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Why Communication Skills Are Vital To Your Success

Communication skills
Texting. Emailing. Voxing. IM-ing. Skype-ing. Tweeting. There are so many ways to communicate nowadays. And, oh yeah, let’s not forget good old-fashioned face-to-face talking. That’s why, now more than ever, it’s so important to be able to get your message across clearly and effectively.  No matter what line of work you’re looking to get into, the one vital skill that is integral to every career is communication. Today’s employers not only want educated candidates with some amount of hands-on experience... Read more »

Making the Most of the College Visit

Campus tour, college visit
If you’re a high school junior or senior, college is probably one of the biggest things on your mind right now. For seniors who have already applied, you’re probably chomping at the bit to find out if you’ve been accepted. For juniors who are just starting the college search process, this is when things really start to amp up—you’re taking the necessary standardized tests, and hopefully by now you have a list of the schools you’re considering applying to. The next step is to start scheduling your college... Read more »

Making The Most Of Your Final Semester

Making the most of your last semester, college, high school
This is it. The final stretch. Graduation day is just about five months away. So how can you be sure you'll be ready for what’s next after you receive that diploma? Whether you’re in high school or college, your final semester is one of the most important ones of your academic career. What you choose to do over the next few months can have a major impact — either positive or negative — on your future. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re doing all the right... Read more »

Study Shows Social Media Can Have A Negative Impact On Your GPA

smartphone, cell phone, social media, texting
Want to do well in college? You might want to put your smartphone down and pick up a newspaper (or at least read one online). According to a study by researchers with The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, the amount of time college students are dedicating to social media, texting, and talking on their cell phones may actually be having a negative impact on their academic performance and lead to lower grade point averages (GPAs) and “other negative outcomes.” Female students in... Read more »

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick in 2015

2015 Goals
Happy New Year, everyone! Can you believe it’s actually 2015—the year in which “Back to the Future II” took place? Maybe this will finally be the year I get the hoverboard I’ve been wanting for 30 years now. (I'm not banking on it.) If you’re anything like me, you probably have a long list of New Year’s resolutions you hope to keep this year. Maybe you want to start a regular exercise regimen. Maybe you’d like to watch less TV and read more. Maybe you’re resolving to focus ... Read more »

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season with family and friends!Season's greetings, from all of us here at   Read more »


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