April 26, 2015

3 Not-so-obvious reasons to have a Student Organization Risk Management Policy

A well-run campus organization must be proactive about everything they do and look… [read me]

3 Not-so-obvious reasons to have a Student Organization Risk Management Policy 3 Not-so-obvious reasons to have a Student Organization Risk Management Policy

7 Reasons Why Graduates Miss out on that Job

Being jobless, dwelling in their parents’ basements, hogging on junk food and devoting… [read me]

7 Reasons Why Graduates Miss out on that Job 7 Reasons Why Graduates Miss out on that Job

Where you study matters

In developing your lifelong ability to study and remember effectively it really does… [read me]

Where you study matters Where you study matters

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… [read me]

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

3 Things You Can Do To Find Hope For Tomorrow

Perhaps you have heard the famous quote by Albert Einstein, "Learn from yesterday,… [read me]

3 Things You Can Do To Find Hope For Tomorrow 3 Things You Can Do To Find Hope For Tomorrow

Everyday Leadership at Lincoln University

Saturday, March 19, 2011 was a beautiful, sunny day in southeastern Pennsylvania.… [read me]

Everyday Leadership at Lincoln University Everyday Leadership at Lincoln University

Drive-by community service projects… and nobody gets hurt!

Drive-by service opportunities are not quite what they sound like and provide immediate… [read me]

Drive-by community service projects… and nobody gets hurt! Drive-by community service projects... and nobody gets hurt!

7 Reasons Why Graduates Miss out on that Job

7 Reasons Why Graduates Miss out on that Job

Being jobless, dwelling in their parents’ basements, hogging on junk food and devoting all day to the play station. Seriously, the graduates today are finding it a bit difficult to secure the job they desire, something that keeps them going. There might be something solid that’s holding them back, … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow - Where you study matters

Where you study matters

In developing your lifelong ability to study and remember effectively it really does matter where you study. I highly recommend that you have a separate place to study and do school work. No, not at the kitchen table, in that comfortable spot at the end of the couch or propped up on a dozen pillows … [Read This...]

Herb Ammons College Speaker - Hope For Tomorrow

3 Things You Can Do To Find Hope For Tomorrow

Perhaps you have heard the famous quote by Albert Einstein, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." There is so much truth to be found in this quote from one of the most brilliant men in history. One of the important things you can learn from this quote is to find hope for … [Read This...]

Dayna Steele - 8 Lessons for Success from Lady GaGa

8 Lessons for College Success From Lady GaGa

The drive to succeed in college can come from a variety of sources. It could have been taught by your parents, it could have been brought on by an event in your past or maybe it was something someone once said that inspired you. For many of us, we were actually born this way! It doesn’t matter what … [Read This...]

5 Mistakes Students Make While Studying Abroad in Europe

5 Mistakes Students Make While Studying Abroad in Europe

Europe is an exciting place to go to with all the great architecture, various cultures, and many tourist destinations being only a bus trip away. However, students often forget to be mindful of the fact that they’re there for another chief reason: studying! It’s easy to get so immersed into the … [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...]

Dayna Steele Lynyrd Skynyrd Backstage Pass

Keep The Makeup On: BRANDING

BRANDING A name says it all. A one sentence description. Identify your audience. Locate and reach out to your customers. Give 'em something. Protect that brand. Sharpen your personal brand with this success advice from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Student Organization Risk Management Policy

3 Not-so-obvious reasons to have a Student Organization Risk Management Policy

A well-run campus organization must be proactive about everything they do and look at all the potential benefits as well as risks, problems and threats. To make sure all bases are covered I recommend that every organization have policies in place that cover things that can happen at a meeting, … [Read This...]

The Don't-Wait Class - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

The Don’t-Wait Class for Fall 2011 (Hint: It Can Help the Grades in ALL of Your Other Classes!)

What if I told you that one required core class can help your grades in nearly every single other class you have to take in college? What if I told you that a high percentage of students delay this particular class until graduation nears? “Wha… what?” you might be thinking. “Why would someone … [Read This...]

Climbing the Mountain of Student Success

“George, the Drobble” is a story for people of all ages. It features a character named George who seeks the secret of life, which can only be found at the top of a mountain near his village. You can watch me perform the story by clicking on the video link above. It was shot by a student at Houston … [Read This...]

Get your prof to notice you - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

Get Your Prof to “Notice You” for the Right Reasons

Many college success guides and blogs include this advice: "Get your professor to notice you." (I've also seen this variation: "Get your professor to like you."). From a student perspective, getting a prof to notice and like you sounds like a good thing, doesn't it? If a prof "notices you", maybe … [Read This...]

3 Workable options for work-at-home students - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

3 Workable options for work-at-home students

Working from home is an excellent way for college students to earn a little extra money, and it can be conveniently fitted around their studies as it suits them. Jobs that aren’t ‘work from home’ can often clash with study schedules, and take up large chunks of time that could otherwise be spent … [Read This...]

Ten Things to Consider Before Purchasing a College Laptop - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

Ten Things to Consider Before Purchasing a College Laptop

For many of us, purchasing a laptop computer can be overwhelming simply because there are so many options to choose from. This process can be even more arduous for college students who may have a multitude of other requirements to address. If you are one of those students, here are some criteria … [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...]

Kevin Johnson, College Speaker - How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

How to prevent burnout and increase productivity

"Two heads are better than one." —John Heywood, English playwright. One of my favorite events in the Summer Olympic Games is the 4×100 meter relay. In this event, a team runs 400 meters total, once around a regulation athletics track, with four teammates running 100 meters each. Currently, … [Read This...]



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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