May 4, 2016

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

Six questions to assist in grad school preparation

Planning to attend graduate school next year? Advancing your education involves preparation… [read me]

Six questions to assist in grad school preparation Six questions to assist in grad school preparation

3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress

The stress of taking an exam, competing on a quiz show or speaking in front of an… [read me]

3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress 3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress

You will do great things!

On March 2, I celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading to my kindergarten students… [read me]

You will do great things! You will do great things!

If I Had Only Known This Stuff as a College Freshman

If you're starting university this fall, you are most likely excited and nervous… [read me]

If I Had Only Known This Stuff as a College Freshman If I Had Only Known This Stuff as a College Freshman

The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success

Nowadays, the internet is a wide place that people from all over the world communicate… [read me]

The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success

Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college

Many college students over eat in college cafeterias, drink too much alcohol, and… [read me]

Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college

Bigger and Better Leadership with Miracle G.R.O.W.

Whether you are richer or poorer, in the penthouse or the projects, running the yard… [read me]

Bigger and Better Leadership with Miracle G.R.O.W. Bigger and Better Leadership with Miracle G.R.O.W.

Community Service Opportunities for College Students

While community service might not always be the most fun or exciting way to spend… [read me]

Community Service Opportunities for College Students Community Service Opportunities for College Students

7 Resources for Outstanding College Presentations

College students today have access to technology and tools that past generations did not. Today, students no longer have to spend countless hours hand-drawing maps, graphs and charts, and there are plenty of new options for presenting slides of information (not just PowerPoint). College students … [Read This...]

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Six questions to assist in grad school preparation

Planning to attend graduate school next year? Advancing your education involves preparation and a realization of your goals. Here are six questions that you should ask yourself. They can assist you in making the transition and connecting all of the dots. What would I like to pursue? Getting a … [Read This...]

6 Apartment renting tips for college students

6 Apartment renting tips for college students

If you are a college student attending a school some distance from your home, you will need to find an apartment close to campus. You may even be looking for a new apartment over the summer or need to move closer to that new internship you just landed. While it is exciting to venture out on your own … [Read This...]

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Believe it or not you can stay healthy in college

Many college students over eat in college cafeterias, drink too much alcohol, and rely on potentially dangerous, caffeine-packed energy drinks to stay awake while studying; all things that contribute to a lifestyle not recommended by the National Institutes of Health. However, college students CAN … [Read This...]

If I Had Only Known This Stuff as a College Freshman

If I Had Only Known This Stuff as a College Freshman

If you're starting university this fall, you are most likely excited and nervous at the same time—I know I was when I was entering my first year year of college. I couldn't wait to get started, but I was anxious about the newness of it all. If this sounds familiar, I'm here to tell you what I wish … [Read This...]

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4 Lifelong benefits of participating in student activities

It can be tempting when juggling a hectic schedule to take your classes, do your homework and not participate in what your college has to offer. This is especially true when pursuing a graduate degree such as a learning design and technology masters, when you may be living off-campus and employed … [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...]

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Flying Solo: A Basic Plan for When You Leave the Nest

After four long years of high school, you may or may not be ready to venture out on your own. Joining the ranks of college students after living with all the comforts of home can be quite a rude awakening. But adulthood waits for no one and it's time to begin considering your options and plans for … [Read This...]

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Offering help when your classmate has a drinking problem

Greek bystander intervention to prevent alcohol abuse. What do you do when you know your fraternity brother or sorority sister may have a drinking problem or is engaged in some form of substance abuse? I think this is one of the toughest and covert issues that college Greek leaders address each … [Read This...]

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5 Money Rules Every Young Adult Should Live By

Before you moved out of your parents' house, managing money probably wasn’t a priority; after all, your parents made sure you were taken care of. Now, it’s up to you to manage the funds from your paycheck to meet your basic needs. If not, you could find yourself hungry or buried in a mountain … [Read This...]

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Start with a roommate agreement so you don’t end in disaster

So it’s a new semester and you have a new roommate. You're going to be connected to this person for quite some time, so this time you want to make sure that it will get off to a good start. Based on my own real-world experience, I recommend signing a roommate agreement. First, ask your resident … [Read This...]

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3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under exam stress

The stress of taking an exam, competing on a quiz show or speaking in front of an audience can make you go blank in a minute. Sometimes even the best and most prepared will 'blank out' under the glare of the harsh spotlight. If you think you're alone on this check out former 2012 Republican … [Read This...]

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The Value of a Master’s Degree

With education costs on the rise, it can feel daunting for education marketers to show prospective students the value of pursuing a graduate degree. Be strategic and clear when sharing the potential of specific graduate degrees. Here are a few points to consider: The Demand Is Clear When … [Read This...]

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Start Preparing for Success Early

A wise man named once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This wise man was named Benjamin Franklin, and I truly believe he was spot on. It’s too common for college students, and I was not an exception, to procrastinate certain procedures and actions that could contribute to … [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...]