November 27, 2014

Keys to Balanced Student Leadership – infographic

Student that get involved early in college have a higher retention rate. Student… [read me]

Keys to Balanced Student Leadership – infographic Keys to Balanced Student Leadership - infographic

Social Media Advice for Grad Students

Traditional or online programs for graduate school are intense. It will change your… [read me]

Social Media Advice for Grad Students Social Media Advice for Grad Students

Make Studying Easier With These Study Tips

Studying is as much a part of college life as tuition and most students think they're… [read me]

Make Studying Easier With These Study Tips Make Studying Easier With These Study Tips

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

Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College

As South Park's Chef so eloquently uttered, "There's a time and a place for everything,… [read me]

Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College

There’s no hiding from full participation in your online courses

One of my friends once employed a desperate ruse to outsmart her professor. To avoid… [read me]

There’s no hiding from full participation in your online courses There's no hiding from full participation in your online courses

Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College

As South Park's Chef so eloquently uttered, "There's a time and a place for everything,… [read me]

Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College

Dave Kelly’s Top 10 Absolute Promises

"When you book me on your campus as a student leadership or community service speaker,… [read me]

Dave Kelly’s Top 10 Absolute Promises Dave Kelly’s Top 10 Absolute Promises

A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

I had the honor of working with over 100 women at Georgian Court University in Lakewood,… [read me]

A Day of Service at Georgian Court University A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

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Growing Pains: The Cost of Being Disorganized in College

As South Park's Chef so eloquently uttered, "There's a time and a place for everything, and it's called college." College can be an amazing journey of freedom and self expression. A time of socializing and bonding, with a little studying squeezed in now and again. In fact, it's so wonderful and … [Read This...]

Felicia Harlow - Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

College life is filled with one activity after the next one that can stretch you out to the max. By using a few personal techniques and starting now, you can develop a lifelong habit of self-care that will make sure you aren't overly stressed, physically fatigued, mentally anguished or emotionally … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - The 5 whys of community service

The 5 WHYs of Community Service

I believe there are five reasons why you should want to get involved in community service as a college student. I got involved in serving my community early in life, stuck with it through college and still serve to this day. It's why I'm passionate about my Building Leaders Through Service® program … [Read This...]

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Keys to Balanced Student Leadership – infographic

Student that get involved early in college have a higher retention rate. Student leaders are three times more likely to graduate. Student leadership helps develop skills employers love. Do you really need to know more? Check out this infographic and get the keys to balanced student leadership. … [Read This...]

Make Studying Easier With These Study Tips - photo copyright Nikki Morse

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...]

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How Wise Are We With Money? (infographic)

The editors at Online Accounting Degrees decided to research the topic of: Dollars and Sense: How Wise Are We With Money? What stood out to us the most as it affects college students were a few things. 1) Only 3 states requires high school courses devoted to personal finance. Can you guess which … [Read This...]

Don’t wait until you’re ‘tired of being tired’

Do you feel like you are overwhelmed and things seem to be speeding up? Are you tired of being tired? Need a break? You might be due for a “stress check up!” One of the most effective early warning signs of a mental or physical imbalance is the development of a pessimistic outlook. And once that … [Read This...]

Social Media Advice for Grad Students - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

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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A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

I had the honor of working with over 100 women at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ on January 17, 2011, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It was the third annual leadership conference for the students and the focus was on community service. It was a fun and exciting event and the enthusiasm … [Read This...]

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Realize you are in control of your own life

During the transition from high school to college and living on your own, you must realize you are in control of your own life. This is a huge responsibility to learn at this stage of your life. You have a choice each day whether you will be a victim of circumstances or if you will embrace the … [Read This...]

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Setting the Table for Community Service at Orientation

Getting students involved in community service and instilling the energy of servant leadership on your campus during orientation is a great idea. Especially if your clubs and organizations have a requirement for community service, there's no better time than orientation to get everybody thinking … [Read This...]

Digging Deep for College Money

Digging deep for college money

Student loans can be quite cumbersome after you graduate. This is when most loans come into effect and you have to start paying on them and they start to earn interest. While you may not be too worried about the loan amount right now, it will be a shock to you when you first see your bill come in … [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...]

5 Tips for Rushing a Sorority - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

5 Tips for Rushing a Sorority

You've decided to rush a sorority, and you're starting to feel nervous as you try to understand what qualifies as sorority clothing. With every sorority being different from the next, we cannot give advice about Greek apparel, but we can offer some tips to help you rush successfully. 1) Keep it … [Read This...]

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I’m With The Band: NETWORKING

NETWORKING Friends and family are your best asset. Introduce yourself to like-minded business people. There is such a thing as free publicity, and lots of it. Go to industry events and conferences. Offer free services such as a speech, blog, or newsletter. Find a mentor. Don't burn … [Read This...]

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Dave Kelly - When Robert's Rules Don't Always Apply

When Robert’s Rules Don’t Always Apply

A big 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 #runbetterorgs. When I incorporate the topic into my trainings I take two different approaches depending on the group I’m working … [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 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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