College Prep

August 24, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Author Christine Hassler ( came into our ABC7 studio with tips on "college etiquette," including how to use social media tools. (Disclosure: Hassler is being compensated by American Express' Bluebird, but her tips also include other financial tools.)

Christine's Tips:

Personal Brand/Social Media

  • LinkedIn

  • academic or subject-focused blogs


  • Extracurricular activities (sports, Greek life, clubs, organizations)

  • professors' office hours

  • alumni services to connect with possible mentors


  • Bluebird by American Express

  • My Campus Wall

  • Amazon Student

  • Chegg

  • Apps: Bluebird by American Express; Mint; Grocery Gadget

Health & Wellness

  • Up by Jawbone

  • on-campus counseling

  • Apps: Lose It!; Fooducate; iFitness; Map My Fitness

Academic Pressure

  • Career Center

  • Apps: iStudiez Pro; Quizlet; iProcrastinate; Study Buddy; Evernote

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