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College is a big commitment and burnout is easy if you don’t pace yourself. That said, taking a semester off is a normal thing to do while pursuing your degree. Whether you need a quick break for personal reasons or exciting opportunities, like a once-in-a-lifetime trip or work experience, here’s what you need to know about your scholarship money before taking time off.

Will Taking a Semester Off Hurt My Scholarship Money?

August 5, 2022
by Ashley Eneriz
College is a big commitment and burnout is easy if you don’t pace yourself. That said, taking a semester off is a normal thing to do while pursuing your degree. Whether you need a quick break for
What is the  Pep Boys Find Your Drive Scholarship?  Pep Boys is committed to helping talented automotive technicians accelerate their careers through its annual scholarship program. This year, the program will award two $10,000 and six $5,000 scholarships to help students within the U.S. cover educational expenses for the upcoming school year. Applications will be open until May 27, 2022.

Pep Boys Find Your Drive Scholarship

May 4, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
What is the Pep Boys Find Your Drive Scholarship? Pep Boys is committed to helping talented automotive technicians accelerate their careers through its annual scholarship program. This year, the
Are you looking for career alternatives to a traditional college degree after high school graduation or GED completion? In today’s job market, there has never been a better time to become a skilled craft worker. Trade schools are a great option for students who want to learn a practical set of skills and begin a well-paying career in a shorter period of time.

Is Trade School Right for You?

February 16, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
Are you looking for career alternatives to a traditional college degree after high school graduation or GED completion? In today’s job market, there has never been a better time to become a skilled
Employee benefits usually mean overtime pay and sick days, but some large companies offer a tuition assistance program to help their workers access affordable higher education. These tuition aid programs for workers seem to be sticking around despite the negative impact of the coronavirus on the economy.

Employer-Based Tuition Programs Continue During COVID-19

November 6, 2020 3:25 PM
by Izzy Hall
Employee benefits usually mean overtime pay and sick days, but some large companies offer a tuition assistance program to help their workers access affordable higher education. These tuition aid
I celebrated my 20th birthday this past year with cake, candles...and tears! Though they were more so tears of shock than sadness – I could not believe I was now going to be considered a twenty-something – I had to come to terms with the reality of no longer being a teenager. This also meant I had to address the imminent future and the work and real world responsibilities I would soon be faced with. I knew that I wasn't ready for my life to be filled with such things; I couldn't even remember to go to my professor's office hours (which she repeated over and over again) let alone remember to complete bigger tasks that would inevitably accompany adulthood!

Dealing with Uncertainty About the Future

March 20, 2014
by Julius Clayborn
I celebrated my 20th birthday this past year with cake, candles...and tears! Though they were more so tears of shock than sadness – I could not believe I was now going to be considered a
“When I graduate, where will I work?”
“What if I can’t find a job?”
“What if no one will hire me because I lack experience?”
“Did I pick the wrong major?”
“Should I attend graduate school?”
“Is graduate school a waste of time and money?”

The Quarter-Life Crisis Epidemic

September 2, 2013
by Carly Gerber
“When I graduate, where will I work?” “What if I can’t find a job?” “What if no one will hire me because I lack experience?” “Did I pick the wrong major?” “Should I attend graduate school?” “Is
Resident assistants. So you’ve seen them around campus and you admire how much they help out their fellow students. You’ve seen how much everybody loves them and what a positive impact they have on your university. Are you thinking of becoming a resident assistant yourself? As a new RA, I honestly expected it to be a lot less challenging than it has already proven to be but rather than explaining every last detail, I can tell you that there are some major dos and don’ts for the job:

Do come up with some great ideas for your residents. Do you want to plan a fun event or activity? The power is in your hands!
Don’t dominate everything. It is important to work with your co-RAs when planning events or deciding on new residence hall policies.
Do get excited! Being an RA is not only a rewarding experience but it is also a great way to get to know a lot of people.
Don’t expect it to be easy. RAs have to go through a lot of training and come back to campus earlier than most students.
Do put your residents first. They will be coming to you with some pretty intense problems and you should be willing to help them out whenever they need it.  
Don’t abuse your schoolwork. Although your job is a super important duty, learn to balance your time in such a way that your academic performance will not suffer.
Do be sure to alert your residents if things are getting out of hand. Nobody wants a messy kitchen or bathroom and chances are that your residents will blame you for not calling a hall meeting.
Don’t be bossy. Your residents won't feel comfortable coming to you for advice if they’re afraid that you will snap at them.

Most importantly, you should never get involved in something simply for the popularity aspect. If being an RA sounds like something you would be really dedicated to, go for it! It may be a lot of work but if you enjoy helping people, you will probably have a lot of fun being a resident assistant at your university!

What to Expect as a Resident Assistant

August 27, 2013
by Melissa Garrett
Resident assistants. So you’ve seen them around campus and you admire how much they help out their fellow students. You’ve seen how much everybody loves them and what a positive impact they have on
If you’ve been in any career development class or seminar, I’m sure you’ve heard of LinkedIn. It’s a fantastic networking tool and, if used properly, can lead to some pretty great opportunities...but you’ve got to know how to use it and keep it up to date.

Putting Your Best Face Forward on LinkedIn

August 22, 2013
by Mike Sheffey
If you’ve been in any career development class or seminar, I’m sure you’ve heard of LinkedIn. It’s a fantastic networking tool and, if used properly, can lead to some pretty great opportunities...but
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