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What could be better than world-class creative software? How about world-class creative software at a student-friendly price — plus a US$160 Barnes & Noble gift card!
We’re excited to announce an INCREDIBLE deal that’s available in select Barnes & Noble College Stores now through March 3, 2014. Get a US$160 Barnes & Noble gift card when you buy Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition. Now you can create like a pro, but pay like a student — and get a whole bunch of books, eBooks, movies, and other items on your wish list too!
Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition is perfect for any student who wants to create something amazing. Why? You get access to the latest versions of every Adobe creative tool — including Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC — plus new features and updates as soon as they’re released. You also get a free Behance ProSite, which makes it easy to share your work with recruiters and the larger creative community.
Get in touch with your creativity.
Creative Cloud gives you every tool you need to experiment with any creative medium and find new ways to express your ideas. Create posters for your club, presentations for class, t-shirts for your favorite cause, videos for your band, or anything else you can imagine.
Looking for a job or internship? With Photoshop or Illustrator skills on your resume, you can get recruiters’ attention. And by building personal websites, mobile sites, and iPad apps, you can get them talking about an offer. You can even create a customized portfolio of your work using Behance ProSite — and did we mention it’s FREE with your Creative Cloud membership?
Stay ahead of the curve.
Why wait to get your hands on new features? With Creative Cloud, you get instant access so can always keep your skills current and your work on the cutting edge. And you can access an ever-expanding library of video tutorials that help you master the new stuff fast.
Be a team player.
Creative Cloud comes with 20GB of cloud storage and automatic file syncing, so you can access your work and share files with classmates and professors from your desktop, laptop, or tablet — anytime. Your next group project just got easier.
Don’t forget — you can get a US$160 Barnes & Noble gift card when you buy Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition in select Barnes & Noble College stores! Check with your store today — savings end March 3, 2014.
Yesterday, we posted our Organization Tip #1 for the month to our Facebook page (check it out here). Overflowing or disorganized closets seem to creep into just about every home, dorm, and apartment out there. The best way to tackle a “bursting-at-the-seams” closet? Shave down your wardrobe!
Let’s all be honest here – filtering our wardrobes is usually way more difficult than it should be. After all, it’s just clothes (it’s not like you’re giving away a puppy or anything…). So why is it that the moment we decide to give away some items, we suddenly become very attached to clothes we haven’t worn in years?
In honor of Get Organized Month, we’re bringing you some of the best tips, tricks, hacks, and rules…whatever it takes to help you Get Organized! Let’s get started on that closet. Check out our tips for minimizing your clothing inventory and be sure to comment with any of your own!
Tip Two: Be honest about what fits and what doesn’t. If something is too big, there is no reason to keep it. And as tempting as it might be to keep smaller clothes as “inspiration” to get in shape, get rid of them anyway. Treat yourself to new clothes when you’re in shape instead.
Tip Three: Beware of too many “extras”. It’s nice to have a bunch of tees or sweatpants to throw on before you go to sleep or hit the gym. However, these types of items are easy to hoard, so determine how many is too many. There is no reason to have 25 old tees taking up space in your closet.
*If you just can’t part with some of your tees, make them into pillows instead! We’ve got a simple DIY here.
Tip Four: Relocate what you can. This applies to all “seasonal” items – think heavy sweaters, shorts, sandals, etc. I can’t think of why you might need a pair of strappy sandals in the winter, so why let them take over precious real estate in your closet? Move these items somewhere you don’t need immediate access to: a bin in the attic, a box under your bed, etc. Rotate them as the seasons change.
Tip Five: Understand your closet is a “work in progress”. Work through it in sections: tackle your tees one day, your jeans the next, etc. You’ll get through it!
Now that you’ve got a pile of clothes, decide what you’re going to do with them! Don’t throw away any clothing unless it’s in really poor condition (or if there is another good reason not to give it to someone else). You might not wear something, but someone else might! Donating is the best option. Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a local secondhand store are all great choices. Some recycling centers also have a clothing drop. Research your area and find out what your options are.
Don’t forget to head to our Facebook page to enter the “Get Organized Month” Sweepstakes! The winner will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, so don’t miss your chance. All you need to do is fill out the form and share YOUR best organization tip here.
Getting organized: it’s one of those things we always want to do, we always talk about doing, and we might even dedicate an entire Pinterest board to ideas and tips regarding how to do it. Actually getting organized, though…that’s where the problems arise. That’s why we’re dedicating the next few weeks to helping you get your organization game up. From your closet to your classwork, we’re going to cover everything you need to celebrate “Get Organized Month” the right way.
What better way to kick off our organizational boot camp than with a sweepstakes? Through the end of January, we’re happy to announce the “Get Organized Month” Sweepstakes taking place on our Facebook page. Just head to the sweepstakes tab and tell us your BEST tip for staying organized. Winner takes home a $50 gift card, so don’t miss your chance!
Be sure to check back next week as we kick off our Organization Series with one of the toughest areas to tackle…the closet in your dorm! Until then, get a head start by checking out our advice from previous years.
Getting everything in order for the new term seems to be on everyone’s minds lately. With the next semester sneaking up, getting top-quality supplies couldn’t be more important.
We’ve always been big fans of the JanSport Right Pack. It’s big enough to fit a laptop or stash a few textbooks, but never feels bulky or over-sized. The pockets are perfect for keeping smaller items organized, while the padded straps keep your shoulders in tip-top shape.
Imagine our surprise when we discovered that this bag we’re so fond of was actually invented by college students! Back in the late 1960′s, a few friends from the University of Washington were looking for a way to keep their things dry despite the rainy Seattle weather. A few years later, the Right Pack was born. With its signature suede and sturdy leather bottom, the Right Pack has endured the test of time (and rightfully so!).
We love hearing tales of success and JanSport’s origins are just that. With their business first set up above a transmission shop, their team has come a long way. Their story just goes to show that a dream, an idea, and hard work go a long way.
We know that students are ready to change the world – for good. That’s why we’ve been focusing on Students Doing Good all semester long! From action shots of students volunteering to random acts of kindness on campus, we’ve been asking for your photos with the hashtag #StudentsDoingGood. The pictures have come pouring in and we couldn’t be happier to aim the spotlight on all of the students who are making an impact.
As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though October has finally faded into November, the Frogs for the Cure at Texas Christian University are still continuing the fight! For the past nine years, they’ve partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness, provide education, and get their community involved in the fight against Breast Cancer. The Frogs are currently competing in the Pink Glove Dance Video Contest where they have the chance to win $25,000 for Susan G. Komen!
The “Pink Glove Dance” began at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon back in 2009. The Medical Center posted a video that went viral. It showed 200 people dancing and ultimately was featured on several media outlets. They made a sequel and, eventually, the Pink Glove Dance Video contest was born.
This year, TCU Frogs, alumni, and parents teamed up with Baylor All Saints and the band, Green River Ordinance. They put together their “Purple Reigns Pink” video, set to the Green River Ordinance song, Rise Up. With dancers clad in “Rise Up” T-shirts and pink gloves, the video features TCU’s school color (purple) turning into pink – showing solidarity in the fight against breast cancer.
Check out the Frogs’s PGD video, posted below. Want to vote in the contest? Vote here and help support their worthy cause. It only takes a minute! First-time voters need to register their email address but, once you’re all set, you can vote once per day!
If you’re interested in purchasing a Rise Up tee, they’re available online here or in-store at the TCU Campus Bookstore. For more information about how to get involved with TCU Frogs for the Cure for Komen, check out their Facebook page or website. Together we can bring an end to breast cancer…forever!
We can’t wait to see more amazing examples of #StudentsDoingGood! Don’t forget – for each photo submitted with the hashtag, Barnes & Noble College will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity. Keep up the good work!
If you’re like me, then you’re not always sure which accessories to add to an outfit. This latest jewelry trend might be delicate, but it leaves a strong impression. Statement pieces have been all the rage for a while, but dainty jewelry is starting to make its mark. The best part? You can mix-and-match and layer until it really looks exactly how you want it to. Keep reading to see some of my favorite pieces…
I love the simplicity that a dainty necklace can bring to an outfit. They give the right amount of attention to your neckline without taking over your entire outfit. Different lengths are great for layering and will still maintain that delicate quality. Check out some of these super cute delicate necklaces that I’ve found!
I find dainty rings to be really feminine and perfect for any time of year. They don’t take over your hand, but they’ll still make your manicure pop. I’m really into the midi rings that I’ve been seeing around that only go down to mid knuckle. The good thing about these delicate rings is that you can really play around them and stack them up and they don’t look too cluttered or crazy. These are some of my favorites:
I’ve never liked having anything on my wrists because it always felt so bulky to me, but delicate little bracelets feel barely-there while still adding to what you’re wearing. They aren’t noisy like bangles and they aren’t bulky like cuffs, which is perfect for me! Here are some of the ones I love:
Which do you prefer, delicate or statement jewelry?
Written by Guest Blogger, Chloe Leach
As much as we’d like to get to where we want on our own, it often take the support of others to really propel us forward. We get the help of family, friends, and other supportive people. In particular, mentors can play a large part in shaping who we are and what we become. A mentor can be found in many forms, such as a teacher or an older classmate or friend. An article in “I Want Her Job” looks at how to find a mentor to guide your endeavors.
How to Find (And Keep) the Right Mentor For You:
What goal are you going for? What areas do you need guidance in? What kind of mentorship are you looking for?
2.) Get the Coffee
Make as many connections as you can. You never know who you’ll find to help you or who you can help.
3.) Create (and keep) the Relationship
Once you’ve found someone who you can see as a potential mentor, it’s time to create the relationship. Reach out to them, and remember that a relationship is a two-way street.
Be sure to check out the full piece for more helpful mentor advice!
Written by Guest Blogger, Katherine Chang
Whether you’re already back on campus or getting ready to head to college for the first time, sending (and receiving) care packages to friends at other schools can be a fun way to keep in touch. Not sure where to start? Here are some great snack ideas that your friends will definitely appreciate:
- Brownie mix
- Rice crispy treats
- Homemade cookies
- Ramen noodles
- Pretzels or party mix
- Protein bars
- Tea or lemonade mix
For Health and Hygiene care package ideas click here!
Please let us know your favorite items you always ask for in your care package!
Written by Guest Blogger, Myles Marcus
Nowadays, we’re so used to texting, Facebook chatting, and abbreviating everything under the sun that composing a proper email becomes a daunting task. HerCampus posted a great article about composing a professional email. Take a peek at some of their tips and check it out before you accidentally include “lol” in the next email to your professor. Full posts →