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Written by: Mualla Icel, Freshman at Saint Louis University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Mastering Time Management Skills:In the transition from high school to college, one of the skills you need to master is time management skills. With scheduling classes each semester, knowing which times to register for classes, whether...
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Amanda Gillen-Ford Amanda Gillen-Ford, Freshman at California University of Pennsylvania (Class of 2025) and FLI Program Participant, recorded a video blog (vlog) about her first experience at a SCA event.
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Many college students seek out experience in their field of study beyond the confinements of the classroom. One way is through internship opportunites. Much like a job, the search can be long and grueling. I began applying for internships my junior year of college. Even though I was already a full-time student with a part...
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I recently stumbled upon the laptop I used before coming to college. Greeted by the half-broken screen, a keyboard missing a few keys, and a cluttered desktop screen, everything was exactly as I remembered it. I began to comb through the files that dated back to my middle school years. In the jumble gigabytes, I...
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Unless you’re in the psychology field, you may not have heard about Industrial and Organization Psychology or I-O Psychology for short. According to the American Psychological Association, Industrial and Organizational Psychology is “characterized by the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the work place,” and “focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and...
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It’s no question that the pandemic uprooted our routines and changed the way in which we live. For students, traditional lectures turned into zooms sessions, paper assignments turned into online submissions, and study groups evaporated. The conversation on motivation entered the stage after attendance began to steadily decrease and dropout rates began to increase. The...
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In October 2021, “Deen” Nurudeen Salaudeen, spent part of his week volunteering at a local flu clinic. Deen is a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Interdisciplinary Heath Sciences and is a 2021 graduate from Chicago Math and Science Academy. Working in 2-hour increments for 4 consecutive days, he described his...
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In August 2021, Fatimah Syed, spent her day volunteering for the HoloLens 2 booth at the Electrify! Esports, Education, Innovation event. Fatimah Syed is a Freshman at the Illinois Institute of Technology majoring in Information Technology and Management. She graduated in 2021 from Chicago Math and Science Academy. “During the Electrify Event, I volunteered at...
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In September 2021, “Deen” Nurudeen Salaudeen, volunteered at Booker T. Washington Stem Academy. Deen is a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin majoring in Interdisciplinary Heath Sciences and is a 2021 graduate from Chicago Math and Science Academy. Deen assisted running activities for elementary students about nutrition. “I chose it because I wanted...
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Since April of 2019, Gema Arroyo has volunteered weekly at Rush Hospital. Gema is a junior studying Nursing at Malcolm X College. For a total of 254 hours, Gema has volunteered for 4 hours a week since her freshman year. She describes her role in transferring patients around the hospital, filing paperwork, sending flowers and...
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