‘Self-improvement’ Posts

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

One of the best parts about being a full-time college student is probably the awesome extended breaks we get over the winter and in the summer. There are some downsides to those long breaks, though—boredom, feeling unproductive, or ending up strapped for cash right when you want to do some holiday shopping. Fortunately, those breaks ...

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going to College

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going to College

Choosing whether you want to go to college or join the workforce can be one of the toughest and most important decisions you ever make. How could you possibly be expected to make such a monumental choice? If you find yourself grappling with this decision, ask yourself these three questions and you’ll have your answer. ...

IT Courses to Kickstart a Tech Career

IT Courses to Kickstart a Tech Career

MOOCs could be your best alternative plan to getting the education needed for a hi-tech career. MOOCs, short for Massive Open Online Courses, provide affordable and flexible ways to learn new skills. They deliver quality educational experiences and give you opportunities to use web-based learning to pursue lifelong interests. Two technology centers have new online ...

Consider a Career as a Software Engineer

Consider a Career as a Software Engineer

Do you know what a full stack software engineer does? Or how much can you earn doing that job? A full stack software engineer performs tasks at any level of the technical stack in which they reside. Those working in this position earned a mean salary of $106,000 in 2015. On average, back-end software developers ...

Myths of Online Learning

Myths of Online Learning

No matter how much I stand up to the online education haters, they still have a lot to say about the “less impressive, less strenuous,” interactive internet platform classes so many students are taking these days. I do admit, it gets a bit frustrating attempting to refute the critics and show them the error of ...

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation

Every year, thousands of students around the globe cross the graduation stage and find themselves struggling to figure out what it means to become an actual adult. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your own success after graduation. Searching for (and landing) a job you ...

The Doctoral Diaries: Choosing Your Mentors

The Doctoral Diaries: Choosing Your Mentors

Choosing to pursue a doctoral degree guarantees you at least another handful of years in school. For those students taking classes only part-time, a doctoral degree in my particular program could take five or six years—a huge commitment of time and energy. For some reason, I had it in my head that I was only ...

Ace Seven Common Interview Questions

Ace Seven Common Interview Questions

You did it! You managed to score an interview with a company you’re really interested in! Now, you’re feeling a bit nervous. Maybe it’s your first interview, or maybe you’ve only had a few. For some, the interview process never gets easier. Hopefully, this article can help you ease your anxiety a bit. Below are ...

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Flickering lights in the bowels of the library basement. Burning the midnight oil grading papers while simultaneously trying to finish that 25 page term paper for a graduate course on 18th century British literature. Teaching courses at three different colleges and also attempting to get a few hours of sleep every night. Trying to have ...

Why You Should: Trade in your Aging Electronics

Why You Should: Trade in your Aging Electronics

Now is a good time to expand your tech tools and save some money in the process. Most people toss their replaced computers, tablets and smartphones in a drawer and forget about them. Some sell their old gear on Ebay or post notices on college dorm bulletin boards. You have a better option that can ...

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

A job interview is all about how you answer the questions… or is it? There’s evidence to suggest that a little more goes into it. Factors like body language, charisma, preparation, enthusiasm, prior experience, and grooming all go into choosing who is the best candidate for a job. So, just because you have an interview, ...

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I hate to break it to you, but if you’re trying to find yourself, going to the other side of the world may not be the most effective way to accomplish it. I admit that coming to Korea, for me, was not ...

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