Hey cool, you made it to my start page!
Consider this page to be your guiding light through the tangled mess that is my blog. If you’re totally new here, you’ll get an idea of what posts to start with, depending on your goals. If you’re aren’t new, you get a picture of me about to get hit by a train. You also get a page you can send to your friends (non-subtle hint).
So, What the Heck is This Site?
“At either end of the educational spectrum, there lies a hacker class.” – Reginald Braithwaite
That quote basically summarizes what College Info Geek is all about. I started this site because I’m the kind of person who likes to challenge assumptions and find better ways to work. I wanted to share my discoveries, so I began blogging.
You can get a more in-depth overview about this site’s purpose over at the About page. For now, though, I recommend you read through this page and get a feel for what’s available to cram into your brain.
First Things First.
Join my email newsletter. There’s an opt-in form just below this text, and I want you to put your email address into it and get involved.
“Why in tarnation would I want to do that?” – You
Well, I’m glad you asked. (Questioning everything is something I highly advocate)
Essentially, you should join my email list because it’s literally the best way to connect with me. I know that building relationships with other awesome people is one of the most rewarding things we can do, and I think doing this newsletter is the best way of getting to know you, the reader.
Also, I sometimes send out exclusive content that no one else will get.
Hey look, I even have social validation!
@collegeinfogeek‘s latest mailer was chocked full of awesome stuff. I mean, daaang!
— William Riley (@Bill_Riley) November 28, 2011
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The Best Posts!
Right now, there are 339 posts in the Archive. That’s a lot to go through, so I’ve created a few lists of posts that you should start with if you’re new. Let’s go!
These are my two “general college tips” list posts, and out of everything here, they are the most jam-packed with college hacking knowledge.
- 42 Things I Learned Freshman Year (Intro Level – a quick, concise read)
- 27 College Tips I Learned Sophomore Year (Boss Level – this one’s ridiculously in-depth)
The High-Maintenance One
Ok, so I actually made this a page, but it’s built like a post. It’s my list of books that I feel are the most ridiculously valuable and useful reads for college students. I update this list regularly, so come back to it when you need something new to bury your nose in.
The Fan Favorites
These posts are the most popular on College Info Geek. Read them if you want to be one of the cool kids.
- The Ultimate Guide to Building a Personal Website
- How To Build A Hanging Desk In 15 Minutes
- 5 Essential Life Skills You Learned From Playing Pokémon
- The Best Headphones For Students
- How To Build The Ultimate Hanging Loft Bed
- Five Essential Books For College Students
- How To Create Your Own Jaw-Dropping Business Cards
- 37 Awesome Streaming Music Sites You Should Check Out
The Prized Collection
These posts might not be as popular as the ones above, but I really like them and hope you’ll check them out.
- How To Rock The Career Fair And Make Recruiters Love You
- Rule #1 About Your Goals: You Do Not Talk About Your Goals!
- Studying And The Theory Of Constraints
- 21 Ridiculous Ways To Annoy Your Roommate
- Does An Opportunity Scare The Crap Out Of You? Take It!
- How To Make The Most Of An Internship-Less Summer
- Seriously, This Hipster Thing Has Gone Too Far
- Real-World Lessons From “Shark Tank”
- 10 Web Comics That Make Me Fail College
The Exclusive Interviews
From time to time, I do interviews with notable people. Here are the best ones.
- Don’t Blindly Walk A Path; Pave Your Own! – With Dallas J. Moore
- Build An Amazing Project That Attracts A-Listers – With Jack Liu
- How To Kick Ass And Hustle Your Way To A Job (Or Your Own Company) – With Noah Kagan
- How to be a Startup Co-founder and a Student – with Leo Widrich
One of my main focuses on this blog for quite some time has been reviewing music. I do this once a week; sometimes I review an entire album, and sometimes I’ll make a playlist with content from lots of artists. Here are my favorite ones – check them out and improve your taste in music.
- Study Music Feature: 50 Killer Album Interludes
- Energetic Music: Blessed By A Broken Heart – “Feel The Power”
- Study Music Feature: 22 More Awesome Study Albums
- Energetic Music: I Am Ghost – “Lover’s Requiem”
- Study Music: The Music My Friends Make
- Study Music: The Acoustic Playlist
This should be a good start to your journey through College Info Geek. If you have an questions or just want to talk:
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— Thomas Frank (@TomFrankly) March 4, 2012
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