What It Takes for High School Graduates to Succeed in College

It’s that time of year: graduation season.

Across the country, seniors in high school are walking across stages and receiving their diplomas. Amidst the celebrations, many of these new graduates are gearing up for the next chapter of their lives: college.

Unfortunately, not all high school graduates who find their way to a university campus are guaranteed to finish with a degree in hand. Nationally recognized speaker and author Antonio Neves finds this is unacceptable. So, he decided to do something about it. What did he do? He wrote 50 Things Every College Student Should Know.

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3 Tips for Recent Graduates Interested in Journalism

Christina Dun is a storyteller at heart.

After studying journalism, Canadian-born Christina moved to New York City. Armed with a keen visual eye, Christina secured a job on the video team at Refinery29, producing anything and everything related to pop culture. Being the millennial that she is, Christina is a social media addict and believes that a personal brand should be genuine and authentic.

Read on for our interview with Christina as we dive into her top tips for recent graduates interested in journalism, the one woman she looks up to the most, and what journalism piece she’s most proud of. Check out her page to view her portfolio.

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How One Millennial Traded a Briefcase for a Backpack

For TJ Loeffler, it took a few left turns to find his true calling.

After some time on Wall Street, TJ decided it was time to pursue other dreams.. With a love for travel and building communities, he now dedicates his time to a tech start-up for churchgoers, a school in Haiti, and LifePlanning. As a Certified LifePlan Facilitator, TJ helps other people find their calling through those little signs you see along the way.

Read on to learn more about this young entrepreneur who writes to inspire other millennials. And check out TJ’s page to learn more about him!

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How One Marketer Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Phoebe Gavin can take a small business from good to great.

How? Well, through social media of course.

After joining the Army for college, Phoebe dabbled in fashion before finding her home in the world of marketing. Today, Phoebe helps young professionals and entrepreneurs maximize their social media through smart and targeted strategies.

Read our interview with Phoebe to learn how to leverage social media to your business’ advantage, as well as what common social media mistakes are made by entrepreneurs. Check out Phoebe’s page to book a consultation for your business.

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How to Build Your Brand: The Former DKNY PR Girl Weighs In

Aliza Licht knows how to leave a mark.

As the former voice behind DKNY’s social media famous DKNY PR Girl, Aliza is an expert at not only branding herself, but also doing so successfully for a household name in fashion.

Aliza grew up with a love for fashion, but originally chose the science route, hoping to pursue plastic surgery. However, once she fell into the fashion industry, she climbed to the top with an honest attitude and a heck of a lot of experience under her belt.

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Talking Tacos + Hip-Hop with Broad City’s Music Supervisor

Two things we can’t get enough of from Comedy Central’s Broad City: ‘YASS QUEEN’ and the tunes. For the tunes, we can thank Matt FX Feldman.

Currently based in New York City, Matt spends his days working as the music supervisor on shows like Broad City and Skins, and his nights and weekends DJing on rooftops or whipping up delicious eats around the city that never sleeps.

We sat down with Matt to learn how he balances so many awesome gigs, his thoughts on the next trends in music, and how we can recreate his famous tacos. Don’t forget to listen to his awesome music with a click on his Spotlight.

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Breaking the Rules: One Designer’s Journey from Science to Tech

Tessa Chung believes that rules are meant to be broken.

She has a habit of thinking outside of the box and tackling any challenge that comes her way. As a designer, Tessa works on everything from developing mobile app experiences to designing packaging for home textiles. Before she dove into the design world, Tessa had an entire other career in science.

After ten years in lab, Tessa felt less and less fulfilled with her daily work. So she took her happiness into her own hands and started taking design classes at night. From there it was a bumpy road, but today she works as a Product Designer at AOL Alpha in California.

Read our interview with Tessa to learn how she made the jump from science into tech, how her about.me page helped her get a job, and her thoughts on virtual reality. Don’t forget to visit her page to check out her design portfolio.

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How One Life Coach Found Her Freedom + How You Can Find Yours

Tanya Wasylewski believes that working on yourself is one of the hardest things to do.

As a life coach, Tanya helps people find their freedom. The freedom to make decisions and find balance in life. She focuses on ‘freedom coaching’ and ‘heart-centered coaching’ to help people connect all the dots of life to find their passions and achieve their goals.

Despite now having found her calling erstwhile traveling the world as a digital nomad with Remote Year, it hasn’t always been so crystal clear. Read on to learn more about Tanya and don’t forget to head over to her page to book your consultation.

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Guest Post: 5 Lessons I Learned While Traveling Europe’s Refugee Route

This is a guest post from Giselle Gonzales.

Imagine this: you are in a massive white tent with 200 people crammed together in rows of shaky bunk beds. The air rings with the sound of multiple languages from men, women, and children all waiting to hear what their futures hold. You walk through the tent’s single pathway and all eyes turn toward you, a young woman with a journal in hand, a camera over your shoulder, and a weight upon your heart. As you head toward a family at the back of the tent one father stops you by placing his child in your way, insisting that you take his son’s photo. He points to the dry cracker in the boy’s hand and cries, “This is all my child has eaten in three days. Please, tell the world what is happening to us!

Now snap back to reality. The scene I just described seems more like something from The Hunger Games than a moment from real life, doesn’t it?

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Talking Tech, Personal Possibility, + Monkey Mind With Jason Silva

What a shot of espresso does for your energy level, Jason Silva does for your mind.

Jason is a Venezuelan-born filmmaker, modern-day philosopher, and self professed wonder-junkie. He is known as a master of “flow,” a state that allows him to tap into his intuition. Jason’s favorite vessel for capturing the grand epiphanies he experiences in flow state? Candid videos that have a habit of going viral through his passion project, Shots of Awe.

Jason has an impressive tracklist that includes everything from speaking at SXSW to being nominated for an Emmy for his hosting of National Geographic’s Brain Games. But none of this came easy. Jason believes that everything we want is on the other side of fear. The only way to jump over the fence and achieve your goals? Become a master of your own flow.

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