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8 Important Steps to Getting an Internship in Communications

Internships during your college career are so important. They help to build up your resume, differentiate you from a crowd, and provide you with real life experiences. Follow these 8 crucial steps to getting an Internship in Communications at West Chester University. Get a head start on the competition! Use your resources West Chester University…

Find Your Workspace.

It’s crazy how a workspace can have such an impact on your success as a student. There’s dorm room workers, Starbucks workers, outside workers, library workers, quad workers, lobby workers and so much more. These people don’t just work here for any random reason, they work here because, for them, it’s how they get their…

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10 Simple Tips for Eating Well on a College Budget

“Well, looks like it’s ramen night—again.” Sound familiar? It’s the dilemma of every college student—we’re all broke, but we’ve still got to eat. Now, if you’re on a meal plan, you’re golden. For those of us who may not have that option, we’re forced to fend for ourselves and make do with what we can….

Fall Into Fun Around West Chester

The crisp fall air circulates your room as you slowly wake up and pull the covers up to your chin. You turn over and read 9:30 am on your phone and realize it’s Saturday. The whole day ahead lies ahead, so you decide to put on a flannel, text your friends, grab some coffee and…

Stressed? Not Anymore

Typical College Stress Imagine that you are a college student. More specifically you are a college student in the Communication Studies major at West Chester University.  Like most college students, you like to go out with your friends whenever you happen to have free time.  You probably like going shopping, going for walks into the borough,…

Finding Balance: Classes, Work and a Social Life

It is important for students to find balance if they want to have a successful four years.  Going to college can be a full-time job in itself, unfortunately, it’s a job that doesn’t pay very well (at least not in money). Most students end up having to hold down a part-time job at some point…

5 Tips to Manage Money in College

“Christina, are you sure buying a car and getting a new apartment with your refund check is the best decision?” “Yes,” she replied, “I mean, it’s not like I’m not going to pay back when I finally graduate and get a better paying job.” Christina, a junior at West Chester University, who lives 15 minutes…

Short Stories: Dealing with Roommates

Dealing with Roommates can be difficult! When dealing with roommates, it always seems as though you are choosing to be the good guy or the bad guy, but it makes it even harder when your roommates are your friends. By using short stories and examples, dealing with roommates becomes a little easier with real-world communication…

transfer student

From the Philly Castle to the Dub C Castle

A transfer student undergoes much more stress than the average student just beginning college. From having to do one more awkward icebreaker orientation and having to learn a whole new campus is really stressful! I transferred from St. Joe’s University to West Chester University and (besides picking my major) was the biggest decision I have…

West Chester Students: Get Involved!

The Struggle I know what you’re thinking: “getting involved on campus sounds corny”. However, it’s one of the most important things you can do during your time at college. When I first transferred to West Chester University I was confused. I like to think of myself as an outgoing person and tried everything under the…

Healthy College Meals

Healthy Ways to Transform College Students’ Favorite Foods It’s Monday morning. You’re sitting in your 11am class, starving, because you overslept and didn’t have time to eat breakfast. Class is almost over and you are ready to book it home so you can whip up one of your favorite foods. Sound familiar? As college students,…

Sorority Life: Establishing a Chapter

The Thought I never really saw myself as a “sorority girl”, and to be honest, nor did anyone else. It was an identity I’ve always thought about pursuing, but never really had the courage or drive too. Even the phrase itself “sorority girl” gave me an iffy feeling. One person who got me interested in the…

Being a Commuter

Welcome to the Life of a Commuter

It’s 10:45. The parking lot is full and there are no spots open. There are 5 cars all driving around the same lot, stalking another commuter to their car, waiting for them to leave. It’s every man for themselves. I find someone about to get into their car, keys in hand and I quickly race…