Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Now, I'd be lying to say that they took just any student - in fact, the program was very selective and usually only took a handful of students a year.
But why can't you be one of the handful of students on your campus? Your school might not have the exact same programs, but you should certainly contact your Honors program director to see what is out there.
If your community college doesn't offer a program like this, the odds are they still have a study abroad program (or a partnership with a local college who has one).
I researched five different community college study abroad programs for this post, and the trips aren't cheap - they can cost anywhere from $2000 - $5000 for a program (depending on its length and scope of travel). But here is the catch - most of those programs have scholarship opportunities and grants that they allow students to apply for.
In fact, one college that I researched offered awards to students of up to $5000 to pay for the program! The important step is to plan ahead and think creatively to make it happen (e.g. some of the colleges offered monthly payment plans for the programs as well).
The best way to start? Ask someone who has studied abroad for their advice :)
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The long-term nutritious help comes from the networking connections you make. The key is, you have to make an effort to create them.
Monday, March 26, 2012
My favorite filing box.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I love learning about people - how they operate, what they feel, how they are affected, and how they become successful; so in addition to self-help and success books (e.g. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy), I love books on the millennial generation, how people build relationships, how the brain works socially, how we are motivated, and one of my favorites in my CD player right now (that I got for free from the library) - The Social Animal by David Brooks.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
People ask me how I was able to write a book while having a full-time job, speaking, and getting a Master's degree. And I have the same answer every time - I woke up at 5:30 AM almost every morning this past year. Waking up early literally made my dreams possible, and it can make yours possible too.
Eat breakfast. Understand that an early morning might require more sleep at night or a built in nap during the day. Exercise to get your brain moving.
Wake up at 5:45 AM – get some work done, eat some breakfast, exercise, and be ready for your first class.