College and Career

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Your First Professional Experience

September 23, 2019

Are you getting those first-job jitters?

Whether you just landed an internship with your university or you’re prepping for your first adult position after college, it’s important to know how to prepare yourself for your future success.

From prepping for the moment you first step foot into the professional world to building positive rapport in your new position, here’s a list of things you should — and shouldn’t — do.

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Study Abroad

Summer or Semester? Tips for Choosing the Perfect Study Abroad Experience

September 13, 2019

Are you ready to see the world?

In the words of Mark Twain, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” Travel broadens your horizons and helps you learn new ways of seeing the world. And what better time to explore than as a student? Study abroad enriches both your educational experience and your life.

But how do you choose the best study abroad experience? Should you go overseas for an entire semester or even a full year, or would a summer program work better for you? Here’s how to decide.

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For Educators

The Importance of Self-Awareness as an Academic Leader

August 30, 2019

How consciously do you navigate everyday life? Do you reflect on the impact your words and actions have, or do you fly through the day on autopilot?

As an educator, you’ve adopted a responsibility to act as a role model. This principle extends beyond your students and into every aspect of your career. Here’s why self-awareness matters and how you can cultivate it.

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Study Skills

Pump Up Your Productivity: How Time-Tracking Helps You Get Things Done

August 26, 2019

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a seasoned senior, it’s easy to get distracted when it comes to schoolwork. If you want to step up your game, consider investing in time-tracking software. 

It’s not about meticulously counting the seconds or berating yourself for taking too long. Instead, it’s about learning how you currently utilize your time and how you can make improvements. Try these time-tracking tips to train your productivity.

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Study Abroad

7 Reasons to Intern Abroad

August 23, 2019

Ever wondered what it’d be like to work in theater in the center of London? Maybe you dream of hands-on shoe design in Milan, or maybe you’re looking for fast-paced business experience in Shanghai.

When you intern abroad, these imaginings can become more than a dream — they can be your reality for the summer, semester or year. Still on the fence? Here are seven reasons to pursue an internship while you study abroad.

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Learning Styles

Why Doodling During Class Makes You a Better Student

August 19, 2019

We’ve all experienced the disapproval of a teacher when they catch us doodling in class. From kindergarten through college, we’ve been told to pay attention, take notes and keep our notebook margins clear of distracting doodles.

But did you know doodling during class actually has its benefits?

Recent research shows that doodling might not be a bad thing, so don’t tuck your favorite art pen in the bottom of your book bag just yet. Rather than being a distraction, drawing during your classes may be the secret weapon you need to take your academic performance to the next level.

Here’s how doodling helps you learn:

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Student Life

10 Easy Tips for Staying Safe on Campus

August 16, 2019

As you’re getting ready for college, you’ll be planning out your classes, going back-to-school shopping and relishing the excitement of the new semester. Even with all the positive energy, it’s important to take a few precautions to ensure your safety on campus.

Fortunately, crimes on college campuses have declined in recent years, and students are far more knowledgeable on safety protocol. So what should you keep in mind? Here are a few tips to ensure you have a fun, memorable year without any issues or complications.

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Learning Styles

Does Technology Help or Hinder Creative Thinking?

August 9, 2019

Ever since technology began to edge out more traditional methods of learning and living, society has debated whether it lends itself to the creative mind — and most studies point to yes.

Many individuals view technology in the classroom through the lens of distracting social media platforms, but different forms of tech can enhance the classroom environment and facilitate unique learning opportunities. The key is knowing how to use it.

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