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College Life Tips, Advice + Hacks

College Life

Yoga Therapy: How to Use Yoga to Destress and Boost Your Focus

College is tough. Practicing yoga can help you stay calm and focused.
College Life

Top 9 Expert Tips for Balancing Online and In-Person Classes

Juggling online and in-person classes together? Here’s how you can keep your wits together this semester.
College Life

Excited for In-Person Classes? Here’s How to Stay Safe With Colleges Reopening

With the excitement of many students being excited to go back to college, here are some more ways on how to stay safe in in-person classes!
College Life

Feel the Burn With Our Advanced Dorm Yoga Routine

Fitting a full exercise routine into your busy schedule can be difficult. This fast — and challenging — routine will help you stay in tip-top shape.
College Life

A Guide to College-Level Notetaking with Laptops

What should you do when note-taking on your laptop? All the ways to properly approach this
College Life

At-home Workouts You Can Crush Anywhere You Go

Nothing can stop you from getting those post-workout endorphins, not even small and confined spaces on campus.
College Life

Tips, Tricks, and Things to Keep in Mind to Help You Make Friends in College During COVID

Here are some practical ways to connect with other college students, even if you are standing six feet apart.
College Life

The Benefits of Yoga for College Students

How college students can benefit from yoga and the products you need to enhance these benefits.
College Life

Covid-19 College Admissions: A Guide to Navigating Your Application Process

How has COVID-19 changed college applications? And what should you be doing to prepare?
College Life

Essential Cleaning Supplies Every New College Student Needs This Fall

Graduation is no small feat, and you should be able to celebrate! Here are some safe options for you.
College Life

7 Fun and Creative Ideas for a COVID-safe Graduation Party

Graduation is no small feat, and you should be able to celebrate! Here are some safe options for you.
College Life

How to Stop the Spread of Germs on Your College Campus

As this is important now more than ever, we’ve created a guide to keep you and your college community safe.
College Life

Rise and Shine: Here’s The Best Way To Build Your Morning Routine

Everyone loves to laze about in bed, but a scheduled morning routine can increase productivity and refresh you for the day
College Life

We’ve Got Your Nighttime Routine Covered: 8 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

Here are Ways to Unwind at Night and Ensure You Have Self Care in College
College Life

Our Top 7 Networking Tips for 2021

Here are Some of the Best Ways to Get Ahead and Make Connections for Your Future Career Goals
College Life

How to Kill it at Your Virtual Internship

You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds with these plush, stylish socks and slippers.
College Life

Tips to Impress During Your Summer Internship

14 Ways to Make an Impact and Get Noticed By Your Supervisors and Coworkers
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Words of Wisdom From Current College Students

Headed to college for the first time this fall? Our panel of OCM Ambassadors has a few words of advice for incoming freshman.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: What’s College Actually Like in 2021

Face masks and Zoom class and social distancing, oh my! College in 2021 has looked a little different than usual -- here's what our OCM Ambassadors have to say about what college life is really like during Covid-19.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: How to Establish Your New Routine

Worried about adjusting to college life? Don't be! Our OCM Ambassadors have been there, and they have tips for establishing your college routine.
College Life

Moving Home for the Summer -- Here’s What You Need to Know

How to Adjust Back to Home Life and Living With Your Family Members
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Packing for College, Here’s What You Need to Know

College prep isn’t over on Decision Day. Our panel of OCM Ambassadors lets you know what is (and isn't!) worth packing for college.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Dealing with Rejection

Rejection is just part of the college application process. Our OCM Ambassadors weigh in on how to deal with college rejection and find the best school for you.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: How to Find the Right College For You

Choosing a college is a big deal -- after all, it’s the place that you’ll call home for the next four years of your life. Read what our panel of OCM Ambassadors has to say about picking the right school on College Decision Day.
College Life

Countdown to College Decision Day: Meet the OCM Ambassadors Who Have Been There, Decided That

For most colleges and universities in the US, the deadline to make your decision and make that first deposit falls on May 1st. OCM knows how important this decision is, and we’re here to help!
College Life

Last Minute Things to Think About Before Making Your College Decision

Here Are the Things You Should be Thinking About to Find the Right Fit For You
College Life

Things to do Before Graduation -- The College Graduation Bucket List

Before You Set Out on Your Next Adventure, Take in All Your Campus Has to Offer
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How to Make Friends in College When Your Classes are Online

Tips for Putting Yourself Out There -- But Make it Virtual
College Life

The Definitive Guide on How to Make Friends in College

Friends Are What Make Your College Experience -- Here’s How to Build Friends From Day One
College Life

Everything you need to stock up on during the summer before college

You’re moving up in the world, kid!
College Life

Your Complete Summer Before College Bucket List: 2021 Edition

Everything You’ll Want to Accomplish Before You Head Off to College
College Life

Class of 2021: Graduation Giveaway

What better way to show off your new diploma than with a Frame and Custom Decorated Graduation cap?
College Life

Ask the Interns

Get to know Simon & Sophie, two of OCM's Marketing & Merchandising interns from Drexel University
College Life

How to Get Involved on Campus During a Pandemic

Joining clubs and activities looks a little different with covid-19 precautions in place. Here's how to get involved on campus and connect with other students during the current pandemic
College Life

Women's History Month: Meet The OCM Female Leadership Team

In Honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you to some of the amazing female leadership here at OCM!
College Life

Creative Ways to Announce Where You'll be Going to School in the Fall [2021 Edition]

A Challenge, Mystery, or Cute Display -- We’ve Got All the Best Ideas
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Notable Black History Month Figures and the Colleges They Attended

Providing Recognition for Black Individuals Who Impacted History in All Aspects of Society
College Life

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep and Make Part of Your Daily Routine

Your Achievement Should Still be Celebrated Even After Graduation Day
College Life

How to Travel Home Safely for Thanksgiving

Things to Think About When You Are Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic
College Life

Your Guide to Voting Perks + Election Day Freebies (for College Students)

Because doing your civic duty deserves to be rewarded.
College Life

How To Make Your Dorm Room Complete With These 12 Kitchen Essentials

From Tupperware to Tableware, Here’s What You Need to Survive Cooking in a Dorm Room
College Life

15 Things You Forgot When Packing for College

Don’t worry-- online shopping will come to your rescue
College Life

6 Reasons to Vote and How to Register [2020]

Top reasons why it’s so important for college students to vote
College Life

Here’s the College Student’s Guide on How to Vote This Coming November

Your vote matters, and the way you deliver it, is just as important.
College Life

How to Do College During a Pandemic

Staying Safe, Staying Social, and Succeeding!
College Life

Ultimate Dorm Room Gadgets for the Techiest College Kids

10 Things that will amp up the tech in your dorm room
College Life

7 Delicious and (Mostly) Dorm-Friendly Lunch Ideas for College Students

Although not usually regarded as a time to practice kitchen skills, college can easily become a great place to learn how to cook meals you’ll enjoy for a long time.
College Life

The 4 Healthiest, Tastiest Snacks to Keep in Your Dorm Room This Year

Boost your brain power for the most successful year with these snacks that are both delicious and good for you.
College Life

What You Really Need to Pack for Your First Year of College

Packing for college should be fun and exciting, not exhaustive and unnecessarily complicated.
College Life

How To (Actually) Make Your Dorm Room Smell Better

With so many options for improving your room’s fragrance - diffusers, candles, plug-ins, sprays - which should you choose?
College Life

Is Taking Summer Classes Actually Worth It?

For some people, taking summer classes is a necessity, while others can use them if they want to get ahead of their curriculum
College Life

Self Care Sunday: Self Care Tips for Dorm Life

Take a break and treat yourself to a little self-love this weekend.
College Life

6 No-Cook Dorm Room Recipes to Kick Your Campus Eating Up A Notch

Here are a few easy and ovenless recipes to try whenever you need a break from dining hall meals.
College Life

Top 5 Dog Breeds to Get For College Students

Do you want to get a dog for college, but don’t know what breed is right for you? Here is a list of the top five dog breeds to get for college students!
College Life

6 Gluten Free Microwavable Recipes to Make in Your Dorm Room

Don’t Have Access to a Kitchen? Make These Recipes in Your Dorm Room Microwave
College Life

6 Mouthwatering Recipes To Make in a Dorm Room Microwave

Tasty recipes that are done in minutes!
College Life

Locking Up Your Possessions to Make Sure They’re Safe!

How to keep your favorite belongings secured in your dorm
College Life

Simple, Beautiful, Lucky, and Stackable Bracelets for College Students

Stackable bracelets are the perfect accessory for Every Running Late Outfit You Own!
College Life

Show Your School Spirit with These Awesome Collegiate Accessories

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a recent graduate, these proudly display your collegiate spirit!
College Life

6 Socks and Slippers That Are Sure to Keep You Feeling Cozy

You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds with these plush, stylish socks and slippers.
College Life

Top Dorm Room Essentials Every Writing Major Needs

If You’re a Writing Major, You’re Going to Want to Stock Up on These Dorm Essentials
College Life

How to Prepare for a Successful Summer Semester

Summer classes stressing you out? These tips will get you ready to take on any classes that come your way this summer!
College Life

Creating Your At-Home Workspace For Maximum Online Class Success

Online college class and organizational essentials guide
College Life

7 Essential Organizational Tools for Acing Your Upcoming Remote Semester

How to stay organized in college now that there is a high chance your university might remain closed for the fall
College Life

Your Guide to Throwing an E-Graduation Party During Quarantine!

Shared dorm rooms usually mean close quarters. That doesn’t mean you can’t have time to yourself.
College Life

How to Maintain Some Privacy When You’re Sharing a Dorm Room

Shared dorm rooms usually mean close quarters. That doesn’t mean you can’t have time to yourself.
College Life

6 Tasty Treats to Snack On at Home When You Need the Extra Brain Boost

Snacks still make a difference when studying from home! Check out delicious ideas + quick recipes to make at home now
College Life

How to Ace Your Finals When Learning Remotely During COVID-19

Top Tools + Tips for College Students Learning from Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
College Life

Top 6 Expert Tips For Creating a Study Space in Your Bedroom

Need Help Finishing Up the Semester at Home? Check Out These Tips for Turning Your Bedroom Into a Study Oasis
College Life

5 Ways to Practice Safe Social Distancing While You’re Stuck in Quarantine

Self-isolating doesn’t have to be lonely. Here’s how to get that campus community feeling even when you’re away from the dorms
College Life

The Ultimate Guide to Completing an Undergrad Research Project

The tools and strategies you need to stay sane while doing research
College Life

The How-To Guide to Showing School Spirit in Your Room at Home

Are you home for break, or just stopping to visit mom and dad? Here are some ways to decorate your room at home with school spirit!
College Life

Tips for Acing Your Online Classes From Home

Whether you like the hustle and bustle, bright lights, or iconic architecture of cities, these ideas can help give your dorm an urban feel
College Life

Summer Internship vs. Summer Job? - Which One is Better?

Stuck between a summer internship and a summer job? Here’s Your Guide to Picking Which One Is a Better Fit for You!
College Life

7 Ways to Set Yourself Apart from the Pack When Interviewing for Summer Internships

It’s time to show your potential employers just how unique you are.
College Life

How to Keep Track of Your Assignments This Semester Using a Planner

Did you get yourself a planner to organize yourself in college? Great! Here are some more ways to use your planner to help you stay on top of your studies and other responsibilities in college!
College Life

Your Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a Dorm

The luck of the Irish will be on your side when you try these fun St. Pat’s Day ideas!
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How To Deal With Getting Sick at College

If you’re feeling a little under the weather with sniffles, a cough, or a headache, these tips are just what you need to feel better!
College Life

Clueless About Commitment Day? This is Your Guide

Follow this tips for choosing a major that’s right for you!
College Life

How to Meditate in Your Dorm Room

Don’t Let Finals Get You Down -- Here’s How You Can Stay Relaxed and Clear Minded for the Whole Week
College Life

How to Find the Best Place on Campus to Study... for You!

Study Spaces Are Not One-Size-Fits-All Venues, So Check Out This Guide to Finding One That Works for You
College Life

How to Stay Cool During Summer Session Classes

Tired of sweating while sitting in your room trying to do homework, or sitting in class during the summer session classes? Here are some easy tips and tricks for staying as cool as a cucumber, while getting those A’s in your summer classes!
College Life

Gearing Up for Graduation: Gifts Every College Student Will Love

These gifts are sure to make your college grad smile
College Life

6 Hacks to Make Your Off-Campus Apartment Feel More Grown-Up

Transform your apartment into your new home away from home
College Life

Moving Off-Campus This Semester? This Checklist Will Make the Whole Process WAY Easier

Here is a full list of EVERYTHING you need to take care of when moving into your first apartment
College Life

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Dorm Room Living

Take a chunk out of the stress of school by taking a chunk out of dorm room clutter
College Life

How to Practice Aromatherapy in Your Dorm Room: Step By Step

There are many different ways to practice aromatherapy, and there are many benefits as well. Studies have shown how aromatherapy can improve your health and even your mood!
College Life

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket, Dress Clothes, and Other Tricky Laundry Items

Take care of your laundry before it piles up and becomes an issue
College Life

How to Escape the Winter Blues as a College Student

Feeling down about classes, exams, or just about your daily stress during the winter season? Fight those winter blues with these quick and easy tips and tricks!
College Life

Coffee Themed Gifts: College Edition

7 Gift Ideas For the Most Deserving Students this Season
College Life

Spring Semester Have You Feeling Lazy and Unmotivated?

Major Inspirational Quotes, Strategies, Life Hacks to Help
College Life

4 Ways to Stay Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Worried that illness might keep you from both work and play? Here are some preventative steps you can take to make sure that doesn’t happen!
College Life

7 Little Ways to Practice Self Care This Finals Season

Finals are stressful, but they aren’t the end of the world. Here are a few small things you can do for some big morale boosters.
College Life

10 Study Hacks Every College Student Should Use

Make sure to utilize some of these study hacks and you’ll be sure to ace the test!
College Life

How to Stay Stress-Free During Finals Season

Finals season is the worst time for every college student, but with these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to survive this semester’s finals and ace them all!
College Life

How to Create + Stick to a Budget as a College Student

Need help budgeting for the new semester? Here is a list of helpful tips when creating a budget for yourself to help you stick to it!
College Life

Help Your Cash Go Further and Unlock Student Discounts!

Looking for places that offer student discounts? Consider some of these top options
College Life

7 Hacks for Living Your Best Life While on a College Budget

Follow these tips for having fun without breaking the bank!
College Life

Do You Need a Weighted Blanket? The Answer is Yes!

Weighted blankets are a fantastic way for college students to stay at the top of their game

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