Holiday Break Articles

4 Ways to Revamp Your Résumé and Stay Productive This Summer

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Find a balance between relaxation and productivity this summer with these tips on staying active while you build your résumé.

Student Travel: 10 Ways to Get Around for $100 or Less

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Traveling on a tight budget is a right of passage for college students. See how far you can go with these budget-friendly tips!

More Spring Break Volunteer Opportunities!

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Make the world a better place while you decompress from the stress of your college studies! Spring break volunteer opportunities can be found locally, nationally, and even internationally.

Home for the Holidays: 8 Ways to Avoid Stress When Your Student Returns

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Having a full house for the holidays is exciting, but it can also be stressful when everyone has different expectations. Get on the same page with these eight simple tips!

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 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 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 […]