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Setting Your Own Path | Pearson Students Blog – Education Article

Oftentimes, we fail to seize the day because we are held back by worry. Worrying about what others think of us, needless worry about our appearance or social circles, others’ seeming success, our endless failures and worrying about not making it to the top. We internally create this mental maze of worry that leads to nowhere. I was always taught to think and act as an independent being – to not concern myself with social acceptance or living up to…

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A Lady in Spain: How I got an international internship – Education Article

Everyone hears about study abroad options when in college, but did you know that you can intern abroad, too? As someone who loves to travel, I wanted to study abroad in my college career. However, I realized that I was too involved in my extracurricular activities to take a full semester off. Also, the thought of being gone for four months made me nervous.  Luckily, a friend told me about a summer internship abroad program through her school. I was…

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H2O: Just drink water – USAH2O: Just drink water – Education Article

Growing up I have always been told to drink water because my body needed it. I just accepted the fact I needed to hydrate and never questioned why. Then earlier this semester, a friend introduced me to an app called Plant Nanny where you track a personalized amount of water to drink daily and my curiosity peaked. I wanted to know: why did the app indicate my body needed 100 ounces of water each day to remain hydrated? In searching…

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How to get the most out of your college experience – USAHow to get the most out of your college experience – Education Article

Your first semester in college can be difficult, especially if you are from another country where the educational system and language are completely different. I have found several tips on how to help this transition become easier and enhance your experience in college.   Volunteering with Phi Theta Kappa It’s not all about the grades I remember my first semester in college like it was yesterday. I was unsure about how the new educational system worked, but I knew the importance…

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My internship story: The struggle and the success – USAMy internship story: The struggle and the success – Education Article

If you are a college student seeking an internship, you know how stressful it can be. Countless hours of searching, networking, and researching companies is what it takes to land an opportunity. All the time spent may lead to only a few interviews and many rejections. It can be very stressful. I began looking during my sophomore year at UT Austin. Between going to career expos, attending info sessions, and other networking events, I felt like I was doing all…

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Get ready for internship success – USAGet ready for internship success – Education Article

Do you think you are ready for an internship? Having real world experience in a specific career is the best way to find out what you love and what you want to do for the rest of your life. An internship can present endless opportunities that help you grow and prepare you for your future. You can learn a lot about yourself, like are you a “9-5-sit-at-a-desk” worker or an “on-the-move, meetings, on-your-feet” kind of person? Experiencing both kinds of…

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Practicing mindfulness amidst uncertainty – USAPracticing mindfulness amidst uncertainty – Education Article

Similar to the experiences of many college students from around the world, my semester on campus came to an abrupt end when universities transitioned to online learning due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. I found myself in a situation that I had not anticipated and never experienced before. I was packing my belongings and moving back to my childhood home, with news of the cancellation of my summer internship and fall study abroad program weighing heavily on my mind. I…

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Anyone can write a blog! – USAAnyone can write a blog! – Education Article

People start writing stories in kindergarten and don’t stop until they finish school, but that doesn’t make most people any less fearful of it. I think that comes from having to write paper after paper in high school and college and being thoroughly critiqued on them. However, just because you got a bad grade on paper doesn’t mean you can’t write for fun. Anyone can write blogs and keeping these three simple tips in mind will help you get started.…

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Digital Note Taking with Microsoft OneNote – USADigital Note Taking with Microsoft OneNote – Education Article

If you are a student with access to a computer or tablet, this blog is for you! Going through our academic careers today has so many advantages. With the move towards digital educational materials, we no longer have to lug around multiple heavy textbooks and notebooks. But how can we continue and improve our organization to optimize our study habits and, ultimately, our grades? The past year, I made the switch to digital note taking with the Microsoft application OneNote;…

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How I’m Staying Positive while Staying at Home – USAHow I’m Staying Positive while Staying at Home – Education Article

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be spread every day. This virus does not know young from old – anyone can be affected by it. Yes, we have a stay at home order in Michigan, but it will help things get better. Meanwhile, this does not mean we can’t have fun. To face these hard times, I have several activities I try to complete every day. These help me maintain a positive outlook and attitude. Creating a schedule to stay on track. It’s…

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The importance of investing as a college student – USAThe importance of investing as a college student – Education Article

April is Financial Literacy Month and it’s an appropriate time for college students to focus on developing the skills and learning about the tools there are to help make smart money decisions throughout their lives. Investing often seems like a strange concept for many college students to grasp. “Why should I invest now?” “How do I even get started?” “How much money do I need to have in order to invest?” Those are just a few of the questions students…

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Let’s Talk About It: Find mental health support through campus resources – USALet’s Talk About It: Find mental health support through campus resources – Education Article

Sometimes college life gets overwhelming. As the end of the semester draws near, many of us are not only in over our heads in homework assignments, we are also coping with wrapping up our coursework and finals online. Did you know that most colleges offer free mental health counseling? However, only 10-15% of college students actually seek help from these sources. Currently most campuses are not able to provide in-person counseling sessions, but many have found a way to provide…

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Lessons from a Student Leader during a Global Pandemic and Beyond – USALessons from a Student Leader during a Global Pandemic and Beyond – Education Article

Being the president of my sorority has taught me about ways to thrive as a leader. I’ve learned a lot about myself in regard to my leadership strengths and weaknesses. Being a student leader on campus is not easy, especially when faced with unexpected events such as COVID-19. But here are the lessons I have learned since gaining my position.  Expect the unexpected This has been especially relevant for all student leaders during COVID-19. No matter how much planning and…

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Practice Sustainability This Earth Day and Every Day – USAPractice Sustainability This Earth Day and Every Day – Education Article

With influential climate activists like Greta Thunberg championing for international environmental justice, it has never been more evident that change is necessary in the way we treat the planet we call home. This Earth Day, and every day, it is crucial that we all engage in sustainable practices that contribute positively and equitably to the well-being of our planet. Change must start somewhere, and that somewhere is with students like us.  Check out sustainability efforts on your campus! One of…

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Creating a Schedule in a Time of Chaos – USACreating a Schedule in a Time of Chaos – Education Article

Has anyone else’s world completely turned upside down? Yes? Mine, too – as well as every other college student across the world. I would have never imagined my education could change so dramatically in such a short amount of time. Campus closures due to COVID-19 changed not only my education, but my entire social life as well. If you are managing to not go insane, huge props to you!  This is all very difficult, but I am doing my best…

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Volunteering: Making the most of your time and theirs – USAVolunteering: Making the most of your time and theirs – Education Article

Every April, National Volunteer Week provides an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service in all types of communities. Volunteering is of special importance to many college students. Scholarships, admissions committees, and potential leadership positions are all looking to see community and civic engagement. Sometimes this can make it feel more like a requirement than an act of service, but with a little effort we can turn that around.  Finding the perfect volunteer position for you can take a…

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