College students spend a lot of time on the internet interacting on social media. But what about those useful websites that students should always be checking that will be beneficial for them? Here are a list of websites that will be really helpful throughout your college experience:
Your University website – By staying in touch with your University website students are more informed with what is happening on campus. Events, important days and school closures is a great reason for a student to constantly check. Not only is it good to be informed with what is happening on campus but students can also plan out their degree programs as well as looking for scholarships.
Student account website – Keeping on top of your student account website will always be extremely helpful. No student wants to have an outstanding charge be put on their account and then not be able to register for future classes. Another great thing that is helpful about the student account website is that you can prepare future wishlists for your classes. By preparing a wish list before you enroll for classes, students are able to see what type of schedule they will have for the upcoming semester.
Twitter – For some, Twitter is just used as a place to tweet about your regular schedule. ‘Oh I got Starbucks’ or ‘Look at my new shoes’, but Twitter can be incredibly helpful for trying to help promote your work by the use of hashtags. People will be able to discover your work and potentially will follow you. This will be a great tool helping establish an audience to promote your work, also receive feedback from viewers that you could use on future projects.
Indeed – A great website that many students should be checking on a consistent basis. It has more than just job postings, but also internships. Internships are the key for many students because it is a great way of establishing contacts that will help in the pursuit of jobs. Creating a great network of contacts will only help students by opening many possibilities after college.
Alive Campus – It offers insight on colleges around the country. No other place will you see actual stories from students that go to these campuses like this. If you are interested in attending a college and want to a little more information on what type of atmosphere this school is like. It gives students a place to express their likes and dislikes about their school, which incoming students really need to hear before they decide to go to that particular college.
USA Today – Students sometimes can develop a campus bubble that nothing outside of that bubble exists. It is important for students to stay informed about the world outside of their campus. USA Today is easy to scan quickly, the layout of their website allows students to quickly view stories without having to search through the entire site.
So there you have it, some websites that will make your college life easier. Stay on top of your campus events and your student account. In the long run it will only make your college career that much easier.