’t make career decisions based only on dollar amounts.

2)  Figure out how much you will need up front in order to move and start your life.

3)  Know what your take-home pay is—it’s not as much as you think.

4)  Be realistic about your expenses and essentials.

5)  Know when to use a debit card or credit card.

See the rest here.

WHY MY COLLEGE IS FUCKING AWESOME

Okay so like for the past 2 years my college has made it mandatory for EVERYONE, teachers, students, extra, to take basically this thing that tells you about how to avoid dangerous situations and such

And this year is no different, and while I might bitch and moan about it, it is a really important thing that I LOVE about the college

And THIS SCHOOL YEAR THEY ADDED LIKE GENDER IDENTITY AND SUCH IN IT

Which I was expecting to be the same old ‘blah blah same sex and cisgender’ things

BUT I GOT TO THIS PAGE AND THEN CRIED

IT HAD ASEXUAL AND JUST OTHER THINGS THAT SO OFTEN GET PUSHED UNDER THE RUG

ITS SO GOSH DARN RESPECTFUL Like Here look!

Like I can’t tell you what it means to me to know SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS

Its just a small part of it, but it still just makes me so happy, and just they are covering important things and it bringing tears to my eyes.

Like as weird as it may sound this makes me feel accepted and okay, and that maybe I won’t have to hide anymore one day. 

I am just so happy, and if I could I would stay at this college if I had a stay place to stay year round.