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The Most Important Activity in College

The Most Important Activity in College I teach a communications course to first-year college students and one question I often ask is: “Of the many opportunities college offers, what are you looking forward to over the next four years?” The overwhelming answer? Meeting new people and making friends. Here is the good news. On campus, there are many ways to meet new people and make ...
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Words Matter

My five-year-old grandson spotted a man in a restaurant and stated in a very loud voice: “He’s fat and old!” While we all were quite embarrassed at the statement, my daughter-in-law abruptly and quietly stated to him, that words matter. When you say words that are unkind, people’s feelings get hurt. She went on to state to him that at times, it is best to ...
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Valuing Your Professional Presence Pays Off

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” This is a quote by the famous designer Coco Chanel. I encourage my students to be unique; I teach my students to show their individuality when creating a personal website or LinkedIn account. Being unique displays confidence and self-assurance and that is what employers like to see. So, if applying for a new position or ...
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What are the questions that first-year college students ask?

What are the questions that first-year college students ask? What major should I choose in college? What career will I pursue? Some people say, follow your passion. Others, find a good paying job. For me, I want to know What am I  going to do? But it is important to ask: What do you want to do? As a first-year college student, when you are looking ...
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Taking Risks: One of the Great Hidden Benefits of College

College is a time for exploration and taking risks. From the professor’s chair, I see students from every stage, maturity level, and economic background. What binds them all together is the experience of taking risks to explore their own gifts and direction. Recently, I was speaking to a group of students about this very subject of taking risks. Normally, when it gets to the point ...
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