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Student Tips: College Life

Student Tips: College Life

We asked Fastweb users to share their advice on college life, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Try not to hold on to what is familiar to you. ...

By Contributing Fastweb student members
Published June 5, 2007
Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Below are just a few of the stories FastWeb members who are nontraditional, returning, students have shared: "The greatest challenge I faced was fitting in with the other students. I felt ...

Published June 4, 2008
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

I’m old enough to be these kids’ mother, I think to myself as I observe my younger classmates lining both sides of the hallway. While we wait for the professor to ...

Published June 5, 2007
Party On at America's Top Party Schools

Party On at America's Top Party Schools

Just before the school year begins, the Princeton Review always makes it a point to release the all-you-need-to-know info on the nation's best, worst and most happening college campuses. Of course, ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published August 5, 2010
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

With the popularity of social media websites for college students, comes usage warnings and advice for best practices. In addition to the typical warnings college students hear, many are also getting ...

By UniversityParent.com
Published June 18, 2009
To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

Maybe it was delivered to your mailbox. Maybe you saw it on a poster. Maybe a friend told you about it. You have a choice to make about the upcoming rush ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 4, 2012
Roommates 101

Roommates 101

The roommate experience doesn't have to be awful--just follow these tips.

By Betsy Huang
Published April 21, 2009
Student Advice on Freshman Year

Student Advice on Freshman Year

College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a ...

Published April 6, 2016
Surviving Family During the Holidays

Surviving Family During the Holidays

During the holiday season, we’re inundated with messages about how much the family means. However, when your mother enforces your 10 p.m. high school curfew after months of staying up until ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
Learn to Love Your New City

Learn to Love Your New City

So, you’ve made the big move to a new city! Whether you’ve moved for college, a new job, or a summer internship, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key ...

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published September 10, 2010
How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter

How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter

Photo courtesy of Apple. http://www.apple.com/iphone/why-iphone/

By Sandra Guy
Published June 17, 2009
Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget

Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget

Sometimes, the family you have isn’t just related to you by blood. Rather, your idea of family extends to the friends you’ve made at school. The holiday months, therefore, not only ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Photo Courtesy of foodnetwork.com

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 29, 2010
What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays

What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays

Snowed in? Flights too expensive? Mom and dad took off on an exotic getaway? Scheduled to work? There are a few reasons you may not be able to get home for ...

By Leah Westfall
Published November 29, 2010
(Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half

(Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half

Although nothing can surpass the dread that finals bring, traveling home for the holidays is a close second. With hours of drive time ahead of you on three hours of sleep, ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!

Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!

Surprisingly, failing is not the end of the world.

By Chris Diehl
Published April 21, 2009
A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

Sometimes, a father knows best. A dad offers advice to college students.

By Glen Soden
Published April 21, 2009
Academic Adjustments

Academic Adjustments

If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published September 2, 2008
Freshman Year Follies

Freshman Year Follies

FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 3, 2008