3 Myths About Working While in College

The debate over the benefits and drawbacks of working in college is ongoing, with both sides sticking firmly to their point of view. Several studies that have been done into this area have thrown up some interesting facts, some completely contrary to the prevailing beliefs. Busting some of the myths about working while in college …

Myths about College Majors

Selecting a college major can be both a rewarding and confusing enterprise. Majors can range from general to niche. You can double major, switch majors, select a specialization within your major. But with all these options available, misconceptions and myths can muddy the water. Here are a few common myths about college majors: I have …

Myth: Internships Are Only for College Students

We most often hear about how a college student we know is aiming for this internship during their summer or that one immediately after graduation, but did you know that interning isn’t only for people in college? Here’s why you should still consider going after that internship even if you’re still in high school: Great …

Myth: Only the Grades in Your Major-Related Classes Matter

Going into college, it’s easy to think that your grades don’t matter for the first couple of years until you really start to hone in on your major. A common misconception is that the general education classes and electives that you take during your freshman and sophomore year are ones that you can put on …

Myth: Everyone Else Has Their Life Figured Out

Think of a peer you admire, whether it be a friend, classmate, or someone prevalent on campus. How do you perceive their life and their success? Chances are, if you admire someone, you probably think that their life is all put together and that they know exactly what they are doing. However, you can never …

Myth: College is Only For Young Students in Their 20’s

You may have noticed that not everyone in your college classroom is your age, especially if you are taking a night course. Adult learners are a growing presence in post-secondary education. Some schools (such as Phoenix University, which you’ve probably seen ads for) openly cater to these students. But what exactly is an adult learner? …

5 Myths about College Academic Advisors / Counselors

We all know how difficult it can be to admit we need help, especially the more we are considered adults. But the beautiful thing about academic advisors (sometimes called college counselors) is that their sole job is to provide assistance to you throughout your college career. They are there to make sure you succeed, so …

Myth: I Have to Know My Career Goal Before College

As nice as it would be to know exactly what you want to do right off the bat, it may not be the case. And that’s ok! Not everyone has a set-in-stone plan by the first day of Freshman year, and even those with clear goals or outlines might find their plans changing. College is a …