If College Majors Were Coca-Cola Products

If College Majors Were Coca-Cola Products

"We've got a taste for you" -The Coca-Cola Company

1. Smart Water - Engineering

Smart Water is engineering majors because instead of normal water, it's gotta make a simple process like water treatment more complicated by being "vapor distilled," much like how engineer majors make anything more complex than it really needs to be. Plus, they are truly freakishly smart.

2. Powerade - Sports Medicine

Powerade comes in all different flavors and specialities much like Sports Medicine majors. It's also full of electrolytes which is good for hydration when working out.

3. Minute Maid - Education

Education is Minute Maid because it makes kids happy, makes parents happy, and comes in a variety of flavors much like education majors who range their teaching levels from preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels.

4. Coca-Cola - Advertising

Coke is competitive as we all know, and it is constantly compared to Pepsi. Advertising majors know how competitive the advertising world really is. Much like Coke, advertising majors know how to spread the word and draw attention to events, products, and services.

5. Diet Coke - Business

Diet Coke has no time for fun as it cuts out anything that gives it flavor compared to delicious regular Coke. Much like business majors who are always dressed to the nines, talking about stock market rates, and their accounting homework, there is no time for fun in the business world.

6. Fanta - Language

Fanta is popular all over the world, and each country seems to have their favorite flavor of this soda. Much like Fanta, language majors are vibrant and cultured as they are well aware of the many different cultures across the globe and are fluent in not one language but two sometimes even more than that.

7. Sprite - Political Science

With Sprite, it has two flavors constantly battling to get your attention with the lemon and lime twist. Political Science is the exact same thing with the majors splitting into two sides constantly arguing as to why their side is better than the other but sometimes they come together and it is truly beautiful, much like when the lemon and lime flavors come together in Sprite.

8. Vitaminwater - Pre-Med

Vitaminwater is much like a Pre-Med major. Pre-Med majors are serious all of the time and tired, but when you really get to know a Pre-Med major, they are actually quite wild when they don't have to study for a biology exam. Much like Vitaminwater, Pre-Med majors have a surprising "flavor" to them.

9. Fresca - Psychology

Much like Fresca, Psychology majors are confusing. Some really want to go to grad school while others are solidly convinced they will have a job like someone on CSI. Fresca is kind of the same; like is it water or is it a soft drink? It just can't make up it's mind (pun intended).

10. Honest Tea - Pre-Law

Honest Tea doesn't need any artificial sweeteners; its taste is straight to the point, much like a Pre-Law major. You may meet a few "simply sweet" Pre-Law majors, but most are direct and want answers immediately. They don't have time for you to bullshit them, and they can more than likely tell when you do. Honest Tea doesn't try to bullshit you like most teas on the market (I'm looking at you Brisk).

11. Odwalla - Computer Science

Odwalla is a Computer Science major - you don't know what is in it but you know it's got to be good for you (compared to other Coca-Cola drinks). Much like Computer Science majors, the world of computers and technology is constantly evolving so they have moments where they have no idea what they are doing, but they know this major will pay off in the long run.

12. Coke Zero - Marketing

Coke Zero is Marketing majors because it knows how to sell anything even if it's crappy. Coke Zero has no flavor, but with it's phenomenal marketing skills, people still buy it. Marketing majors specialize in finding the correct market to sell anything to.

13. Mello Yellow -Philosophy

Philosophy Majors just seem mello all the time and it probably from reading a lot of Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. Philosophy majors are extremely deep and well in touch with their soul, much like Mello Yellow. At first when you taste it, it just tastes like an orange soda, but the longer it lingers in your mouth it tastes like lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.

14. Fuze - Vet Med

Fuze comes in different styles, colors, and flavors. Vet Med majors are constantly observing different animals and coming up with different diagnoses for animal issues. You never know what you are going to see in the daily life as a Vet Med major.

15. Dasani - Economics

Dasani is Economic majors because while it seems like water, Dasani is actually more complex with the different added minerals and vitamins that are added to give it flavor. Much like Economic majors, they know Econ is not as easy as it may seem and is rather complex until you get a hold of things.

Cover Image Credit: The Coca-Cola Company

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The Post Grad Phase No One Talks About

Graduation is all fun and games until you remember everything you're leaving behind.


"Congratulations!" It's such a small, exciting word. The weekend I graduated from college, this was the only word I seemed to hear. It left me feeling confused. Congrats on leaving all my best friends behind? Congrats on never finding comfort in that morning stroll across campus again? Congrats on leaving a town I have called home? Congrats on leaving the school that has taught me some of the most valuable lessons? I just couldn't seem to find the excitement in this word-- all I could think about were the things I was going to miss.

5 -- The Local Restaurants, Bars, Shops

To be completely honest, it's almost insulting having to leave behind all of the restaurants, bars, and shops in your college town. After years, you have finally found all of your favorite hot spots-- places to day drink and avoid going to class, a spot to grab a pizza to celebrate a Friday, a boutique for a last minute game day outfit, and even your favorite local coffee shop.

So, it doesn't quite qualify as a restaurant or a bar, but the local Target (that closed at midnight!!) was my hot spot. My roommate and I would go there for any and all reasons. We would go to buy school supplies to mark a new school year. We'd go late at night to buy our favorite binge worthy snacks. On our many and short "let's be healthy binges" we would buy a ton of fruits and vegetables we never ate. We spent a ton on Christmas decorations and Valentine's Day candy. The house that built me, ya know what I mean?

4 -- The Campus

You walk on campus so many times during your college career. Unfortunately, most of the time, you take your surroundings for granted. But remember these things: the campus saw you on your worst and your best days, the campus saw you crying to your mom on the phone when you knew you had to change your major, your campus saw you when you got the call letting you know you got into graduate school, and these buildings let you sit on the steps when you needed a chance to breathe between classes.

You'll take all of these buildings and campus surroundings for granted, until it's your last walk. My last walk around campus as a student was hard. It was suddenly even more beautiful than I remembered. It had been my home for four years, and somehow four years had gone by in a blink of an eye.

3 -- Game Days

If you're fortunate enough to go to a football school, you know how fun game days are. Game days in the south are all about dressing your best, getting up early to tailgate (because you can't drink all day if you don't start early), and cheering on your team. You get to spend an entire day with all of your best friends at your favorite school.

It's weird leaving the student section for the last time. I remember we all looked around and said "Thanks Bryant Denny," knowing we'd for sure be back in the fall as alumni, but our time as student fans had officially come to an end. One of the hardest things about this goodbye is that it's the first goodbye you really have as a senior. When the season comes to a close, you have yet to finish your first semester, but you realize how fast it's flying by.

2 -- Greek Life

Similar to game days, if you were lucky enough to join Greek life, you know how hard it is to leave. Going to a big school, you realize how communal Greek life has made your college experience. Somehow, everyone knows everyone. You start seeing the same faces around campus, and it's served as a comfort for you. You have made endless friendships in your house, but you've also made friends in other houses. The people in your house have become your family for four years.

I ate every single meal at my house. I studied for all my exams at my house. I complained to my friends about annoying classes. I celebrated my successes and the successes of others at my house. I found my people at my house.

1 -- Your People

Your people are what you'll miss the most. Your people are the reason the word "congratulations" is so daunting. You're leaving your support system. Your people are starting jobs or continuing their education, but not with you. Your people will be scattered all across the country.

This is the absolute hardest part of leaving college. This is the reason I cried all the way home with my car packed to the brim. My girls have been with me through the good and the bad for four years. Even weeks after graduating, it's hard to write this without shedding a few tears. To my girls: I already miss Netflix and wine nights, I miss Snapchats after a night out at the bars, and I miss walking over to your houses just to do homework. You are all so special to me, and I will be cheering you all on throughout your next adventures. Can't wait to plan many trips together!

You will miss these things, and this phase will be one you'll go through. But the point of the matter is, you'll have these memories and these people forever. So, congratulations! Congratulations on an unforgettable college experience. Your future is bright.

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5 Tips For Incoming College Freshman

Remember when everyone told you that high school was going to be the best four years of your life.. and then it wasn't? Well now for some of you, comes the BEST and WORST four years of your life. Here's a little bit you need to know in order to be prepared for the eventful year to come.


Yes, believe it or not your parents, friends, and teachers were right. College is SO much different than high school in so many different ways. Luckily, I just survived my freshman year so I was in your place literally a year ago today. Everyone tells you how different college is from high school but they don't tell you how and that's what I'm here for! Lets just start with the 1st difference....

1. A whole new world

You will feel like your in a new world because in a way you are. You will suddenly be surrounded by so many groups of people, new cultures, different lifestyles, different languages, everything is so NEW. Not only are you not going to class with the same people everyday that you have seen in the hall for years but you are going to classes with complete strangers from all over the states and sometimes even the world. You are suddenly going to have to share a room with a stranger or even a best friend which can also lead to some issues. But what is most important to know is that even though you feel alone the first few weeks or even months... trust me so does everyone else, its okay to feel overwhelmed its normal. We all have absolutely no idea what we are doing we are all just pretending like we have somewhat of a plan. I met most of my friends my freshman year through being completely LOST on campus.

2. Making new friends

One thing that you aren't taught how to do in high school or honestly by anyone is how to make friends. I knew most people in my classes throughout high school so when I started college I hardly knew anyone besides my roommate. It definitely took me a while to branch out and start making friends but I had to remind myself to put myself out there and eventually I met some wonderful humans. Remember to always be yourself and you will attract people that WANT to be your friend. It takes time but once again, you are not alone. It will look like people already have their group and stuff but everyone is struggling just as much as you most likely.

3. Responsibilities 

The new responsibilities you will have... get prepared, they will hit you like a truck or at least they did me. You will suddenly be responsible for cleaning your room, doing your laundry, feeding yourself, doing your homework, remembering specific dates, paying bills, honestly the list becomes never ending because you are slowly becoming an adult :(((( I remember a time when I wanted to be an adult, now all i want to do is be in kindergarten taking a nap LOL, Luckily I already was familiar with most of these things as were others im sure but there are also people that haven't had to do some of the things by them selves before which can be overwhelming at times. You will eventually fall into your own personal routine and get your own system going and things will become second nature. Don't be afraid of this, just be prepared in order to have the most stress free incoming year.

4. Academics...

The real reason we are in college in the first place. Yeah, here is where your parents and teachers were right... high school courses and college courses can be either very similar or very different. It honestly depends on what the course is and who your professor is but, for the most part, college courses and professors are much different. Professors do not like to repeat themselves and expect you to remember any important dates they mention. They expect you to write it down, no excuses. In high school you teachers would give you a break but that's not really how college works. Some professors may cut you some slack but most wont. Do NOT waste a professors time and remember that even though you are paying to go to school there, you can get kicked out in a heart beat so don't risk it. Refrain from talking in class, and show up!!! you can miss one thing and the next thing you know you have a 5 page paper due in a few days. Save yourself the stress and just pay attention for the whole 50 minute or hour and a half class you have.

5. Packing 

PACK LIGHTLY!!! I packed so much unnecessary clothes, decorations, etc, that I ended up not needing or never even using. Safe as much space as you can because your dorm room will definitely get cluttered fast and you will accumulate more things throughout the year. So, pack the clothes and decor you NEED. Try your best to not over pack (as hard as it is (; )

6. Homesickness

No one:

Every college student ever: "Ugh I can't wait to go to college I hate living here!"

You know we've all said it but you will most likely get homesick at some point. My house is not far from the College at all and even I still was homesick sometimes. Its one of those things that everyone goes through so remember you are not alone. Luckily, we live in the 21st century too so you can always video chat your fam and send them some love. Its okay to be homesick just try to get more involved and do things you would do if you were at your own house. I always try to bring a few things from home too just to look at and remind myself that I will see my family soon.

Freshman year was difficult for me to adjust to as im sure it was to others, so hopefully you keep these tips in mind this summer as you prepare for your first year of college! I am excited for you all to start this next chapter, welcome to the beginning of adulthood class of 2023!


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