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There has never been a greater opportunity for us to come together and collectively “adult” in a way that supports us and those around us. This is a time to embrace uncertainty, understand that all of us are being impacted by big changes, and respond with grace to those around us. As a site dedicated to providing our students with the resources they need to navigate life’s challenges, we encourage you take a look around and ask for our help if you need it.

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ASU student managing her time

When it comes to getting things done in college, time management is key. Hear from students who have lived and learned the importance of this skill, and use their tips to become a time management r... [Read more]

student on campus wearing a face mask

You have a lot to learn and a lot to know about life in college, from how to succeed in classes to how to form meaningful friendships and manage your money on your own for the first time. For a few... [Read more]

ASU students chatting on campus

A big part of your college experience is trying new things and making connections with people who can impact the rest of your life — both personally and professionally. It’s a great time to challen... [Read more]

student on laptop

Midterms will be here before you know it, and your professors are here to help you do your best. We spoke to faculty members from around the university to find out what they want students like you... [Read more]

friends on campus

Here’s the thing about college. It’s a clean start. That means that you are free of whatever drama or uncertainties you had before arriving, and can embrace (and discover) exactly who you are and w... [Read more]

student staring off into the distance

College life can be stressful, and finding both the time to practice self-care and methods that work for you is valuable. Hear from 10 Sun Devils who have advice for their fellow students about how... [Read more]

student pursuing his major

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make in college is what major you plan to pursue. Read through this stellar advice from Sun Devils who have changed, maintained and explored a wide variety of ma... [Read more]

asu student on downtown campus

A big part of your college experience is trying new things and making connections with people who can impact the rest of your life — both personally and professionally. It’s a great time to challen... [Read more]

student waving at professor through a Zoom call

The person at the front of the classroom or leading the Zoom chat is a lot less intimidating than you may think. That’s right — your professors, TAs and faculty members are all here to support you,... [Read more]

ASU student studying for class wearing a face mask

Classes can be tough, and if you’re anything like most students, you’ll take more than a few challenging courses before you graduate. Instead of reinventing the wheel, take some advice from student... [Read more]

ASU student at his laptop for the virtual fall career and internship expo

The fall ASU Career and Internship Expo starts next week and runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. This year the event will be completely virtual, so things will look a little different. We spoke to two ex... [Read more]

ASU student working on his laptop from home

If you’re spending more time than usual at home, you might as well monetize it. Try a side hustle you can rock from the comfort of your home. And to make this even more of a no-brainer, to start th... [Read more]

ASU student creating an online challenge on her phone

If you’re motivated by competition, these apps are for you. If you’re more interested in competing against yourself, we have a few apps for you as well. Use these challenges to connect with friends... [Read more]

Midterms are coming up fast, and if you haven’t been thinking about your upcoming exams,  you should be. Much like everything else this semester, your finals are going to be different. For starters... [Read more]

We know that lately it can feel like you never leave the house. Between remote classes, avoiding large gatherings and trying to figure out which businesses are open it can be tough to figure out so... [Read more]

College is all about learning — learning about yourself and learning as much as you can from your classes, professors and community. So if you feel like you’re not living up to your learning potent... [Read more]

student writing on paper at a desk

Whether you’re writing a paper for class, working on a scholarship application or even sending an email, you want it to be well-written. That’s where the ASU Writing Centers come in. You can schedu... [Read more]

The ASU Scholarship Portal for the 2021–2022 academic year opened on Sept. 9. We spoke to Courtney Morris, a financial aid manager in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office, about advice... [Read more]

Fall session B classes begin on Oct. 12, and now is a great time to register for a class that could drastically impact your life. We’re sharing this list of courses that have a few things in common... [Read more]

Girl holding a pen over her planner

There are a lot of reasons you might not feel as focused as you’d like right now. But learning, growing and zeroing in on your future comes first. Which means you still need to focus on school, eve... [Read more]

student on a laptop

If you aren’t already familiar with ASU’s Handshake, now is the perfect time to check it out. Handshake is an engine of exploration for jobs and internships around the country and the world. It’s y... [Read more]

students and friends walking through campus together with face masks on

Now that you’re meeting new people and using our tips for making friends while taking hybrid classes and learning remotely through ASU Sync, you’re probably wondering where you can hang out with yo... [Read more]

Student and professor laughing and talking together outside

By now you’ve probably been told that you should be using office hours. If you haven’t then let’s start there. You should definitely be taking advantage of office hours. Meeting with your professor... [Read more]

students on campus wearing face masks

This semester at ASU, we’re focusing more than ever on the well-being of the community, which has led to changes in where students are located, how learning will take place, and what the student ex... [Read more]

student-making-friends-remotely

You may feel pressure in your first year or two of college to make new friends and find your place right away. And while there are a few new remote-related hurdles to making connections this year,... [Read more]

students making friends safely distanced on campus

You may feel a lot of pressure in your first year or two of college to make new friends and find your place right away. And while there are a few new hurdles to making connections this year, the mo... [Read more]

two students wearing face masks on campus

In college you have a lot to manage, from your studies and social life to your mental health and wellness. Now you have to do all of that while also learning how to take classes either fully or par... [Read more]

Student wearing face mask walking through campus.

The fall semester starts tomorrow, Aug. 20, and there are a few things you should add to your must-do list before your first day. Whether you’re taking your classes remotely through ASU Sync or hea... [Read more]

Student wearing face mask using his laptop.

Whether you're attending completely remotely or taking hybrid courses, there are a few tools you’ll need to become familiar with this fall. ASU is committed to facilitating the best learning experi... [Read more]

Students in a socially distanced classroom wearing face masks.

The start of the semester brings with it some unknowns, and you might be feeling some angst around things you’re uncertain about. Like how your ASU Sync classes will work, what in-person classes wi... [Read more]

Student standing and looking at the camera while wearing a face mask.

This school year is likely starting off differently than you expected. While the ASU community is committed to helping you have a great semester, it can still be tough to deal with your changing ex... [Read more]

female student wearing gold ASU tshirt and mask is using a laptop

Before classes start on Aug. 20, you’ll need to determine if you have the necessary technology for your classes. With new class modalities, such as the hybrid ASU Sync/in-person classes, ASU Sync-o... [Read more]

Professor-wearing-a-safety-mask-teaches-to-a-group-of-socially-distanced-students-also-wearing-masks-at-ASU

Students enrolled in an on-campus major have options when it comes to attending classes this fall. Not everyone may want to (or be able to) return to campus, and that’s okay. ASU wants students to... [Read more]

student starting college as a freshman at ASU

Your first year of college is starting now and everyone from your aunt to the mailman is probably giving you more advice than you can handle. We get it, it can be a little overwhelming. Check out o... [Read more]

Look, sometimes making a new friend in college is insanely easy. You might get lucky and the person you're roommates with or who you were partenered with for a group project is instant "perfect fri... [Read more]

You are a first-year student, and your college adventure is just beginning.

You’re probably aware of how much time and learning stands between you and the career of your dreams — but did you... [Read more]

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Many of you are facing a different summer from what you had planned a few months ago. If your study abroad trip was canceled, your research project was rescheduled, or you just planned to hang out... [Read more]

student studying for class in the summer session at ASU

The sun is shining and you’re getting ready to enjoy your summer. But if you don’t have anything planned to fill your days, it’s going to be a long three months. Consider signing up for a class or... [Read more]

career-plans

No matter where you are in your academic career, from a first-year student to a soon-to-graduate senior, learning more about your career prospects is always a smart idea, especially when your summe... [Read more]

student studying for summer session

You may not know what your summer plans are yet, or if the plans you did have are still going to happen. That’s okay. ASU is offering summer classes for both A and C sessions remotely (a decision a... [Read more]

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It can be tough to stay motivated when there’s so much going on in your life and in the world. And it can be equally hard to stay focused on classes when it feels like there are so many other distr... [Read more]

things-to-do-in-quarantine

Staying home all day every day can start to drag — even when you’re taking classes and working on homework. While we hope you’re spending some time checking in on your mental and physical health, y... [Read more]

girl with brown hair looks stressed and a little sad

Change is happening fast in every part of your life, and things are likely not playing out the way you expected when the school year, or even the semester, began. This divergence from your plan and... [Read more]

student celebrating ASU online resources during covid19

Your college experience may not be going exactly as you planned right now. Our new remote reality is taking a toll on everyone’s lives, and we’re all trying to keep pace. As you settle into remote... [Read more]

Whether you’re taking hybrid in-person and ASU Sync classes, or you’ll be studying remotely, there’s a lot going on right now both in your life and in the world. All of this can lead to an overwhel... [Read more]

housemates-living-together-social-isolation

Staying in the house with your family or roommates can be stressful. There are a lot of people in your space and everyone’s trying to hold onto some sense of normalcy. Some people in your home may... [Read more]

how-to-ace-remote-learning

Your move to remote learning may have brought unfamiliar tools, new strategies for success and general feelings of uncertainty. With so much going on, it can be hard to focus on new systems to help... [Read more]

As the semester continues, we know that this is a time of high stress and anxiety for some students. Whether it’s because of situations in your personal life or current events on a larger scale, ba... [Read more]

how-to-stay-motivated-when-youre-feeling-overwhelmed

Learning how to succeed in remote classes can certainly feel overwhelming, and motivating yourself to study can be more difficult than before. If that’s how you’re feeling, don’t worry. We’ve got s... [Read more]

Man drawing on a whiteboard coming up with new ideas

Do you struggle to get things done? Or maybe focus on how hard or how much time it will take to complete a task? We're right there with you. But, lucky for all of us, science is here to help.

... [Read more]
mental health in college at ASU

My name is Austin Davis, and I’m a poet, student activist and sophomore studying creative writing at ASU. With the fall semester already underway, I’d like to talk a little bit about my experiences... [Read more]

student-at-career-fair

 The ASU Career and Internship Fair is Feb. 25 and Feb 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Before go-time, we’ll be here to help you prepare as much as possible. Start with our checklist on what you need to k... [Read more]

what-career-services-can-do-for-you

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the career center, who it’s for or why you should visit? We spoke with Hannah McIntyre and Amanda Butkiewicz, assistant directors of career readiness at ASU’s... [Read more]

internship-101

This is your go-to guide for everything from finding an internship you’re interested in, to landing the gig and knocking it out of the park from day one. 

Finding your opportunity

There are ma... [Read more]

Career fair

Sept. 24-26 is the University-Wide Career Fair at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. Hiring managers and recruiters from companies all over the Valley and the world will be ready to meet, talk... [Read more]

ASU student working at their student job

Lots of students look for on-campus jobs during college. While every job has some exciting aspects, we found a few ASU positions that sound just plain fun. Make the most of your part-time position... [Read more]

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If you’re planning to live off campus, you need to figure out how much you can spend. Setting up your budget is a crucial first step to making plans for housing. 

Identify your price range

In... [Read more]

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If you have a pet, or are planning on it, there are a few things you’ll need to consider when looking for housing. Many rental spaces have rules and regulations around pets, including additional de... [Read more]

man-and-woman-pointing-looking-into-distance

To answer the big question right away: start looking for housing for next year ASAP. But if you haven’t signed a lease yet, don’t panic. The fact that you’re reading this means you’re taking the fi... [Read more]

Woman holding a key to a new apartment. The key is stamped with the word "fearless"

While it might feel like the next school year is forever away, it’ll be here before you know it. Don’t leave yourself scrambling for the right place to live. Whether you are currently living in a r... [Read more]

Several students have reached out looking for tips on studying. The thing about this topic is that it can mean a lot of different things to different people. Are you trying to absorb information fr... [Read more]

Money and what it takes to manage your finances is a skill set many people, young and old, haven't been taught. If you have, fantastic. If you haven’t, take comfort in knowing that at this point yo... [Read more]

Why you should go to summer school

Summertime might usually mean a few months of relaxation and lazing around the house, but what if instead of total relaxation, you used your summer to get ahead?

Enter: summer classes. Unlike... [Read more]

Pink mug on a light shades of pink polka dot mat. The mug is filled with hot chocolate and a spoon holds up a pink heart from the mug

Homemade treats are extra special (and may be hard to come by) when you’re living in the res halls. You could use the community kitchens’ oven to make elaborate treats, but what we love about these... [Read more]

A book page that says "you are enough" the word "enough" is written in a pretty cursive

Fresh starts come around all the time, and really, you can argue that every moment is a potential fresh start. But right now, you have the luxury of a fresh start brought to you by the school syste... [Read more]

college student following up from career fair

Take off your blazer and breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve made it through the Career and Internship Fair — good job. But the work isn’t over. It’s time to start solidifying those newfound connectio... [Read more]

hacks against humanity

There are a gajillion* ways to get involved at ASU, whether your goal is to make new friends, explore an interest or be a part of the community. We’re shining the light on seven less commonly known... [Read more]

9 best side hustles for college students

You have a lot on your plate in college. It can be hard to find time to squeeze in a part-time job. The bad news: you still need money. The good news: we have great ideas for how to earn a little e... [Read more]

student studying for finals

Midterms are right around the corner — it’s officially crunch time. If you haven’t started thinking about the best study style for you, try these five tips to make the most of your classes.

1. O... [Read more]
Image shows three friends talking and laughing

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this weekend is the perfect time to get together for an impromptu Friendsgiving. The number one recommendation we have for putting together a quick — but... [Read more]

Healthy oatmeal and berry breakfast in a coffee mug

Boosting memory function could help create more successful studying and testing capabilities. Anthocyanins are flavonoids found in plant foods and are most abundant in darker colored berries. Resea... [Read more]

ASU students choosing good study habits to study for finals

It’d be nice if everything you studied, read or learned in a lecture stayed in your brain forever — or at least until the exam — but you know that’s not the case. Throw in a late night or a distrac... [Read more]

It’s almost the end of your first semester at ASU. While it may seem like a small drop in your degree-earning bucket, it’s a huge milestone. It means that you hung in there and navigated the waters... [Read more]

dynamics-of-a-group-project

The other students in a professor-assigned group project can seem like a cast of familiar characters. There’s the one who is always too busy to meet, the one who over-commits (and under-delivers),... [Read more]

Have you heard any of this advice yet?

“It doesn’t matter what you pick.” 

or 

“Only pick something i... [Read more]

It’s the first thing people ask you in college: “What’s your major?” It’s tough to answer when you have no idea what you want to study or if you feel your current path might not be the right fit.... [Read more]

ASU student making time for wellness during finals week

We're halfway through the semester, and you’re probably thinking, “I’ll rest over winter break.” But while you may think that’s your only choice, we're here to tell you that it's not. We’re done wi... [Read more]

Student comparing a growth mindset to a growing plant at ASU

You’ve accomplished a lot this year. But let’s be honest, you haven’t mastered absolutely everything. In fact, you probably found a few areas where you need to improve. It could be a new subject yo... [Read more]

ASU student feeling lost and getting unstuck

It’s safe to say we’ve probably all been there. Those times when you feel like your life may not be hitting all the marks you had envisioned. You might feel momentarily lost, unhappy and bothered b... [Read more]

A book, journal, watch and pencil to help with time management

Time management is one of those skills that takes some practice. Some of us love structure, schedules and routine. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place. Others of us might... [Read more]

ASU students being changemakers in their community

The first step to finding your place at Changemaker Central is walking through the door. From there, it’s all about where your interests and passions drive you. When you enter the space, a student... [Read more]

ASU students registering for classes

Every semester can be a whirlwind. You’re focusing on your classes and studying hard to ace tests and complete projects, all while trying to set yourself up for success next semester and nailing do... [Read more]

your advisor at ASU

Your academic advisor is an important person in your college career. They know your degree requirements, can help plan your courses and can answer any questions you have about your experience. They... [Read more]

student wearing graduation robes with stole and barrett medal

What’s the first thing you do if you need to get somewhere that you’ve never been? Open your favorite map app and get directions, right? Then, let’s say you’re following those directions and you ac... [Read more]

License plate saying "open"

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA is now open, and more than $150 billion in federal student aid is available to help pay for school. Think it’s not worth your time? H... [Read more]

ASU student making financial decisoins

If you accepted student loans, chances are you completed your entrance counseling through iGrad. You may have also noticed that we include links to iGrad in our weekly emails, or it may be a whole... [Read more]

How I pay for college

We all know that college comes at a cost (and the price tag can be pretty high) but it shouldn’t discourage anyone from seeking higher education. My name is Carmen De Alba Cardenas and I am a secon... [Read more]

just like that, you're an adult

I don’t know why, but I really thought childhood would last forever. Even though I was steadily moving towards it, I never thought I would grow up, or go to college or move out of my hometown. I th... [Read more]

Innovation collaboration

First-year success coaches are successful upperclassmen who are trained to help you with anything you’re dealing with. They can give you advice about academics, finances, personal goals and more. I... [Read more]

What to do if you feel disrespected at college

When someone says or does something that makes you feel disrespected, you may not know how to react. You’ll likely have a ton of questions whirring through your mind, like “Is that what they really... [Read more]

Financial peer pressure

My name is Connor Newton and I’m a sophomore at ASU with a major in filmmaking practices and a minor in history. I’m also a member of Sun Devil Roundnet (which is definitely worth checking out if y... [Read more]

finacial aid refund

For those of you who just got your financial aid refund or now have access to all that student loan money you never had before, this is probably the MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE your future self will wish... [Read more]

Students learning from each other in the career services department at ASU

No matter where you are in your college and professional career, ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services has resources to help you succeed. Here are a few of the ways they can help guide... [Read more]

free things you can get with while you're paying tuition

When you pay your tuition at ASU, you’re not just paying for your classes — you’re also paying for access to a whole lot of cool, student-exclusive features offered by the university. You might not... [Read more]

Girl opening the door to her dorm and being welcoming

YOU CAN DO IT, SUN DEVILS!! Fall semester is in full swing and we hope you're ready for a fresh start. Like many new experiences, it might take a little bit for you to find your groove. New faces,... [Read more]

ASU students at the sun devil fitness complex doing yoga for wellness

You have a lot going on, Sun Devil. Between studying, having a social life and participating in student groups, it’s safe to say you probably need to take a breather. Lucky for you, we’ve found the... [Read more]

student using a credit card to make a purchase

My name is Bryan Pietsch, and I'm a senior at ASU studying journalism and business. Outside of class, I'm in a business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and I like to travel and ski. To afford those hob... [Read more]

Woman laying in white bed with sheets pulled up over her nose. She's making mischievous eyes

The school year kicks off with a lot of fanfare and excitement. It’s all about who you’re going to meet and what your classes will be like. But after awhile you start to settle in to your new life.... [Read more]

instagram makes college students feel imposter syndrome

When you started college you probably imagined your experience going a certain way. Now that you’re here, your family and friends are constantly asking about it and you likely feel pressure to say... [Read more]

club life

Did you know that ASU has more than 1,000 clubs and student organizations on campus? You read that right: 1,500. At Passport to ASU during Welcome Week, more than 600 of those clubs and organizatio... [Read more]

living alone

Whether you’re in a residence hall or an apartment, living on your own for the first time (or at least without your parents) is a big adjustment. You’re responsible for a lot more aspects of your d... [Read more]

how to make friends in colllege

If you’re a first year student this fall (or you're just looking to make a change), you’re probably worrying (at least a little bit) about how to make friends in college, just like many other first... [Read more]

Male and female ASU students studying together in a sunny room

With a few classes and syllabi under your belt, you may be starting to understand what your courses this semester will be like. And that some of your high school study habits won’t cut it anymore.... [Read more]

Student taking a selfie for an Instagram takeover

 We’re excited to introduce the 2019 digital marketing interns for ASU Adulting 101. These students will be with you throughout the semester to help you navigate life as a college student. They’re... [Read more]

two girls with their hands in the air embracing life

College students, we want to let you in on a secret that many adults don’t want to admit. Many of them don’t feel like adults. On any given day they fluctuate between feeling like they’re on top of... [Read more]

Classes are over, finals are behind you and it’s officially summer at ASU. How are you going to make the most of your break? We have a few ideas to keep you motivated, help you earn extra cash and... [Read more]

Headphones: on. Bank account: growing. Listen to these money-focused podcasts that will help you get on track with your spending, and start a savings plan ASAP.

 1. Financial Grownup

Get advic... [Read more]

Living in a residence hall is a great experience — you’re close to friends, a community of support and the dining hall. But you might be starting to dream about living on your own terms and getting... [Read more]

Your guide to undergraduate research

Undergraduate research might sound big and scary but it’s not. It’s a great opportunity to take a deep dive into a field you’re interested in and learn from experts. Plus, it can help build your re... [Read more]

ASU students plan out their goals

The beginning of the year gets a lot of hype for being the time to set goals. Then when February hits and you’re back to your old ways, you have to wait until next year to start again. But that min... [Read more]

ASU student working on her side hustle

You’re a busy college student and there’s a lot on your plate — classes, student groups and everything else you have going on. So how can you start and maintain a side hustle? We spoke with student... [Read more]

ASU student participating in a volunteer project for a day of service

You’re a good person, Sun Devil, we can just tell. And you want to use some of your time to give back to your community and the world. But we can’t blame you for wanting to get a little something o... [Read more]

Student working on creating a resume and working on leadership

You have career goals, and we want to help you reach them. Step one: identify what makes you a great candidate for a job or internship. Step two: learn how to share that information. Step three: su... [Read more]

A womans legs in black pants and white shoes on green grass

No matter what you’re planning for spring break, it’s nice to have a few days off. Especially since you’ll be coming off a busy midterm season. We want you to enjoy your time away from class and ma... [Read more]

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Whether you’re an international student celebrating Lunar New Year in the U.S. or someone interested in appreciating the culture and the celebration, we have your guide on how to have a great Lunar... [Read more]

student at ASU being productive and learning about productivity

You have as many hours in your day as everyone else — it’s how you use them that matters. It’s up to you to split your day into productive (or unproductive) pieces. Sure, you need to include time f... [Read more]

Students at ASU working hard to ace a tough class

The semester is off and running, and you don’t want to get left in the dust. Tough classes go straight from syllabus to slide one, and that means it’s time to kick your life into planning mode so y... [Read more]

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Photo by Alve D.  in Barcelona, Spain

“I can’t study abroad because [fill in the blank].” Heard this voice in your head? We’re here to show you how to shut it down. Check out these common mis... [Read more]

students working together

If you’ve been putting off registering for next semester, it’s time to dive in. If it’s more than procrastination and something is holding you back from picking your classes, we want to help. Check... [Read more]

ASU student at tutoring center before finals

The semester is winding down and we’re nearing finals season. Whether you’ve been preparing for this for months or are having an “oh snap” moment right now, we’re here to help. We spoke to Sarah Be... [Read more]

A group of people holding shopping bags

It seems early, but holiday gift-giving season is coming up fast. We’re just guessing, but you probably don’t have a ton of cash lying around to buy presents for people. The best way to avoid overs... [Read more]

ASU students volunteering to help better their career

Internships, part-time work and summer programs aren’t the only way to showcase strong job experience. We recommend volunteering to gain resume boosters. Lending a hand to a volunteer organization... [Read more]

ASU students giving back and volunteering and feeling good

 Have you ever noticed how when you volunteer and help someone or something in your community thrive, you start feeling better than ever? You were likely working hard and doing something that would... [Read more]

ASU student making a difference before graduating from college

If you’re waiting until graduation to start making a difference, you’re doing it wrong. As a student, you’re in a unique position to make your mark right now. The resources at Arizona State Univers... [Read more]

A girl leaping enthusiastically in front of a chalkboard that says "innovation" and trees are behind it

We want to help you feel the Sun Devil spirit in everything you do at ASU. With the homecoming celebration this weekend, it’s the perfect time to connect and show pride in your college by embracing... [Read more]

A computer on a piece of white paper and people pointing at things on the paper that reads "finance"

How do you feel when you think about your financial situation? Nervous? Excited? Sad? The way you feel about your money could be affecting the way you handle it. We believe that thinking about your... [Read more]

A girl in a classroom lecture hall watching the front of the room

You probably know the recommendations for how your financial aid should be used, like buying your books instead of blowing it on a spring break trip. But did you know that your grades and credit ho... [Read more]

ASU student registering for spring classes

Spring semester is right around the corner. It’s exciting but also little intimidating, especially if you’re not sure you’re on the right path or if school isn’t going how you imagined. Before you... [Read more]

ASU student improving their time management skills

The semester is winding down, and it’s time to reflect on your progress, successes and where you could improve. Maybe a few assignments slipped through the cracks and were a day or two late, or you... [Read more]

Friends embracing in the sunset

You might be living away from home for the first time. It’s exciting and a little scary to figure things out for yourself — you should be proud of everything you’ve accomplished. But no matter how... [Read more]

ASU doctor holding a stethoscope

Living away from home is all fun and games until someone sneezes on you. Even if you only catch a cold, taking care of yourself is no fun. There’s no one there to schedule your doctor's appointment... [Read more]

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Being a new freshman can be very intimidating. ASU is one of the largest public research universities in the country, where anything is possible. Fulfilling your dreams can start as soon as your fi... [Read more]

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Now that you’re in college, you probably have more on your plate than ever before. You’re likely in the middle of test-taking, and between your studies, work and social life, you might be feeling a... [Read more]

A student presents to peers at an internship

 You hear a lot about the importance of getting an internship in college. While it’s totally up to you if you look for an internship while you’re in school, we think it’s a great way to gain experi... [Read more]

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There are so many opportunities available to you at Arizona State University, and it’s up to you to create your own path. Yes, it can feel overwhelming at first as you work to find your way. But on... [Read more]

Benefits of getting a job while in college

You may be planning to work while you’re in college, and you probably want to gather as much useful experience as possible at the same time. Our advice? Don’t discount a part-time job that falls ou... [Read more]

What to wear as a student to look professional on a student budget

Rolling into class in your workout clothes is fine, but showing up to an interview in ripped jeans? Not OK. You’re probably not in a financial position to buy a whole new interview wardrobe, so we’... [Read more]

ASU transfer student making new friends

 

Transitioning from community college to ASU is a big change, and it can take some getting used to. We spoke to current ASU students and transfer student ambassadors, Dora and Heather, who b... [Read more]

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You probably have a lot of big goals on your mind right now — graduate from college, get your dream job, become your best self. No pressure, right? Giant goals can be overwhelming, especially when... [Read more]

ASU student creating her future career goals

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. At ASU you’re in a great place to start exploring, learning and asking questions that will help define your interests and guide your future... [Read more]

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It may be your first time doing the whole college thing but we know a few people who have been there before. We talked to ASU students about their first-year experiences, and they have some advice.... [Read more]

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Everyone at ASU wants you to have a great college experience and do your absolute best. You’ve probably received a ton of information about all of the resources we have to offer and how they can he... [Read more]

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When your summer job or internship ends it can be tempting to rush out the door to soak up the last days of summer vacation. But before you disappear from your desk (or wherever you're working), ch... [Read more]

Stiudent planning out nontraditional budget

I have a confession: I don’t think budgeting is all that great. It’s such a small part of the financial planning picture, but it gets all of the attention. I don’t see it as the big solution to mon... [Read more]

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My definition of a credit card: a tool that can be used for both the construction and destruction of your personal finances.

From the moment you turned eighteen, credit cards have probably be... [Read more]

Students looking for a job on campus

Whether you’re looking for a job to earn rent money, cover tuition or to earn some extra cash, getting a job is muy importante. We’re big fans of finding jobs that are close to where you spend most... [Read more]

Student preparing for fall semester at ASU

You’re only a few days in to fall semester. Whether you’re looking forward to acing your midterms or the next on-campus event, we’re adding one more thing to your list of things to think about (sor... [Read more]

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Today the high temp is 95 degrees, meaning it's officially H-O-T in Phoenix. Cool off with delicious and good-for-you smoothie recipes from our fantastic student blogger, Heather. 

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To get a job or not to get a job, that is the question. There are a ton of good reasons to consider working while you’re a college student: money, experience, money, networking — and did I mention... [Read more]

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I’m going to start this off with some tough love. It’s unrealistic to think you’ll never be in a tight spot financially. Take me for example: I had just paid off all my credit card debt (more on th... [Read more]

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A new semester is here — that means it’s time to get up, get out and get moving. Whether you’ve been slacking on your fitness routine or you never had one, now is a great time to start. At least it... [Read more]

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If you close out our Adulting 101 tax week with a completed tax return, then you’re completely winning at life (as far as we’re concerned, anyway). One of the most dreaded annual responsibilities i... [Read more]

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If you received financial aid in 2019, you may need to report those funds on your tax return depending on how you used the money. Each financial aid award is treated a little differently, so we’ll... [Read more]

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There are a ton of terms, forms and acronyms related to taxes that may seem like a bunch of mumbo jumbo right now. We’re here to help you understand them (or at least the basics of what they mean),... [Read more]

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When it comes to taxes, it can feel like there’s a lot you don’t know. From complicated forms, to all the tax records you’ve received in the mail — it's a lot of information. We’re here to demystif... [Read more]

Summer is right around the corner — you’ve almost made it! While it’s tempting to throw your responsibilities to the wind and lay on the couch watching Netflix for three months, it’s probably not t... [Read more]

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With school, work and internships, friends, family, and everything else you have going on, filing taxes may be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, it’s a part of adulting. But don’t panic;... [Read more]

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If your budget doesn't leave you feeling like you could spend the money to study abroad, you may be feeling the blues. Our best advice is to start planning something awesome for next year. Yes, you... [Read more]

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Spring break is here, folks, and we want you to have a good time regardless of your budget. So whether you pinched pennies or don’t have a penny to spare, we have ideas for you. You don’t need to s... [Read more]

A pretty apartment with lighting, plants hanging and a gray couch

You’ve decided to rent an apartment or house with a few friends next year. Awesome. While you’re confident you’ve found the right roommates and the perfect location, you’re not so certain you’ve go... [Read more]

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Your mission: find the best possible roommate for your new place next year.

Start by thinking about what you are looking for in a roommate. Is it a best friend, a study buddy, a silent partne... [Read more]

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Yes, this is a post about the Fall Career and Internship Fair. But don’t panic, you have nothing to worry about. Follow my tips, do your research and relax — you got this.

Let’s start by talk... [Read more]

budgeting money for college

I don’t know about you, but the whole “broke college student” thing is pretty overrated. Personally, I enjoy the feeling of paying my bills without worrying if the check will go through. I like fee... [Read more]

ASU student eating from a food truck in metro Phoenix

There’s a lot to love when you live in the metro Phoenix area. ASU students have a ton of favorites around all four campuses. If you haven’t checked out these much loved spots yet, you have some fu... [Read more]

Now that you’ve explored all of your options and changing your major feels like the right decision, it’s time to ask the functional questions. You can find a ton of information about changing your... [Read more]

There’s a lot of talk out there about finding a mentor and all of the career benefits and growth opportunities you can gain. Simply find a big-wig in your industry who thinks you’re fantastic and t... [Read more]

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ASU celebrates diversity in many different ways both on and off campus. With so much available to you, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you’re a go-getter, a classroom learner or an action... [Read more]

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If your first semester didn’t go as planned, it’s okay. In fact, we think your spring semester is going to be your best ever. When your mood is in the right place, it helps your mind get in the rig... [Read more]

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As students, sometimes it’s necessary to be awake early for classes and able to stay up late at night cramming for exams. But taking a second to consider whether or not that energy drink is worth i... [Read more]

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If you’re in school, not employed full time or not eligible for your parents’ plans, then you might find yourself tasked with making a decision on health insurance. Unfortunately, this isn’t as sim... [Read more]

Study guide part two

Welcome back, friends! If you didn’t catch our previous post, this two-part guide is meant to cover many of the most important aspects of studying, and really, learning in general.

We though... [Read more]

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How much do you know about the recent Equifax data breach? Were you affected? Was your family? Identity theft and corporate breaches continue to make the news and it can be a long road to recovery... [Read more]

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Sticking to a budget is a tough but necessary part of smart financial planning. Stretching your dollar to go as far as possible is key. So, how do you do that? If you absolutely need to purchase so... [Read more]

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Did you know that B-session's class search is available now? That means you now have the green light to start planning what your schedule is going to look like. Here are some specific things you ma... [Read more]

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Only you know if you’re ready to take on the life and care of another creature, but we recommend a combination of self reflection and research before making any decisions. Regardless of how much yo... [Read more]

By now you’ve probably heard of Handshake, ASU’s newest tool for finding internships and jobs, and for connecting with Career and Professional Development Services. What you might not know is how m... [Read more]

When you think of your future career, do you know what you want to do? Do you already have a certain company or organization in mind that offers the kind of work culture you can’t wait to be a part... [Read more]

Get thyself to class

Attending class is one of the first, and most frequent, adulting decisions you will have to make in college. We’ll make it easy for you: you DEFINITELY need to go to class. Seriously, you worked so... [Read more]

By Dr. Aaron Krasnow and Michelle Duah

It doesn’t matter who you are or what background you come from, college is going to put your abilities to the test. Here are three inner parts of you th... [Read more]

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The team at ASU Adulting 101 is always on the hunt for a good deal that we can share. Today's find is nothing short of a delicious discount. Have you heard of Hooked? It's our most recent obsession... [Read more]

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It’s almost time!! In a couple of weeks you’ll be starting fall semester and dipping your toe in the college waters. It’s coming fast and so might your feelings of excitement and anticipation mixed... [Read more]

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By Dr. Lisa McIntyre and Audrey Hawkes

As you prepare for your first year of college, you’ve probably been encouraged to join clubs, attend on-campus events, join study groups and take part i... [Read more]

A clear sign of successfully adulting is understanding how to control your spending habits and avoid putting yourself in a situation where you are counting down the days until your next paycheck re... [Read more]

Studies show that learning a second language can help you get a better job, a higher paycheck, and improve your mental focus. Sí, it's true. But wait, there's more.

Research also shows that b... [Read more]

It’s no surprise to anyone that it can get hot in Arizona. Like, really hot. In fact, we see numbers like 118 and 120 in this week’s forecast for Phoenix. Whether you’re new to the desert or you've... [Read more]

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Do you find yourself wondering how to properly behave in certain situations? Whether it's on social, in email or interacting with others in person, it's important to know how to not accidentally so... [Read more]

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Sometimes after a long week (or just a hard day) it's necessary to take some time to calm your mind and sort your "mental clutter". Deepak Chopra, a leader in alternative medicine, leads this short... [Read more]

Finding a job isn’t easy, and no one is doubting that fact. We’ve probably all heard our parents tell stories about their summer jobs in college and thought that it sounded too good to be true. It’... [Read more]

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Flavored water has become a big part of post-soda life for plenty of people. (Need proof? Look no further than the cult of the LaCroix can.) The fact that it c... [Read more]

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When comparing millennials to their parents, they are a less eager to use credit cards. Learning how to use and manage credit cards are an integral part of becoming an adult. People create debt. No... [Read more]

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1. You can fail without calling yourself a failure.You realize that your 20s and 30s aren’t about them going as planned. But how you adapt, change, and grow... [Read more]

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You've done it! Congratulations on getting your own place! Here's a checklist for everything you'll need to make your new space feel like home.

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Depending on the person, a job interview can be the most stressful part of a job search. Interview questions may seem like they’re designed to trip up candidates,... [Read more]

Article from The Inc. Life.

You've read or heard much on the power and importance of mentors. But how do you find the right one for you? And how do you get past that intimidating, even scary... [Read more]

What every college student needs to know

Going off to college should be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. How do you prepare for it? Well if you are reading this blog, you are off to a good start. Here are some tips from... [Read more]

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We know that living a healthy life can be a daunting task. It’s doubly hard when you need to make informed choices for a family. But here’s a simple place to start: Ge... [Read more]

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Article from Headspace.

People have been meditating for thousands of years. While the practice isn’t new, science is just catching up to its benefits. At Headspace, our in-house science tea... [Read more]

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Spending money isn't always fun. For when you're low on cash, but need to get out of the house try these free Phoenix and Valley activities suggested by Lauren Topor at Thrillest.com.

There a... [Read more]

Spraying windex into the air

Cleaning a bathroom is not glamorous, but it's got to be done. No one wants to walk in to see your underwear on the floor or your toothpaste smeared all over the sink. We're all civilized adults he... [Read more]

Unexpected items every college student needs

College. You're gonna need more than just coffee to get you through. While caffeine is high atop the list, there are a few recommended items you might not be thinking of. Other college students had... [Read more]

Let's face it, there are going to be times when your cash flow isn't, well, flowing. Your finances may be out of whack from an unexpected expense or your budgeting for the month wasn't on point. Wh... [Read more]

When you don't have the cash to cover a transaction, using a credit card can seem pretty painless in the moment. The problem is, it catches up with you and you have to be ready to pay that bill off... [Read more]

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It's happened to all of us: the deep craving for brownies hits and you head straight to the kitchen to get baking. You start mixing and stirring, assuming you have all t... [Read more]

Networking. You’ll probably do more of it in college than you will the rest of your life. It’s important to know how to do it well.

Prepare

Create and practice a 30 second commercial that will... [Read more]

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Moving into your first college res hall room is an exciting milestone. But it can cause a bit of anxiety too. That’s okay, we all go through it. Here’s some advice from a college community assistan... [Read more]

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Some of you may have grown accustomed to having someone else do your laundry (thanks, mom!). The time is quickly approaching when you're going to have to cart that massive pile of clothes you've le... [Read more]

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Budgeting is no fun if it’s just about how to afford basic bills. But if budgeting can also help with saving for vacations, a new car or adding a Jacuzzi in your h... [Read more]

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Adulting doesn’t have to be as traumatizing as TV makes it out to be. Contrary to popular belief, you can get your act together and still be awesome. In fact, getting your responsibilities in check... [Read more]

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