Study Abroad: The experience is worth the cost

Studying abroad. That would be cool, but I don’t have that kind of time or money. This is what most of you reading this are saying, right? Well if you’d like to sit through this little 627-word presentation, I’d like to try to convince you otherwise.

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To Graduation and Beyond!

Graduation can be the cause of excitement, but in more cases than not, it is hectic and horrifying. Graduation is one of those times of transition. We have been through so many transitions in our lives, but that doesn’t keep each one from seeming more daunting than the last. The key is to not only prepare yourself as far as experience and job searching is concerned, but also to prepare yourself mentally.

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Communication a Key Part of Success

How many times have you heard someone say “I just love talking to you!” only to realize ”wait a second, I haven’t really done very much talking here?“ Plenty. Read the rest of this entry »


Follow Passion When Setting Goals

Obsession is my middle name. I’ve always been the type to get far too into things. When others like things, I love things. That being said, music always has been a huge passion of mine. I grew up in Alice, Texas, listening to Corpus Christi’s local radio stations playing rock and alternative music, and I remember loving the earlier songs of Matchbox Twenty, Everclear and the Foo Fighters. These bands (some still popular today) made a huge impact on my life.

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Learning Today Will Last a Lifetime

Traci Marlin (left) and Sheila Boggess speak to Baylor students this week.

It doesn’t seem so long ago I sat in News 101 at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. What I learned there, though, is still sticking after all these years. Those daily tests over The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook helped prepare me for many things.

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Think positive When You’re Taking Charge

“I’m awesome!” exclaimed the young woman. “I feel great!”

A few hours later, I came across another comment from yet another young woman: “Is there such a thing as too much excitement for one day?”

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Seek Advice When Choosing a Career

“I think I’ve found my calling!” exclaimed a young woman about the success of her new job. “At least, it’s my niche until the next door opens.”

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