Kara E. Joyce

Kara E. Joyce is a Site Editor at Tech Target in Newton, Massachusetts, and a freelancer who frequently writes for CollegeXpress. When she isn’t hunched over editing material, you can find Kara powerlifting in the gym, pirouetting in a dance studio, or planning her next adventure.


10 Things You Need for College in the Northeast

The Northeast is a popular place to go for college, especially New England. If you're planning to spend the next four years in the area, here are 10 things you definitely need.read more

5 Easy Ways to Own Your Online Graduate Courses

Online classes are increasingly common for grad students, especially working professionals. Here are five tips to make your online graduate classes a piece of cake!read more

The Best Opportunities for Students to Volunteer in October

Everyone loves seeing what national month it is, and October brings awareness to a lot of important things, from bullying prevention to breast cancer. Here are some ways to connect with those causes at your school.read more

A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing in College, Part 2: The Not-So-Fun Stuff

Part one of this series covered the fun side of freelancing in college. Part two will get you through the grittier side of working for yourself.read more

A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing in College, Part 1: The Fun Stuff

Do freelance work to make extra money, they said. It's easy, they said. They were wrong--but this two-part guide on freelancing in college should make it a little easier!read more

How to "Show, Don't Tell" to Boost Your Writing

Your English teacher has probably advised you to "show, don't tell" in your writing. But what does that even mean? Here's a quick explanation (with examples!).read more

Student Loan Refinancing: What's It All About?

Student loans can be overwhelming. At some point post-grad, you may consider refinancing those loans to ease that burden. Here's a guide to what all that means.read more

Unique Ways to Stand Out on Your College Applications

No one wants to be just another piece of paper when it comes to the college admission process. Here are a few ways to make your application stand out from the crowd.read more

Interning in the US: Pursuing a Fitness Internship Abroad

Internships are invaluable. International internships? Priceless! Read on for an inside look on Martin's international fitness internship.read more

Ways to Make Campus Visits More Fun (Plus, Campus Visit Bingo!)

Are all those campus visits tiring you out? Here are a few ways to make them a little more entertaining...including a rousing game of Campus Visit Bingo!read more