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How to Find and Apply for University Scholarships

Congratulations — you were accepted to a degree program! Whether it’s an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s, you’re embarking on a journey to higher lifetime earnings, deepened expertise, and so much more. Choosing to further your education will help you stand out in today’s competitive marketplace — according to the APLU, 99% of jobs created post-Recession …

The Pomodoro Technique for Time Management

No matter our jobs, responsibilities, class load, or exercise routine, we’ve all got the same 24-hour period to work with. If you’ve ever struggled to check items off your to-do list or are looking for ways to reduce stress, then committing to a time management technique could be a great option.  Time management is a …

Becoming a Thought Leader: Live-Tweeting at Conferences

As you move through your career, you gain authority in your chosen field. With focus and dedication, you can use this authority to become a thought leader — that is, someone who’s a trusted source in a given field and who inspires others with innovative ideas. Thought leaders are individuals whom others turn to for …

Using Mindfulness Techniques to Improve Schoolwork

Mindfulness, or the quality of being fully present and engaged with whatever you’re currently doing, can improve your wellbeing and mental state in numerous ways. Mindfulness helps reduce stress, decrease blood pressure, improve sleep, boost memory, and alleviate anxiety.  Techniques vary, but all are rooted in meditation. The goal of any mindfulness practice is to …

How to Eliminate Distractions In the Summer

The sun is shining, the pool is calling, and you’ve got three invitations to barbecues this week. One tiny problem: You’ve got work to do. With the arrival of summer comes plenty of extra distractions, and it can be challenging to stay on task with work or school projects. But fear not! We’ve put together …

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