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How to Network Like the Pros: 8 Creative

How to Network Like the Pros: 8 Creative Strategies No One Else Is Using – As a student looking for a job, you’ve probably heard of the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” As hard as it is to admit, there’s a lot of truth in that statement. Let’s face it: […]

How to Write a Killer Research Paper (Ev

How to Write a Killer Research Paper (Even If You Hate Writing) – Research papers. Unless you’re a weirdo like me, you probably dread them. When I was in college, depending on the class, I even dreaded these. It’s the sort of project that can leave even the most organized student quaking in their boots, […]

How Different Are College and High Schoo

How Different Are College and High School? (Hint: Very) – Can college really be that different from high school? I mean, there are classes, textbooks, extracurricular activities, and other students. It sounds a lot like high school to me. These were the thoughts that ran through my head in the weeks leading up to my […]

How to Get Better at Math (While Spendin

How to Get Better at Math (While Spending Less Time Studying) – Did you know that if you pick any three numbers in a single row, column or diagonal on a dial pad, all the numbers are divisible by 3? This is one of my favorite party tricks to make people think I’m a math […]

How to Overcome Test Anxiety – 5 Strateg

How to Overcome Test Anxiety – 5 Strategies That Work – Anxiety on test day can make you feel like you’re alone in the wilderness. You might feel trapped in your own mind, afraid that one wrong answer could collapse your entire semester (or future career.) The next thing you know, your mind has wandered […]

21 (Creative) Answers to Common Intervie

21 (Creative) Answers to Common Interview Questions – A Google search for “common interview questions” yields more than 800 million results. The web is oozing with information about what questions you’ll be asked in an interview, but few sites offer insights into best practices for answering these questions. And if they do, the advice tends […]

How to Use Informational Interviews to L

How to Use Informational Interviews to Land Your Dream Job – Your parents, professors, or friends have probably told you that it’s hard to get a job these days. There’s some truth in that, but a more accurate statement would be that it’s hard to get a job these days if you rely on conventional […]

The One Question to Answer When Choosing

The One Question to Answer When Choosing a Career – What’s the starting salary? Does this career have upward mobility? These are common questions when choosing a career. But there’s one important question that often gets neglected: Does this work give me energy? This might seem like some vague, zen-like question, but it’s crucial nonetheless. […]

This Technique Can Help You Focus Like a

This Technique Can Help You Focus Like an Elite Athlete – The “AMRAP” Mentality – Tucked within the training programs of many athletic disciplines is a particularly challenging type of workout called the AMRAP workout. Standing for “as many reps as possible”, AMRAP workouts challenge athletes to try to perform a movement – such as […]

Watch and Learn: The Top 75 Educational

Watch and Learn: The Top 75 Educational YouTube Channels in 2018 – If you’re like a lot of people, you probably use YouTube for listening to music, watching videos of cute animals, or just for procrastinating on homework. While it is a platform for all of those things, there’s a whole other side to YouTube […]