Eating well while you’re in school can be a challenge for a myriad of reasons: it’s expensive (I’m looking at you, Whole Foods, you temptress); there aren’t enough hours in the day for extensive prep time; and dorm rooms don’t usually have the necessary appliances to create that gourmet experience.
That’s why BookRenter partnered with ZocDoc to create five healthy, quick meals on the cheap to add variety and protein to your daily food consumption.
• Is less than 500 calories
• Costs under $3 per serving
• Takes 30 minutes or less to make
• Requires only a microwave
These quick and easy ideas are sure to satisfy your hunger pangs, wallet, and other limitations. So get to cooking!
5 Healthy Meals for the College Student – An infographic by the team at ZocDoc and Bookrenter
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5 Healthy Meals for the College Student – An infographic by the team at ZocDoc
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On top of tanning and summer flings, summer should most definitely be spent on internships. BookRenter recently partnered with InternMatch.com to create a Facebook app to offer students summer internships and extra resources on how to prepare, find, and apply for internships.
I absolutely love internships. As a student who’s held multiple summer internships and internships throughout the school year, words cannot describe how valuable that experience is. Internships keep you busy and set yourself apart from others.
Places like InternMatch help students find their focus – whether their passion resides in journalism, biology, art, or theatre. It’s budget friendly too – InternMatch is free for students. Students are able to save positions, get updates on various internships, and contact certain employers at no cost.
If you’re interested in things like fashion, maybe check out an internship at a fashion publication. For students who are interested in public policy and government, look for internship opportunities for state leaders and political organizations.
Internships don’t always have to deal with commuting either. If it’s difficult for you to relocate, there are many telecommute and virtual internships available on InternMatch. InternMatch is a great resource to locate and secure virtual internships, some of which are a lot similar to the internships offered at BookRenter.
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Here at BookRenter, there are many opportunities for students to thrive. Currently listed are two internships: a video production internship and a merchandising internship. Go apply!
Make your summer fun, all while networking and gaining career experience.
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That’s right, it’s our birthday!
Five years ago, a 28-year-old guy named Colin Barceloux took the rather disruptive idea that he’d come up with as a student mailman at Santa Clara University and launched the very first online textbook rental site. He picked the exceptionally straightforward name of BookRenter, bought the URL, and brought Tikiman here on board to be his mascot and ever-present student advocate. Not one to pass up a golden opportunity to save a buck…or $1,000, students started renting their textbooks in droves.
The next four years flew by, and while it’s been a whirlwind, we never lost our focus on the relentless pursuit of helping students save money so they can better afford college. Just last month, we were thrilled to announce that in the five years since Colin started BookRenter, we have saved students a whopping $200,000,000.
We want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for renting with us as we quickly re-cap these first five years.
Filed under: Contests and Promotions, Travel & Abroad
- Social Community Manager
Working for a living. Sometimes it really gets in the way of just living (jk). Unless you’re doing something you love. How does your summer employment coincide with your passion? Does it at all, or does it surface a means for you to save up for college? What are some intriguing things that your job has exposed you to?
Snap a photo of you or your friends and family out and in action, Instagram it with the hashtags #BookRenter, #DreamBig and #summerjob and you could be one of four winners of a $25 Visa gift card every week. It’s that simple.
Subject inspiration: internships in the big city, lifeguard, volunteer, photographer, animal rescuer, working at the banana stand (because there’s always money in the banana stand.).
To read more about how to enter our contest, see our previous blog post, and don’t forget to read our Terms and Conditions.
Congrats to @lovelyrenee1990, @thisbenikkit and @xmagsterx, winners of last week’s #myadventure theme: