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Research shows recruiters spend only an average of 7.4 seconds on their initial review of resumes. Consequently, one could argue that a resume is the most important first impression. In How to Create the Perfect Resume, we covered a few tips that can help you develop a resume that stands out. In this post we are...
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A four-year degree isn’t for everyone and doesn’t always guarantee a job, unfortunately! There are many sectors that need more qualified workers and don’t require a bachelor’s degree. At most, these positions that are projected to grow significantly in the next ten years, require an Associate’s degree, but many only require some certifications or a...
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Laptops and similar devices are mandatory in college — and even used in many middle and high schools! Computer skills prepare students for most majors, careers, and finding a job, so it’s not a surprise that laptops are a hot ticket item for college students to buy before college. You could take this super short...
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Ever wonder why people talk about gaining the “freshman fifteen” in college? It can certainly be a real thing, especially when you’re adapting to college life with rushing to class, stress and anxiety, meal plan access, and the convenience of snacks at the student center and vending machines. If you want to get ahead of...
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Written by: Charmayne Williamson, Freshman at Kent State University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Charmayne Williamson, Blog Post Author I’m not the most organized person, but I do have a system of how I like everything to be. Sometimes even my way gets messy, but it’s an organized...
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Written by: Deztany Clay, Rising Sophomore at The Ohio State University – Columbus, FLI Program Participant An article by Jean E. Rhodes and David L. Dubois called “Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth” studies recent research that states programs involving mentorship are successful when close personal connections are made which promotes and aids in the positive development...
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Written by: Charmayne Williamson, Freshman at Kent State University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Charmayne Williamson, Blog Post Author Today, I want to talk about my first semester at Kent State. First off, Kent was not my first choice, but it was one of my top 3 choices....
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Written by: MyJia Brown, Rising Sophomore at Cleveland State University, FLI Program Participant I always dreamed of going to college. I never had a backup plan, because I knew to fulfill my dreams, college is where I would have to start. I always pictured being in the dorms, making new friends, sleeping in uncomfortable beds, running up...
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Written by: Corrine Cianci, Rising Sophomore at The Ohio State University, FLI Program Participant Corrine Cianci, Blog Post Writer Growing up, I watched my sister create masterpieces. My sister is a very talented painter and has been for as long as I’ve been able to remember. I would always ask, “Are you going to become an artist?”...
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Written by: Omer Ozkaya, Rising Sophomore at Northwestern University, FLI Program Participant Why is it important to balance school and social life? Before getting into the how, we must understand why school-life balance is important. School-life balance is vital to a student’s health, wellbeing, and academic wellness. If social life is neglected, the student could do worse...
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