With Sunny, everything is figureoutable.

New view of home page


New view of home page


Learning how to succeed in remote classes can certainly feel overwhelming, and motivating yourself to study can be more difficult than before. If that’s how you’re feeling, don’t worry. We’ve got s... [Read more]


The other students in a professor-assigned group project can seem like a cast of familiar characters. There’s the one who is always too busy to meet, the one who over-commits (and under-delivers),... [Read more]

Living away from home is all fun and games until someone sneezes on you. Even if you only catch a cold, taking care of yourself is no fun. There’s no one there to schedule your doctor's appointment... [Read more]

In college you have a lot to manage, from your studies and social life to your mental health and wellness.  If you’re wondering how you’ll be able to focus on your personal wellness during college,... [Read more]

By: Reem Elsaad, Political Science major

Changing majors can be extremely scary and seem really daunting, especially when you feel like you have to uphold certain expectations and standards.... [Read more]

One of the great things about going to college is having the ability to explore a wide variety of career and learning pathways. This may lead you toward a different path than you expected pre-colle... [Read more]

Registration season means it’s time to start planning your new schedule, from when and where you want to take your courses to which ones you’d like to sign up for. While your major map dictates the... [Read more]

student wearing graduation robes with stole and barrett medal

What’s the first thing you do if you need to get somewhere that you’ve never been? Open your favorite map app and get directions, right? Then, let’s say you’re following those directions and you ac... [Read more]

By Tylie DiBene, 2021 ASU grad (written when she was a senior majoring in criminal justice, an Adulting Ambassador and success coach)

As someone who doesn't always understand or set their own... [Read more]

As we’re nearing the end of the semester, we know this is a time of high stress and anxiety for some students. Whether it’s because of situations in your personal life or current events on a larger... [Read more]

mental health in college at ASU

My name is Austin Davis, and I’m a poet, student activist and sophomore studying creative writing at ASU. With the fall semester already underway, I’d like to talk a little bit about my experiences... [Read more]

The ASU Scholarship Portal for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open. We spoke to Nydia Cady,  on the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services team, about advice and tips she has for you as you sta... [Read more]

By: Sagan H., Innovation in Society/Justice Studies major, 4+1 Program (MSTP), former Student Success Coach

Money is a hard topic to talk about in all stages of life – especially if you're a col... [Read more]

Note: Most foreign citizens are not eligible for federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens this weekend a... [Read more]

Who could possibly offer better advice on how to prepare for midterms than professors? They know the ins and outs of what is expected and they want to help you do your best. We spoke to faculty mem... [Read more]

two female student are sitting together working on homework together.

Several students have reached out looking for tips on studying. The thing about this topic is that it can mean a lot of different things to different people. Are you trying to absorb information fr... [Read more]

Study guide part two

Welcome back, friends! If you didn’t catch our previous post, this two-part guide is meant to cover many of the most important aspects of studying, and really, learning in general.

We though... [Read more]

By: Alina Hoff, junior majoring in Psychology and Student Success Coach

You have made it through your first month of school. You have had a full month to grow, adapt, and experience new thing... [Read more]

If you're a first-year student your college adventure is just beginning.

You’re probably aware of how much time and learning stands between you and the career of your dreams — but did you kno... [Read more]

If you aren’t already familiar with ASU’s Handshake, now is the perfect time to check it out. Handshake is an engine of exploration for jobs and internships around the country and the world. It’s y... [Read more]

The fall ASU Internship Fairs are happening this week. We connected with the experts at ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services to learn more about about what to expect, how the virtual... [Read more]

instagram makes college students feel imposter syndrome

When you started college you probably imagined your experience going a certain way. Now that you’re here, your family and friends are constantly asking about it and you likely feel pressure to say... [Read more]

Two students at a coaching session in the Student Success Center.

Written by: Searra F., Earth and Space Exploration (Astrobiology and Biogeosciences) major and former Success coach

When I first arrived at ASU as a freshman, I felt lonely and isolated. I ha... [Read more]

You’re settling into a new semester, new classes and new instructors. As you ebb and flow with each class, remember that you belong here and you, and your brain, are ready to soak in everything ASU... [Read more]

Written by: Reem Elsaad, a junior majoring in Political Science and a First-Year Success coach

Balancing the demands from week-to-week in college can definitely seem tough sometimes – especia... [Read more]

Written by: Madeline Lewis, a senior majoring in English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) 

As college students, we have a lot on our plates: academics, social life, work, clubs, and more.... [Read more]

A big part of your college experience is trying new things and making connections with people who can impact the rest of your life — both personally and professionally. It’s a great time to challen... [Read more]

Student contributor: Taylor, forensic psychology major and Student Success coach

Making connections in college can be intimidating and overwhelming at first. When faced with the idea of makin... [Read more]

Student and professor laughing and talking together outside

By now you’ve probably been told that you should be using office hours. If you haven’t then let’s start there. You should definitely be taking advantage of office hours. Meeting with your professor... [Read more]

Look, sometimes making a new friend in college is insanely easy. You might get lucky and the person you're roommates with or who you were partenered with for a group project is instant "perfect fri... [Read more]

With a few classes and syllabi under your belt, you may be starting to understand what your courses this semester will be like. And that some of your high school study habits won’t cut it anymore.... [Read more]

three students walking in Coor Hall in silhouette into the sun

You may (or may not) be new to the whole college thing, but advice from students who have been there before is always helpful. We connected with several ASU students and asked about their experienc... [Read more]

You have a lot to learn and a lot to know about life in college, from how to succeed in classes to how to form meaningful friendships and manage your money on your own for the first time. For a few... [Read more]

By Celeste Zuniga, Philosophy and Justice Studies double-major, and Student Success Coach

No matter where you are in your college journey, it can feel kind of intense when it comes to meeting... [Read more]

Student playing guitar

You’re a busy college student and there’s a lot on your plate — classes, student groups and everything else you have going on. So how can you start and maintain a side hustle? We spoke with student... [Read more]

ASU student participating in a volunteer project for a day of service

You’re a good person, Sun Devil, we can just tell. And you want to use some of your time to give back to your community and the world. But we can’t blame you for wanting to get a little something o... [Read more]

ASU students being changemakers in their community

The first step to finding your place at Changemaker Central is walking through the door. From there, it’s all about where your interests and passions drive you. When you enter the space, a student... [Read more]

Have you found yourself saying “That’s it, I’m dropping out” after the slightest inconvenience?

Do you constantly consider withdrawing from that one class because you lack the energy to be pr... [Read more]

If you’re in a tough class and in need of peer support or if you find that you learn better when working through topics with classmates, it might be time to start a study group. If you’re taking a... [Read more]

It’s officially midterm season. And while there aren’t specific dates when your midterms start and end, we’re ready to bet you’ve recently had or are looking forward to a few big exams or projects.... [Read more]

Waking up from a good nap or, better yet, a full night’s rest feels good. The reason it feels so refreshing and invigorating is because it is. Your body needs to sleep to help it recharge and run t... [Read more]

Time management is one of those skills that takes some practice. Some of us love structure, schedules and routine. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place. Others of us might... [Read more]

girl holding up a peace sign with her fingers her face is blurred out of focus in background.

By: Tylie Dibene, a senior majoring in justice studies and a First-Year Success coach

Thanks to the world of social media and wellness influencers, we as a society have created a very specifi... [Read more]

By Nora Abujbarah, a junior studying global studies and political science and a First-Year Success coach

I know from experience that there’s no downplaying the difficulty of university work,... [Read more]

asu student on downtown campus

A big part of your college experience is trying new things and making connections with people who can impact the rest of your life — both personally and professionally. It’s a great time to challen... [Read more]

ASU student making financial decisoins

If you accepted student loans, chances are you completed your entrance counseling through iGrad. You may have also noticed that we include links to iGrad in our weekly emails, or it may be a whole... [Read more]

student on the tempe campus wearing a facemask and backpack

By: Tylie, justice studies major and Success coach

As a current student and success coach who works with students who are struggling on a daily basis, I know what it feels like to not be doin... [Read more]

student looking distressed with her face in a book

By: Zabric Kline, Law student and former Success coach

Finals week is upon us, and if you’re anything like I was in my first few years of college, you’re planning for late-night cram sessions... [Read more]

Boosting memory function could help create more successful studying and testing capabilities. Anthocyanins are flavonoids found in plant foods and are most abundant in darker colored berries. Resea... [Read more]

student sitting at her desk working on her laptop in a dorm room

By: Zabric Kline, a senior majoring in accounting, an Adulting Ambassador and a First-Year Success coach

A lot has changed recently, and businesses have been confronted with many challenges,... [Read more]

Student at his laptop focusing on his future career

By: Aubrey Souders, a junior majoring in secondary education, an Adulting Ambassador and First-Year Success coach

You’ve likely heard of Arizona State University’s Career and Professional Dev... [Read more]

By: Tylie DiBene, a senior majoring in justice studies, an Adulting Ambassador and First-Year Success coach 

As a justice studies major with dreams of becoming a defense attorney, I have been... [Read more]

Two students chatting over a table outside on the ASU campus

By: Zabric Kline, a senior majoring in accounting and a First-Year Success coach

Whether you are living on campus or deciding to move off campus, finding the right set of roommates is an impo... [Read more]

By: Fernie Colin, a junior majoring in secondary education and English, an Adulting Ambassador and First-Year Success coach

During my first year of college, I remember sitting down in a huge... [Read more]

By: Taylor, forensic psychology major

Have you ever wanted to stick up for yourself but couldn’t find the right words? Self-advocacy can be an intimidating thing, and we often discourage ours... [Read more]

By: Tylie Dibene, a senior majoring in justice studies and a First-Year Success coach

If you asked me four years ago if I considered myself a leader, I would’ve checked behind me to see who... [Read more]

By: Zabric Kline, a senior majoring in Accounting and a First-Year Success coach

What are you going to do with your major? What are your plans after college? Do you have an internship or job... [Read more]

By: Aubrey Souders, a junior studying secondary education and a First-Year Success coach

There is no denying that as college students, we have busy schedules. That’s just how it works with a... [Read more]

ASU student using hand sanitizer on campus

The ASU Community of Care comes from our shared belief that as Sun Devils, we take care of ourselves, each other and our community. If you’re enrolled as a new or current student at ASU, you’re req... [Read more]

Innovation collaboration

Success coaches are knowledgable upperclassmen who are trained to help you with anything you’re dealing with. They can give you advice about academics, finances, personal goals and more. It’s total... [Read more]

Have you heard any of this advice yet?

“It doesn’t matter what you pick.” 


“Only pick something i... [Read more]

ASU students registering for classes

Every semester can be a whirlwind. You’re focusing on your classes and studying hard to ace tests and complete projects, all while trying to set yourself up for success next semester and nailing do... [Read more]

ASU student at his laptop emailing a professor

If you have a question for your professor but you’re not sure how to ask or what to say, we’re here to help. There are a few basics you’ll need to know when reaching out for help that we’ve listed... [Read more]

A girl hugging a chocolate Labrador dog

You asked how to destress and we heard you. We’ve enlisted the help of a few success coaches to share their tips on how to deal with stress from school, life and everything between. Check out their... [Read more]

ASU student feeling lost and getting unstuck

It’s safe to say we’ve probably all been there. Those times when you feel like your life may not be hitting all the marks you had envisioned. You might feel momentarily lost, unhappy and bothered b... [Read more]

When it comes to getting things done in college, time management is key. Hear from students who have lived and learned the importance of this skill, and use their tips to become a time management r... [Read more]

Here’s the thing about college. It’s a clean start. That means that you are free of whatever drama or uncertainties you had before arriving, and can embrace (and discover) exactly who you are and w... [Read more]

student staring off into the distance

College life can be stressful, and finding both the time to practice self-care and methods that work for you is valuable. Hear from 10 Sun Devils who have advice for their fellow students about how... [Read more]

Classes can be tough, and if you’re anything like most students, you’ll take more than a few challenging courses before you graduate. Instead of reinventing the wheel, take some advice from student... [Read more]

ASU student working on his laptop from home

If you’re spending more time than usual at home, you might as well monetize it. Try a side hustle you can rock from the comfort of your home. And to make this even more of a no-brainer, to start th... [Read more]

Midterms are coming up fast, and if you haven’t been thinking about your upcoming exams,  you should be. Should you have exams that will be given online, there are some things you should know. 

... [Read more]

College is all about learning — learning about yourself and learning as much as you can from your classes, professors and community. So if you feel like you’re not living up to your learning potent... [Read more]

student writing on paper at a desk

Whether you’re writing a paper for class, working on a scholarship application or even sending an email, you want it to be well-written. That’s where the ASU Writing Centers come in. You can schedu... [Read more]

Girl holding a pen over her planner

There are a lot of reasons you might not feel as focused as you’d like right now. But learning, growing and zeroing in on your future comes first. Which means you still need to focus on school, eve... [Read more]


You may feel pressure in your first year or two of college to make new friends and find your place right away. And while there are a few new remote-related hurdles to making connections this year,... [Read more]

Adapting to the responsibilities of college life is different for everyone. If you're someone that has encountered challenges, it is important to understand that it's quite normal. The ASU communit... [Read more]

Man drawing on a whiteboard coming up with new ideas

Do you struggle to get things done? Or maybe focus on how hard or how much time it will take to complete a task? We're right there with you. But, lucky for all of us, science is here to help.

... [Read more]

This is your go-to guide for everything from finding an internship you’re interested in, to landing the gig and knocking it out of the park from day one. 

Finding your opportunity

There are ma... [Read more]


If you’re planning to live off campus, you need to figure out how much you can spend. Setting up your budget is a crucial first step to making plans for housing. 

Identify your price range

In... [Read more]


If you have a pet, or are planning on it, there are a few things you’ll need to consider when looking for housing. Many rental spaces have rules and regulations around pets, including additional de... [Read more]


To answer the big question right away: start looking for housing for next year ASAP. But if you haven’t signed a lease yet, don’t panic. The fact that you’re reading this means you’re taking the fi... [Read more]

Woman holding a key to a new apartment. The key is stamped with the word "fearless"

While it might feel like the next school year is forever away, it’ll be here before you know it. Don’t leave yourself scrambling for the right place to live. Whether you are currently living in a r... [Read more]

Money and what it takes to manage your finances is a skill set many people, young and old, haven't been taught. If you have, fantastic. If you haven’t, take comfort in knowing that at this point yo... [Read more]

hacks against humanity

There are a gajillion* ways to get involved at ASU, whether your goal is to make new friends, explore an interest or be a part of the community. We’re shining the light on seven less commonly known... [Read more]

student studying for finals

Finals are right around the corner — it’s officially crunch time. If you haven’t started thinking about the best study style for you, try these five tips to make the most of your classes. And check... [Read more]

ASU students choosing good study habits to study for finals

It’d be nice if everything you studied, read or learned in a lecture stayed in your brain forever — or at least until the exam — but you know that’s not the case. Throw in a late night or a distrac... [Read more]

It’s the first thing people ask you in college: “What’s your major?” It’s tough to answer when you have no idea what you want to study or if you feel your current path might not be the right fit.... [Read more]

ASU student making time for wellness during finals week

At this point you’re probably thinking, “I’ll rest over winter break.” But while you may think that’s your only choice, we're here to tell you that it's not. We’re done with glorifying all-nighters... [Read more]

Student comparing a growth mindset to a growing plant at ASU

You’ve accomplished a lot this year. But let’s be honest, you haven’t mastered absolutely everything. In fact, you probably found a few areas where you need to improve. It could be a new subject yo... [Read more]

your advisor at ASU

Your academic advisor is an important person in your college career. They know your degree requirements, can help plan your courses and can answer any questions you have about your experience. They... [Read more]

How I pay for college

We all know that college comes at a cost (and the price tag can be pretty high) but it shouldn’t discourage anyone from seeking higher education. My name is Carmen De Alba Cardenas and I am a secon... [Read more]

just like that, you're an adult

I don’t know why, but I really thought childhood would last forever. Even though I was steadily moving towards it, I never thought I would grow up, or go to college or move out of my hometown. I th... [Read more]

What to do if you feel disrespected at college

When someone says or does something that makes you feel disrespected, you may not know how to react. You’ll likely have a ton of questions whirring through your mind, like “Is that what they really... [Read more]

Financial peer pressure

My name is Connor Newton and I’m a sophomore at ASU with a major in filmmaking practices and a minor in history. I’m also a member of Sun Devil Roundnet (which is definitely worth checking out if y... [Read more]

finacial aid refund

For those of you who just got your financial aid refund or now have access to all that student loan money you never had before, this is probably the MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE your future self will wish... [Read more]

Students learning from each other in the career services department at ASU

No matter where you are in your college and professional career, ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services has resources to help you succeed. Here are a few of the ways they can help guide... [Read more]

free things you can get with while you're paying tuition

When you pay your tuition at ASU, you’re not just paying for your classes — you’re also paying for access to a whole lot of cool, student-exclusive features offered by the university. You might not... [Read more]

Girl opening the door to her dorm and being welcoming

YOU CAN DO IT, SUN DEVILS!! Fall semester is in full swing and we hope you're ready for a fresh start. Like many new experiences, it might take a little bit for you to find your groove. New faces,... [Read more]

ASU students at the sun devil fitness complex doing yoga for wellness

You have a lot going on, Sun Devil. Between studying, having a social life and participating in student groups, it’s safe to say you probably need to take a breather. Lucky for you, we’ve found the... [Read more]

student using a credit card to make a purchase

My name is Bryan Pietsch, and I'm a senior at ASU studying journalism and business. Outside of class, I'm in a business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and I like to travel and ski. To afford those hob... [Read more]

Woman laying in white bed with sheets pulled up over her nose. She's making mischievous eyes

The school year kicks off with a lot of fanfare and excitement. It’s all about who you’re going to meet and what your classes will be like. But after awhile you start to settle in to your new life.... [Read more]

club life

Did you know that ASU has more than 1,000 clubs and student organizations on campus? You read that right: 1,500. At Passport to ASU during Welcome Week, more than 600 of those clubs and organizatio... [Read more]

living alone

Whether you’re in a residence hall or an apartment, living on your own for the first time (or at least without your parents) is a big adjustment. You’re responsible for a lot more aspects of your d... [Read more]

Headphones: on. Bank account: growing. Listen to these money-focused podcasts that will help you get on track with your spending, and start a savings plan ASAP.

 1. Financial Grownup

Get advic... [Read more]

Living in a residence hall is a great experience — you’re close to friends, a community of support and the dining hall. But you might be starting to dream about living on your own terms and getting... [Read more]

Your guide to undergraduate research

Undergraduate research might sound big and scary but it’s not. It’s a great opportunity to take a deep dive into a field you’re interested in and learn from experts. Plus, it can help build your re... [Read more]

ASU students plan out their goals

The beginning of the year gets a lot of hype for being the time to set goals. Then when February hits and you’re back to your old ways, you have to wait until next year to start again. But that min... [Read more]

You have career goals, and we want to help you reach them. Step one: identify what makes you a great candidate for a job or internship. Step two: learn how to share that information. Step three: su... [Read more]

student at ASU being productive and learning about productivity

You have as many hours in your day as everyone else — it’s how you use them that matters. It’s up to you to split your day into productive (or unproductive) pieces. Sure, you need to include time f... [Read more]

Students at ASU working hard to ace a tough class

The semester is off and running, and you don’t want to get left in the dust. Tough classes go straight from syllabus to slide one, and that means it’s time to kick your life into planning mode so y... [Read more]

Barcelona, Spain - Alve Diaz - P, AUB Spain - My Study Abroad 1

Photo by Alve D.  in Barcelona, Spain

“I can’t study abroad because [fill in the blank].” Heard this voice in your head? We’re here to show you how to shut it down. Check out these common mis... [Read more]

ASU student at tutoring center before finals

The semester is reaching the mid-point and we’re nearing midterm season. Whether you’ve been preparing for this for months or are having an “oh snap” moment right now, we’re here to help. We spoke... [Read more]

A group of people holding shopping bags

It seems early, but holiday gift-giving season is coming up fast. We’re just guessing, but you probably don’t have a ton of cash lying around to buy presents for people. The best way to avoid overs... [Read more]

ASU students volunteering to help better their career

Internships, part-time work and summer programs aren’t the only way to showcase strong job experience. We recommend volunteering to gain resume boosters. Lending a hand to a volunteer organization... [Read more]

ASU students giving back and volunteering and feeling good

 Have you ever noticed how when you volunteer and help someone or something in your community thrive, you start feeling better than ever? You were likely working hard and doing something that would... [Read more]

A girl leaping enthusiastically in front of a chalkboard that says "innovation" and trees are behind it

We want to help you feel the Sun Devil spirit in everything you do at ASU. With the homecoming celebration this weekend, it’s the perfect time to connect and show pride in your college by embracing... [Read more]

A computer on a piece of white paper and people pointing at things on the paper that reads "finance"

How do you feel when you think about your financial situation? Nervous? Excited? Sad? The way you feel about your money could be affecting the way you handle it. We believe that thinking about your... [Read more]

A girl in a classroom lecture hall watching the front of the room

You probably know the recommendations for how your financial aid should be used, like buying your books instead of blowing it on a spring break trip. But did you know that your grades and credit ho... [Read more]

ASU student improving their time management skills

The semester is winding down, and it’s time to reflect on your progress, successes and where you could improve. Maybe a few assignments slipped through the cracks and were a day or two late, or you... [Read more]

Friends embracing in the sunset

You might be living away from home for the first time. It’s exciting and a little scary to figure things out for yourself — you should be proud of everything you’ve accomplished. But no matter how... [Read more]

ASU student doing undergraduate research

Being a new freshman can be very intimidating. ASU is one of the largest public research universities in the country, where anything is possible. Fulfilling your dreams can start as soon as your fi... [Read more]

Man swimming toward the camera wearing a swim cap

Now that you’re in college, you probably have more on your plate than ever before. You’re likely in the middle of test-taking, and between your studies, work and social life, you might be feeling a... [Read more]

A student presents to peers at an internship

 You hear a lot about the importance of getting an internship in college. While it’s totally up to you if you look for an internship while you’re in school, we think it’s a great way to gain experi... [Read more]

A student in gold talking to another student

There are so many opportunities available to you at Arizona State University, and it’s up to you to create your own path. Yes, it can feel overwhelming at first as you work to find your way. But on... [Read more]

Benefits of getting a job while in college

You may be planning to work while you’re in college, and you probably want to gather as much useful experience as possible at the same time. Our advice? Don’t discount a part-time job that falls ou... [Read more]

What to wear as a student to look professional on a student budget

Rolling into class in your workout clothes is fine, but showing up to an interview in ripped jeans? Not OK. You’re probably not in a financial position to buy a whole new interview wardrobe, so we’... [Read more]

ASU transfer student making new friends


Transitioning from community college to ASU is a big change, and it can take some getting used to. We spoke to current ASU students and transfer student ambassadors, Dora and Heather, who b... [Read more]

three donuts, one with a bite taken out of it

You probably have a lot of big goals on your mind right now — graduate from college, get your dream job, become your best self. No pressure, right? Giant goals can be overwhelming, especially when... [Read more]

ASU student creating her future career goals

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. At ASU you’re in a great place to start exploring, learning and asking questions that will help define your interests and guide your future... [Read more]

Everyone at ASU wants you to have a great college experience and do your absolute best. You’ve probably received a ton of information about all of the resources we have to offer and how they can he... [Read more]

Stiudent planning out nontraditional budget

I have a confession: I don’t think budgeting is all that great. It’s such a small part of the financial planning picture, but it gets all of the attention. I don’t see it as the big solution to mon... [Read more]

a table with a watch, iPhone, credit card and headphones

My definition of a credit card: a tool that can be used for both the construction and destruction of your personal finances.

From the moment you turned eighteen, credit cards have probably be... [Read more]

Students looking for a job on campus

Whether you’re looking for a job to earn rent money, cover tuition or to earn some extra cash, getting a job is muy importante. We’re big fans of finding jobs that are close to where you spend most... [Read more]

college student drinking smoothie

Today the high temp is 95 degrees, meaning it's officially H-O-T in Phoenix. Cool off with delicious and good-for-you smoothie recipes from our fantastic student blogger, Heather. 


... [Read more]
Person drawing in a white notebook. Drawing is of a dollar sign

I’m going to start this off with some tough love. It’s unrealistic to think you’ll never be in a tight spot financially. Take me for example: I had just paid off all my credit card debt (more on th... [Read more]

students exercising in their own way

A new semester is here — that means it’s time to get up, get out and get moving. Whether you’ve been slacking on your fitness routine or you never had one, now is a great time to start. At least it... [Read more]

Wallet with a person holding dollar bills over it

If you close out our Adulting 101 tax week with a completed tax return, then you’re completely winning at life (as far as we’re concerned, anyway). One of the most dreaded annual responsibilities i... [Read more]

An iPhone calculator over a white spreadsheet

If you received financial aid in 2019, you may need to report those funds on your tax return depending on how you used the money. Each financial aid award is treated a little differently, so we’ll... [Read more]

A desk with a laptop, notebook, coffee cup and plant

There are a ton of terms, forms and acronyms related to taxes that may seem like a bunch of mumbo jumbo right now. We’re here to help you understand them (or at least the basics of what they mean),... [Read more]

Person's hands on laptop typing outdoors

When it comes to taxes, it can feel like there’s a lot you don’t know. From complicated forms, to all the tax records you’ve received in the mail — it's a lot of information. We’re here to demystif... [Read more]

Student filing taxes with keyboard on white desk

With school, work and internships, friends, family, and everything else you have going on, filing taxes may be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, it’s a part of adulting. But don’t panic;... [Read more]

student studying abroad in guatamala

If your budget doesn't leave you feeling like you could spend the money to study abroad, you may be feeling the blues. Our best advice is to start planning something awesome for next year. Yes, you... [Read more]

A pretty apartment with lighting, plants hanging and a gray couch

You’ve decided to rent an apartment or house with a few friends next year. Awesome. While you’re confident you’ve found the right roommates and the perfect location, you’re not so certain you’ve go... [Read more]


Your mission: find the best possible roommate for your new place next year.

Start by thinking about what you are looking for in a roommate. Is it a best friend, a study buddy, a silent partne... [Read more]

budgeting money for college

I don’t know about you, but the whole “broke college student” thing is pretty overrated. Personally, I enjoy the feeling of paying my bills without worrying if the check will go through. I like fee... [Read more]

ASU student eating from a food truck in metro Phoenix

There’s a lot to love when you live in the metro Phoenix area. ASU students have a ton of favorites around all four campuses. If you haven’t checked out these much loved spots yet, you have some fu... [Read more]

Now that you’ve explored all of your options and changing your major feels like the right decision, it’s time to ask the functional questions. You can find a ton of information about changing your... [Read more]

There’s a lot of talk out there about finding a mentor and all of the career benefits and growth opportunities you can gain. Simply find a big-wig in your industry who thinks you’re fantastic and t... [Read more]

friends laughing in a group hug

ASU celebrates diversity in many different ways both on and off campus. With so much available to you, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you’re a go-getter, a classroom learner or an action... [Read more]

Girl on top of red rock mountains happy

If your first semester didn’t go as planned, it’s okay. In fact, we think your spring semester is going to be your best ever. When your mood is in the right place, it helps your mind get in the rig... [Read more]

Soda can tops fill the screen

As students, sometimes it’s necessary to be awake early for classes and able to stay up late at night cramming for exams. But taking a second to consider whether or not that energy drink is worth i... [Read more]

Image shows pastel plastic doctor's tools laying flat

If you’re in school, not employed full time or not eligible for your parents’ plans, then you might find yourself tasked with making a decision on health insurance. Unfortunately, this isn’t as sim... [Read more]

A computer screen looking purple, blue and black data

How much do you know about the recent Equifax data breach? Were you affected? Was your family? Identity theft and corporate breaches continue to make the news and it can be a long road to recovery... [Read more]

Man holding credit card next to laptop computer as if to use it for shopping

Sticking to a budget is a tough but necessary part of smart financial planning. Stretching your dollar to go as far as possible is key. So, how do you do that? If you absolutely need to purchase so... [Read more]

Image shows a dog in a bicycle basket, facing the viewer

Only you know if you’re ready to take on the life and care of another creature, but we recommend a combination of self reflection and research before making any decisions. Regardless of how much yo... [Read more]

By now you’ve probably heard of Handshake, ASU’s newest tool for finding internships and jobs, and for connecting with Career and Professional Development Services. What you might not know is how m... [Read more]

When you think of your future career, do you know what you want to do? Do you already have a certain company or organization in mind that offers the kind of work culture you can’t wait to be a part... [Read more]

Person laying in bed showing their feet

Attending class is one of the first and most frequent decisions you will have to make in college. We’ll make it easy for you: you DEFINITELY need to go to class. Seriously, you worked so hard to ge... [Read more]

By Dr. Aaron Krasnow and Michelle Duah

It doesn’t matter who you are or what background you come from, college is going to put your abilities to the test. Here are three inner parts of you th... [Read more]

Students at a club meeting in a glass walled house

It’s almost time!! In a couple of weeks you’ll be starting fall semester and dipping your toe in the college waters. It’s coming fast and so might your feelings of excitement and anticipation mixed... [Read more]

Image shows a man in a forest. He is at a fork in a path.

By Dr. Lisa McIntyre and Audrey Hawkes

As you prepare for your first year of college, you’ve probably been encouraged to join clubs, attend on-campus events, join study groups and take part i... [Read more]

A clear sign of successfully adulting is understanding how to control your spending habits and avoid putting yourself in a situation where you are counting down the days until your next paycheck re... [Read more]

Studies show that learning a second language can help you get a better job, a higher paycheck, and improve your mental focus. Sí, it's true. But wait, there's more.

Research also shows that b... [Read more]

Student meditating

Sometimes after a long week (or just a hard day) it's necessary to take some time to calm your mind and sort your "mental clutter". Deepak Chopra, a leader in alternative medicine, leads this short... [Read more]

Finding a job isn’t easy, and no one is doubting that fact. We’ve probably all heard our parents tell stories about their summer jobs in college and thought that it sounded too good to be true. It’... [Read more]

A person serving water with fruit in it from a glass bottle into a glass on a table

Article provided by Well + Good

Flavored water has become a big part of post-soda life for plenty of people. (Need proof? Look no further than the cult of the LaCroix can.) The fact that it c... [Read more]

Blonde girl drinking coffee in a beautiful outdoor city

When comparing millennials to their parents, they are a less eager to use credit cards. Learning how to use and manage credit cards are an integral part of becoming an adult. People create debt. No... [Read more]

A dorm room with light colors, a desktop computer and a bed with white sheets

Article provided by Martha Stewart.

You've done it! Congratulations on getting your own place! Here's a checklist for everything you'll need to make your new space feel like home.

Kitch... [Read more]

Article provided by ihire. 

Depending on the person, a job interview can be the most stressful part of a job search. Interview questions may seem like they’re designed to trip up candidates,... [Read more]

Article from The Inc. Life.

You've read or heard much on the power and importance of mentors. But how do you find the right one for you? And how do you get past that intimidating, even scary... [Read more]

What every college student needs to know

Going off to college should be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. How do you prepare for it? Well if you are reading this blog, you are off to a good start. Here are some tips from... [Read more]

Article from BRIT + CO.

We know that living a healthy life can be a daunting task. It’s doubly hard when you need to make informed choices for a family. But here’s a simple place to start: Ge... [Read more]

girl meditating in the sunset

Article from Headspace.

People have been meditating for thousands of years. While the practice isn’t new, science is just catching up to its benefits. At Headspace, our in-house science tea... [Read more]

Girl jumping for joy in red rocks

Spending money isn't always fun. For when you're low on cash, but need to get out of the house try these free Phoenix and Valley activities suggested by Lauren Topor at Thrillest.com.

There a... [Read more]

Spraying windex into the air

Cleaning a bathroom is not glamorous, but it's got to be done. No one wants to walk in to see your underwear on the floor or your toothpaste smeared all over the sink. We're all civilized adults he... [Read more]

Unexpected items every college student needs

College. You're gonna need more than just coffee to get you through. While caffeine is high atop the list, there are a few recommended items you might not be thinking of. Other college students had... [Read more]

Let's face it, there are going to be times when your cash flow isn't, well, flowing. Your finances may be out of whack from an unexpected expense or your budgeting for the month wasn't on point. Wh... [Read more]

When you don't have the cash to cover a transaction, using a credit card can seem pretty painless in the moment. The problem is, it catches up with you and you have to be ready to pay that bill off... [Read more]

Student baking using their hands in dough

Article from kitchn.

It's happened to all of us: the deep craving for brownies hits and you head straight to the kitchen to get baking. You start mixing and stirring, assuming you have all t... [Read more]

Networking. You’ll probably do more of it in college than you will the rest of your life. It’s important to know how to do it well.


Create and practice a 30 second commercial that will... [Read more]

Student preparing for the move into the dorms

Moving into your first college res hall room is an exciting milestone. But it can cause a bit of anxiety too. That’s okay, we all go through it. Here’s some advice from a college community assistan... [Read more]

Student digging deep into laundry machine at laundromat

Some of you may have grown accustomed to having someone else do your laundry (thanks, mom!). The time is quickly approaching when you're going to have to cart that massive pile of clothes you've le... [Read more]

Athletic track in fog

Article provided by iGrad

Budgeting is no fun if it’s just about how to afford basic bills. But if budgeting can also help with saving for vacations, a new car or adding a Jacuzzi in your h... [Read more]

woman thinking while looking at a planner

Adulting doesn’t have to be as traumatizing as TV makes it out to be. Contrary to popular belief, you can get your act together and still be awesome. In fact, getting your responsibilities in check... [Read more]

Load more posts

Show less

Hey Sunny

A library of helpful advice, tips and answers to questions from students to Sunny.

ASU’s chatbot, Sunny, has been helping students get adjusted to college life for a few years now. The questions from students year after year, rarely change. Sometimes it helps to see what other students are asking to stay informed and realize you aren’t the only one trying to figure it all out.

Welcome to the Hey Sunny blog – a library of advice for students from Sunny and the team supporting the bot.

Next topic opinion form

Do you have a question you need answered?