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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What It’s Really Like: I Fell in Love With My Last Choice School

The University of Georgia was my last choice.

Like, way at the bottom of the list. I had no desire to attend a university in the South. In fact, I really only applied to The University of Georgia to appease my parent’s wishes.

I wanted to head north.

The 17th-century brick buildings, tree-lined quads, and riding boots as far as the eye could see, attracted me to schools that rhymed with Drown and Carnard. Of the 12 or so colleges that I applied to, only two were in Georgia: The University Of and another not-to-be-named college that had such an easy application, my mother filled it out.

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3 Networking Tips for Extroverts

Where my extroverts at!?

Extroverts, this is coming from one of your own so focus up!

Many people (wrongly) think that extroverts don’t need networking advice. They think we could hold a conversation with a park bench. And though they may be right, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities to develop our social skills.

Here are a few things we know about extroverts:

  • Extroverts draw their energy from being in larger groups of people. They feed off of others’ spirit.
  • Sometimes, when extroverts are left alone for too long, they can get crazy uncomfortable.
  • Extroverts have a lot of “friends” and not as many friends.
  • One misconception is that all extroverts are confident. Extroversion and confidence are not synonymous.

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Who Would You Invite to Your Dream Dinner Party?

What do Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and Amy Poehler have in common? 

They’d make great dinner companions.

We posed this question to people all across the country: If you could invite five (living) people to a dinner party, who would they be?

Check out this list of who our community members want to share a meal with.

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campus Rewind 7.22.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

The one thing that keeps college students up at night is not what you’d think. Read more →

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campus Rewind 7.15.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Will you send an email this week? If so, this is a must read.  Read more →

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campus Rewind 7.8.15

Here are some of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Email is quite simple. If you don’t make a great first impression, you’ll get deleted. But that’s for amateurs. You’re a pro. We’ve got a hack that will get your emails noticed. Read more →

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campus Rewind 7.1.15

Here are a few of our must-reads from about.me’s campus.

Raghav Haran did something rare. He landed the internship of his dreams in New York City without even submitting a resume. Hear this University of Michigan student’s story and how he separated himself from the competition. Read more →

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How One Author Helps People Punch Worry In The Face

Mitch Matthews likes to say that he has the best job on the planet. His job description: help people “dream, think and do.”

An internationally recognized speaker, author and podcaster, Mitch is the rare combination of storyteller, coach and strategist. Whether he’s speaking to an audience of thousands or interviewing a guest for a podcast, Mitch connects with people young, old and everywhere in between.

We sat down with the Des Moines-based author to learn more about his book, podcast, brain science and how he helps people “punch worry in the face.”

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