Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

While the thought of “back-to-school” may elicit groans from many, one silver lining of heading back is the great deals for students around this time of year. With a new school year comes new needs (wants…needs…same thing, right?): new school supplies, new planners, and even new technology can serve as helpful motivation to start the school year off right. [RELATED: 5 Things to Do the Summer Before College] Think of back-to-school shopping as a pre-test before the year officially begins; like each test, it comes with a bit of preparation. Don’t worry too much, though—remember how fun back-to-school shopp ... Read More About Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

It’s August and you’re about to dive into your senior year of high school. It’s also time to jump into the college application process (if you haven’t already) which, at times, can be a little stressful. Over the next few months, you’ll write several essays, send many transcripts, and fill out seemingly endless piles of paperwork. It’s a lot of work—but once you’re done, the payoff is so sweet: admission into college and plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your senior year of high school. Want to learn how to make it through as painlessly as possible? This first installment of a three-part ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

Congratulations! You’re going to business school. This transition is quite an exciting time in your life. Now that the application process is over, the fun can begin. Before you dive headfirst into your MBA program, however, let’s take a look at a few items to take care of at the beginning of your journey. Beyond the basics—like meeting new people and getting an internship—here are four things to accomplish in your first semester of business school. 1. Make a list of MBA goals Don’t simply store them in your head, make sure to write down your list of goals — otherwise, you might forget. Plus, you can revie ... Read More About 4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently tutors in Austin, Texas, specializing in GRE tutoring and Latin tutoring, among other subjects. Read on for his review of Washington University in St. Louis: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. David: Campus is situated in unincorporated St. Louis County and Clayton, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb about fifteen minutes from Downtown. Just north of the main campus is “The Loop,&rd ... Read More About A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors

Deciding on a college major is one of the biggest choices you will make—after all, it will set you on the path toward a career you'll stick to for the rest of your life, right? Not necessarily! Not only do students often switch majors in college, post-grads end up changing career paths as well. Hence, there may not be as much pressure on this decision as you once thought. However, it is still a choice that should not be made lightly. What if you are at the point where you are considering switching majors? Before you take the plunge, it is crucial to honestly consider these five important questions. 1. Why exactly do I want to switch ma ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors