College Friendships After College

College friendships are special.  College students often become very close with one another quickly—Shared experiences lead to memories, and there is nothing quite like the bond of a good memory.  The shared experiences and memories of college life also form a great foundation for new friendships after college. “Graduates who stay engaged with their university...
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Marketing Yourself for First Dates and Job Interviews

When it comes to the definition of “marketing,” people much smarter than me have written textbooks and taught classes on the subject. At the risk of oversimplifying a complicated concept, I would define marketing as “creating or communicating value through very deliberate messaging.” While we usually think of marketing as it pertains to a company...
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3 Quick Tips about Surviving College Life

The transition into college life is very exciting. However, it can also be equally overwhelming. Balancing a higher level of academic responsibility and managing your time wisely all while trying to get the most out of your college experience is a challenge for everyone. As soon as you step onto a college campus, you are...
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Confessions of a Professional Helicopter Parent

I confess – I’m a professional helicopter parent. I have three kids, all who were enrolled in college at the same time. But I was a helicopter parent long before they went to college. I worked at the same school they attended from elementary through high school. Then when they enrolled in college, I continued...
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Do Something

The three “R’s” – reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic – are a given requisite in any academic setting. It would be hard for anyone to argue that these are not important.  But who you are now, and who you will become, goes much further than just the three “R’s”. Leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a...
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How to Choose a Counselor

When you or a loved one is experiencing emotional or mental health issues, it is imperative to choose a counselor. This can be a daunting task because research has shown that there is not always a clear correlation between training and successful outcomes in therapy. Differing research has identified that successful outcomes in therapy can...
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10 Quick Tips to Prepare for Grad School

My Top 10 recommendations for what you should be doing now…. 1. Keep your GPA high. No beating around the bush here—the fastest way to derail your grad school chances is to let your GPA drop. Graduate programs are extremely competitive, and this is likely the first thing they will look at as they begin...
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Writing a Resume to Get Hired

In a competitive market place, drafting a resume that will get you an interview for a desired job can be challenging and overwhelming. Everything you include in your resume should be in an effort to reflect your skills, experiences, and qualifications for the position. You will inevitably create several versions of your resume, each targeting...
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