The Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 have come to an end. Over the past 2 weeks, I watched a lot of the games (remember, it’s not time-wasting), seeing records set and finding out about the people behind them.
We can learn a thing or two from these professional athletes to help our own professional lives. Some lessons are obvious: practice makes perfect, stay dedicated, and value teamwork. However, here are a few less apparent ones that I will try to use them in my future career.
Back in college, I learned that red is a power color. It shows passion, strength, and boldness. So, whenever I presented in one of my classes, I always wore red. It made me feel powerful and motivating. (It also helped that red is my favorite color.)
Now that I’m getting my professional wardrobe together, I’m wondering whether its colors say the right thing—especially during the first impression of job interviews. So, I did some research (here, here, and here) to find out.
As you may remember from my previous post, I’m currently job searching. As of now, I’m playing the waiting game, seeing if anyone gets back to me. Of course, I’m still looking for other jobs while I wait, but to be honest, it can be really daunting and boring.
So, I’m finding more enjoyable ways to pass the time (sorry, Mom and Dad!). However, I’m not just sitting around—I’m gaining knowledge and skills that will help me in my search. These could come in handy for you, too.
Since graduating in December, I haven’t had time to think about my years as a college student. A new year is perfect for reflection, so I wanted to share some things I’m happy I did in college—and those I wish I had done.
For those of you with just a semester (or more) left in school, hopefully this list will help you think about what you want to accomplish before graduation.
Wow! Time has flown by. It’s 5 days before the end of my final semester in college and 7 days until Christmas. By now, I’ll usually have completed my assignments and my Christmas shopping. However, I haven’t finished either yet.
With my time and wallet crunched, I had to get creative with presents for my coworkers.
A week or two ago, my roommates and I were all complaining about the weather getting colder and colder—and how much drier it made us feel.
Dry scalp, dry hair, dry lips, dry skin: they’re not nice, and I’m sure you’ve experienced them too. So, to help us all, I looked up some awesome money-saving tips for dealing with all of these winter problems.
With midterms behind me and no papers or articles due, this week seemed like it’d be pretty relaxing. Of course, the second that I try to relax, I get sick. (Just my luck.)
Germs spread easily this time of year—whether you spend your day in a classroom or an office. And nothing ruins, well, everything like coming down with something. So, here are some tips that can keep you and your wallet well. Because when you’re sick, you don’t want to feel bad spending a lot of money too!
The following might come off as a little ignorant, but I want to be honest.
Like many high schoolers, I was naïve and seemingly always spent my time with people like myself: middle class, similar age, similar beliefs. As a result, I didn’t realize all the different ways you can look at things.
Colleges naturally pull together people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. However, I didn’t realize how true this was for community colleges, where “non-traditional” students are the norm. Interacting with these people—with their different ages, religions, and cultures—has been my most valuable college experience yet.
I heard many times how hard it would be to make friends at community college. Everyone commutes, most people have work, and students’ ages range from 17 to 60—and sometimes even older.
However, when I attended community college, meeting people was easy. Here are four ways I made friends (whom I still have while now at my 4-year school) during my time there that you can easily do too.
One problem I faced during my time in community college was how little outsiders understood about the experience. “It’s easy.” “It’s just a means to an end.” “It’s a waste of time,” they said.
I’m sorry, but based on my experience, most of this gossip was not close to being accurate. Here’s the truth about five common rumors I heard—it will make you think twice about overlooking community college as an education option.