Students

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7 Ways to Start Preparing for College Today

College prep isn’t just about choosing classes and paying tuition. These tips on how to prepare for college will help you go back to school with confidence, security, and ease. I included information about financial loans, textbooks, courses, clubs, living accommodations, and ways to stay healthy at college.

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Into Grad School

Most Master and PhD programs are competitive and difficult to get into. Here’s how to improve your chances of getting accepted into the graduate school of your choice. These tips for applying for graduate level studies are from my own experience – they’ll help you complete your application and get accepted into the grad program you want. When I first wrote […]

How to Know if You Should Drop Out of College

Is dropping out of college the right decision for you? Here’s how I decided if I should stay in my two year MSW (Master of Social Work) program. My decision-making strategy – and the end result – may help you know if you should drop out of college. I loved the first semester of my two year program…and barely made it […]

Overcoming Obstacles When You’re Starting a Blog – Day 2

Congratulations – you decided to start blogging! Here are several tips for overcoming the obstacles you will inevitably face. Starting a blog is fun and challenging…but it can also be frustrating and annoying. I’m always reading a book about blogging or search engine optimization; currently, I have Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) […]

Volunteer Work in India – How to Make It Amazing

My teenage niece texted me, saying she’s off to do some volunteer work in India. “How do I make it amazing as it could be?” she asked me, knowing that I lived in Africa for three years and have traveled a fair bit. First, read books like India Travel Survival Guide For Women by Shalu Sharma; learn all you can about […]

Why You Should Get a Master of Social Work (MSW)

If you’re asking “should I go to grad school?” and you’re considering a Master of Social Work (MSW) program, you’ll find my experience helpful. I earned my MSW as a mature student or adult learner – I was in my early forties when I started and completed my grad degree. A reader asked what I think of the MSW program; […]