Preface: In college, you will make mistakes. That’s not a question. And to be honest, it’s the best low-risk environment to make those growing pain mistakes. But these aren’t the errors I’m discussing today. There are some bad situations that you might find yourself in that can make your whole college experience turn sour. This is totally avoidable if you learn what I’m about to tell you.
Trust me on this one, girl. Let me show you how to save you from yourself.
Side hustles are the new wave among millennials, and for good reason. Our generation is known for being multi-talented and totally unsatisfied with the thought of having just one career path. Job security is becoming less and less of a guarantee as well, and it’s now almost necessary to start pulling income from multiple places.
A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion– a chance to delve into fashion, travel, or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.
I think of a side hustle as a project, hobby, or small business that you have outside of your regular responsibilities. Your side hustle uses your talents and passions to make some sort of profit.
This wave is not just for 20-something millennials who work 9-5 jobs, though. Having a side hustle while you’re still in college can be a huge advantage, especially when applying for internships.
As Freshman year came to a close and I was packing up my dorm for on campus storage, I realized that there was a lot of stuff I ended up not really using. If I had known what not to buy going into my first year of college, I would’ve been able to save a lot of money.
I know, as an incoming freshman, it’s easy to overdo it because you want to make sure you’re not missing anything. So, I put together a list of things that were staples in my dorm, stuff I didn’t use, and also cheaper alternatives I found later on so you can shop and decorate your dorm smarter.
Ahh, roommates. Sharing close quarters with a complete stranger, having to accept their quirks and habits, and forfeiting private time is a staple of collegiate life. Whether or not you have the chance to fill out a questionnaire, you aren’t guaranteed a match made in heaven when it comes to roommates.
Packing for an out of state college can be very challenging. With school right around the corner, you’re probably hustling to check more and more off your shopping list. Between trying to achieve the perfect dorm and a new and improved wardrobe, you might be wondering how you’ll get everything to campus.
You’ll have to stuff your whole life into a few suitcases while others can pack their cars with everything they need. As someone who has to travel to an out of state college (Texas to New Hampshire), I’ve had to become a little more of a savvy packer.
I collected a couple of tips & tricks that I plan to use this fall when heading to campus. There’s also a free packing guide specialized just for you out of staters that you can download at the end of the post!