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Get Your Freak On!

Posted in Identity And Personal Branding, Personal Brand, Freak Factor, Impressing Employers
freak factor, personal brand, being unique
One of the coolest things about college is that it’s a fresh start. No one knows who you are or where you came from. They don’t know what clique you belonged to in high school or who you dated or what your hair looked like in eighth grade. This is a completely new world where you can be whoever you want to be, free of any bias based on your past.  Read more »

Five Great Ways To Get The Most Out Of Facebook

Posted in Facebook, Social Media Marketing, Identity And Personal Branding, Personal Brand
Five Ways To Get The Most Out Of Facebook
With well over 500 million people using Facebook these days, it’s no secret that Mr. Zuckerberg’s little college project has turned into a social media juggernaut. Facebook is the place we go to in order to connect with friends, to talk about and share pictures of all the exciting things in our lives, and, yes, waste a boatload of time. But, hey, it sure is a lot of fun! Read more »

What the FIFA World Cup Has Taught Me About the Passage of Time

Posted in Other, Identity And Personal Branding
FIFA World Cup soccer
A week from today the eyes of the world will be on Brazil as it kicks off a global celebration that only happens every four years. I'm talking about the FIFA World Cup, of course. And for soccer fans like me, next Thursday will be like Christmas day, just without all the presents and those pesky relatives.  Read more »

Be S.M.A.R.T. When it Comes to Setting Your Goals

Posted in Identity And Personal Branding
Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals
Do you have goals? Things you want to achieve in your life and career? It’s never too early to start setting some clear, definite goals for your life. Even if you’re not sure what you want to do for a career yet, setting goals gives you something to work toward, something to shoot for. The key is you want your goals to be S.M.A.R.T. ones Read more »

When I Grow Up...

Posted in Identity And Personal Branding
nASA Astronaut
You hear kids say it all the time: “When I grow up, I’m gonna be a [INSERT CAREER]”. When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut. It didn’t matter that I’m afraid of flying, heights, and closed-in spaces. I just liked the idea of hurtling through outer space in a rocket ship. Plus, I thought the spacesuits looked cool. Read more »

A Smart Investment

Posted in Identity And Personal Branding
A friend of mine works at a university where the most popular major for freshmen is “Undecided." Think about that. Hundreds of students are making the biggest investment of their lives – one that will have a huge impact on their future – without having a clear vision of who they were or what they want to become. They aren't just wasting money; they are wasting valuable time that could be spent honing the skills they need to pursue their passion and build a successful career. Read more »

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