Archive for December, 2006

Dish Dirt on Your Dorm

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Was your dorm room completely unlike the college catalog description?  Did you live in luxury for your four-years at college?  Dish the dirt on your college dorm experience at Dorm Advisor.  At Dorm Advisor, students can register for the site, and share their insights into dormitories at colleges around the United States.  Dorms are given star […]

Great Websites for Students & Parents

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Current students, as well as prospective college students and parents can all benefit from being well-informed about the financial aid process and opportunities, as well as being aware of resources available for further information about higher education.  There is a lot of valuable information online, and it can be difficult at times to sort the good […]

Free Pizza, Internships, & Scholarships From Google

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Did you know Google supplies free pizza and other Google branded gear to hardworking college students in computer science degree programs?  Students who wish to to become a Google Ambassador can sign up here on the Google site. Some of the benefits of becoming a Google ambassador include: Free pizza for study groups Free Google […]

Top 100 Education Blogs

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Last week, Online Education Database (OEDb) released a list of the top 100 education blogs as choosen by their staff.  Blogs were choosen within the following categories: College, E-Learning, Education News, Education Policy, Internet Culture, Learning, Library & Research, Speciality, Teaching, and Technology. College V2 made the cut, getting choosen as one of the top […]

Applying to U.S. Graduate School Programs

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Remember the fun of filling out college applications, writing cheesy essays, and gathering good recommendations? If you thought that was over with when you got into your undergraduate college, it may not be – if you’re planning on going to graduate school, med school, or law school. If you are still a first or second […]

How to Handle Roommate Conflicts

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Think you’ve got the roommate from hell?  You might, or you might be in the same boat as the rest of us.  Most of us have (or had) roommates that just down-right annoy the heck out of us.  So how do you handle tricky roommate situations? One of the first things you should do, if […]

Places to Visit, Services to Use on Campus

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Despite what you might believe, college doesn’t just provide you with adequately torturous classes to attend, and those cramped dorms to live in.  There are other places on campus, as well as services that your school provides, that you should definitely take advantage of. More than likely, your college has a campus health center.  If […]

Working While in College

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

You need to find a job.  There’s simply no way around it.  You need to finance all or part of your education, or have enough money to feed and clothe yourself. You’ve already thought about the potential impacts on your educational career, and you know that you should not take a brutal course load or […]

Self-Study Classes Aren’t for Everyone

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

If you hate going to class, or constantly find yourself cutting out, you might think that online, tv, or correspondence courses are perfect for you.  Afterall, you can do the coursework when it is convenient for you, not when the schedule dictates.  This is all fine and dandy, but before you leap into any kind […]

Beyond Microsoft Word: Online & Open Source Office Applications

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Microsoft Word and other MS Office products are something that nearly every college student these days is familiar with.  From the hours spent toiling over a research paper in Word, to the cool charts you can make up in Excel, students these days almost need to have Microsoft Office.  However, there’s one little problem – […]

Virtual Sex: More Common Amongst Students Than You Think

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Campuskiss.com, an online dating community for college students based out of Toronto, recently conducted a survey of college students called the “Canadian CampusKiss & Tell Survey” which reveals the virtual sex habits of college students.  The survey showed that over 87% of college students participate in some form of cyber sex. The 87% figure reveals that […]

Online Research Resources for Students

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Nowadays, students don’t neccessarily have to trudge down to the library to conduct research for all those lovely papers that their professors expect them to write.  Instead, a good majority of their research can now be conducted online. So what kind of information can you find online that will help you in your research?  Where do […]

College Humor Websites

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays and the end of those awful papers, early morning classes, and final exams, I present to you some of the funniest college related websites on the net! College Humor – With a name like that, this site has a lot to live up to. Fortunately they live up […]

When your parents want you to do something else: How to deal with it

Monday, December 18th, 2006

We’ve heard stories about it many times before: a student who is passionate about music (for example) is being pushed into getting an accounting degree by his or her parents.  Or maybe they want him/her to be a doctor, when what he/she is really interested in is political science?  It’s easy for an outsider to […]

What to do when you run low on cash

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Inevitabley, at some point in your college career you will find yourself flat broke. That is, of course, unless you’re amongst the privledged few who don’t have to worry about such things. But for the rest of us, money is a big issue. You may have been set back purchasing all those required books at […]

Advanced Google Search Techniques for College Students

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

As a continuation of the Google Search series for college students, today we’re going to look at some methods of advanced searching. This means conducting searches using the Google Web Search function more in-depth, by utilizing special features and advanced search operators. Mastering these search methods will not only help you find whatever you’re looking […]

Guess what students, your profs rate you too!

Friday, December 15th, 2006

It used to just be that at the end of each semester, students would receive an evaluation form to rate their professors and the course in general.  However, these days, not only do students continue to fill those out, but they also rate their instructors throughout the semester or years on websites like MySpace, Facebook, […]

Winter Break: A Much Needed Escape

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Classes should be ending for the semester (or quarter), and if you’re like many students who have gone away to college, you’ll likely be heading back home for the break.  Before you head back home and settle in, there are a few things to keep in mind: Your parents still see you as their baby, […]

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 3

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Now that you know how to search the internet with Google like a pro, let’s take a look at evaluating your search results, and the sources that you’ve found. Evaluating the Source So you’ve found the information that you’ve been looking for, but how do you know if it is from a reliable source? Anyone […]

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 2

Monday, December 11th, 2006

In the first article of this series, we learned the basics of searching with Google. Now, it is time to move on to some more advanced searching techniques, for when a basic search just won’t cut it. Topics to be discussed today included search operators, advanced search, and understanding the search results. Search Operators If […]

Search with Google Like a Pro: Part 1

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

With much of the world’s information moving from print form into the online realm, knowing how to find the information you need, whilst sorting through the crap, is becoming an increasinly important skill. It’s a skill you’ll likely utilize as a college student, and again later when you begin your career. I’d love for you […]

How to Choose the Right Laptop

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re a tech geek like me, you’re probably hoping to snag a cool new laptop this season. Maybe you’re expecting one as a gift, or you’re saving up to buy one after the holiday rush. Whatever the case may be, they can be very handy to have as […]

Just a little heads up…

Friday, December 8th, 2006

CollegeV2 will be moving to its new home at http://www.sevenseek.com/collegev2/ starting on Monday, December 11th. At that time, please update your bookmarks and feed subscriptions. Thanks!!

Use Your Student Status to Your Advantage

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Most college students aren’t rolling in the dough, and pretty much everyone knows this. Even businesses. And what’s great about that is now they are starting to reward you for being a student by offering up discounts for college ID holders. While you’re busy racking up your student loan debts, you can save a little […]

The Top 5 College Movies of All-Time

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

I present to you the list of the top 5 college movies of all-time, as decided by myself. I’ve also included a short review and explanation, as well as important film details. If you haven’t seen all of these yet, shame on you – head on over to Blockbuster or order a few from Netflix. […]

Excuses You’re Not Going to Get Any Sympathy For

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

In college, your instructors don’t bug you to do your homework, and your parents aren’t there to make sure you get your homework done before you watch tv? Here, you are all alone and on your own? Failure or success, it’s all on you. That being said, I’d like to discuss excuses that lots of […]

Dorm Room Cuisine

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

The semester is winding down, with finals looming (or already taking place) at most colleges and universities, and soon students will presumably be heading back home for winter break and lots of nice, home-cooked meals. But for the time that you’re still stuck in the dorms, why not make the most of your two most […]

Facebook is More Popular than Google, MySpace

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Youth Trends, a marketing research firm recently came out with a list of the top ten favorite websites of people age 17 to 25? Topping the list, not surprisingly, was Facebook.com? 52% of females in that age group listed Facebook as their favorite site, while 35% of males listed it as their favorite. The second […]

College Scholarships 101

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

If you are like most students, you don’t have an extra $20k lying around each year, and you’ll need some help in financing your college education. Your best chance of securing a scholarship (or two, or a few) is before your freshman year of college. There are fewer available scholarships for students who are already […]

Online Degrees: Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Degree Programs

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Students searching for an online degree program should not only find out if the programs offered suit their needs, but also whether or not the school is accredited. Any of thetop online schools can claim to be accredited, and many unrecognized accreditation commissions exist. Accreditation, put simply, is a procedure by which an authoritative body […]

How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Every year tuition at colleges throughout the country gets more expensive. College textbooks prices have also gone way up. A freshman attending school full time can expect to pay from $300 to $600 for books for just one semester. What can be done to buy the required books without going broke in the process? Let’s […]