February 10, 2016

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… [read me]

The Five People to Train in Student Leadership Heaven The Five People to Train in Student Leadership Heaven

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.

Everyone in your campus club, team, or organization is a role model. All members… [read me]

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader. You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.

Gear Up for a Successful Freshman Year

Going off to college is an exciting experience. The next four years will be some… [read me]

Gear Up for a Successful Freshman Year Gear Up for a Successful Freshman Year

Avoid being guilty of student plagiarism

Plagiarism is one of the biggest issues affecting modern schooling and academics,… [read me]

Avoid being guilty of student plagiarism Avoid being guilty of student plagiarism

Are you ready for leadership development in college?

According to The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, "leadership… [read me]

Are you ready for leadership development in college? Are you ready for leadership development in college?

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.

Everyone in your campus club, team, or organization is a role model. All members… [read me]

You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader. You are a role model. Make the best of it as a student leader.
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Gear Up for a Successful Freshman Year

Going off to college is an exciting experience. The next four years will be some of the most fun and challenging times of your life. But, before you go, here’s what you should know. Always Be Learning After you cross the stage at your high school graduation, the real work begins. Instead of … [Read This...]

How to Learn a Foreign Language Outside of the Classroom

Learning a new language is exciting and challenging, but it also opens up new opportunities on a global level. So why not speed up the learning process by trying a few methods to learn outside those few hours in class? Here are eight ways to advance your foreign language skills: 1. Create a … [Read This...]

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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 … [Read This...]

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Are you ready for leadership development in college?

According to The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, "leadership is a relationship" and "leadership development is self development." It is no doubt that this philosophy has been embraced by the women’s leadership conference vision team at Clemson University. It was a delight to … [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...]

Investments You Should Make Right Out Of College

A major life transition happens after college. After almost two decades of schooling, you now have to get a job. Although this means the pride of earning one’s own income, it also means that you can’t rely on your parents to pay for things (unless you’re a trust fund baby). Many recent grads have … [Read This...]

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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...]

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DESIGN: Making the Most of Your College Rental

One of the best aspects of college is the chance to live on your own. Not only are you free of the restrictions your parents imposed on you for the last 18 or so years, you're also free to decorate your new home however you want to. Whether you're living in campus housing or renting your first … [Read This...]

Avoid being guilty of student plagiarism - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

Avoid being guilty of student plagiarism

Plagiarism is one of the biggest issues affecting modern schooling and academics, and the damages it can cause should never be underestimated. It is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own , and this … [Read This...]

From Mobile Devices to Money,

From Mobile Devices to Money, How Students can Protect Themselves

When it comes to modern day bad guys, chances are the cash in your pocket isn't what they're after. Assuming you even use cash. And it's not your gear they're casing, either. More likely than not, what they want to get their hands on is your identity. College students are five times more likely to … [Read This...]

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Social Media Advice for Grad Students

Traditional or online programs for graduate school are intense. It will change your lifestyle in many ways. Some of these changes are positive like meeting new people going through the same graduate school experience or delving into a field that interests you. Some changes can be difficult, such as … [Read This...]

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How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

Going off to college is an exciting milestone. Many young adults are leaving home for the first time, and will be sharing a dorm room or apartment with friends or brand-new roommates. While communal living can be fun, it can also expose you to lots of germs and viruses. Since mom will probably … [Read This...]

Gamification

Gamification in Higher Education

The tools and technology we have available in education today is wildly different from a decade ago. For higher education in particular, advanced technology, such as connected mobile devices and ultra immersive visuals, has been widely spread, embraced and adapted into the school system. So much so … [Read This...]

Be a glass polisher

I have had a lot of mentors in my life, people that I look up to, people who encouraged and supported me. They could have easily pushed me aside or told me I was never going to succeed, but they took an interest in me, and that has made all of the difference in my life. My friend, Dr. Jeanine C. … [Read This...]

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Make Studying Easier With These Study Tips

Studying is as much a part of college life as tuition and most students think they're doing a pretty good job when it comes to reviewing material outside of class. A lot of us, though, are still relying on the same old study habits that got us through high school. We get it. Back in senior year it … [Read This...]