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Hi there! I’m JC Corres, the founder of Major Survivor. That’s me in the pic above waiting in line for a chicken and rice bowl in New York City. I write for the blog here on Major Survivor.

If you’re a college student looking for college tips, ways to save money, and ways to pay off your student loans faster, then you’re in the right place!

Major Survivor is an educational resource aimed to help students and graduates overcome the struggles of college. You’ll learn how to:

  • Optimize your studying habits. Be more productive with your time by studying more efficiently. These will be skills they don’t teach you in class.
  • Save money while in and out of school. Life hacks and habits that you can utilize to start building a solid financial basis.
  • Tackle one of your biggest debtors. Side hustles and passions that you can act upon to help pay off your student loan debt without having to rely solely on a 9 to 5 job.
Still wondering on where to start? You can start by reading any of the blog posts on our website, or another thing you can enjoy is this free PDF sheet I put together called 4 Awesome Ways To Make Money While In School. It’s a simple easy read, and I promise it way take up too much of your time at all.


The sheet covers various websites I have been utilizing to make money online ever since I was a freshman in high school. I’ve been going to school for over 18 straight years now. With school and family taking the majority of my time, I never fancied the thought of having to drive to go to work. I wanted to focus on my studies and focus on spending time with my family and friends while still being able to make money.

The sheet was recently revised and updated on September 2018, so I hope you find it useful! To get a copy, enter your email below and sign up for the Major Survivor newsletter.
In addition to receiving the quick read sheet, I’ll keep you updated on each week’s new videos and blog posts.

Find Me On YouTube 

In my freshman year of high school, I had this brilliant idea of printing out a client’s logo and taping it to the community gate . Using my iPhone, I filmed a walk-style point of view from my house to the gate with the ending zooming in on the client’s logo (keep in mind that it was garbage day at this time, so there were trash cans everywhere).

This was my first paid gig ever. I received $5 with a 1 star review, but was forever fascinated by the world of filming and video editing and since then, it has become one of my strongest passions.

I wanted to create a YouTube channel that would focus mainly on my journey to becoming student debt free. If I could pay off my student loans, so could you. I want to help others tackle their struggle of repaying enormous student loans amounts.

Here is my intro video:



If you’d like to see all my YouTube videos, check out my channel here.

My Challenge To You

My challenge I have for you is self paced. You can take however long you need to complete it but the idea behind it is to put yourself in an uncomfortable position but overcome it.
This challenge involves the concept of willpower. Take here one of my favorite quotes of all time:

Ideas are worthless without execution

Without the willpower to take action, you become stagnant in progression.

One of the underlying predecessors of true success lies in the execution or ability to action. Given a choice between a great idea and limited execution and a mediocre idea with a brilliant execution, I would definitely choose the second of the two. 

I challenge you to take action on something that’s been lingering on your mind. Whether it be making the first payment on your student loans, making your own lunch for an entire week, or starting on that end of the semester project just to get it out of the way early.  

This should be a good start on getting  a feel of what it’s like to Major in Survivor. If you have any questions or just want to talk, feel free to contact me.