6 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Midterms

Happy first day of March!! As we start off the month and head towards spring, midterms are quickly approaching! These tests can be very stressful and often cause us to feel overwhelmed, overworked, and fatigued. Here are SIX WAYS to help you maintain some sanity this midterm season! Continue reading

Planning Your Summer Break | College Edition

college internshipExams are over, and your brain can finally take a break. From internships to traveling, to summer jobs, many of you probably have at least some plans lined up for your college summer break. How you choose to spend your summers can actually have a major impact on your resume and your future. For those of you who do not have anything lined up just yet, here are some great last minute ideas for how to spend your summer that don’t involve spending 100% of your time laying on the beach or binge watching Netflix (although we highly recommend sprinkling those activities in here and there).

Last Minute Internship

Internships are one of the best things that you can do as a college student over summer break to increase your odds of getting hired after graduation. If you haven’t applied for any internships yet, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. Don’t be afraid to ask a parent or a professor or a professional contact if they can help you get your foot in the door. Indeed.com has a list of internships you can check out here.
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5 Quick Tips for Planning Your College Spring Break

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Planning for spring break in college can be exciting, yet sometimes tough.  Now’s the perfect time to start your planning! We put together 5 quick, yet important tips for planning your college spring break!

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6 Quick Tips for Online Dating in Madison

online datingOver the past years, online dating has become the “norm”, especially among college students and young professionals. According to the Pew Research Center, “80% of Americans who have used online dating agree that online dating is a good way to meet people,”  so we’re all for giving a dating app or online platform a try in order to find that special someone.  We have provided 6 quick tips for online dating below.

  1. Make sure your online dating profile is YOU!

Your online dating profile should portray who you are, not who you used to be, or some exaggerated version of yourself. Be honest and be yourself.  If someone is going to reject your honest online profile, it’s better to weed them out ahead of time anyway!  If you can narrow down the pool of people you connect with online by being your true self, the odds of actually liking the people you choose to meet up with in person will be much higher.  Madison may seem like a big city, but the world gets a lot smaller when you start dating online.  The last thing you want to do is exaggerate or be dishonest on your online dating profile then get caught out on the town acting or looking like a completely different person.

If you’re not sure if your profile shows the best and most honest side of you, feel free to ask a friend to look it over.  Friends are actually much better judges of our best characteristics than we are.

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Home Office Solutions for Your Apartment

home office in your apartmentIt can be difficult to work from home when you live in a smaller space, or have to share a space with roommates.  Although it may seem impossible, it definitely is possible.  Below are some ideas, tips and tricks to turn your small or shared space in your apartment into a comfortable home office area.

Finding the Perfect Space for Your Home Office Area

Think about where your ideal work space would be in your apartment.  A place where you can work comfortably and efficiently.  Do you need a quiet space? Do you want to be away from any noises that others are making in the home while you work?  Or are you okay with a little noise and can work through anything?  These are just a few of the things to consider when choosing where your home office space will be.  The second thing to think about is space.

If you are wanting something quiet and away from any other action in the house, think about using a spare bedroom, unused closet, or part of your bedroom.  Think of somewhere that you will not be distracted.  If you are okay working in an area that has lots of traffic or noise when anyone is home, then try to find an area in your living room or hallway that would fit your office space.
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UW Madison Homecoming Week #UWHC

For the past several years MPM has been a sponsor for the UW Madison Homecoming.  This year, Homecoming week starts Saturday, November 5th and ends November 12th.  Get ready to show your Badger Pride with the many homecoming events coming up, and be on the lookout for the MPM Street Team, who will be at some of the events handing out free swag and other prizes!

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Back to the Books

Back-to-schoolIt’s exciting to be back in Madison and to get back into the swing of things.  Are you back in the swing of things yet? It’s been more than a week. We get it…it can be hard returning to classes, homework, and responsibilities after nearly a month away.  It’s understandable that some of you might not be ready for an amazing winter break to be over.  Either way, the start to spring semester is a reality every college student must face. Let’s get you going with some motivation! Continue reading

Conveniences of High Rise Living: Madison

If you’re still debating which type of apartment to rent for the upcoming year, we understand. There are so many options, which can make it difficult to decide which would work best.  One type of apartment to consider is a High Rise apartment complex.  We can give you a little bit of insider knowledge and share a few benefits of living in a Madison high rise apartment building. Continue reading

What will subletting or renting a single room mean for me?

If you aren’t planning on renting a whole unit, or if you are looking for cost savings options, subletting or renting a single room are two great options to consider. As an individual renter, it’s best to learn a little bit about what subletting and renting a room entail in order to make an informed decision about what housing situation will be best for you come next fall. Continue reading

Planning for Halloween in Madison

Halloween Weekend in Madison can be a lot of fun! People have been drawn to State Street for Halloween partying since 1979. In 2006 the party officially became known as Freakfest. Since then, the annual party has drawn crowds of young adults dressing up in costume. This year the event has tickets at the gate for $15 and three stages of live entertainment by national acts. Continue reading