You Stand on the Precipice…
So you’re new here, eh? This page will give you the lowdown on what the College Info Geek community is all about, and point you to some of the best articles on the site.
I’m Thomas Frank, the author around here. That’s me on the left in the pic above. Mt. Fuji is on the right. Only one of us writes for this blog.
College Info Geek is a blog focused on helping you win at college. Here you’ll learn how to:
- Hack your learning. Learn more in less time, study and work more efficiently, and teach yourself the things you can’t learn in class.
- Get the jobs you want. Build a great personal brand, promote yourself effectively, and forge useful relationships.
- Build a solid financial base. Pay off your student debt, learn how to manage your money well, and start saving for the future.
In addition to these three main focuses, you’ll also find tips and advice on other topics related to college life. If you’d like to learn more, check out the About page!
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The Best Posts!
Right now, there are 364 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)
Learning and Working – Better, Faster, and Stronger
Read these if you’re looking to learn more in less time, increase your productivity, and hack the way you work.
- How to Learn More Outside of Class Than You Could Ever Learn Inside It
- 30 Lightning-Fast Productivity Hacks to Help You Work Better
- The Mutant Guide to Studying for Finals
- Studying and the Theory of Constraints
- Hack Your Willpower by Building Unbreakable Habits
Promoting Yourself and Building a Personal Brand
If you want to know how to promote yourself, build professional relationships, and get the jobs you want, read these guides.
- The Ultimate Guide to Building a Personal Website
- 5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself 2 Billion Percent More Hireable
- How to Rock the Career Fair and Make Recruiters Love You
- Build a Personal Brand You Can Be Proud Of
- The Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Successful Blog
Debt Obliteration and Financial Freedom
College is at least partly about building a stable financial future for yourself. Read these articles to learn how to pay off your debt and build wealth.
- How I Paid Off $14,431 in Student Loans in 6 Months – BEFORE Graduating
- Five Ways to Save Mo’ Money on Textbooks
- Protect Your Savings With a Spending Firewall
- Jimmy Wales Gives One Huge, Important Piece of Advice to Us Kids
These articles don’t fit into CIG’s 3 main focuses, but they’re still awesome and you should run your eyeballs over them intently.
- Essential Books for Students
- 5 Essential Life Skills You Learned from Playing Pokemon
- How to Build the Ultimate Hanging Loft Bed
- The Best Headphones for Students
- 37 Awesome Streaming Music Sites You Should Check Out
- How to Build a Hanging Desk in 15 Minutes
Sometimes I gotta get on the mic, speak the truth, and leave my name. If you need some great audio content for your next jog or roadtrip, check these out.
- CIG 002: From College to Startup with Leo Widrich
- CIG 005: Why Your Education Costs $88,000 Instead of $1.50
- CIG 008: Hustling, Connecting, and Winning with Gary Vaynerchuk
If you enjoy these picks, you can also see a complete listing of all episodes at the Podcast page.
This should be a good start to your journey through College Info Geek. If you have an questions or just want to talk, hit me up on Twitter: