Half of a Chicken Nugget Meal

Don't be broke. Earn cash from your notes.

Being broke has been an unfortunate reality for many college students, all that is about to change. Last semester there were many days when I woke up hungry and tired. I had to compromise on where and when I could go out to eat. I even considered getting a part-time job just to have enough money to get by. As the semester was nearing an end, there was a point I had to split a McDonald’s Chicken nugget meal with my friend. I could only afford half of a chicken nugget meal, and I can assure you that that was quite a low point of my college career.

However, when I woke up one morning at the end of the semester something particular peaked my interest. I looked to my right I saw a two-hundred-page finance textbook. I had never even opened this book the whole semester except for one reading. This drove me furious as the book cost me $230. To my delight, the bookstore assured me they had the best buyback policy around. At the end of the semester in the same store, they offered me an astounding $4. I could likely buy more ramen with those $4. It is time we break this system and change it. It is time that students stand up for themselves, and we create an alternative to this outdated and corrupt method.

College textbook prices have risen 1077% since 1977. In fact, one of the reasons I chose to work at Omega Notes is because the firm is actively working to reverse this trend. Omega Notes is created by and for students. We allow students, regardless of region or school, to buy and sell class notes. What sets Omega Notes apart from its competitors is a highly student-friendly pricing structure. We don’t ask students to buy a cumbersome bazillion month subscription or charge hidden fees. Students make money every time their notes sell.

Savvy students have made thousands of dollars selling their notes through our site. We want students who take great notes never to have to worry about paying for their textbooks again and at the same time achieve some form of financial independence. Over the last few months, Omega Notes has been working on a new proprietary platform that connects students and faculty members. That’s all I can reveal right now but trust me, you’ll want to stay tuned for this! I encourage you to join us today and stop buying half of a McDonald’s chicken nugget meal.

-James Greenland
James is currently a rising Junior at Pennsylvania State University. He joined Omega Notes at the start of the summer. As a Sales Intern, James strives to help students realize the value of the notes they take in class.

Making The Most Of A Slow Internship

To those who have found an internship for the summer: congratulations! You are now one step closer to joining the real world post college by gaining work experience. Depending on the company or position, some of you may be busier than others. If you find that your internship is not as busy as you had expected, no worries. There is still something to be gained from a less than exciting experience. Here are some ways to make the most out of an internship:

1. Network. 

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a very commonly used phrase in the working world. This is because one can never have enough connections in the working world. Only so much can be said on a resume when applying for a job. However, maybe there’s a coworker whose wife is the boss of a company looking to hire someone with your experience. Through word of mouth, it can be much easier to find yourself such opportunities. So be friendly, connect with your coworkers, and use this time to give good impressions.

2. Observe and Consider

Now assuming that this internship was accepted for not only a source of income but for the learning experience, make sure to pay attention to the work environment. Talk to other employees, ask about their experiences with the company and within the industry. Take notes and evaluate if this is a career or type of workplace you can envision yourself in. There’s always something to be learned during an internship, even if you’re not being kept busy.

3. Ask for more responsibility

Don’t be intimidated to ask for more assignments for staying occupied. If your manager does not have the time to find more tasks, take the initiative and see if coworkers need help with their workload. This also is a great way to network with others and avoid boredom.

There’s always ways to stay productive during the slower hours of an internship. It’s certainly not all fun and games, but make sure to use it as a learning experience.