6 Tech Tools
Seems like super seniors really create a presence on college campuses. Only 31 percent of public college students are able to graduate within four years, notes Fox Business. Prevent obtaining super senior status (being a fifth-year, sixth-year, seventh-year senior…) and graduate on time (and successfully!) with the following tech tools.
Step one for a successful college experience — get into a good school. Equipped with the free web app ApplyMate, you can keep track of all your college applications so that you don’t miss any deadlines or interviews. Use ApplyMate to apply for scholarships and grants. The proactive student who seeks financial opportunities can reduce out-of-pocket costs during school and post-graduation debt.
When you graduate college and enter the job market, befriend the Clever Careerist. You can create a resume, search for job openings, take notes about positions that interest you and even submit job applications with this app. Maximize your job search and use this tool in conjunction with any career matching services your school has available. For example, online school Penn Foster offers its own online career building service that you can use to stay organized as you search for your first position.
Organizing your finances in college is one of the most effective strategies for reducing debt and leaving college with the best financial health possible. Mint is a free online tool that you can easily use to track your monthly spending while in school. Rely on Mint to organize your expenses by category, create a budget and set short-term as well as long-term financial goals.
For many students, one of the most difficult subject areas to master is mathematics. Using Desmos, you can explore advanced mathematical topics in an interactive, dynamic environment. Desmos helps improve how you learn and understand mathematical concepts. To support math literacy, Desmos built “the next generation of the graphic calculator,” which “can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series.”
The higher your grades, the more opportunities you have to receive scholarship money while in school. A high grade point average at graduation can also lead to a better career. Study Blue helps improve your grades by enhancing the quality of the time you spend studying. It’s an online tool for creating and reviewing flashcards based on your course material. Study Blue also includes an extensive library of ready-made flashcards that you can use when you don’t have time to make your own.
You’re responsible for meeting homework assignment deadlines, test dates and other obligations. School Helper is a mobile application with an interactive calendar that you can use to keep track of important dates. You can also use this app to jot down quick notes and calculate your approximate grade in each of your courses.