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.


The Best Things to Do While Studying in Ireland

There are so many new experiences to have when you're studying abroad. If you're studying an Ireland, here's a guide for the best things you can do!read more

Good, Bad, and Unnecessary Application Advice

You'll hear a lot of advice during the college application process, but it won't be all good advice! Here's what you should listen to and what you can ignore.read more

Sniffles and Strep: What to Do When You're Sick at College

No one likes being sick when they're at college. You miss class, you miss someone to take care of you, you miss breathing through your nose. Here's how to survive sick days in college.read more

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

Beginner's Guide to Freelancing, 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