College Mate

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We’re Paying College Students to Refer our Business

When our founder Alexis Chateau first started out in 2006 on a college campus in Montego Bay, Jamaica, virtually all her business came from …

Small Business

5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

For some high school graduates, gaining the freshman-fifteen is one of the scariest things about going to college.<p>I can honestly say that I knew very …

Coming Out as Atheist

I have never lived in a world that wasn’t devoutly Christian. From the day of my birth–or more importantly, according to my family, the day of my …

Atheism

Are you on Instagram?

Who are we kidding? <i><br>Of course you are!</i> <br>Who isn’t these days?!<p><b>So Let’s Cut to the Chase</b><p>We’ve had a lot of fun on Twitter, really diving into the …

Instagram

5 Things That Are Ruining Your College Papers

Let’s face it: writing papers in college is unavoidable. Nearly any class you enrol in will require you to submit some form of written work. It’s …

Pride and Prejudice

7 Reasons you Should Drink More Water

A whopping 70 per cent of our body is made up of water, and to keep our bodies functioning at their best we have to replenish it. The foods we eat …

15 Good Habits of Great Students

We’ve all met that guy in college who was only concerned with getting by. He wasn’t shooting for an A or even a B. As long as he scored a passing …

Top 10 Villains We’re Glad Only Exist On Screen

If it’s one thing about villains: the worse they are, the better the story-line they’ve been tossed into. Some of us may have even secretly preferred …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

The Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on <i>the Late Late Show with James Corden</i> to do carpool karaoke. The band sang along to many of its own hits – and …

5 Thoughts We’ve all Had of Our Upstairs Neighbors

Most of us who’ve lived in apartment buildings have endured that really bad year – or years – when we were the ‘downstairs neighbors’ hearing all the …

Houses

The 7 Scariest Documentaries to Stream on Netflix

True crime and narrative re-creation alike.<p>Horror movies are great and all, but <i>true</i> horror movies are just that much better. Some truly terrifying …

Documentaries

5 signs you have trouble with intimacy (don't worry, you're not alone)

Bonding with your partner is a critical part of a loving, lasting relationship. It’s also one of the best parts of loving another person — sharing a …

Relationships

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing that there are no regrets later.<p>According to multiple sources, the average amount of decisions an adult makes each day equals about 35,000. Some are smart, others...well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart …

Self-improvement

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Jessica Lachs lived the Wall Street banker life for years, including stints in Hong Kong and London working for Lehman Brothers.<p>Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know …

Startups

This is the BEST Mother’s Day Present for Mompreneurs

Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and at <b>Alexis Chateau PR</b>, we started our Mother’s Day plans early.<p>The end goal? To celebrate <b>May 14</b><b>th</b> <b></b>by selecting one</b> …

Is Your Major Marketable?

Some of us choose a major based on our passions, and plan ahead for the pursuit. This is the recommended route. When this is the case, we tend to …

Congratulations to Ta’lor

Launching the College Mate Contest was the best thing we ever did for our student branch of the <b>Alexis Chateau PR</b> firm.<p>Over the last few months, it …

5 Must-See Attractions in Vegas

In late November of 2016, we struck a partnership deal with an indie travel service. We then kicked off 2017 by preparing for the launch of our very …

Silicon Valley VC: 7 things to study if you want a high-paying job in the future

Josh Elman of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners knows about keeping an eye out for the next hot industry.<p>In the early 2000s Elman …

Silicon Valley

Do These 3 Things in Your Living Room to Lose Weight

You're already binge watching the highly addictive <b>13 Reasons Why</b>, or maybe the heartwarming <b>This is Us</b> is more your speed. Since you know you'll be in in your living room for 30 to 60 minutes, it's the perfect time to fit in a little fitness. Every little bit helps, so even if you don't feel like …

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with New Hampshire

Home to some of the best ski mountains in North America, New Hampshire has made a name for itself in winter sports over the years. But that’s not all …

How to Maintain a Happy Long Distance Relationship

Relationships are tough; adding distance to the mix doesn’t make them any easier. It’s hard enough to trust the partner you live with. Imagine …

NOW HIRING: Junior Designer at Alexis Chateau PR

College Mate’s parent company, <b>Alexis Chateau PR</b>, is seeking a Junior Designer to join the team.<p>This is a remote internship position: ideal for a high …

Hiking Cowles Mountain And Pyles Peak

At 1,592ft, Cowles Mountain is the highest peak in the city of San Diego. The hike to the summit of Cowles is possibly the most popular hiking route …

6 Ways to Make Money in College

Most of us know all too well, the financial struggles of college life. This is a time when students are forced to scrape by on very little. Some of …

This is ALL You Need to Know about Cuffing Season

Temperatures may be rising, but don’t kid yourself. In Canada and many other northern countries, the winter season isn’t quite over yet. That means …

Decoding the Bro Code: One Night Stand or Long-term Girlfriend?

I started college with big expectations of college guys. Most of those expectations were based on what I knew about high school boys; and college …

The Financial Benefits of Minimalism

At a first glance, minimalism might look like a fad at best. It’s all whitewashed walls, contemporary furniture, and expensive pieces. Or is it? …

How to Prepare your Business to Survive an Economic Collapse

In 2008, America weathered an economic crisis that spread like wildfire through the international market. People and businesses alike suffered the …