Category Archives: Student Help

Consider a Career as a Software Engineer

Do you know what a full stack software engineer does? Or how much can you earn doing that job? A full stack software engineer performs tasks at any level of the technical stack in which they reside. Those working in

Myths of Online Teaching

My teaching career happened rather accidentally. I was sitting in a political science class and my professor asked to speak to me afterward. He wanted me to guest lecture about ethnic cleansing after hearing about my experiences with genocide as

IT Courses to Kickstart a Tech Career

MOOCs could be your best alternative plan to getting the education needed for a hi-tech career. MOOCs, short for Massive Open Online Courses, provide affordable and flexible ways to learn new skills. They deliver quality educational experiences and give you

Go from Panic to Calm with Technology

College can really strain your ability to cope with all the demands that come with meeting course requirements, paying your academic bills and juggling your social life. No matter how organized you are, at some point, college will make you

HackCollege Interviews: A College Professor

Many people who’re enamored with their major come to discover that they’re not interested in any related careers. Or, they love working in the field but want to continue their study of the subject. Fortunately, for those in these predicaments,

3 YA Thrillers to Read This Fall

Since starting my PhD program here at the University of Tennessee back in August, I’ve also been working as a GA in our Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature in the library. The Center is this magical place where

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going to College

Choosing whether you want to go to college or join the workforce can be one of the toughest and most important decisions you ever make. How could you possibly be expected to make such a monumental choice? If you find

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

One of the best parts about being a full-time college student is probably the awesome extended breaks we get over the winter and in the summer. There are some downsides to those long breaks, though—boredom, feeling unproductive, or ending up

10 Myths About Bartenders

The position of bartender is an iconic role in American folklore. Think of Moe from The Simpsons or Coach from Cheers. The bartender is someone who not only fills our glass, but lends a helpful ear when we’ve got problems

4 YA Novels to Read Over Winter Break

I’ve always had this idyllic image of winter break: wearing fleece pajamas and slippers, drinking hot chocolate, and reading a novel by a warm fireplace. Unfortunately, I spent the last 11 years of my life in Florida, so that was