Author: Taylor Massey - Managing Editor

Tips for Students: Skill Building to Help You Find a Job

Are your college students learning the skills needed to enter today’s workforce? To find out what students themselves consider valuable, we asked over 3,ooo college students: “What skills do you believe you’ll need to enter today’s workforce?” Learn what skills students think they’ll need and some tips to share on how to develop them. Read More…


Charity Work in College: Benefits to Student Volunteering

Students always find new ways to surprise their instructors. More and more high school and college students are participating in charity work these days for a variety of reasons–primarily because they enjoy it! If your students haven’t caught the charitable bug yet, they may just need a few hints and a nudge to get things started.

To begin with, we asked our community of educators if college students at their school have opportunities to participate in volunteer work. Discover how the opportunities at your school compare to those of your peers, and find some tips to share with your students on the many benefits of volunteering. Read More…


Teaching Students the Value of Building an ePortfolio

Portfolios have been an asset for students and job seekers for decades, and lately they’ve been getting a fresh, new look. Many employers and admissions officers now expect student applicants to provide an ePortfolio that quickly and concisely demonstrates their work experience and abilities.

Unfortunately, this is not something that students often begin working on until they are asked to provide one. Discover how you can communicate the value of an ePortfolio to your students and get them started on it early. Read More…


Tips for Students: Reviewing with a Partner Before an Exam

When you’re down to the wire in the final moments before an exam, every second is valuable. After many hours or days of studying, students must decide how to quickly refresh their memory before the exam. Should they review keywords in the textbook? Fire questions at the instructor? To begin, we asked college students, “If you had ten minutes to review before an exam, how would you spend your time?” Share these hints for reviewing before an exam with your students.

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How to Improve College Student Time Management Skills

Time management is not something most instructors spend time covering in their courses, and yet it is often cited as one of the biggest student obstacles. We asked hundreds of instructors and college students to reveal just how confident they are in student time management skills. Try these helpful hints for improving your students’ time management practices. You may just find some helpful hints to use yourself.

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Perfecting College Students’ Note Sharing Practices

We asked our community of college students: “Do you share lecture and course notes with other students?” Thirty-three percent of respondents replied that they do either share or borrow (or both) notes with their classmates, while 67% said they don’t share or borrow notes.

In the past, there may have been a negative stigma surrounding getting additional help or sharing notes. However, many instructors now are finding ways to help their students be productive and ethical when sharing notes outside of the classroom. It’s important for students to learn how to take and, when appropriate, share notes with fellow classmates. Read More…


Tips for Students: Maintaining A Budget, Balancing School

One major struggle college students face is making a realistic budget and balancing their time between school and work.  College students make be experiencing their first taste of financial freedom, and unfortunately, this is where some dire mistakes can happen, placing them in financial crisis later on. Share these ideas for budgeting money and time with your students. Read More…


Entering the Workforce: How to Prep Your College Students

For college students brand new to the job market and even returning students looking for improved employment, a little guidance goes a long way. But where to start? Learn what college students have identified as their biggest job hunt concerns, and try these tips for preparing your students to tackle them.

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Your Guide to Teaching with Technology in the College Classroom

Listen to the Who Moved My Chalkboard: Adventures in Using EdTech to Your Advantage podcast series, and learn alongside TeamUP’s peer-to-peer faculty development experts.  Read More…


Tips for Students: How to Fast Track Your Scholarship Hunt

While some believe that students sail through college covered financially by their parents, we know that many crucially rely on scholarships to help them get by. For this reason, scholarship season is non-stop for some hard-working students. Share these tips for finding the best scholarships with your students. Read More…