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COOL HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Holiday Gift Guide
Sure, Christmas may be right around the corner (literally), but we still wanted to throw our hat into the ring of great holiday gift ideas for students.  If you’re a parent looking to buy for your student, you really can’t go wrong with any of these. If you’re a student, it’s never too late to put a last-minute request in to Santa.  MYPATH101 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Portable ProjectorForget the flatscreen TVs. Go big or go home! For around $130, you can get a nice portable projector ($85) and a wall-... Read more »

Making The Most Of Winter Break

to-do list
In the next couple of weeks all across the country college students will be wrapping up finals and coming home for a much needed winter break. If you’re freshmen, these next few weeks of downtime are not only a great chance to rest and recharge for the rest of the year, but also for taking some small steps to make sure you’re still on track for your long-term goals. With that in mind, here’s a little end-of-the-semester to-do list to help you make the most of your winter break. Review Your First SemesterIn the next... Read more »

How Meditation Can Help You Focus On Your Finals

meditation, mindfulness
A couple weeks ago we talked about ways to deal with the stress of final exams, and one of these was through meditation.  Maybe the word meditation makes you think of a monk sitting somewhere high in the Himalayas and chanting “om.” Uh, yeah...that’s not the kind of meditation we’re talking about.  Simply put, meditation is mindfulness. It’s being present in the moment and focusing your mind on just one thing. Of course, that’s not so easy in today’s fast-paced, distraction-... Read more »

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A College

Choosing the right college for you
It’s Black Friday! That annual day of shopping madness where people get up way too early to stand in line way too long just to get a great deal on a video game console that will be obsolete in a few months.  Only in America. Today is also the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season, and millions of people will be heading out to the local mall, shopping list in hand, and ready to take advantage of all the big sales. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a “shopping list” of 5 Things To... Read more »

Five Ways To Maximize Your Hiring Potential

dream job, dream career, job searching tips
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. —Benjamin FranklinWhen you’re still in school, it can be tempting to think of your career as something that’s way off in the distant future, and, therefore, something you don't really need to think about until you're nearing graduation. The truth is, in today's competitive job market, unless you’re taking all the necessary steps to prepare yourself now, your dream job could end up being someone else’s dream job. But don’t panic. Although... Read more »

How To Deal With The Stress Of Final Exams

final exams, dealing with stress
As we reach the halfway point in November, it means the first semester is beginning to wind down—and you know what that means: finals.  Yikes! I graduated from college almost…well…let’s just say a long time ago, and that word still gives me the heebie jeebies! On top of that, the holiday season is right around the corner, which adds a whole nother layer of stress and anxiety to this already hectic time of year. I mean, who has time to deal with relatives or go shopping for gifts when you’ve got a Calc... Read more »

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