Academic Success

Top 5 Career Tips for First Generation College Students

As a first generation student, you are piloting their own path in college without following in family footsteps. By default, this makes you resilient and resourceful. However, there could be some specific challenges you might face when navigating career and major decisions because you are forging a different path than those before you. Recently, Mizzou…

18 Best Study Tips for Final Exams and Projects

Adapted from Shorelight blog post: Final exams and big semester-end papers and projects can be very challenging. There is so much to learn, keep organized, and remember as you head into finals. Effective study tips can help reduce your stress, improve your confidence and increase your grade point average. Not every studying technique works for every…

Exams: Don’t Freak… Prep Smart!

If you are someone who feels anxious about tests, don't worry. You are not alone! It can be overwhelming to recollect information from the beginning of the semester, but as long as you take the time to study and take advantage of resources provided by your professor, acing your midterm should be a piece of…

How To Make The Most Of Your Break

Thanksgiving break, it’s what every student is looking forward to in the month of November. But how do students avoid the common problem of coming back to school and being completely unprepared for final exams, coming home for the holidays, and the end of the fall semester? Here are some things to keep in mind…

Want Financial Aid? File your FAFSA!

It’s that time of year, students. As the midterm season ends, it is time to start focusing on finance, specifically financial aid. Every year, the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) awards thousands of dollars to students through loans and grants. But submitting a FAFSA is not simple or quick. Just because it’s a…

Recovering from a Bad Exam

The first round of exams has passed and some of you may even have already started studying for the second round of exams. Whether it was your first college exam or your hundredth, you probably have realized, school is hard. It can be difficult to find time to study between classes, activities, and social time…

Discovering Columbia: Best Study Spots!

Welcome to the new Discovering Columbia recurring blog! In this series, we will take a look at different aspects of both Columbia and Mizzou's campus that stand out as good spots for different activities! In this first blog, we will focus on different study spots on the MU campus. MU Student Center A favorite of…

Taking an Online Class over the Summer

In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of students maximizing their summers through different avenues such as part-time jobs, internships, and taking classes. Today, we will focus on students taking summer classes. Summer is the perfect time to either catch up or get ahead on school work. For any students who have changed their…

Resolutions for a New, Productive Year!

Happy 2019 Tigers! After each New Year's holiday most people take time to do some reflection and make some resolutions to improve or enhance their lives. Study.com put together a helpful list of six items for college students to try out so that you can be the best version of yourself. Click this link to read…

Managing Stress

Having trouble with stress? Listen to Kelly McGonigal talk about making stress your ally and using it to your advantage. Stress can have negative effects, but it can also energize you to take action and get things done. During stressful times, there is actually an influx of oxygen going to our brains, making the average…