March 6, 2015

Start the buzz with a campus activities ‘marketing street team’

If your Campus Activities Board doesn't have a Marketing Street Team - form one… [read me]

Start the buzz with a campus activities ‘marketing street team’ Start the buzz with a campus activities 'marketing street team'

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

In everyone’s life there’s a moment when the yesterday student graduates from… [read me]

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey 8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

Tech tools for college writing, research, data and charts

When students surf the Web, they will probably find countless applications that are… [read me]

Tech tools for college writing, research, data and charts Tech tools for college writing, research, data and charts

The 5 ‘hows’ of Community Service

In a previous post, I discussed "The 5 whys of community service." Now the questions… [read me]

The 5 ‘hows’ of Community Service The 5 'hows' of Community Service

How to “Get Connected” with your professor

One of the most misunderstood connections is the student and professor relationship.… [read me]

How to “Get Connected” with your professor How to "Get Connected" with your professor

Read with your eyes not your lips

When you're in college, before the stress of having to pass mid-term and final exams,… [read me]

Read with your eyes not your lips Read with your eyes not your lips

10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College

Does college have you suffering from burnout, exhaustion or overwhelm? Trying to… [read me]

10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College 10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College

Servant Leadership: The difference between “Service” and “Serve Us!”

After doing three service-oriented training programs over the past few weeks, two… [read me]

Servant Leadership: The difference between “Service” and “Serve Us!” Servant Leadership: The difference between "Service" and "Serve Us!"

Never Fear, Service is Here!

I stood there frozen with fear. I was about to go out in front of an audience that… [read me]

Never Fear, Service is Here! Never Fear, Service is Here!

Five Factors That Will Determine Where You Go to Law School

There are a number of factors that most law schools will consider when admitting students. Two common factors that help predict law-school success are prior academic performance and a student's LSAT score. Students who are not well-qualified or not so unsatisfactory as to be denied admittance make … [Read This...]

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How to “Get Connected” with your professor

One of the most misunderstood connections is the student and professor relationship. The truth is having good relationships with your professors is the first step to achieving a successful college experience. Here are some tips to help you either build or repair relationships with your professors … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - The 5 hows of community service

The 5 ‘hows’ of Community Service

In a previous post, I discussed "The 5 whys of community service." Now the questions that remains is HOW do you get students involved in service to others? Here are five 'hows' that have worked for me. 1) Implement a community service requirement for all campus organizations and leaders. This … [Read This...]

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

8 Tips for Starting a Successful Career Journey

In everyone’s life there’s a moment when the yesterday student graduates from his alma mater and starts thinking over what to do in his future life. It’s nearly impossible to find the college graduate who wouldn’t be dreaming about a successful career. Of course, there are no universal formula for … [Read This...]

10 Writing Tips that Will Rescue Your Resume

Many college students and recent college graduates dread writing a resume. The intimidation factor can be significant when faced with the task of enumerating what may seem like limited skills and experiences in order to land your first real job. Obviously, employers don't expect college students … [Read This...]

Marketing Street Team - Photo Copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Start the buzz with a campus activities ‘marketing street team’

If your Campus Activities Board doesn't have a Marketing Street Team - form one now! With every campus event they should hit the ground running - and I do literally mean get their feet out on the streets of your campus and your community and make sure EVERYBODY knows. Your street team's job … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - College Motivational Speaker - Big Ideas in Education

Why Yes, I Am a Rock Star: CONFIDENCE

Don't worry about what other people think Look and act confident, the actual confidence will follow Never give up, keep trying Failure is not the end of something, merely a lesson Confidence does not equal rudeness You believe and your audience will believe More points taken from my … [Read This...]

Deciding if a double major is right for your future

Deciding if a double major is right for your future

Thinking about a double major? You're certainly not alone. In an effort to make themselves more competitive in an increasingly difficult job market, many college students today are choosing to double major – either in fields that already have some overlap or in completely different departments. If … [Read This...]

10 Emotional Management Strategies

10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College

Does college have you suffering from burnout, exhaustion or overwhelm? Trying to find the right balance between friends, study, family and more? If so, you may be a victim of emotional overload. Emotional overload is that place we all come to when we say things like “I can’t take it anymore,” “This … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Never Fear, Service is Here

Never Fear, Service is Here!

I stood there frozen with fear. I was about to go out in front of an audience that was not willing to sit still. They squirmed. They were talking amongst themselves. They were ready for a show and I was going to have to give it to them. Why, oh why did I agree to this? Was I crazy? Did I have a … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons - Cherish Your Moments

The World Is Changing Around You So Cherish Your Moments

Everyone loves to celebrate the good moments in their lives. Whenever weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and new babies come along people throw themselves into the happy celebrations of each moment. However, sometimes people do not stop to realize just how fortunate they are to have these … [Read This...]

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

Students of all concentrations are pursuing college abroad because of the fantastic personal and professional growth opportunities it offers. Students study abroad in a variety of countries around the world. The number of students studying abroad is on the rise - a report showed the number reached … [Read This...]

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5 Money Rules Every Young Adult Should Live By

Before you moved out of your parents' house, managing money probably wasn’t a priority; after all, your parents made sure you were taken care of. Now, it’s up to you to manage the funds from your paycheck to meet your basic needs. If not, you could find yourself hungry or buried in a mountain … [Read This...]

Acing the phone interview in four easy steps - Photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Job hunt: Acing the phone interview in four easy steps

Modern technology has allowed us to communicate with one another no matter how far away we might be, which has changed the way we conduct both personal and professional interactions. But as a college student just entering, or re-entering, the workforce, don’t assume that tech-savvy will be enough to … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #2

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #2 – Listen to Your Body

You've heard it before... “You’re not listening to me!” or “You need to listen better!” Was it a professor who says you're not getting it? A parent schooling you about the money you’ve wasted? Your roommate who's fed up with you ignoring them? Or your boyfriend trying to get you to agree with his … [Read This...]

Method Test Prep - Raising the Score!


Dave Kelly - When Robert's Rules Don't Always Apply

Is Parliamentary Procedure Ruining Your Organization?

An important topic in student leadership training is the use of Robert’s Rules of Order or Parliamentary Procedure. Many student leaders dread it, most are confused by it and some just abandon it altogether – which is NOT a good idea if you want to run better organizations. When I incorporate the topic into my trainings, I take two different approaches depending on the … [Read This..]

Student Leadership Heaven - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

The Five People to Train in Student Leadership Heaven

The title of this blog post is an obvious (or maybe not so obvious) take-off on a popular movie title - "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." But since training student leaders is my own little bit of Heaven I couldn't resist. If I could visit every college campus in the nation and choose who I wanted to train it would be these five people - or groups of people - and … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - 4 Groups for Student Leadership Training

4 groups that should get student leadership training other than the SGA

When it comes to student leadership training, the first - and often only - group colleges think about training is the Student Government Association (SGA). But since my student leadership philosophy is that leadership is for everybody there are a number of other campus organizations and groups of students that I think it's critical to train up in the way of student … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - When should I train my student leaders

When should I train my student leaders?

That’s a question I get a lot. And the answer is that it varies from school to school, what stage of leadership your student leaders are at and what you are trying to accomplish. Since I can’t cover every conceivable situation in this blog post I’ll give you some general guidelines about timing your training for your student leaders. I’ll also suggest that you read the … [Read This..]

Dave Kelly - Defining Statement

Get a DEFINING STATEMENT and boost your recruiting efforts

“No, we are not the Circle K that is the convenience stores... We are not a dude ranch with horses... We don’t dance in circles, although you can if you want to...”  That was part of my normal speech when I was the District Administrator for the Georgia District of Circle K International. I was responsible for 28 chapters, including helping them to effectively recruit … [Read This..]

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