August 29, 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

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

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

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

Are you engaging in authentic relationships?

To be authentic is to be real, transparent, truthful, or honest. Within the word… [read me]

Are you engaging in authentic relationships? Are you engaging in authentic relationships?

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
Tawan Perry - Grad School Questions - Connect-5

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...]

5 Ways for Business Majors to Get a Competitive Edge After Graduation-shutterstock_201331118

5 Ways for Business Majors to Get a Competitive Edge After Graduation

Business majors rank at the top of the list for most popular majors among college students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, and competition in the job market is fierce. Keep learning after college so you can skyrocket your career to success. Here are five ways to keep your … [Read This...]

Get tech-savvy as soon as you get to college - hphpt copyright Rick Sherrell

Get tech-savvy as soon as you get to college

It's okay to enter college clueless. Nearly all of us do, and it's fun to start with a clean slate. But by the time you leave after 2-4 years, you better have your wits about you. The job market is tight and absolutely must possess skills that translate to a professional setting. So, where do you … [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...]

Serving during Welcome Week at Cuyahoga Community College

In early September I traveled for six days to make three speaking/training engagements. I started out on September 8 flying to LAX from Atlanta, changed planes, and then on to Boise, ID. From there, I drove for roughly an hour across the Snake River into Oregon and to Ontario, OR. I did a … [Read This...]

3 Tips for Balancing the Books and the Bar - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

3 Tips for Balancing the Books and the Bar

Turning 21 can be one of the most exciting times during your college career, especially if you’re waiting for the day to legally just enjoy a beer with dinner. This milestone number represents a new found freedom, which can also come with some heavy consequences and choices. While a large majority … [Read This...]

Commitment to service is a winning habit

I had the pleasure and honor of presenting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy a few years ago. After my program, I was treated to a tour of the campus by 2nd Class Cadet Victoria “Tory” Stevens. The Academy has a beautiful campus with a chapel, museum, quarters, and a deck within the collegiate … [Read This...]

Deciding if a double major is right for your future

Deciding if a double major is right for your future

Thinking about a double major? You're certainly not alone. In an effort to make themselves more competitive in an increasingly difficult job market, many college students today are choosing to double major – either in fields that already have some overlap or in completely different departments. If … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow, College Speaker - Are you engaging in authentic relationships

Are you engaging in authentic relationships?

To be authentic is to be real, transparent, truthful, or honest. Within the word relationships are the words "relate" and "ship." Some synonyms for "relate" include communication, link up, share, connect, and cooperate. When I think of the word "ship," I think of a boat, cruise ship, vessel, or … [Read This...]

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...]

Dayna Steele - Can You Identify a Rock Star

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...]