Back to School: Survival Tips

A fresh beginning, a time to kick back into gear – new experiences await you at the start of the school year. All the uncertainty can be exciting, but also nerve-wrecking as you prepare to take on new challenges. Are you willing to wake up at 8AM for that science credit? What time will your club meeting take place? Will your friends be able to sync up for a class together? How will you carry all those books around campus?!  It can all be a bit daunting, but we’ve rounded up advice and tips from some of our scholarly Incipio employees to help you excel and make the most of the school year.


Sara Strasbaugh – Public Relations Manager

Back to School - Sara

School + Major:

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Communication

Survival Tip: Respect your professors and be nice to them – it goes a long way!

Incipio Product You Wish You Had in School: I wish I had the offGRID Portable Backup Battery – my iPhone charge never seemed to last the whole day.

Shop the offGRID Portable Backup Battery 4000mAh.


Jeff Fadness – Marketing Manager

Back to School - Jeff

School + Major:

  • University of Oregon
  • Business Administration

Survival Tip: Join or create a campus organizaation that aligns with your passions. It’s an opportunity to meet other students who share your interests, as well as take on a leadership role in the organization for experience.

Incipio Product You Wish You Had in School:  Extra Incipio Lightning cables because you can never have too many on hand.

Shop the Incipio 1M Lightning to USB Cable.


Kelly McElroy – Public Relations Director

Back to School - Kelly

School + Major:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Communication

Survival Tip: It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Incipio Product You Wish You Had in School: I love our translucent Octane cases with colorful bumpers for my iPhone 8 Plus! I’ve dropped my phone countless times and this case has yet to fail me! Definitely would have served me well back in school. The Frost/Pearl Blue color combo is my favorite right now.

Shop the Octane Case for iPhone 8.


Joey Landeis – Licensing Coordinator

Back to School - Joey

School + Major:

  • University of San Diego
  • International Business, Marketing

Survival Tip:  College is the time when you’ll grow more than any other chapter in your life, but only if you allow yourself to. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone, and never leave an opportunity unexplored. “Shooters shoot.”

Incipio Product You Wish You Had in School: The Stashback Case – would’ve made it easy to keep my Student ID easily accessible while walking around campus and have my ID and credit card for a night out without having to bring (and lose) my wallet.

Shop the Stashback Case for iPhone X.