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A Letter from a Sentimental College Senior – USAA Letter from a Sentimental College Senior – Education Article

Four years have gone by so fast. As I look back on those years, I remember all of the smiles, laughter, and tears I have gone through, the lessons I have learned, and the memories I have made. Being a senior is bittersweet; I have the rest of my life ahead of me, but I am closing a chapter of my life that I have cherished so much. Make those memories I find myself trying to squeeze in all of…

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Three Ways for College Students to Maintain a Strong Network – USAThree Ways for College Students to Maintain a Strong Network – Education Article

You’ve built a LinkedIn profile, created your first resume, and are connecting with people you meet. That means you are professionally developing! Networking is undoubtedly an important skill to have in today’s professional world, but how do you really make an impact and resonate with your network? It’s all in the authenticity you project plus the appreciation and kindness you show each individual in your network, and how those individuals see your appreciation, genuineness, and kindness to others in your…

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Mentor Appreciation: Learning from someone who inspires you – USAMentor Appreciation: Learning from someone who inspires you – Education Article

Sometimes people find their inspiration in places and situations where they least expect it. I found mine at Lone Star Community College in Misty Sabol, my part-time job’s supervisor, International Studies Club advisor, and personal mentor at the time. A thirst for knowledge simply cannot be quenched without the right mentors and without her guidance, I would not be as successful and prepared as I am at this moment, attending the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina…

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Building Connections with Your Professors – USABuilding Connections with Your Professors – Education Article

As the new semester begins, reach out to your professors and get to know them as best you can. Not only is this important for getting help in class, but it’s also great for networking purposes. A professor’s job is to help you succeed, so never feel uncomfortable reaching out for support in a class you may be struggling in. Attending office hours is a great way to do this. Office hours allow you to have a few minutes of…

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College is a Balancing Act – USACollege is a Balancing Act – Education Article

I’ve always heard that hindsight is 2020, and now more than ever am I thankful that I developed a few tips along the way to make it through college in one piece – and with my degree of course. I assumed college would be fairly similar to high school in terms of the ability to juggle extra-curricular activities, class, and close relationships. Surviving freshman year felt like a breeze until it seemed like there just weren’t enough hours in the…

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Beating the Beginning of the Semester Scaries – USABeating the Beginning of the Semester Scaries – Education Article

There’s no better feeling than the relief of finals being over, the comfort of spending time with friends and family, and knowing there is no possibility you could be forgetting about an assignment for class over the break. Between celebrating traditions, being able to sleep in, and having an excuse to make yourself a guest in your own home, it’s safe to say adjusting to the “back home baller” lifestyle is one we all look forward to.  Once the excitement…

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The Importance of an Undergraduate Research Experience – USAThe Importance of an Undergraduate Research Experience – Education Article

As the world becomes increasingly competitive, it’s become vital that graduating students demonstrate meaningful experience outside of the classroom. Internships are the most common means of displaying this to future employers, but some internships lack the necessary data to exhibit the student’s proficiency. Skills associated with extracurricular experience should be easily quantifiable, so future employers won’t need to guess the impact the individual student has. However, research has proven to be one of the leading forces in business, medicine, and…

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Keys to Success at a Cold Weather School – USAKeys to Success at a Cold Weather School – Education Article

It’s that time of the year. The trees are bare, the ground is blanketed with snow, the sun is going down sooner, and your workload is starting to pile up. The question is how do you stay motivated and manage your work in cold-weather? Taking steps like getting adequate sleep, eating balanced meals, using a calendar, and practicing yoga are a few of the ways I stay happy and healthy so I can succeed in the classroom regardless of the forces…

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Study Abroad in South Korea: Observing Individualism in a Collectivist Culture – USAStudy Abroad in South Korea: Observing Individualism in a Collectivist Culture – Education Article

Last summer I studied abroad to Japan and South Korea with the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. The first half of the trip was spent in Tokyo, exploring their culture and mass communication in the media. The second half of the trip was spent exploring Seoul and all of the cultural and communication in the media differences between the two vibrant cities. While exploring Seoul, I was introduced to cultural norms that I have not witnessed so…

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Get Refocused for the New Semester – USAGet Refocused for the New Semester – Education Article

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the fall semester of college. You worked hard, made new friends, and survived finals week. Now that you’ve had a nice long break to unwind, it’s time to refocus. School is about to start up again, so here are some tips on how to get mentally and physically prepared for the new semester. Get Back Early Classes may start on the Monday after break and you’ll be tempted to return to school late that Sunday…

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School, Job, Internship: Finding time for it all – USASchool, Job, Internship: Finding time for it all – Education Article

Finding time for an internship or job can seem impossible while trying to get used to a new course load of challenging classes. Whether you need a somewhat steady income to pay your bills or just some extra cash for going out on the weekends, most college students find themselves searching for a job at some point throughout their four years at school. Plus, fall and spring term internships are just as plentiful as summer internships now. Although it may…

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Increase Your Productivity by Taking Things One Day at a Time – USAIncrease Your Productivity by Taking Things One Day at a Time – Education Article

Imagine having enough time in each of your days to complete everything you needed to accomplish. I have found with a little bit of planning, this is possible! There is always something that you can be doing as a student whether it be homework, studying, going to organization meetings on campus, laundry, or even making food for yourself. With all of these lingering obligations it can feel extremely overwhelming. Here are three ideas to help you avoid feeling too busy…

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New Year’s Resolutions: Making realistic and achievable goals – USANew Year’s Resolutions: Making realistic and achievable goals – Education Article

As the holidays approach, excitement and joy fill our lives, but sitting in the back of our minds is the pressure we feel to make phenomenal New Year’s resolutions. Thinking of resolutions can be easy, the most common being eating healthier and working out more often, but the difficult part is sticking to them. I believe that resolutions are valuable, but only if you put in effort to truly make the change. I have had the resolution of eating healthier…

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Bon Voyage! A Guide to Study Abroad Preparation – USABon Voyage! A Guide to Study Abroad Preparation – Education Article

The opportunity for students to study abroad has adapted immensely in the past years to make this an opportunity available for practically any student interested. There are many factors that must be considered when tailoring this experience to be the best fit for each student, and while each factor limits options in one way or another, each provides a great way to narrow down the abundance of programs. Additionally, once you have made the tough selection of a program, there…

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Why I Switched My Major Five Times – USAWhy I Switched My Major Five Times – Education Article

Choosing a major is one of the most exciting things about college. Students finally have the freedom to study what they’re interested in, as opposed to following the fixed curriculum set in high school. Some people find their perfect major right away, while others like me were plagued with indecision. Personally, I am interested in learning almost anything and could see myself in a variety of careers. So I was torn between STEM and the Humanities. My track record goes…

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How to Beat the Winter Blues – USAHow to Beat the Winter Blues – Education Article

Snow blanketing the backyard, curled up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good movie playing…this sounds like an ideal winter day. However, what about the days where it is -5 degrees and you’re trekking across campus to an exam with a case of never-ending sniffles? Cold weather and lack of sunlight can definitely take a toll on your body, both physically and mentally. Here are some ideas to beat those blues when winter seems to…

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