Holiday Break Articles

Thanksgiving Break- When College Kids Come Home

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When college students return home for their first holiday visit, they may be ready to test their new-found independence while their parents are ready to fall back on familiar relationships. Learn a few simple strategies to bring both sides together while strengthening family bonds.

How to Avoid the Summer Brain Drain: Video

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Dean Tsouvalas explores strategies to avoid summer brain drain.

College Thanksgiving: 5 Things to Do When You Can’t Go Home

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Not all college students can make it home for Thanksgiving—the flights may be too expensive, the trips too long for a weekend, the weather too unpredictable. Maybe you have a research project you need to monitor or a term paper coming due. Just because you can’t make it home doesn’t mean you can’t have an […]

Home for the Holidays: Great Advice for College Students and Parents

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It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here, and that means you’re probably on one side of this coin: a college student coming home for the holidays or the parents of one. Whether you’re a parent or a student, we all know that managing time with family during the holidays can be tricky. […]

How to Survive Living at Home for the Summer

  You did it – you made it through the year, and the final push is always the hardest, isn’t it? Cramming for finals, cramming in one last all-nighter with friends, trying to squeeze out every last ounce of this experience before the inevitable: moving back home for the summer. Just when you were getting used to […]

All-American Colleges: Fourth of July College Compare

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate the the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and declaring United States independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, StudentAdvisor wanted to honor our founding fathers – many of whom were also founding fathers of higher education! On this patriotic holiday, we wanted to compare […]

College Winter Break: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping the Peace at Home

By Suzanne Shaffer For StudentAdvisor.com If you have college students at home during winter break, your house has the potential to become a war zone. Why? Your student has spent some time away from home and tends to believe they are the “head chief in charge” of their life. Parents still believe they are in charge […]

3 Meaningful Family Holiday Gift Ideas for Broke College Students

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff While you’re painstakingly figuring out how to pull a successful all nighter to finish those end of the semester projects and studying for exams there’s one thing you’re forgetting, aren’t you? The holidays! Alright, so you didn’t just procrastinate about finals and you haven’t even given two seconds of thought […]

How to Survive Your First Thanksgiving Break Home From College

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff My freshman year of college I couldn’t wait to go home for Thanksgiving. I had kept in touch with most of my friends with constant video chats, Facebook messages, but I hadn’t seen most of them since August. I had big vacation plans – dinner dates with my best friends, […]

Thanksgiving Break: Driving Home from College? Safety First!

By Ross A. Kennedy For StudentAdvisor.com In college, the Thanksgiving holiday means stressful exams, eating too much, and hearing your Aunt Jean (after imbibing a bit too much) tell your new girlfriend how chubby you were as a baby. But your greatest risk over the break isn’t choking on a turkey bone, or the verbal […]

Summer 2011 Reading List: Must Read Books for College Students

By Amy Rosenbaum For StudentAdvisor.com Summer reading can be hit or miss. Sometimes, you’ll love the assigned books, and sometimes you’ll want to lie down in front of a running lawnmower before you read another page. Here at StudentAdvisor, we completely understand, so we’ve compiled our completely voluntary and totally awesome summer reading picks. There’s […]

Looking for a Summer Job? Some Tips for College Students

By Matt Gardner For StudentAdvisor.com Buying a car, hunting for an apartment and landing a summer job are three of the most tedious and painful experiences you may ever encounter. With patience and the right tools, finding a summer job becomes less of a chore and more enjoyable once you know what you’re looking for. […]