Four Ways to Make Yourself a Better Job Candidate in College – Besides Grades

In high school, SAT/ACT scores and GPAs ruled your university future. Now that you’re in college, your goal has changed to the more competitive task of becoming the dream job candidate for potential employers. You’ll need more than good grades and club memberships to win your future interviewers over. Try these four things to boost your resume, and get you in the door at the places where you want to work.

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12 Ways to Amp Up Your Personal Social Media Presence

Looking to amp up your follower count? Losing Facebook friends and not sure why? Maybe it’s time for a social media evaluation. Whether you use these online portals for business/self promo (like me) or just to connect with friends, these tips are going to help you gain followers, keep the ones you have, and just generally have a better online presence.

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Paper Planners & Post-Its: Staying Organized in College WITHOUT Technology

Since I started school, the world has moved on from paper agendas and post-it notes. We now depend on to-do list apps, electronic notes, and spreadsheets to remind us of what needs to be done. Don’t get me wrong: I love my due date spreadsheet on my MacBook, but there is something to be said about the paper method – it can really be a lifesaver at times. If you’re like me, and sometimes need a breather from all the technology, try using these two real-paper products to keep everything organized.

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It’s Okay to Change Your Mind – I Did!

Throughout my entire childhood, I was dead set on being a musician. In fact, I’m pretty sure my main life goal was to become Shania Twain (but that’s beside the point). I went through all the motions – I played clarinet in band all through middle and high school, sang in the choir, and auditioned for one of the top music schools in my state and the country. I was blessed to be accepted to Shenandoah University’s Conservatory, and I made the most of it. I spent a semester practicing clarinet until my lips cracked and trying to understand the impossible world of music theory – and then one day I realized it wasn’t for me. I felt like I had wasted a solid eight years of my life, but I knew it was time for a change. After a series of events leading me toward the path of journalism, I decided to double major in English and mass communications, and it’s made all the difference.

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BSE: 20 Activities to Cross Off Your Summer Bucket List

What is BSE?

The BEST SUMMER EVER series is a compilation of several summer-y posts, from songs of the beach playlists to packing lists. From March through August, I will be posting periodically on how to make the most of my favorite season! All of the BSE posts can be found here.

With spring break behind us, summer is on the way! It’s time to get together and make plans toward making this the best summer ever. Whether you’re looking for ways to catch up with old friends or date ideas, here are 20 things that should definitely be on your summer bucket list! Continue reading “BSE: 20 Activities to Cross Off Your Summer Bucket List”

This Student Newspaper In Maryland Is Making A Difference – You Can Too!

Mount St. Mary’s University, a small, Roman Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Md., is getting national news coverage after its president, Simon Newman, announced a controversial student-retention plan that resulted in the firing of two esteemed professors and the threat of expulsion for a handful of student journalists.

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BSE (Best Summer Ever!): Songs of the Summer Playlist

What is BSE?

Today, for the first time this year, it’s hitting a nice 70 degrees in my area, and to celebrate, I’ve decided to launch my BEST SUMMER EVER series. This will be a compilation of several summer-y posts, from beach packing reminders to bucket list recommendations. I plan to work on these throughout the summer, but I’m excited to kick-start in the springtime – I can’t wait for June! All of the BSE posts can be found here.

For my first BSE post, I’m sharing my Spotify playlist of songs that get me in the mood for the heat! I’m constantly jamming out to these songs when I need a refresh of what it feels like to enjoy shorts and tank tops out in the sand and the sunshine. (Warning: if you catch me daydreaming, don’t interrupt!)

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