Ok college freshmen, you probably already know that you need to pack shower shoes and stock up on Ramen noodles before you leave home this fall. But do you know how to find the best professors on your campus? Or how to synchronize your class schedule into your Blackberry? Or how to plan out your degree our semester by semester?
If not, these cutting-edge college blogs and websites do. Check it out:
Top Websites for College Students
Hack College is a blog dedicated to helping you “work smarter, not harder.” Their posts are full of the latest techno tips for cleaning up inappropriate Facebook photos from last week’s frat party to recovering your missing sociology final from a corrupt hard drive.
All content is written by undergrads or the recently graduated, so it comes from the source. Hack College isn’t just about tech help, they’re about changing the way students learn, and make it easy for you to get involved through guest posts.
You want to know exactly what your grade point is at any given time. You also want to know what time your biological anthropology discussion starts, and how you can save up to 20% on books and tuition. And you want to do it all in one place.
That’s where MyEdu comes in. They let you do everything listed above, as well as find out which classes your friends are taking, plan your degree by semester, check up on your professors, and much more. And best of all, it’s all free.
Dorm Room Biz
Chances are that if you’re going to college, you’re probably taking out a student loan or two (or three or four). So why not earn some cash while you’re hitting the books?
Dorm Room Biz is a great resource for budding entrepreneurs looking to start a business from, you guessed it, there dorm room. Learn how to leverage the power of social media, jump-start your business plan, and more.
Rate My Professors
Nobody wants the lecture with the professor who reads aloud from the textbook (or spits on the front row when he talks). Get the most out of your college dollars by checking up on professors before you enroll in their class.
This free service rates professors on a 5-point scale for easiness, helpfulness, clarity and rater interest. (Oh yeah, and professors who are easy on the eyes get a bonus chili pepper score for hotness.)
Started by three Harvard graduates, this “Collegiette‘s Guide to Life” is an online magazine exclusively for college women. The site offers advice and articles on dorm life, careers, health, and of course, love and relationships.
Best of all, regional “My Campus” content sections offer specific information on your school and how you can get involved.