Pros and cons of moving back in with your parents

There are both pros and cons to moving back in with your parents after college.

While it’s becoming more common for jobless college graduates to move back in with their parents after earning their degrees, even those who have been able to score entry-level positions in their fields of choice are entertaining the idea.
PRO: Save money
A huge reason why many college grads…

Inexpensive activities for a rainy day

If it looks like rain, use these inexpensive activities to occupy your time.

Rainy days can be a bit of a drag when all you want to do is be outside, but now that classes have ended for the semester you’ll be able to use that extra time to do something fun! After throwing on your rain boots and getting in some good puddle-splashing time like you did when you were a kid,…

05/12 was Mother’s Day!

Mothers Day

Did you forget Mother’s Day yesterday? We hope not! If it did slip your mind then unfortunately you may have a lot of making up to do!
A gift or flowers would have been nice, but your mom knows you’re at school and on a tight budget so that’s ok; but no card, not even a phone call? Ouch – She…

Five tips for saving money when you travel

Use these tips to save money when you travel.

Summer vacation offers the perfect opportunity for college students to reward themselves for all the hard work they did this year by doing a bit of traveling. Unfortunately, being a college student almost guarantees that you’re on a tight budget, which can make travel of any kind a bit…

Four ways to stay safe this summer

Don't forget to use these tips to stay safe this summer!

Summer’s almost here and that means plenty of time spent outdoors. While summer vacation is certainly one of the perks of being a college student – that is, of course, unless you’ve opted to take summer classes – it brings its own set of challenges. You may not be worrying about studying for…

Technology is changing college life

Technology is changing college life.

For college students today, access to technology and all the advantages it affords may seem like a fact of life. Can you remember a time when the internet wasn’t your go-to research portal? Or when you didn’t have an app on your phone to help you remember the time of your next final…

The Starting Point Student Blog: Sacramento’s Calynn


The Starting Point is a new feature on the Carrington Blog, for students, by students. The Starting Point chronicles the educational journeys of Carrington students as they start their educational journeys into their professional careers. Our first feature student is Calynn who is currently…