Archive for July 2016

Get Involved with Dance Marathon- #FTK

When you get to college, you’re inevitably going to have a few sleepless nights. Often times you’ll be in the library, finishing a paper, studying for an exam, and drinking a coffee with an extra shot of espresso at 3 a.m. Other nights, however, you’ll get to spend your nights having fun, losing sleep to…

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Five Things I Learned from My College Roommate

When I received my college acceptance letter and my application anxieties finally subsided, a whole new set of fears conveniently began to consume me. Holy moly– I’m officially going to college. Will I be able to handle the coursework? Will I make friends? Will I be homesick? One of my most pressing concerns, however, was…

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation The real question here is, how do you become the kind of person your teachers and bosses want to write a letter of recommendation for? They’re putting their name on the line – give them a reason to. Of course, you didn’t read this article until you needed…

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Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It

Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It Nobody hates cold calling as much as the person making the cold call. Word of mouth is the best kind of marketing. Your word is the backbone on which small businesses grow and the economy flourishes. Word of Mouth Marketing: Most of what we do at The…

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Why We Can't Concentrate Anymore

Why We Can’t Concentrate Anymore (Hint: It’s Not Our Fault) I’ve always been fascinated by the development of the human brain. It’s a phenomenon we don’t fully understand yet (and one we might never comprehend), but what we do know is the brain has a unique and impressive ability to adapt – especially during development. In today’s…

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Secrets to Finding a Job After College

Secrets to Finding a Job After College Finding a job after college is no easy task. It is scary and feels like someone is pushing you off a cliff. But with a little information, this process doesn’t have to be so bad. Finding a job is quite do-able if you do it right. Here are things…

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14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College

14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College Going to college can be scary and overwhelming. But get ready to enjoy the freedom! We’ve asked parents and students to chime in to write our list of things you need to know before going to college, and here’s what they said.   “College will…

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College Essays We're Tired Of Reading

College Essays We’re Tired Of Reading We know you’ve done some pretty awesome stuff over the past four years. Please get creative when you’re writing about those things. Honestly, when you start tackling the college essays, you should spend most of your time planning out what you’re going to write about. Here’s a list of…

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Building Clout: For When We Mess Up

Building Clout: For When We Mess Up At my high school, we were only allowed to buy homecoming tickets the week before homecoming – they weren’t sold at the door. My date was supposed to buy our tickets, but on Friday night, I found out he’d forgotten them. There’s a point to my story , I promise.…

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Teaching Independence on Independence Day

Teaching Independence on Independence Day Working with older kids, I have noticed two different kinds: the ones who can do things for themselves… and the ones who can’t. Teaching independence, starting at a young age, helps kids succeed in the future. Teaching independence does not mean you’re a bad parent, who leaves their kids home alone with matches and…

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