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3 Ways Apps Can Enrich Your College Life (Featuring Amazon Underground)

I’m currently completing my last semester of college. In the five years since I started blogging and the four years since I became a college student, I’ve written dozens of articles on college life, and quite a few on how I use technology to improve my life as a student. Over the summer, though, I bought my first tablet (an Amazon Fire HD), and it’s opened up a whole new world of possibilities and apps that I can use in my day to day life. Today, I’m going to be talking about a few of my favorites from their selection of 3,000+ free apps in the Amazon Underground appstore. A pet peeve of mine is when supposedly free apps include micro-transactions and paid upgrades; but these apps, along with all Amazon Underground apps, are all actually free (all the better for college students)! Below are a few of my favorite recommendations.

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College Compass is Here!

After six months of planning, writing, editing, and cursing the speed of my laptop’s Adobe suite, it’s finally here. College Compass, the new homepage of all my college content (plus tons more), has launched! Today, I’m giving you a tour and sharing a few of my favorite articles from the new site!

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6 Incredible Lessons I Learned at Her Conference

This past weekend, I went to New York for Her Conference. It was an amazing experience, and attending was of the best choices I’ve ever made. What I expected to be a great networking opportunity turned out to be one of the most inspiring, empowering, and incredible weekends of my life! I learned so much, made great friends, and was able to meet and hear from some incredible female role models, many of whom have changed the way I think about success and failure.

I’ll be unpacking what I learned for quite a while (I’m not kidding: I took 20 pages of notes!), but because I know there were many young women who wanted to attend this event and weren’t able to, I wanted to share some of the things I learned and heard that touched me most deeply. Here are 6 incredible lessons I learned at Her Conference from our amazing speakers: Rebecca Minkoff, Andi Dorfman, Joyce Chang, Samantha Power, Vanessa De Luca, and Nastia Liukin.

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How to Make the Most of Your First Week at College

Hard as it is to believe, it’s been four years since I started college! I still remember those first few days of orientation like they were just a few weeks ago. During orientation and the early weeks of my first semester, I was excited, inspired, and totally overwhelmed. Nonetheless, I had a great time and got a great start to my college years. Today I’m sharing a few tips on how to make the most of your first week at college, and sharing a bit about my own orientation experience!

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Dorm Style Evolution: How My Dorm Room has Changed in 4 Years

Hey guys! I recently posted about my dorm style, and taking the photos for that post caused me to think about how my dorm room has evolved over the years. In light of the new semester starting up again, I thought it would be fun to walk you through four years of my dorm rooms, showing you what’s changed and stayed the same. These photos were taken at Wellesley College and Oxford University, where I go to college and studied abroad, respectively.’

A little note before we get started: these are all iPhone pictures I took for my family, rather than the DSLR photos I normally take for my blog. While they’re certainly not glossy or professional (and I have to admit, it’s a little hard for me to post them at all!), they still showcase my dorm style and how it’s evolved over the years. I hope you can appreciate them for that!

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