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10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Last Summer Before College

last summer before college
If you’re a high school graduate, the summer before your freshman year in college can be one of the most exciting and memorable ones of your life. In just a couple months, you’ll be heading off to begin a brand new phase of your life—one where you’ll meet people who will eventually become some of your closest friends, and one where you’ll learn so much about yourself as you start building for your future career. In this your final summer before college, there are a lot of things you should be doing to prepare... Read more »

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

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. It's hard to believe it's already been four years since Spain claimed the crown in the last World Cup in South Africa. It seems like only yesterday, really. Honestly, it seems like only yesterday that I... Read more »

When It Comes to Your Job Hunt, Success Doesn't Come in an Instant

Finding your dream job takes time
We live in a world of instant gratification. Want to know the square-mileage of Kazakhstan? Just Google it. (I just did. It's 1,052,085 sq. mi.) Think you've got what it takes to be a pop star? Just YouTube yourself and, if you're good enough, you could be a worldwide sensation overnight. Want to be famous? Just get on one of the gazillion reality TV shows out there and – BOOM! – you're on the cover of People magazine. The Real RealityUnfortunately, when it comes to getting the job of your dreams, it doesn'... Read more »

National Teacher Appreciation Week - What Teacher Changed Your Life?

My 2nd and 3rd Grade teacher was kind woman named Mrs. Wolff. Honestly, besides a faded image of her I have in my mind, I don't remember much about her today – heck, that was well over 30 years ago. But the impact she had on my life is immeasurable.You see, it was Mrs. Wolff who first encouraged me to write. I had been finishing my in-class work quicker than others and getting bored. So, in order to keep me busy, Mrs. Wolff suggested that my mother purchase me a special notebook just for writing stories. She knew I had a vivid... Read more »

Seasons of Change – Learning to Adapt and Grow Through Life's Transitions

May is a month of change. After a long, cold winter, the spring buds have blossomed and the trees are turning from brown to green. The flowers that slowly rose out of the once frozen ground are now in full bloom, bringing some much-anticipated color to the landscape. It's just another seasonal transition in the yearly cycle of life. But May also marks another type of transition for so many across the country. This month many students will be saying goodbye to your high school years and embarking on a whole new adventure in college. It... Read more »

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

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. Goals motivate you to make smart, conscious decisions and allows you to see your progress as you work your way through college and then head off into your first post-graduate job. The key is you want your goals to be S.M.A.R.T. ones:... Read more »


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