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The Perks of Having an AUC Email

Posted on 23. Sep, 2015 by in Opinion

The big yay with AUC emails is that they’re .edu accounts. This means that as students, we’ve got lots of benefits based on that. Read on to find out some of them!



1- Amazon Student


Amazon Student lets you have 2 days of free shipping, and 6 months free trial after which, you pay 50% for the Prime membership. Having an Amazon Prime account gives you access to over 500,000 free ebooks and unlimited movies and Tv shows, what better way to spend your eid than binge reading and movie marathons? Say hello to exclusively great deals and online shopping.



2- Lynda


Ever need professional training for applications and software? is one click away. Just log in with your AUC credentials and you’ll find plenty to learn with unlimited access to as many courses as you’d like thanks to your premium account. You also get an acknowledgement that you’ve completed the course training. I wasn’t kidding when I said professional.



3-  AutoDesk


There are so many free programs out there that are offered for free for students like us. Even if they’re not completely free, they’re at an affordable discount. Softwares like AUTOCAD, Revit, 3Ds Max, Sketchbook, and many design programs as well as Maya, a 3D animation and modelling software all have free student versions for free on Autodesk.



4- MicrosoftDreamSpark


Microsoft DreamSpark includes the famous Visual Studio used by fellow CS/CE students is available free of charge. It also includes GitHub, OneNote and other packs customised for student usage! Lucky us, right?



3- Dropbox


Stash some extra megabytes in your pocket with Dropbox using your AUC email and keep storing! With some extra free space you could have all your documents (and movies) everywhere you go.





Also, for Google fanatics out there, Google has some additional features for students  that are unavailable to gmail users. It allows you to share Drive and Calendars, and have additional storage (add this to the free Dropbox megabytes, wohoo).  Google also employs a collaborative app, Classroom, which allows instructors and students to interact together and individually, divide tasks – basically keeping academic life in one place. (No need for notifications everywhere, Just saying.)

A major perk for using an .edu mail is that there are NO ads – HALLELUJAH!



5-  Adobe

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Adobe offers student discounts on all softwares and packages if you use your AUC mail for purchases. Discounts can go up as 60%! That’s a lot of money that can be better spent; on other useless stuff of course.



6- Easybib

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For academic citations, you can use Easybib to help you out, with special features for students. Again, you’ll need to login with your AUC credentials.



7- Prezi

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Remember the slides that you wanted to pump up for your presentation? Prezi offers us, as students, a free trial period after which we can pay a discounted price for memberships. It’s colorful, and bright and one of the best alternatives to the regular powerpoint.


8- Travel the world with your AUC email

Ever tried ? They offer discounts for students on travel tickets and hotels. And membership is for free. You’re welcome.

All that is not to mention your AUC email looks professional and adult (may I add cool?). Do you really want to email your professor or potential employer using your cutieKitten1234_me@ or pinkiebutterfly@blabla? So waste no more time and indulge in all the free stuff you get for being a student and stop waisting your parents’ money!