Keeping Up With College Trends
Keeping up with the latest trends may not be your thing. You’ve got classes to attend and projects to do -who needs to know what they are wearing on a runway in Paris? However, there are a few current college trends which may benefit you.
One such college trend is staying healthy. Dining hall food is notorious for being greasy and gross. Even if you are lucky enough to have a kitchen, your busy schedule might not allow for a wholesome, home cooked meal every night. Fortunately, there is an increasing awareness of striving for a healthy diet and adding exercise to your day. There are apps available for your mobile devices that will help keep you on track. One of those apps is called My Fitness Pal. This app is great because you can edit it on your phone or tablet as well as through your laptop. It will track your calories and act as a food and exercise log. One of the best parts about this app is that it will fit into your budget because it’s free!
Another trend, which has been around for a while, is sending thank you notes. It’s polite to send a thank you note after you’ve received a gift, attended a dinner party, etc. But college students should also consider sending a thank you note after an interview! Whether you are interviewing for a part time position, an internship or a full time position after graduation, a thank you note is a courteous gesture that lets the employer know you truly appreciate their time. You’re not expected to break out the fancy stationary; emailed thank you notes are perfectly acceptable and may just set you apart from the other applicants.
Finally, one of the most popular college trends: saving money. College students make an art of pinching pennies and doing it in style. One app that will help you with this task is RedLaser. Its QR scanner instantly compares prices of the same product sold in other stores in your area. If another store has a better price for that product, most places will match that price on the spot. Even if they will not match the price you now know where you can get that item cheaper.
Keeping up with trends is never an easy task, however; we hope that these ideas and tools will help make it a little easier for you.