Are You Getting the Most Out of College?
You probably have some expectations for your college experience.
You want to learn something and become an expert.
You’d like to graduate and find a kick-ass job where you’ll actually make a difference and preferably make lots of money.
You’d also probably like to gradate without a ton of debt.
Welcome to College Info Geek. Let’s make all that stuff happen. Sound good? Cool. Check out this video.
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Hey, You. Let’s Be Awesome At College.
You’ve got the drive and the ambition. So where do you go from here?
Welcome to College Info Geek. This blog is dedicated to helping you build a remarkable college career, which in turn will lead into an amazing life.
This is not your typical college blog. You won’t find articles with 10 Tips to Win at Beer Pong or 6 Ways to Hack Your Laundry.
That bite-size, regular, boring content has already been written hundreds of times on other blogs. I’m not interested in it.
This blog is all about winning at college.
Here at College Info Geek, you’ll find in-depth, insanely useful articles covering the things you truly need to know in order to be a successful student.
These are the three main focuses here at College Info Geek:
Hack your learning and get smarter.
Typical study strategies and advice don’t work as well as they should, and you can do better.
Here you’ll learn study hacks and tactics that you can use to cut down your study time drastically, increase recall, and literally change your brain.
If you’ve never heard of the Pareto Principle, spaced repetition, or the Pomodoro Technique, get ready to learn some mind-blowing tactics.
You’ll also find articles that go in-depth on how to actually change your thinking for the better, which can improve your ability to make decisions, learn things outside of class, and more.
Promote yourself and get every job you want.
Most students don’t know what they want to do – and those that do often don’t know how to communicate their skills to recruiters and find the jobs that matter to them.
You’ll learn to fix both of these issues by building a personal brand. Don’t know what that is? No worries – you’ll learn enough here to become an on-campus expert in your own right.
Building a personal brand means finding your “sweet spot” – the intersection of your skills, your passions, and what you can do to help others. It also means effectively communicating that sweet spot to other people – recruiters, connections, etc. By doing this, you open yourself up to a lot more opportunities.
You’ll learn all the nuts and bolts of building your brand right here – finding your sweet spot, establishing an effective online presence, how to network and build connections the fun way, and more.
Pay off your debt and keep more dolla bills in the bank.
I know a guy who has to pay almost $350 per month for the next 10 years on his student loan debt. That’s more than my rent! (Iowa is cheap)
This isn’t atypical, either. The average student debt load is now around $27,000. Most students with this kind of debt believe they’ll make more than enough after graduation to pay it off easily, but the sad truth is that many won’t.
Many students will spend decades after college putting their dreams on hold and living at a much lower level than they expected, all because they have to pay off their debt.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s a hopefully more cheerful statistic for you: I paid off $14,431.72 of student loans in just six months - before graduating. I’m now completely debt-free, and when I graduate, I have complete freedom to do whatever I want.
I’m not a freak of nature – this is something you can do too. You’ll learn strategies for increasing your income, decreasing your expenses, and paying off debt effectively. If you don’t have student debt, you’ll learn how to stay out of it while still getting a fantastic education and keeping your job prospects high.
Aside from these three focuses, you’ll also learn about other topics related to living a remarkable life and, well… winning. Some topics include travelling the world, hacking fitness in college, and building kick-ass DIY projects.
What People Are Saying About College Info Geek…
“One of the coolest independent student helps sites on the interwebs.” – Dan Reimold, College Media Matters
“As a long-time reader of College Info Geek, I have come back again and again for the incredible professional advice. You could say there are a lot of places on the Internet that provide “professional advice,” but the way it is delivered here at CIG is what makes it so unique and easy to use and understand.” – Aaron Couch, 2012 UNL Grad
“Tom knows how to think outside of the box; he gets it. He understands what needs to be understood about succeeding.” – Robbie Williford, Senior, Oakland University
“Good job honey” – My mom
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Just Who The Heck Are You, Dude?
In my opinion, I’ve had a pretty awesome time in college. My passion is helping other students do the same thing (and I hope at least some of you go on to blow me out of the water!).
I started College Info Geek in the summer of 2010 while working as an orientation assistant at my school. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of the most-visited college blogs on the interwebs, being visited by over 27,000 people every month.
My own college experience outside of running this blog has been amazing. I met an amazing group of friends, travelled to Japan on a whim, worked as an RA, paid off almost $15,000 in student debt while still being a student, and did lots of other things.
As the title of the site implies, I’m a massive geek, and IMHO, a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is. I love comics, anime, video games, and books with a passion. I’m also addicted to travelling.
Click here to read more about me, you know, if you want, and stuff. You can also connect with me on Twitter with this shiny button:
I hope you find this site helpful to you! Feel free to reach out at any time.