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Taking A Gap Year Post-College Is The Dream List Item You Never Knew You Needed

School seemingly lasts forever. Some of us go on to spend four or more years in college, and then immediately transition into the workforce. Many never get the chance to have a break outside of this timeline. If you're feeling burnt out, then it migh…
By Ciara Johnson

Why You Never Forget Your First Summer Break With Your College Besties

Best friends forever starts with a summer full of making memories. Up until now, you've always had the sweetest months in the sun with your friends from home. You all grew up going to summer camp together, where you'd spend afternoons by the lake. On…
By Marisa Casciano

For A More Fulfilling Life In College, You Need To Break Up With These 7 Things

College is more than late-night study sessions, showing your school spirit at games, and figuring out the perfect major. It really is an experience, and most importantly, the transitional period when you're testing the waters of being an adult, but s…
By Rachel Chapman

The Summer Bucket List Every College Grad Needs To Complete Before Working Forever

Congratulations are in order, because you are officially a college grad. You've worked extremely hard over the past four years, and now comes the time to step into adulthood, waving that degree proudly in the air. As excited as you are to become a to…
By Rachel Chapman

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Road Trips You Can Take With Your College BF Or GF

One of the best parts of being in college is the freedom you have during summer break. You haven't yet entered the "real world," which means you're able to travel without any real responsibilities holding you back. Unfortunately, being in school also…
By Jamie Kravitz

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Dating After College That Feel Way Too Freaking Real

I left college kicking and screaming, but looking back, I have no idea why. The first few years after college were some of the best years of my life. There was no more homework, an abundance of independence, and an actual adult apartment where one ac…
By Annie Foskett

8 Growing Pains Your Friend Group Will Likely Go Through After College

Graduating from college is a big accomplishment. Now, you're in that transitional period as you go from school life to work life. It's a big change that not only affects your day to day, but you'll notice some growing pains your friend group faces af…
By Rachel Chapman

7 Traditions To Start With Your Hometown Friends The Summer Before College

High school is officially over, which means you're living your best life with your friends from home before heading off to college. Maybe you and your bestie are lucky enough to be roommates for freshmen year, or you could be going off to totally opp…
By Marisa Casciano

Why Living With Your Sorority Sisters Is The Highlight Of Your College Experience

You'll never forget the college days spent with your sisters. They're your group of besties, and they genuinely make your four years so much more adventurous. Living with your sorority sisters will quickly make you realize it doesn't take a shared bl…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

When You’re Feeling Lost After Graduation, These 10 Books Will Be There For You

So you've graduated college (or are just about to), and you may or may not be working to postpone the inevitable nervous breakdown that awaits you. The good news is this is a completely normal feeling. The bad news is it'll probably still feel overwh…
By Caroline Burke

Why Seeing Your HS Besties For The First Time After College Is Never What You Think

With a few semesters of college under your belt, high school probably feels like it was ages ago. You've lived in a dorm room, turned roommates into besties, and figured out how to navigate your campus. Finals weren't always a breeze, but you made it…
By Marisa Casciano

Yeah, You Can Legit Study Sex In College — Here Are 6 Courses You Could Take

For many undergrads, college is a time to expand both your sexual and educational horizons. And understandably so. I mean, when else in life do you have rare book collections and free condoms at your fingertips? Not often enough, that's for sure. If …
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Why I'm So Glad I Stayed In Touch With My College Friends After Graduation

I am in the unique position of having attended to two colleges. I decided that if six figures were going to be spent on an education, the program I was attending should not make me cry every Sunday night. Transferring was difficult, but in the end I …
By Annie Foskett

7 People Reveal The Perks & Pitfalls Of Getting Married As A College Student

When I was in college, I changed my undergraduate major up until basically the last possible second – first, I declared art history, and later, journalism halfway through my junior year – I can't imagine being ready to commit to something as big as m…
By Elana Rubin

Here's What To Say To College Friends You Won't See After Graduation

I've got a tricky habit of jumping from city to city and town to town. Growing up, my family and I had moved back and forth across the Atlantic five times before my ninth birthday, and I've called five different cities home over the last five years. …
By Genevieve Wheeler

How To Deal If You & Your BF Or GF Are Going To Different Colleges In The Fall

I'll be honest, at 18, I was staunchly against the idea of continuing high school relationships into college. Was I in a relationship at the time? Of course not! Did I lecture my coupled-up friends at length about the benefits of heading to college u…
By Genevieve Wheeler

All The Reasons You Definitely Don't Need To Worry About Getting A Ring By Spring

Have you ever heard anyone say that women go to college to get an MRS degree? That is, to become a ~Mrs.~ Same. And it's utter bullsh*t. College is a time for education, exploration, and testing your body's limits to see just how long you can run on …
By Genevieve Wheeler

4 Signs You're Growing Out Of Your Relationship With Your College Sweetheart

If you're in a relationship in college, there are certainly a lot of perks. You always have a go-to date for formals, a study buddy during finals, and another home to visit during fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks. You also have someone to make…
By Elana Rubin

Here's What It's Like To Be The First Of Your Friends To Get Engaged While In College

I'll be honest. I had no idea that #RingBySpring was a legitimate college tradition until now. Turns out, it's when college sweethearts get engaged before graduation, usually during their last semester, and it's more popular at religious, academic in…
By Sydnee Lyons

Graduation Dresses That You'll Be Able To Wear Again In The Workspace & Beyond

Entering post-grad life is both thrilling and daunting at the same time. Will I be able to get a job? Where will I live? Can I somehow make my bandage skirts work appropriate? All valid questions. To help you with that latter inquiry, I've rounded up…
By Ariana Marsh

4 Road Trips To Take This Summer With Your College BFFs To Celebrate Graduation

Graduation season is upon us, and you know what that means: It's time to celebrate. After making it through many college exams and late-night study sessions, it's about time you treat yo' self. If there's anyone you should celebrate with, it's your B…
By Ciara Johnson

These Are The Best Things To Do On Graduation Night With Your College BFFs

Your friends mean the world to you, and your college besties are a special breed. Not only did you probably attend every party together, but they were there whenever you needed them to help you study and get through each long semester of never-ending…
By Rachel Chapman

If You're About To Graduate College, You Know These 6 Things To Be True

Girl, it's almost time to graduate college. You're not quite sure where the past four years went, and it feels like you were a freshmen just yesterday. You have a thousand memories behind you, and are starting to think about what's next. Maybe you an…
By Marisa Casciano

What It's Like Being Queer Outside The Safe, Inclusive Bubble Of College

Emily Birnbaum is a graduating senior at Kenyon College, majoring in Sociology. After graduation, she'll be interning at a D.C. news publication and applying to journalism schools for fall 2018. I went to Cubbyhole, one of the only queer bars in New …
By Emily Birnbaum

After College, I Kept Getting Rejected — Now I’m On ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Gabrielle Ruiz is perhaps best known for her role as Valencia in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but she had a long path to get there after graduating from Oklahoma City University (OCU) in 2007 with a dance performance degree and dreams of Broadway. This is he…
By Gabrielle Ruiz

How To Bounce Back After Getting Rejected From Your Dream Job, Because It's Hard

Listen: It's great when things go your way. But a lot of the time, things... don't. And one of the roughest feelings in the world can be when you've worked long and hard for something — something like, say, your dream job — and then you get rudely sh…
By Lilli Petersen

This Is What It’s Really Like To Go To College After Winning Gold At The Olympics

Jordyn Wieber was a member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. Olympic gymnastics team that won gold in 2012. After the Olympics, she went to the University of California-Los Angeles and completed a degree in psychology, all while working with the school's gym…
By Jordyn Wieber

Yes, You Can Move Back With Your Parents After College & Not Have It Suck. Here's How

Confession time: I moved back in with my parents for seven months after I graduated from college. While I had certain expectations for how things were supposed to be once I moved in — y'know, like being able to stay out as long as I wanted or sleepin…
By Chelsea Stewart

5 Things You'll Want Your Fam To Know When You Move Out Of The Nest Post-College

Whether you're moving out immediately after college, or it's been a few months of living back in your parents' house, the day you really move out is a major milestone. Of course, life happens, and you may or may not end up staying with them again in …
By Tessa Harvey

David Hogg Is Taking A Gap Year Before College & His Reason Is Kind Of Perfect

David Hogg, a 17-year old Parkland shooting survivor and organizer of the popular protest March For Our Lives, has solidified himself as one of the leading voices in the ongoing calls for gun control reform. He's graced TIME magazine, has been interv…
By Chelsea Stewart

This Woman Posed With A Gun In Her Pants For Her Graduation Photos & Twitter Can’t Deal

Another social media user is experiencing backlash for posting a photo of herself with a gun. On Twitter, lots of users took issue with Brenna Spencer's college graduation photo with a gun, posted on Saturday, April 7. The post comes after conservati…
By Hannah Golden

How To Turn Your College Clothes Into ~Fashun~ After You Graduate

Art history. Financial management. The best way to cook meals with only a microwave. How to peacefully share one shower with four other girls. Going to university teaches you a lot of very useful and important things. Unfortunately, how to make your …
By Ariana Marsh

What The College Senior Really Wants Her Friends To Know Before Graduation

Senior year of college is such a whirlwind. I don't think anyone knows quite what to expect, and senior year of high school just doesn't compare. Sure, people tell you it's so bittersweet, and that it's over before you really feel like it has even be…
By Tessa Harvey

Every Single Thing You Need To Know About Getting Tested For STDs In College

My first sex ed class included raps about the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and graphic images of severe infections. Seriously. A group of high school students strolled into my middle school science class — backwards hats and all — and …
By Genevieve Wheeler

Cue The Tears For What You'll Miss Most About Your College BFFs After Graduation

There's a lot going on in your life when you're approaching your college graduation. You're working on applying to dozens of jobs, handing over your roles in your school clubs, wrapping up all of the requirements you need for graduation, and spending…
By Tessa Harvey

7 Women On The One Thing That Finally Made Them Feel Like An Adult After College

How does one "adult?" From the minute second semester hits senior year and they hand you your diploma at graduation, you're wondering just what the real world is going to be like. You started applying for jobs and scoping out cute apartments with you…
By Marisa Casciano

6 Key Lessons You Learn In College That'll Stick With You Way Past Graduation

Before heading off to freshman year, your parents might have told you that college will be the best four years of your life. Those of us who are incredibly close to graduation, or have already graduated, know that college is truly an unforgettable ex…
By Tessa Harvey

This College Football Player Is Getting Ready To Score With 'Bachelorette' Becca

Becca Kurfin is ready to "do the damn thing" as the next Bachelorette. While she technically "won" Arie's season of The Bachelor, she and the Season 22 leading man didn't exactly have a fairytale ending. Instead, their relationship crashed and burned…
By Alana Altmann

Why The Bond With Your Sorority Sisters Is The Greatest Takeaway From College

They're your soul sisters. Whether you've already graduated college, or are living your best life during senior year, it's quite clear that college gives you a whole lot. There are your roommates who you seriously couldn't live without (or live with …
By Marisa Casciano

The 7 Bedroom Hacks You Need To Know After College, Because Being An Adult Is Exhausting

After you graduate from college, there seems to be an endless list of things for you to figure out, all at once. You have to find a job, a place to live, and a way to delete all of the embarrassing things you've posted on social media in the last fou…
By Caroline Burke

These Colleges Aren't Punishing Students For Protesting Gun Violence

In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have planned demonstrations to call for gun control. Some of those demonstrations come in the form of walkouts, and in some cases those plans for walkouts have…
By Joseph Milord

Sexual assault is a problem in college athletics. What can the NCAA do?

Only 3.3% of male students are athletes, but male student athletes are responsible for 19% of reported sexual assaults on campus. However, the NCAA, the primary governing board for college athletics, has no formal policy attaching sexually violent be…
By Joanie Tobin

Here's How Your College Tuition Can Help You This Tax Season

I get it, being a college student is expensive. Like, stupidly expensive. But the good news is, you can write off college tuition on your taxes, so get your files in order. Whether you're a first-time student and your parents are helping you cover th…
By Hannah Golden

5 Traditions To Start With Your College Roommates As Soon As You Graduate

There are a few different types of friends. Most notably, there are the friends you grew up with and have known forever, and then there are friends you meet in college who you immediately become inseparable with. These college besties are people you …
By Alani Vargas

6 Traditions To Start With Your Roomie In Your First Post-College Apartment

Moving into your first post-college apartment is a big step into the real world. Finding the right roommate you really get along with (on so many levels) can be tough stuff. When you do end up finding someone you hit it off with (or if you end up liv…
By Rachel Chapman

How Your Relationship With Your Sister Is Different In College & After Graduation

Everyone has probably been telling you from the get-go that college is a very special time in your life when things are bound to change. You may be tired of hearing it, but it's true — and things continue to change even after you graduate. Someone wh…
By Rachel Chapman

The Best Road Trip Ideas Will Have You & Your Girls Cruising Into Spring Break

If you find yourself buried in snow, class assignments, and no sunshine in sight at the moment, good news is surely on its way. Spring break is right around the corner, my friends. I hate to be that person, but it's true — spring break is coming soon…
By Tessa Harvey

5 Signs Your Relationship Will Stay Strong After Graduation, According To Real Women

Maybe you first met in college, or maybe you're that couple that's been dating since high school. No matter how strong your relationship, people have probably told you that you and your boyfriend or girlfriend are going to break up after college. You…
By Jamie Kravitz

7 Spring Break Ideas For College Freshmen If You're Too Broke For The Beach

Spring break is so soon, and if it's your first year in college, you're probably more than ready to jet set somewhere tropical with your best friends. Unfortunately, the beach can quickly get expensive. Between booking flights, hotel rooms for the we…
By Marisa Casciano

This Study Says Millennials Spend More Money On Fitness Than On College, But Do They?

Nothing can make my palms sweat more than considering the realities of my monthly expenses. The last time I really tracked my everyday spending over the course of a month, the amount that went toward trivial things like smoothies, burritos, and glitz…
By Annakeara Stinson