How to Develop Independence at College

You might be thinking, Doesn’t college help you become independent all on its own?  And you’re right! And wrong. College is definitely a huge step in independence, and there’s nothing like living on your own in a dorm building or apartment without your parents around that will help you take a lot of great steps

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Spending Your Holidays Away from Home

By and large, most college students head home for Thanksgiving and Christmas—particularly because most schools have a rather long holiday break. However, depending on where you’re going to school, how far away it is from where you call home, and how much money it costs to get there, you may not have the luxury of

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Things to Consider When Living Alone for the First Time

As you approach the later years of your college career, you might find yourself in a position where you want (or have) to live alone. Living alone—without roommates—can be a really exciting step of independence. On the flip side, it might feel kind of overwhelming. There’s something refreshing about having your very own space to

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5 Things to Know About Your Senior Year

Your senior year of college is special on several fronts. First, it’s your last year of undergraduate school! Unless of course, you’re taking a few extra credits, and it will take you a semester or two longer to graduate. But, hey, either way, this is an immense accomplishment! Secondly, you’re right on the brink of

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