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Campus Overload: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Dear Frosh: New, daily series of college tips

On Monday I am launching a new feature on Campus Overload called "Dear Frosh." Each day for the first few weeks of school I will feature a short essay on the topic of "When I was a freshman, I wish I had known..."

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 3, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: Dear Frosh  
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Drake brands itself as a D+

Log on to Drake University's admissions site and you are greeted by a giant blue D+. This week officials at the Des Moines college have had to explain over and over exactly what the D+ means.

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 2, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Drake D+, Drake University  
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Surviving the first few weeks of college

Give your roommate a chance! Sit in the middle of lecture halls! Brian Tinsman, a senior at Marymount University, gives college freshmen advice on surviving the first few weeks of class.

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 2, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: College 101, Marymount University  
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N.J. college buys a resort to house students

This week Richard Stockton College of New Jersey paid $20 million to buy the historic Seaview Resort, a four-star golf resort and spa. The resort will remain open to the public, but part of the 297-room hotel will be converted into student housing.

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 2, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Stockton College, dorms  
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Best Web sites to shop on the cheap for your dorm

Tips for finding the best deals on dorm fridges, furnishings, bedding and decor from Max Levitte, founder of Cheapism.com.

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 1, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: College 101, dorms  
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CollegeOnly: Like Facebook, minus parents

Last week CollegeOnly launched at a few colleges on the East Coast. It's similar to Facebook but it's only open to college students with verified dot-edu e-mail address.

By Jenna Johnson  |  September 1, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: CollegeOnly, Facebook  
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Was your unpaid internship worth it?

At the end of an internship, there is usually an end-of-an-internship essay to write: What did you do? What did you learn? How did it change your future plans? Was it worth it?

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 30, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Internships  
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