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When I was a moon-eyed freshman, exploring the wondrous halls and buildings of my college campus, I had no idea what my tuition was paying for. I figured the 5 grand I was dropping each semester was just a college's version of a cover charge. Little did I know, my money was buying a lot more than my admission.
When you go off to college, it's hard to maintain hobbies you had at home, like playing the piano or building bookcases. There are, however, many dorm-friendly hobbies that you can pick up while in school that can also make you some cash on the side.
Before humans lived in dorm rooms, surviving off ramen, we lived in caves and hunted things that could kill us back. It's helpful to keep that in mind when talking about sleep because your body hasn't really evolved enough to appreciate that it's not about to get attacked by a sabretooth tiger.
Well, it's actually LIGO's fault. You see, they just recently proved the existence of Gravitational Waves, which Einstein predicted more than 60 years ago. That means any textbook that talks about space-time, gravity or black holes are now outdated. (A physicist named Allan Adams recently gave a TED talk about Gravitational Waves, if you want to learn more).
You're in college, which automatically means you're strapped for cash. You also like making a difference to people who are pursuing their dreams and trying to do something new and innovative. That's why I went out and found some awesome Kickstarter campaigns you can fund, even if you're in school.
Step 3- Post Writing. Now that you've written your masterpiece of a cover letter in Step 2, you have two things left to do. Edit it. Send it. Most people want to skip the 'edit it' part and hit send right now. You could do that, but sending a 90% complete cover letter means you'll lose to someone who did the whole 100.
Step 1- Pre-Write. I got hired at Bookbyte nine days after I applied not because I was the most qualified candidate, but because I had a resume that stood out and my cover letter turned me into a person. Here's how to guarantee your cover letter does the same for you.
Step 2: Writing the Cover Letter. Now that you've completed Step 1, it's time to write a unique, tailored cover letter to the company of your dreams. Here's how.
Paying for things on a college student's budget can be a problem. A desperate student might even turn to any source of income they could find, no matter how invasive. But there's a better way to earn money in college. Don't sell your body fluids. Instead...