August 24, 2016

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

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Worker

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. With the… [read me]

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Worker 4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Worker

The Competitive Edge – Knowing How to Learn

Today’s education system very much benefits the rich and hurts the poor – and… [read me]

The Competitive Edge – Knowing How to Learn The Competitive Edge – Knowing How to Learn

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 Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

Going off to college is an exciting milestone. Many young adults are leaving home… [read me]

How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College How to Prepare for and Avoid Minor Health Problems in College

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

That time has come again for end of semester final exams and the competition to earn… [read me]

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

5 Things to do Once You’re Elected to Student Leadership

Congratulations! You’ve been elected to a student leadership role. This can be… [read me]

5 Things to do Once You’re Elected to Student Leadership 5 Things to do Once You’re Elected to Student Leadership

A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service

Some people call them "random acts of kindness"… others "simply being polite."… [read me]

A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service A Week in the Life of a Believer in Service
5 No-apology tips for non-traditional students - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

5 No-apology tips for non-traditional students

I was one and maybe you are, too: A student who is 30, 40, 50, and even 60 and beyond! Like many non-trad students, I did not intend to be “older” in college. But my parents, who were not college educated, did not make provisions for my education. After losing a parent early, my life took a … [Read This...]

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Can You Identify a Campus Rock Star?

We rock. You rock. They rock. I am a rock star. He is a student rock star. She is a professor rock star. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah. I spent years around real rock stars and I can tell you they are few and far between. What sets a rock star apart from everyone else is not talent. There … [Read This...]

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Worker

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Worker

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many experts predict that the need for experienced healthcare workers will grow tremendously over the next few years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the … [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...]

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...]

15 Transferable skills that make you employable

15 Transferable skills that make you employable

In this day and age, employers expect graduates to not only have knowledge of their area of study or expertise, but to have the inherent and learned ability to adapt to the new working environment they will be joining. They'll expect you to bring exceptional communication skills, the ability to lead … [Read This...]

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Library Science in the 21st Century

Students new to college research are likely to find the new digital paradigm of online libraries refreshing and also somewhat familiar, as online searching is becoming simpler in the switch from physical card catalogs to online access to academic journals and the exponential growth of digital … [Read This...]

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The Competitive Edge – Knowing How to Learn

Today’s education system very much benefits the rich and hurts the poor – and that’s a problem the way I see it. It’s the wealthy student that gets the chance to have tutors and the extra time and strategies and extra resources. But the education system of the future is heading towards a more … [Read This...]

Confessions of a 5th Year Senior

The ultimate goal of going to college is to graduate and to be better prepared for the field of your choice. So, whether that takes 4 years or more, it should not affect your self-confidence. Everyone’s path in life is different, and some of us have to take the longer route to get to our final … [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...]

10 Tips for College Students Applying for Scholarships - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

10 Tips for College Students Applying for Scholarships

Applying for scholarships just makes sense. Winning a scholarship means spending less out of pocket money, which is very important for college students on a strict budget. But no one is going to simply hand you a wad of money. It can be daunting at the beginning but getting started is … [Read This...]

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5 Things to do Once You’re Elected to Student Leadership

Congratulations! You’ve been elected to a student leadership role. This can be the chance of a lifetime and you don’t want to blow it. In some cases, the things you experience in your organization – especially as a leader – can be more valuable than the lessons from class. My first piece of advice – … [Read This...]

5 Tips for Internship Hunters - photo copyright 2012 Rick Sherrell

5 Tips for Internship Hunters

An internship can be a great opportunity for you to get some real-world experience in your field, make connections, and earn a little bit of money. Many schools even give students academic credit for internships. If you want to stand out in the crowd when you start applying to post-college jobs, … [Read This...]

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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...]

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Gets Noticed by Recruiters

LinkedIn is an incredible tool for setting yourself up in a job. College keeps you busy, and you don’t have time to manually submit dozens of resumes and attend industry events. LinkedIn substitutes those things, and more. As long as you’re building an effective profile on LinkedIn, you’ll find it … [Read This...]

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