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Enjoy Spring Break, Then Finish Strong

finish strong
I’ve been a serious runner for almost a decade now. You’d think after all these years it would get easier the more I do it. It doesn’t. Running is never easy. Oh, sure, there are days when I feel stronger than others and it seems like I could run forever. But it’s always a challenge to keep putting one foot in front of the other. And that’s a good thing. If it wasn’t a challenge every time I laced up my running shoes, there’d really be no reason to do it. Of course, no matter how many miles... Read more »

How To Make Meaningful, Authentic Connections

Making meaningful connections can help you in your career
You’ve probably heard it a million times: It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. In terms of your career, what this old adage is saying is that, if you really want to get that dream job, you’re more likely to get it if you have the right connections. Yes.  And no.  Connections are extremely important when it comes to your career. People are more likely to grant someone an interview or hire them when they’re recommended by a trusted colleague. But unless your connection to someone is... Read more »

A Guide for Young People: What To Do With Your Life

What should you do with your life?
Here at My Path 101, we talk a lot about finding your purpose in life. About understaning who you are and where your true talents lie, so that you can make a smart decision when it comes time to choose a college, your major, your career path. About defining your goals, developing your leadership skills, and taking your future into your own hands. About articulating your unique value to others — admissions officers, internship coordinators, potential employers — so that they understand who you are and what you bring... Read more »

How To Find The Summer Internship Of Your Dreams

Summer dreaming, summer internships
One. That’s the temperature outside as I’m writing this. One degree. The windchill is -17. Right now summer seems like it’s a hundred years away.  But despite the arctic temps outside, if you’re a student now’s the time to start making your plans for a summer internship. Summer internships give you the time and space to take advantage of the many benefits an internship has to offer. They’re available in just about every area of interest — from science to education to the arts — and... Read more »

10 Awesome Online Resources For College Students

Internships, getting an internship, finding the right internship for you
You might not know it, but the Internet is more than just a place to check your Facebook or watch videos of epic fails. There’s actually a ton of valuable information out there, just waiting to be discovered, that can enhance your learning and help you become a better student. (Who knew?) For college students, there are literally hundreds of online resources that can supplement your education and help you prepare for life after graduation. The following is just a small sampling of some of the better options out there: Saylor.... Read more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder - Dealing With The Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter blues, depression
It’s hard to believe, but we’re officially past the halfway point of the winter season. We’re over the hump, as they say. Spring is just six weeks away! (No thanks to you, Punxsutawney Phil!) For those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, six weeks can seem more like six years.  SAD is a form of depression that strikes during the fall and winter seasons and is brought upon by the shorter days and lack of sunlight. Studies show that as many as one in six people suffer from the disorder.... Read more »

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