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Take advantage of a helping hand – USATake advantage of a helping hand – Education Article

College can be both fun and exciting, though a lot of times it can be hard and stressful. The college experience is an amazing time filled with tons of new learning experiences that can become quite overwhelming. The workload, difficulty of classes, and time commitments can bring out the worst in all of us. If there is one thing that I have learned through my three years at Purdue University, it is to take advantage of the help offered to…

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Impostor Syndrome: The Illusion of Perpetual Mediocrity – USAImpostor Syndrome: The Illusion of Perpetual Mediocrity – Education Article

Imagine a swarm of protestors holding up signs proclaiming, “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE.” No matter what you accomplish, a self-inflicted doubt and the insatiable need to redefine success lurk closely behind. This is Impostor Syndrome— the internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” At the beginning of my freshman year I truly believed that in order to be accepted I needed to achieve, and it became a self-perpetuating cycle of high expectations followed by inevitable disappointment. Spending time on…

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Four ways to be more approachable on campus – USAFour ways to be more approachable on campus – Education Article

One of the most daunting moments in college happens at least twice a year: first day of class. Meeting people and making friends comes easy for some, but for others it may be challenging putting yourself out there. I spent most of my freshman year trying to find friends and fit in with different groups. It wasn’t until the end of my second quarter when I figured out I had to be more approachable. I have outlined a few steps…

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Living History: Understanding the present by studying the past – USALiving History: Understanding the present by studying the past – Education Article

Why do I think history is the best major ever?  I know that history is not really the favorite subject of a lot of students, but there is one really good reason that everyone should at least appreciate history: to try to understand the importance of our past as we move forward in our lives. Through this blog, I hope to show you why you should be thankful for history and maybe even help you begin to learn to like…

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Manage Your Smartphone or It Will Manage You – USAManage Your Smartphone or It Will Manage You – Education Article

The use of technology negatively affects interpersonal communication skills because it limits social interaction and development. This is important because it affects our future jobs, relationships, and health. Allowing our phones to kill our real communication will damage our relationships. Access to the world through technology leads us to spend hours sitting in front of a screen without us noticing. Here are some ways that can help you stay off your phones and stay connected to the real world. Set…

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To Infinity and Beyond: Use your own story to set a foundation for your future – USATo Infinity and Beyond: Use your own story to set a foundation for your future – Education Article

Commencement address given by Jennifer Leonard to Ivy Tech Community College graduates on May 3, 2019. How many of you have heard of a company called Pixar? Pixar is an exceptionally successful movie company that branches from Walt Disney Studios. Often people search for a secret blueprint to duplicate its success. The answer was found in the seasoned development in storytelling. Pixar’s movie lines weren’t always pretty in development, in fact, there was empowerment in the struggle. We all love…

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It’s all Greek to me! – USAIt’s all Greek to me! – Education Article

Like many fresh-faced freshmen, I was REALLY nervous to start college. Many of my parents’ friends told me that college is where I would find “my people.” What does that even mean? When I first started, I felt so much pressure to find a group of friends to call “my people” that I lost sight of who I was. In the beginning, Greek life didn’t appeal to me because of the exaggerated stereotypes of screaming girls and low GPA’s I…

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Things to consider before joining Greek Life – USAThings to consider before joining Greek Life – Education Article

I always knew that I wanted to join Greek Life, however there are many things you should consider if you are on the fence about it. Joining Greek Life was one of the best experiences I could have asked for and completely changed my college experience for the better. I went to a college where I knew no one except for my roommate who I met online. First semester was difficult for me, but once I joined a sorority it…

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A Guide for Surviving Post-Grad Life – USAA Guide for Surviving Post-Grad Life – Education Article

Discussing life after graduation is a taboo and often scary topic for many students. No matter what path you take following graduation, here are some steps you can take to ensure that your transition into postgraduate life goes smoothly. Prepare your resume Having professional hiring documents is a crucial step in preparing for life after college. Get in the habit of updating your resume often to reflect the most up-to-date experiences, education, and volunteer activities. If your field requires a…

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Seize Your Summer: Use time off to build your network and personal brand – USASeize Your Summer: Use time off to build your network and personal brand – Education Article

As college students, it is overwhelming enough to keep up with academics, extracurriculars, a social life, and if we’re lucky, a normal sleep schedule. All of these things are important and part of every student’s experience but there’s one thing a lot of us neglect to think about until it becomes inevitable – the job search. For students in the first half of their college career, graduating and getting a job seems light years away, until they blink and the…

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Learning from LEADS – USALearning from LEADS – Education Article

The Leadership Experience and Development for Success (LEADS) Program at UC Irvine is just one example of why students should get involved in organizations on campus. Many students, myself included, may be frustrated with what they are learning in class and might think, “How is this actually going to help me in my future career?” Within this program, students are able to develop as professionals, as well as participate in mentoring workshops and network events with The Paul Merage School…

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Find Your Perfect Program for Studying Abroad – USAFind Your Perfect Program for Studying Abroad – Education Article

I’ve always wanted to travel and learn about other countries. Being an International Business student, I’m lucky enough to have to go abroad. Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that everyone should consider doing, regardless of their major. However, with this opportunity comes many scrutinizing details to pick over beforehand. I hope to give you some insight on things like what type of program to go on, how long to go, and how to prepare once you’ve decided. Faculty Led…

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Teacher appreciation: This professor is my motivating force – USATeacher appreciation: This professor is my motivating force – Education Article

Being invited to my former community college’s retirement reception as a guest of one of my professors was such an honor and privilege.  I met so many wonderful past and present professors of the college. While standing in the buffet line, a gentleman introduced himself by name and we began to talk. I was unaware he was one of the English instructors hired to take the place of a recent retiree.  I spoke fondly about my experiences with all my…

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Getting Experience in Your Chosen Career Field – USAGetting Experience in Your Chosen Career Field – Education Article

With any career, students can research what to expect in the workforce. What’s it like to save lives in the ER, work 60 plus hours during tax season, or lose your mind because your students are extra rowdy on a Friday? You will never know how these things will affect you or if your career path is truly your passion until you jump right in and try it out. This is why internships and job shadowing are a vital part…

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The Art of Balance: Accepting Changes in Your Life’s Blueprint – USAThe Art of Balance: Accepting Changes in Your Life’s Blueprint – Education Article

As the semester comes to an end, many of us naturally begin to reflect on how the last few months went. Whether that be through calculating a final grade, updating your resume to include everything you’ve done, or seeing if you met all your goals for the year – all of it requires thinking about how things have gone in relation to a goal. I tend to think about these things a lot. “What did I do this semester that…

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Teacher appreciation series: History by flowers – USATeacher appreciation series: History by flowers – Education Article

From my first day of school I hated history. It was just so boring; I felt like the teachers were just teaching the same exact thing every single year. But now I am majoring in history! How does this make sense? I owe it all to one college history professor. When I enrolled McClennan Community College I was annoyed to find out that I would have to take two U.S. history classes in order to earn my associate’s degree. I registered…

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