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By Alexis Chateau | Your survival guide to college. Check out the website at www.collegemate.org

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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

Streaming

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 …

Trails

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 …

College & University

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 …

Relationships

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? …

Minimalism

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 …

What I Would Study if Cats went to College

Is there anything as absurd as a 5 month old kitten with a corporate job? Maybe only as absurd as one who blogs. I’m also the only member of our …

8 Quick Study Tips for the Exhausted Student

Studying is the cornerstone of college life. And whether we like it or not, it pretty much sums up the college experience. Let’s face it. There is …

Congratulations to Shandean

In January of 2017, we launched our first mini-writing contest on College Mate. It generated quite a bit of interest, from tropical Jamaica to rainy …

Healthy Relationships Require Healthy People

When it comes to building healthy relationships, many people try to start with the relationship itself. While this isn’t a bad idea, the truth is, …

How to Vote for your Fave Entry in the Monthly College Mate Contest

Every month, Alexis Chateau PR hosts a mini-writing <b>contest on College Mate</b>. This allows readers to get published on our site and possibly make a …

A Few Words of Wisdom for my College Self

All things considered, I had a successful academic career. It ended in confetti, with a former Prime Minister of Jamaica handing me my degree. No, …

How to Market Yourself Before You Graduate

There’s never a better time than college to market yourself and get a head-start with employers. Why? Because a college graduate will never find such …

Group versus Solo Study: The Pros & Cons

By the time we get to college, most of us think we have our study methods all figured out. I mean, we’ve been doing it for years at this point. So …

5 Goals Every Student Should Work Toward for 2017

It’s the first day of the new year and many of us are still working on our New Years’ Resolutions. After the nightmare of 2016, we’re determined to …

College & University

Monthly College Mate Writing Contest

<b>Hey there College Mate Readers!</b><p>We’ve been so busy with client work that we find ourselves in need of an extra article or two per month – and we want …

Publishing

5 Awesome Ways to Celebrate After Finals

Is there anything <b>more stressful than finals</b> for a college student? You juggle final projects with studying for final exams for what seems like …

Choosing a Career: Why Two Passions are Better than One

When choosing a career, young adults often find themselves under a lot of pressure to pick just one. That translates into one college major and one …

8 Yoga Poses to Ease Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is the worst. Worries, doubts, and altogether negative emotions take over your thoughts when you should really be focusing on the test …

How to be Social in College… Without Social Media

Social media is pretty useful for keeping up with what goes on in other people’s lives – whether they’re our best friend, our ex, or the President.<p>We …

Jesus Forgave my Attacker – But I have Not

It happened somewhere between my final college exam and waiting for graduation to kick off. I had way too much time on my hands and had begun to …

5 Reasons you Shouldn’t Drop out of College

Almost every college dropout I’ve ever met tells me how happily they gave up their education to pursue their dreams. They talk about how much more …

Red Flags Women should Look Out for When Dating Online

Dating online no longer carries the stigma it once did ten, or even five years ago. Even so, interacting with people we’ve never met, and then …

6 Tips to Improve your Concentration in School

We live in a world full of distractions. Even the most focused individuals easily become sidetracked by ads and snapchats that make their way to us – …

10 Great First Date Ideas

No matter how well you know them before things turn romantic, the first date is always the most nerve-racking. The first big question is whether to …

How to Make a Study Plan (Tutorial)

Benjamin Franklin once said:<p><i>By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.</i><p>Yet, many of us run into the most difficult season of our college …