Articles tagged with College Majors

4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

This post is part of a week-long series to help new high school and college students prepare for their freshman year. Throughout this week, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks for this critical transition. College is a unique environment that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and welcome opportunities for growth. The first piece to branching out of your comfort zone is getting involved on campus, a task that can be particularly intimidating for commuter students. Without the luxury of constant bonding with floormates, commuter students must find ways to feel at home on campus. Commuter students can get inv ... Read More About 4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

Know the Difference Between In-Person, Online, and Hybrid Courses

Know the Difference Between In-Person, Online, and Hybrid Courses

One of the many perks of college is that, to some extent, you can choose which style of course is the best fit for you. It’s important to grasp the difference between in-person, online, and hybrid courses so that when given the opportunity, you can choose the one that matches your preferred learning style. For example, in-person classes encourage a high level of collaboration and in-class participation, while online courses require you to vigilantly keep up with the assignment schedule, and hybrid courses ask a bit of both from students. When deciding what classes to take, it’s key to know the difference between in-person, online, ... Read More About Know the Difference Between In-Person, Online, and Hybrid Courses

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

The college summer term can offer many benefits, such as increased flexibility and course options that you might not otherwise have during the spring and fall semesters. While summer term varies from school to school, it’s key to understand what type of summer class is right for you, such as short vs. long sessions or in-person vs. online. Keep reading to identify the right type of summer class for you: The short vs. long(er) summer course During the fall and spring semesters, college classes typically run for the full duration of the semester—about 15 weeks. During the summer term, however, schools offer courses in a variety of ... Read More About What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

The following is a guest post written by Caitlin Grove, an Associate Content Coordinator for Varsity Tutors. When you start to see the light at the end of the college tunnel, one particular question may cross your mind: “How do I land my dream job?” The idea of exiting the college journey and moving directly to your dream career is enticing. The harsh reality is that it isn’t a simple process. Before I landed my current position as Associate Content Coordinator with Varsity Tutors, I had to be honest with myself about what the term “dream job” meant for me and how I would ultimately get there. In some ways ... Read More About 4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

Green majors, or majors focusing on environmental issues, have become increasingly popular among college students. And for good reason—job growth in the environmental sector has jumped in recent years. Today, colleges and universities offer exciting green majors to fit these job opportunities, such as geographic information science and renewable energy engineering. Here are three green majors that you should know about: Green major #1—geographic information science An increasing number of colleges and universities offer majors in geographic information science. Geographic information science, sometimes called “GIS” fo ... Read More About 3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

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