We Are a Support System. Navigating college can be tough. There is so much to do and there are so many places to be. That’s why it’s nice to have one place you know you can count on – your campus bookstore.
It’s Your CHOICE On Textbooks. From rentals, to used, to new, to e-Books…there is a textbook option to fit every budget. Whether you’re looking to save big or to start the semester off fresh, there is a book for you.
Sell Back Your Books for Instant Cash Back. Finals week is the best time to sell back your books. Keep your textbooks in good shape throughout the year and you’ll be all set to sell them when you’re ready.
Need It. Find It. Do It. Done. We’ve got everything you need for the best semester yet. Find YOUR campus bookstore here.
You’ve probably checked into a location, but have you ever checked into a TV show? With Viggle, you can do just that. It’s a free app that gives TV-watchers rewards for checking into the shows they’re watching. Viggle automatically identifies (in a way reminiscent of the Shazam app) the television shows its users are tuned into and awards them points once they’ve checked in. Points can be redeemed via the app’s rewards catalogue for tons of different items, including gift cards and movie tickets. Feeling generous? Points can also be converted into donations to charity. Now THAT is cool.
What’s even more fun about the app is that users are encouraged to play along live. Answer trivia, see what others are Tweeting, and vote in polls. If you’re already watching the show, you might as well get points – right?
Have you ever used Viggle? Post a comment below and tell us your favorite feature!
We all know the feeling: you have somewhere to be and haven’t packed a thing. Sometimes, the problem is getting started. Get a jumpstart on packing by downloading the Ultimate Checklist app. The app is pre-loaded with packing lists for more than 50 different occasions, from beach trips to Christmas parties to packing for college. Edit, export, and add to each checklist in order to personalize it for you needs or start from scratch and create your own (you can store an unlimited number of lists so don’t feel the need to skimp!). Share and email lists with friends and family and easily send them to the printer if need be. Packing has never been SO simple!
In a world where keeping up with the constantly-changing technological landscape can seem impossible, these tech-savvy colleges and universities have made extraordinary efforts to stay up to speed. We came across this article on Mashable and knew it was worth writing about. Check out some of the schools that made the list:
Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has launched a program aimed at bringing in more female engineering students and diversifying the engineering discipline. In conjunction with their Advanced Technology Development Center, they have raised more than a BILLION dollars in financing to help entrepreneurs grow more than 130 tech companies.
Hamilton College – Imagine attending a school where there is almost one computer for every two students. At Hamilton College, that vision is a reality. The college’s IT Services department is dedicated to providing current software and devices for faculty members to use in the classroom. In addition, personal computers must meet minimum requirements before they are allowed to access Hamilton’s Wi-Fi Network. It’s no surprise that many of the school’s graduates have been recruited by technological leaders like Google, Apple, and IBM.
Washington University in St. Louis – Washington University’s school of Computer Science and Engineering boasts more than 80 courses, but the school doesn’t just want an extensive technology department. They want to work technology into all facets of campus life. The high-speed campus network connects all of their campuses and provides links to Internet2 and National Lamda Rail.
Want to see what other schools made the list? Check out the full article on Mashable here.
Just because your friends from high school might be attending colleges all over the country, there is no excuse not to talk to them until the holidays .The “must-have” on my list for keeping in touch is Skype Premium. It’s only $9.99 per month and you can chat with all your friends at the same time in a group video call. Just as important, you can Skype with your family members back at home (I usually Skype with my parents so I can see my dogs).
There are plenty of other great ways to communicate with your friends. For some inspiration, check out two of our posts here:
Keep in Touch During Winter Break
Creative Ways to KIT
Written by Guest Blogger, Myles Marcus
You’ll have valuable electronics to carry around campus and it can be nerve-wracking when you consider how easily they can get damaged. Here are our suggestions for how to keep your stuff safe and to put your mind at ease.
Stowing all your books, electronics and personal items in a sturdy backpack is the first step to keeping everything protected. JanSport backpacks come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and most importantly, sizes, so you can choose the one that will work best for you. The backpack featured here has a compartment designed specifically for toting laptops as well as a water bottle pocket. This classic black JanSport backpack costs $44.98 and can be found at select campus bookstores.
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