When thinking of college students you generally picture sweatshirts and pants and a comfortable, but unkempt appearance. After all, they are more concerned with getting those long papers completed and studying for exams. This is followed by a weekend of partying, usually starting on Thursday night. While that may be true for many college students, it is not representative of all.
There are a growing segment of college students that actually care how they look on campus. A increasing number of them are not satisfied blending in with everyone else; they prefer to stand out by wearing Dickies brand clothing or Supra Shoes. Although this may not be the majority of college students, it is a large cross section of that population.
Gone are the days when you are expected to crawl out of bed, throw on anything and then show up to your dorm cafeteria or apartment kitchen. Students believe they should at least try to mimic what life will be like in the “real world” where you are expected to dress business-like. You never know which company reps will be observing students on campus. Just in case they come across you, why not dress to impress from head to toe, so you can stand out amongst the others.
Various special events are held on college campuses each year. In the beginning of the school year, there are formal dances to introduce new students to the upperclassmen. Then at Homecoming time you can expect an entire weekend of special events, some with alumni who have prestigious jobs. Now it would be wise to spend some money on clothing to show your unique style to catch their eye.
When company recruiters visit your college campus, they observe your fashion sense, from head to toe. So, when they get to your feet and see them sitting inside those special shoes, they will have no doubt the kind of decision-making you are capable of in the boardroom.
Resumes and interviews are vital to this process, but what you wear also speaks volumes. Next time you go shopping, keep in mind your fashion sense in college can go a long way toward getting that first job in your quest for a successful career.
I don’t want to say there’s a recipe for the perfect cheerleader… but there totally is! The secret? Bows that sparkle on the competition floor. People don’t just want to watch a routine you’ve memorized and rehearsed hundreds and hundreds of times… they want to be dazzled. Cheer leading is supposed to be entertaining. It’s supposed to keep the energy high, when the team and fans need it most. Your job as a cheerleader is to be a performer, and part of that performance rests on your visual appearance. If you mess up either half of that equation, you’re just not going to get very far.
You can be amazing under the lights, but if you don’t look good while doing it, no one’s going to notice. There’s way too many distractions in today’s day and age for you to give anything less than your best. Between smart phones, being out with friends, looking for a loved one out on the field, and eating snacks, cheerleaders have to work hard, if they’re going to grab people’s attention. That’s where the visual side to the equation comes into play. Something as simple as a sparkling bow can help aid you in giving the best performance you’re capable of.
I’m not just trying to put people down here- I say all this from experience. My team went from excellent cheerleaders with terrible uniforms to national champions. We were able to turn things around, when we realized that people just didn’t have interest in watching something that wasn’t visually arresting.
Once the new uniforms came in, we noticed a difference in people’s reactions to our performances almost immediately. The bows gave us a unified appearance that kept people staring, while we did what we did best. These days, people come for our performance just as much as they come for the game itself!
Looks aren’t everything, but when it comes to cheer leading, you need every edge you can get. Our job is important, so why would you give anything but your best? That applies to your appearance as well. Bring your A-game to every aspect of your performance. Give people an amazing show; one that keeps their eyes locked on you the entire time. One of the easiest ways to do that is with a sparkling bow on a new outfit- you’ll be perfect and unstoppable! What are you waiting for? Get out there and put on a showstopper!
Chances are, your apartment was cleaned before you moved in. But clean in one person’s mind is far from clean in another person’s mind. This is going to be where you spend a lot of your time, so of course you’re going to want ‘clean’ to your standards.
Aside from maybe the kitchen, the bathroom can be one of the most problematic areas to make clean and keep clean. You don’t have to be told that germs and such call your bathroom home sweet home. One area that can be extremely challenging is when it comes to tile & grout cleaning… particularly if it has been ignored or under done in the past. More likely than not you are going to need something strong but safe to get that tub up to your standards.
Of course using green cleaning supplies is going to help keep you safe and your planet safer, but there are more things that you, yourself can do in your home that will generate a green lifestyle not only in your apartment but possibly in the minds of others as well:
Personally I don’t have time for this, but some people like the do-it-yourself method, when it comes to cleaning supplies. If you don’t mind rubbing alcohol this recipe works without streaks:
You have to make sure that you shake this concoction vigorously before using it, otherwise the cornstarch does tend to clog up the works, when using a spray bottle for cleaning. This is a real money-saving method of cleaning, because not only can you put it in a cheap bottle from the dollar store, but you are making it yourself! FYI: Surface cleaning should be done with rags or cloths that are microfiber.
More people than not are on a budget today whether it’s because they have a large family, are trying to make the mortgage payments, got their hours cut back on the job, or possibly even lost their job in this joke of an economy. If you find yourself and your family absolutely, positively needing to be on a budget you may fall into the category of being eligible for government assistance. With the kind of assistance that will be introduced here the elderly can call for help and stay in touch with her children and grandchildren, low or no income mothers can speak with the doctor regarding their children’s health and low income workers can call their job, their wife or their kids if they need to.
This form of government assistance is nothing less than a free cell phone and free minutes for talk and texting. Now we’ve got your attention! The way to find out as much as you can about this government plan is to logon to www.phoneservices.us/. Not only are these phones free but they include perks such as your being able to keep your current phone number, access to 9/11 service, caller ID, call waiting, voicemail account, no annual contract, nationwide Sprint network, keep your current phone number, access to 9/11 service, caller ID, call waiting, voicemail account, no annual contract and nationwide Sprint network. Not too shabby, huh?
Ordinarily, families that find themselves in more or less of a needy situation, such as individuals that are able to take advantage of TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), the free national school lunch program, SSI (Social Security income), LIHEAP (low-income home energy assistance program), Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI), blind pension program, federally assisted public housing, Income Eligibility (Income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level), General Assistance/Disability Assistance, section 8 housing, SNAP (food stamps) and/or Medicaid qualify for these free phones.
And, if you happen to have just a little bit of money in the budget to toss at this problem you can even make this free plan work a little bit harder for you with the following: (250 minutes texts and talk free), 500 minutes of texts and 500 minutes of talk for an additional five dollars per month, 1000 minutes of texts and 1000 minutes of talk for an additional $20 a month or unlimited text and talk and web for $30 a month.
If you were a college student at any part of your life, you know what it’s like to be broke. College students have plenty of expenses but if they want to be successful in their studies, they don’t have the time to work a full time job on top of everything else. The positive side of this is that those that are able to be successful in staying afloat in college will likely be able to be financially stable for most of their lives, if they use those same budgeting techniques after schooling is behind them. This constant financial struggle does make it tough to arrange stable housing. However, with a bit of research and budgeting, there is no reason you can’t find luck at one of the apartments for rent in Greenville.
If given the choice and opportunity, there really aren’t many people who wouldn’t want to live in the lap of luxury. We all want the Olympic size swimming pool, two tennis courts, the indoor movie theater, and a hallway that throws an echo back your way but that simply isn’t in the cards for the majority of us. Rather, we have to live within our means in order to survive. As a college student just starting out on their own, many kids wind up trying to find something that they can brag to their friends about. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for disaster. Rather than worrying about what their friends will think, they should be concerned with what they can comfortably afford.
One of the best ways for a college student to get a nice place is to find a roommate who can split the cost of rent and utilities with them. This gives both students the chance to live in a place that they may have not have been able to afford on their own. Roommates can offset the cost of food, help clean, even help you study.
There are two different types of roommates: a friend that you have known and wants to room with you and a person you have never met that you are basically entering into a business agreement with. With either choice, there is always the chance that they won’t hold their end of the bargain, however, so be very sure before going this route.
College living is just as tough as it is fun. There will always be something to learn and while you learn plenty of academics in college, it is the life experiences that are the best teachers. Learning how to live within your means is something that we all need to learn and it starts with our first move on our own.