March 27, 2017

3 Tips for a Smooth Transition to College

Heading off to college is a life-changing transition into adulthood. You have a lot to consider—from choosing where to go and deciding on a major to picking classes, a dorm room and a roommate who doesn't drive you bonkers. Then you'll have internships and jobs to consider. Avoid getting overwhelmed by making a plan on how to not only survive but thrive in college. Here's where to start. Picking a Major Many students already know what they want to major in, while others only have a vague idea … [Read more...]

Now that school is back in session, are you?

Four weeks with your friends and family were fun but now it is time to get back to the work at hand – securing your future so that one day (in the very near future), you can live the life you want to live. Here are five things you can do right NOW to help secure your desired future: Request a meeting with each of your instructors NOW, even those for basic subjects that have nothing to do with what you want to do for a living. Ask about their success – where they went to school, what they … [Read more...]

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 are a lot of talented people in every industry, from the music industry to campuses everywhere to the real world. The true rock stars in any industry; the ones truly at the top of their game however, … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Staying Motivated While Suffering from Senioritis

You have been in school for sixteen or more years and can no longer grasp the concept of being a student, you have the constant urge to skip class, study less and go out more, you’re probably suffering from the common virus that tackles students during their last year of college known as “senioritis.” The end of your undergraduate career is so close, but at the same time so far away. Before you let senioritis get the best of you, read these six tips that will help you overcome this … [Read more...]

First Impressions: What Your Email Says About You

What does your email address and signature say about you? In short, everything. Often, your email is the first impression anyone will have of you, from the actual email name and address to the signature in the body of the email. Your email carries a lot of weight when someone is deciding what his or her first impression is of you. Start with your email name. It is probably best to use your full name or first initial and last name. Using just your first name may be a little too informal for … [Read more...]

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 the unique advantages and disadvantages veteran students will face while pursuing their education. Your military past gives you unique advantages. You’ll find, as a veteran, that in some ways … [Read more...]

The Importance of Naming Your Cow

In the September 2010 issue of Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine, there is a great tidbit of information about cows. I know because I read it about six times that month. Seems that cows with names produce 68 more gallons of milk every 10 months than cows without names. Farmers who referred to their cows by name saw a spike in production. That made me think of Martha, who is not a cow by the way. I walk into the same post office in the same small town at the same time and say hello to the … [Read more...]

7 Most Practical Tips To Survive The First Few Months in College!

Every student worries how to cope up with the new challenges with the start of a college session. Students begin college with a clean academic slate and want to have a lot of independence. At the same time, they should not ignore the real purpose of getting the admission, which is to fulfill their dream of a brighter future. Take a look at the following seven useful tips for successfully surviving your first year in college. 1. Be Friends With Your Classmates And Others Around You It is … [Read more...]

How to Get Hired When You’re Underqualified

Presuming that like me, you’ve also spotted those ads about a job you so wanted to secure and fretted just because it was outside the field of your expertise. Maybe you told yourself ‘I could do that job,’ yet you have no experience in that specific area. How do you prove your prowess with a career pick for which you have no proven track record whatsoever? Well, the hack is all about getting the right tap of what the employers seek for. They don’t ask for that degree, but field specific … [Read more...]

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 and living costs. When I was in college, my summer jobs included working for a lawyer and driving a wholesale floral delivery truck, while my friends were landscapers, lifeguards, nannies, and … [Read more...]