April 19, 2018
Quality vs. Quantity: Ensuring ePortfolio Success premium
The use of electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) across the United States has continued to increase over the past 10 years. While it can be important to quantify the work that learners complete, it is also imperative to ensure that learners produce a quality ePortfolio. Quality is defined as the standard of something as measured against other […]
September 19, 2016
Why Your Entry-Level Job Requirements are Totally Wrong premium
Perhaps the most discouraging part of the post-grad job hunt is the unreasonable expectation of experience at the entry level. You know what I’m talking about. The whole, “this is an entry-level position but we require 1-3 years of experience in this field to even be considered for an interview” bit. Here are some examples, […]
September 19, 2016
Hiring College Students? 3 Reasons Job Boards Won’t Work premium
As a small or medium-sized business looking to hire a college grad or student intern, you probably don’t have the time, resources or brand recognition to make a splash at the local college career fairs. But before you click “post” on one of the Internet job boards, read these words of caution:   Job boards […]
May 16, 2016
Write Smarter: Effective Ways to Avoid Plagiarism premium
Do you agree that ignorance of the law is no excuse? The same is true when it comes to plagiarism. Even if you don’t have the slightest idea that academic writing guidelines do exist, you can still be accused of unintentional plagiarism and asked to pass a course or test again. Naturally, committing plagiarism on […]
April 18, 2016
The Art of Running an Awesome Meeting – Tips on Running Successful Business Meetings premium
Have you ever attended a meeting that accomplished absolutely nothing in the end? Or a meeting that turned into a squabble or a finger pointing exercise, or got derailed at the beginning so another had to be scheduled to address what was on the agenda on that particular one? I have, more than once. The […]
April 13, 2016
Academic Research Tips For ESL Student premium
To be an excellent academic researcher, you need to know what information you’re looking for, where to find it, and how to go about using it to prepare you for tests, papers, etc. ESL students often have a hard time with academic research because not only is the information new, but all of the resources […]
February 26, 2016
Becoming a Better Online Researcher: Tools and Practical Advice for Students premium
Academic research is an important part of college and university life and as more information moves to the web, many students are now conducting research online. In fact, online study is also becoming increasingly popular, as can be attested by the growing number of students through web portals around the world. Online research is something […]
February 16, 2016
Seven Secrets of Great College Application Essay premium
One of the most stressful experiences for every student during their entire education is writing a college application essay. It’s is an extremely thankless job, because they have to distill their knowledge, but more importantly, their entire personality, into a single application essay. As if the whole ordeal wasn’t complicated enough, it seems like some […]
December 7, 2015
Who needs English when you have emoji? We love to include a birthday cake, heart, smiley face or even a pile of poo to describe the mood or moment. And this week, Facebook launched — at long last — Facebook Reactions, which gives us a range of emoji to share how a post makes us feel (we can choose […]
September 9, 2015
Succeeding at CSUSM: Create a Life YOU Can be Proud of premium
Hey Cougars! In case you haven’t noticed, support is that one thing people need the most and lack at the same time. Maybe you’re like me from a few months ago and you are not sure where to look for help. If that’s the case, this blog is perfect for you. As it turns out, […]
July 14, 2015
5 Things Employers Look for in Entry-level Candidates premium
If you are a student or recent grad, looking for work can feel a bit overwhelming. After all, companies are hiring you to do a job that requires skills you don’t have yet. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Without any experience, why would they bother to choose me?” The good news is lots of employers must […]