August 3, 2015

Defining Your Leadership Goals

If we are defined by what we do and what we do is shaped by our goals, the process… [read me]

Defining Your Leadership Goals Defining Your Leadership Goals

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students

It is painfully obvious to me that most students today have no idea how to take useful… [read me]

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students Study Smarter, Not Harder! Note-taking Apps for Students

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

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

Training your students to compete with the rest of the world

Reading... 17th place. Science... 23rd place. Math... 31st place. In a country that's… [read me]

Training your students to compete with the rest of the world Training your students to compete with the rest of the world

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

Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

This meeting icebreaker is a great energizer to do right before a break or coming… [read me]

Meeting Icebreaker: Rain Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

Volunteer and figure out your career path

To figure out which career field you're passionate about, it's simple: you must first… [read me]

Volunteer and figure out your career path Volunteer and figure out your career path
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...]

How to Search for a Degree that offers Incremental ROI – A Primer

Let’s begin with a harsh reality of today’s times. College education has become very expensive over the years (it was never cheap), and instead of the costs getting more within reach of everybody who wants a college education, they are getting farther away. There are many students who cannot … [Read This...]

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Defining Your Leadership Goals

If we are defined by what we do and what we do is shaped by our goals, the process of goal-setting is vital to our success as student leaders.  Often we set goals and don’t know what they look like. Before you huff and puff about the goal setting acronym you think is on the way, save it!! I am … [Read This...]

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Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

This meeting icebreaker is a great energizer to do right before a break or coming back from a break, especially if you have stragglers. Because it emulates the sound of a rain shower it ends up making a lot of noise and alerts those stragglers to return to the room. It's easy to do, takes no special … [Read This...]

7 Great Paying Jobs that Require a Masters Degree

7 Great Paying Jobs that Require a Master’s Degree

While paying for a higher degree can feel a little daunting, to get a great paying job, you will need to get a master's degree. Below are seven great-paying jobs, but to get that stellar salary, you'll need to earn it. 1. Software Engineer Steve jobs might have started developing software in … [Read This...]

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Tap into the Power of Nature

College students can have very stressful lives. When I was in college, it was commonplace for “information overload” to send us into some of the deepest hours of sleep because we were so worn out from all of those hundreds of chapters of reading material! On many occasions (too many to count), I … [Read This...]

The Road to College Success

Staying safe and healthy on campus

Helping your students get ready for college living in an innovative/interactive way Crime happens everywhere even on college campuses. As a leader, make your students aware of the common threats in the college environment. Also, while some exam stress is normal there are ways to combat excessive … [Read This...]

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3 life-changing student leadership practices no one’s doing

In 20+ years of working with student leaders, advisors and organizations I've compiled a number of 'best of the best' lists. I have top 3, 5, 7, or 10 lists on everything from skyrocketing student involvement, to holding great meetings and everything else that involves student leadership. It all … [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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Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the philosophy I shared with Voorhees College students during a visit to their campus. When I asked the question, “What is most important to you in your relationships?” I received answers like trust, communication, love … [Read This...]

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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). All of the incoming freshmen - yes, once upon a time, new students were called freshmen (not First Years, New Students, Post-Secondary Initiates, etc) - gathered in Albee Hall on the campus of the University of … [Read This...]

Tell em, Tell em, Tell em - Photo Copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Tell ’em, tell ’em, and tell ’em again for a successful campus event

In the speaking business there's a school of thought that says you always tell your audience everything three times. How do you do that without being redundant? 1) You tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em 2) You tell 'em, and 3) You tell 'em what you told 'em! No, that's not just a clever line in a … [Read This...]

Making the Most Out of Your Internship

Great! You finally landed an internship, now what? If you thought the hard part was behind you, then prepare to be disappointed.  It is now more imperative than ever to really stand out and show the company what you are made of.  If interning correctly, internships provide invaluable knowledge that … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Beginning Your Process of Self-Discovery

Beginning your process of self-discovery

Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a phenomenal researcher of life who shared with the world (along with his colleagues Goldstein and Rogers) the term ‘self-actualization.’ He defined self-actualization to be the drive for self-fulfilment, namely the tendency for the individual to become their fully … [Read This...]

Volunteer and figure out your career path - Photo courtesy of Dave Kelly

Volunteer and figure out your career path

To figure out which career field you're passionate about, it's simple: you must first do some work in fields that interest you. Consider setting aside at least 100 hours for volunteer/community service work, perhaps on the weekends. Volunteer for organizations that are involved in at least a few of … [Read This...]

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