August 31, 2015

Using Failure to Achieve Success

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL and never heard of gumbo until… [read me]

Using Failure to Achieve Success Using Failure to Achieve Success

4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls

The job market for recent college graduates is definitely challenging: though new… [read me]

4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls 4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college

In today’s competitive post-college job market, it’s hard to get ahead and stay… [read me]

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college

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!

Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home

Sure, you’ve made friends in your dorm, and they seem great so far. But there’s… [read me]

Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home

Write a flawless research paper in 4 easy steps

One of the main requisites for any grad-school will be to submit a research paper… [read me]

Write a flawless research paper in 4 easy steps Write a flawless research paper in 4 easy steps

Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home

Sure, you’ve made friends in your dorm, and they seem great so far. But there’s… [read me]

Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home

4 College ‘Issues’ Almost Every Student Will Face

No matter where you are on your college journey, the start of the semester is a busy… [read me]

4 College ‘Issues’ Almost Every Student Will Face 4 College 'Issues' Almost Every Student Will Face

Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation

I remember my new student orientation program as though it were yesterday (it wasn’t).… [read me]

Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation Kick Off a Mindset of Service and Success at Orientation
Communicating with Loved Ones

Get Creative When Communicating With Your Loved Ones Back Home

Sure, you’ve made friends in your dorm, and they seem great so far. But there’s nothing like a smile from your dad that warms your heart and makes you feel fuzzy inside. Being far away from your family doesn’t mean you need to lose the closeness you have with them, it just means you need to get … [Read This...]

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What is stressing you out right now?

Recently, I visited the University of Alabama- Huntsville campus and presented Relaxation 101: A Meditation Primer for Stress Management During College and this was one of the questions I asked students to answer - "What is stressing you out right now?" The responses that I received were numerous - … [Read This...]

4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

4 strategies to keep college grads off the unemployment rolls

The job market for recent college graduates is definitely challenging: though new jobless claims have once again declined, NECN.com reports... “New government data shows that one in two new college graduates are either jobless or under-employed - a rude welcoming to the work world for the class of … [Read This...]

Do you have to sound brilliant - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Do you have to sound brilliant in order to speak out in class?

Do you sit in class and worry about whether you should or shouldn’t speak up? Do you try to get your words just right in your mind before you’ll raise your hand? Then, by the time you’re ready to speak, the class has moved on to something else and you’ve lost your confidence? It’s not a surprise … [Read This...]

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

Using The Farrow Method for memory beyond college

In today’s competitive post-college job market, it’s hard to get ahead and stay ahead. One of the most sought after job skills that companies look for is the ability to learn. For 20 years, Dave Farrow has also been teaching the Farrow Method for Memory and Speed Learning to companies and … [Read This...]

Are you conscious or walking around in a fog?

What is Consciousness? Has anyone ever asked you this question? Have you ever asked yourself this question? It has become a very popular word in our present day society but do we really know what it means? Well, the term “consciousness” means the awareness of being aware. And what we are aware of … [Read This...]

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

DIY Dorm Room Decorating Hacks

Dorm life results when two or more people have to mesh their decorating style without merging their finances because, well, they’re broke! Cramped quarters, weird layouts and limited funds are just a few of the setbacks college students face when moving into a dorm. But if you’re headed back to … [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...]

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...]

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Getting Started on Your College Journey

Your quest to college completion will be long and time consuming. To help you get started with your college prep process and make a smooth transition, here are a few questions that you should ask yourself. Have you started thinking about the type of school you want to attend next year? Small, … [Read This...]

Write a flawless research paper - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Write a flawless research paper in 4 easy steps

One of the main requisites for any grad-school will be to submit a research paper of the subjects that you are studying. You may feel that writing a research paper will be a very difficult task and yes! It is not an easy task! But, if you spend a short time on it, you can surely submit a good paper … [Read This...]

Avoid the Freshman 15

There’s enough to think about in college without having to worry about weight gain, too. Though like it or not, people are always telling you about the dreaded freshman 15, a phrase used to describe the average amount of weight that college freshmen gain their first year of school. While 15 pounds … [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...]

Dayna Steele - Rock Star College Speaker - Make it a Multi-Platinum Seller: QUALITY

Make it a Multi-Platinum Seller: QUALITY

Always give a quality product or service Your quality will define your long-term reputation Take responsibility for your work Set an example as a leader Work as a part of the team Be on time Answer calls and emails quickly Basic manners never go out of style These points are … [Read This...]

There's no hiding from full participation - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

There’s no hiding from full participation in your online courses

One of my friends once employed a desperate ruse to outsmart her professor. To avoid being called on in class when she had not read the assignment, she pretended to be sick. She covered her face with yellowish liquid make-up and smudged brown eye shadow under her eyes to simulate dark circles. That … [Read This...]

Method Test Prep - Raising the Score!