College Productivity Tips to Influence Professional Development

There is no shame in the procrastination game, but let's be honest, it’s the epitome of countless college student’s productivity. While pulling all nighters to finish a paper or saving a semester research project until the final two weeks may have been acceptable in college, this kind of work ethic is not acceptable in the workplace. College won’t last forever, so whether you're on the heels of graduation or have recently enrolled, consider adjusting your productivity habits now to influence your success during the transition from academia to a career. Here are 3 simple, yet effective tips to influence productivity. Make Lists: Have you ever reached that point in the semester where everythin

Five Tips to Achieve a Work-life Balance

With our world being connected by technology on a constant basis, achieving a work-life balance is more difficult than ever. The continuous strain to juggle heavy workloads with relationships, family responsibilities and hobbies can cause high-level stress that can result in major health issues like heart disease and heart attack. According to a 2015 study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 30 percent of college students stated that stress had negatively affected their academic performance, and 85 percent reported that they had felt overwhelmed by their responsibilities during the past year. As our lives get busier with assignments, work, extracurricular activities and a s

Making connections and networking

Entering into the workforce can be a daunting task. Knowing where to find careers can be intimidating but know you don’t need to face it alone! A fundamental part of building a career is expanding your network. A good place to start is getting into contact with career services on campus and having a professor in your declared major that you can turn to. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and these people are there to answer! They can help you with finding internships through university alumni, or using their own contacts to build connections for you. Another important factor into building your network is entering professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn. The first step, afte

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