For a busy doctoral student, B. April Eom, better known online as Eprahhl, has a surprisingly neat desk. At least that’s what we thought when she sent us her Deskie via Twitter a few weeks ago. Curious to know more about her (and how she manages to keep her desk so clean!) we interviewed Eprahhl as part of our Deskie series.
November is officially college application month. Across the country, high school seniors are scrambling to put their best foot forward with the hopes of getting accepted into the college of their choice.
While some approach college application season with the “Keep Calm and Carry On” mentality, others meet it with fear and panic. For today’s student, the competition is tougher than ever. Especially if you’re applying to a school like Harvard where they reject nearly 95% of applicants.
Now, more than ever, college students are ensuring that their voice is heard. From top news outlets to personal blogs, writing is a great way to gain exposure, improve your craft, and use your voice.
Here are just a few of the impressive students we’ve found to be making quite an awesome impact in the world of words.
The inception of the Smart Girls Group started as a gift to Emily’s sister. While a senior in high school, Emily wrote a guide to help her younger sister navigate high school life with ease.
College students are regularly asked, “what’s your major?” But how about, “what’s your minor?”
In college, I minored in French. While I was excited to be a communications major, my French minor provided an additional benefit. A minor can be truly valuable for your college career and beyond. If you aren’t convinced, here are three reasons why declaring a minor can be beneficial.
Some opportunities only come around once. And when they do, you have to nail it. Making a lasting impression falls into this category. So what do you do when you meet someone that you want to remember you?
On a regular basis, college students find themselves in positions of wanting to make a powerful connection. Say you just interviewed with an employer that you met at a job fair and you want to stand out from everyone else who gave them a paper resume. Or, maybe you’d like to keep in touch with an alumnus of your university that you met on campus. Better yet, how do you get and keep the attention of someone that you have a crush on?
Sure you could friend request them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, connect with them on LinkedIn, ask for their phone number or e-mail address, or give them a business card, if you have one. Or, you can keep it simple and memorable. Make an Intro.
Being able to communicate with confidence is a game changer for any college student. It’s the difference between getting people to believe in you or forget about you.
If your professors are inspired by your passion, they’ll invest in you and your college experience. If employers trust you, they will hire you for that internship. If fellow students believe you, they’ll get behind your organization.
Many students struggle with interpersonal communication skills. In fact, many can be painfully awkward. If this is you, don’t stress. Communicating with confidence is easier than you might think.
Working in live television is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a high-pressure environment and you get one shot to get it right.
I still remember the first time I was on live television as co-host of a show on Nickelodeon. As we broadcasted live into millions of homes, I felt like my heart was going to explode through my chest.
Over the years, I came to love working in live TV, and the simultaneous rush and finality that it provided. This experience taught me some amazing lessons that can be applied to our lives and careers.
To judge a college student by his or her résumé would be like judging a YouTube video from its freeze frame. You just can’t get the whole picture.
A résumé is critical for students during an internship or job search. All of the basics, like education, skills, and experience, are important. However, at all costs, avoid being solely defined by the words typed between the margins of a résumé.
What about all the other great ‘stuff’ that makes you who you are? Here are five very defining things you can’t put on a résumé.
Ankit Curchorcar never does the same thing twice. A classic extrovert, this 21-year-old thinks inside the box, because everyone is thinking out of it.
Currently studying Computational Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, he is inspired and motivated by the people around him to create something that will change lives and better our world.
After being inspired by his infectious energy and awesome bio, we decided to ask him a few questions to learn about what drives him.