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Saturday, August 24, 2013

As thousands of freshmen start college for the first time, the new chapter in their lives helps determine where they're headed. It's not just about the classes they take.

Author Christine Hassler (http://www.christinehassler.com/) came into our ABC7 studio with tips on "college etiquette," including how to use social media tools. (Disclosure: Hassler is being compensated by American Express' Bluebird, but her tips also include other financial tools.)

Christine's Tips:

Personal Brand/Social Media

  • LinkedIn

  • academic or subject-focused blogs

Networking

  • Extracurricular activities (sports, Greek life, clubs, organizations)

  • professors' office hours

  • alumni services to connect with possible mentors

Finances

  • Bluebird by American Express

  • My Campus Wall

  • Amazon Student

  • Chegg

  • Apps: Bluebird by American Express; Mint; Grocery Gadget

Health & Wellness

  • Up by Jawbone

  • on-campus counseling

  • Apps: Lose It!; Fooducate; iFitness; Map My Fitness

Academic Pressure

  • Career Center

  • Apps: iStudiez Pro; Quizlet; iProcrastinate; Study Buddy; Evernote

Web links:

http://www.christinehassler.com/

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