What’s it like to be “In the Classroom” in college?

College can be a wonderful, exciting, and sometimes daunting endeavor to consider. What will the classes be like? Will I understand the content? Will I fit in? Sometimes questions like this can flood our minds and distract or delay us from taking this important step in our educational careers. Continue reading »

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6 things I learned from my first Ironman race (the one I didn’t finish)

What I learned from my first Ironman race, CCA in ColoradoAs you’re digging into a new semester, you may find some of these points useful. I pondered for months what went wrong on November 20, 2011, when I DNF-ed my first Ironman race, and I came up with this (DNF stands for the dreaded “did not finish”):

1. Have realistic goals Continue reading »

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Introducing our “How To” video series

Have you ever wondered how people actually solve a Rubik’s Cube? Or maybe you’ve wanted to figure out Microsoft Excel or try a few things in Photoshop. Maybe your computer is just running so slow that you can’t even dream about doing these things — so you just need to know how to keep it running well. Continue reading »

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4 easy tips to be (and stay) motivated

Four easy tips to be motivatedSpring semester is here, and that means it’s time to get back into the routine of classes, homework and studying. There’s just one problem. You just had a month-long break filled with holiday celebrations, and your mind is still foggy from the sugarplums that decided to take residence in your brain. So how do you get yourself motivated again? Continue reading »

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6 Important Tips for Job Hunters: Part 2 – International Job Hunters

6 tips for international job huntersThis is the second part of a two-part series. In the last post, I introduced 3 important tips for job hunting. In this post, I’ll discuss specific tips for international job hunters.

English and bilingual skills
English is, and will always be one of the biggest challenges for international students. Even if you have been studying English at school, it is still difficult to use a second language as well as native speakers.

Please don’t get frustrated. What you need to realize is that English is NOT the only skill that employers look for. Continue reading »

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