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  • 5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    Via Black Enterprise : ‘Begin with the end in mind’ is a good idea When Stephen Covey wrote his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, many years ago, I read it chiefly because one of the editors here at BLACK ENTERPRISE was also reading it. “Begin with the end in mind” is one of Covey’s seven recommended habits. And, if I could distill the message of the article excerpted below that I recently […]

  • Pat McGrath on What Inspires Her Most, and Her Advice for Breaking Into the Industry

    Pat McGrath on What Inspires Her Most, and Her Advice for Breaking Into the Industry

    Via Vogue : “There’s something coming.” That’s the tagline Vogue Beauty Director Celia Ellenberg felt best encapsulated Pat McGrath Labs, the legendary makeup artist’s line of one-off beauty products. “That’s the whole thing that I love about Labs, the secrecy,” McGrath explained in her recent sit-down with Ellenberg for the latest episode of the Vogue podcast. “There’s always something coming soon—maybe.” By all accounts, the tenor of this phrase seems to epitomize not only the brand, […]

  • Choices for the future: planning your career pathway

    Choices for the future: planning your career pathway

    Via The Weekly Review : Career pathways aren’t always built in a straight line – especially by senior secondary-school students who are making choices to start on the road to their future. While some year 11 and 12 students have an clear idea of what they want to do, others can have a tougher time deciding. Professor Johanna Wyn from The University of Melbourne’s graduate school of education is an expert in young people’s transitions to […]

  • 11 Elon Musk Quotes About What It Takes To Be Successful

    11 Elon Musk Quotes About What It Takes To Be Successful

    Via Your Tango : He knows what he’s talking about. Elon Musk is a man of many talents. You might recognize his name as the CEO and founder of SpaceX, Co-founder, CRO and product architect of Tesla Inc. and founder of a website that later took on the name PayPal. Impressed yet? He has quite the resume, as you can imagine. If you’re still unfamiliar with these three names here is a little bit of background: […]

  • What makes an outstanding student experience?

    What makes an outstanding student experience?

    Via SI News : The University of Huddersfield prides itself on being one of the most popular places of study within the international student market. In the summer of 2011, the worldwide International Student Barometer (ISB) survey ranked the University as the best place in the world for international students to study. Focusing on the provision of as many opportunities as possible, the University continues to reap the benefits of this unique approach, ranking among the top […]

  • Build your career with free online courses

    Build your career with free online courses

    Via Daily Nation : If you went through the 8-4-4 system, it was always about passing an exam which most of the time entailed cramming all the information you could muster to regurgitate it on an exam paper. But the truth about life is that you never stop learning. Meeting a new person, working in a new environment, reading a book or even encountering an unexpected situation; you learn how to change, adapt or manage these […]

  • Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Via Quartz : The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy League. So it stands to reason that tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook would scoop up best and brightest from those bastions of power and privilege. Think again. None of the eight Ivy League schools—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania—cracked the top 10 on a list […]

  • 10 pieces of bad career advice you should ignore

    10 pieces of bad career advice you should ignore

    Via The Economic Times : We were told, if we focus on good grades, life will be great. But the ones who got good jobs and life partners were not necessarily school or college toppers. They said, clear this entrance exam and you will be successful, but others became millionaires. We continue to receive terrible advice throughout life. Well-meaning colleagues share bad tips drawn from limited personal perspectives and experiences. Read on for the 10 pieces […]

  • Career Advice: 7 reputation-killing words you unconsciously overuse

    Career Advice: 7 reputation-killing words you unconsciously overuse

    Via MIC : If phrases like, “I’ve got a lot on my plate” or “Let’s circle back” at work sound like nails on a chalkboard to you, consider how “I can’t” or “Sorry, but” sounds. Some workplace phrases are bothersome, but others are total career killers. Terms like “deep dive” or “thinking outside the box” are often misused, overused or downright annoying. They can also make you seem like a corporate robot, according to the Muse’s Kamara […]

  • York sisters draw business inspiration from cancelled nuptials

    York sisters draw business inspiration from cancelled nuptials

    Via York Dispatch : With an unused wedding dress in hand and the special date scratched from the calendar, two York County sisters turned an unwelcome reminder of what could have been into a surprisingly successful consignment business. Trying to turn the corner by offloading the never-worn, unwanted dress, the sisters searched for local consignment shops and bridal stores that would buy the expensive gown but found that the closest store was in Philadelphia. Instead of […]