Student Resources

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I last updated this page on October 9, 2023.

Recommended tools and supplies

These are all my favourite school supplies and student resources!

Because I receive so many messages asking me what school supplies I use, I created this page for you to reference anytime you’re looking for a recommendation.

The items below are the ones I use, love and trust and that have contributed to my success as an online student.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and happy shopping!

Online Security

VPN (Virtual Private Network) — Online data privacy and security is extremely important to me, especially when I’m using public Wi-Fi to study in airports, libraries or coffee shops. If you’re unfamiliar with VPNs and want to learn more, read my post Do I Need A VPN As An Online Student?

NordPass — Us students have a lot of passwords to remember! Keep them all secure and never forget your password again with a NordPass subscription.

Memberships & Subscriptions

Amazon Prime Student — I love Amazon Prime! Between watching Prime Video and ordering new school supplies, I use my subscription almost every day. Sign up to start your 6-month free trial!

Desk Setup

Laptop — As an online student, I highly recommend getting a laptop over a desktop computer as we have the option to study from anywhere in the world! I have both a 13″ MacBook Air in Gold and a 15″ Microsoft Surface in Black.

Desk — I have the IKEA Alex desk in white. It has lots of drawer space for all your supplies plus a dedicated space to keep cables out of sight.

Task Light — I’m currently using the Structube LUMO led table lamp. I love the sleek and modern design!

Chair — Currently using the Corsica Black Task Chair rolling chair in bonded leather.

Chair Mat — If you have hard floors and a rolling chair, don’t skip getting a chair mat because your floors will scratch (I learned this the hard way). A 36″ x 48″ transparent mat fits perfectly under the Alex IKEA desk.

School Supplies

HP Instant Ink — A subscription service that automatically ships ink cartridges to your home! Sign up for Instant Ink USA or Sign up for Instant Ink Canada. Read my full review in the post Is HP Instant Ink Worth It For Students?

Fineliners — My must have for colour-coding your notes. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens, Pack of 12.

Money Making Resources

Rakuten — Earn cash back shopping online from purchases you were going to make anyway. Sign up for Rakuten USA or Sign up for Rakuten Canada.

Money Saving Resources

Student Price Card (SPC) — For a low annual fee, gain access to hundreds of discounts on food, clothing, travel, tech and more. Join SPC here (for Canadian students only).

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