March 27, 2015

Making smooth transitions in leadership

You can build your campus club or organization for future years by planning an effective… [read me]

Making smooth transitions in leadership Making smooth transitions in leadership

10 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a major or career field

Undoubtedly, one of the toughest decisions in route to college completion is choosing… [read me]

10 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a major or career field 10 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a major or career field

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!

Get Connected with these 3 Easy Lessons

In a recent engagement at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY the task… [read me]

Get Connected with these 3 Easy Lessons Get Connected with these 3 Easy Lessons

Write a winning dissertation proposal 

You need a well structured and impressive proposal for your dissertation that should… [read me]

Write a winning dissertation proposal  Write a winning dissertation proposal 

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #3 – Back off the sugar!

You know you eat them. They're a staple in any college diet: cold cereals, ketchup,… [read me]

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #3 – Back off the sugar! Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #3 - Back off the sugar!

Redefining Your Student Leadership Role

The great motivator and orator Zig Ziglar once said that it is our “attitude that… [read me]

Redefining Your Student Leadership Role Redefining Your Student Leadership Role

The 5 WHYs of Community Service

I believe there are five reasons why you should want to get involved in community… [read me]

The 5 WHYs of Community Service The 5 WHYs of Community Service

College and the Returning Veteran – Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part post specifically providing advice to military veterans who are exploring getting a degree. In part 1 I covered my own personal experiences and described how planning for your education can be treated like a field exercise. In part 2 I now continue by exploring … [Read This...]

Tawan Perry - 10 Questions when choosing a major

10 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a major or career field

Undoubtedly, one of the toughest decisions in route to college completion is choosing your major. It’s important to remember that choosing your major is a step-by-step process and not a decision. Before you declare a major be sure to utilize your elective credits to explore what you think you might … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - Making smooth transitions in leadership

Making smooth transitions in leadership

You can build your campus club or organization for future years by planning an effective officer transition for your next set of leaders. Once new officers are elected there should be at least one more step before the previous officers and board heads for the hills - or that summer internship. Well, … [Read This...]

Turn your accounting degree into life as a CPA

Turn your accounting degree into life as a CPA

Anyone that has passed the Uniform CPA Exam knows what a great feat they accomplished. The CPA Exam is considered by many to be the toughest and most rigorous professional exam in the world. The pass rate is just one indicator of this and despite having studied accounting for the better part of 4 … [Read This...]

Top Ways to Exercise Your Study Muscles

Though many students put in the extra effort to stay physically fit when they get to college (anything to help ward off the Freshman Fifteen, right?), far too many forget that they need to stay mentally fit as well. In fact, for many freshman students just arriving to college, the additional … [Read This...]

3 Big reasons to take a summer course - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

3 Big reasons to take a summer course

For generations, college students have welcomed summer as a necessary break from the non-stop academic work of the traditional fall and spring semesters. But for many students, summer has also been the most financially crucial time of the year, when they can work full-time to earn money for tuition … [Read This...]

Flashnotes

Top Three Ways for Students to Make & Save Money

A college degree can be a big money maker but until graduation cash may be in short supply. The university years are all about spending – there are housing costs, you're buying books, tuition is going up very year and then there are the fees. Somewhere in there there's also fun but that's only if … [Read This...]

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Redefining Your Student Leadership Role

The great motivator and orator Zig Ziglar once said that it is our “attitude that determines our altitude.” The first step in redefining your student leadership role is realizing your thoughts and attitude towards your pursuits have a tremendous impact on your results. Why are there so many people … [Read This...]

Financial literacy programs help college students

Financial literacy programs help college students

Nearly 2 million students will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2013, according to the National Association of College and Employers. But the vast majority will walk across the stage, grab their diplomas and enter the real world with little knowledge about personal finances. A 2013 study by … [Read This...]

College and the Returning Veteran – Part 1

Returning to school presents a unique experience for the military vet. You will discover both advantages and disadvantages that the other, usually younger students you’ll be attending classes with don’t have. While many sites offer advice to college students that is still useful for the veteran … [Read This...]

10 Software Languages That Will Land You a Job

Rightfully said, the current century is all about technology (apps, smartphones, phablets, etc.). This is due to the tech sector, which is booming in its own right. If you own a smartphone or have logged on to a computer occasionally, you will understand what I’m talking about. To put it in a … [Read This...]

Tawan Perry and Mike Weida Connect 5

Get Connected with these 3 Easy Lessons

In a recent engagement at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY the task given to me by Mike Weida, Director of Student Activities, was to help get the students motivated. Whenever I hear that request, my first thought is that if you want to get your students movitaved, get them connected, … [Read This...]

How to Get Rid of Your Student Loan Burden

Not everyone at university is fortunate enough to have their parents pay for their tuition. For those who don’t have this privilege, there is the option of a student loan. However, student debt incurred by a loan is becoming a serious problem in United States and in other countries. Like millions of … [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...]

write a winning dissertation proposal

Write a winning dissertation proposal 

You need a well structured and impressive proposal for your dissertation that should pass the test of your supervising teacher. It is sometimes the trickiest of jobs a student or researcher might have to do. But if one knows the ropes of the trade, it becomes a great way to start your research … [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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