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ARCHIVE | Month: June 2011

5 reasons why you should learn to write better

This might surprise you coming from a writer, but writing is really hard. Good writing, that is. Bad writing is easy, and unfortunately, it’s everywhere – probably because it takes a lot less effort, focus, and care. I didn’t major in journalism or English or creative writing in college. Believe it or not, my major […]

5 networking tips for regular people

We hear it all the time. Networking is crucial.  It’s a tough economy – you have to sell yourself. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Ugh, right? Sounds like you better write yourself a catchy elevator pitch and sign up for some professional associations. I’m definitely not a networker in the traditional […]

Welcome to Writing the Front Range

Now that I’ve written that little bit of welcome in the headline, I suppose I could push some button somewhere – the button that says “PUBLISH” – and there, I’m blogging. But it’s not that simple. Several of my friends here at the college – Sandra Bergman, Jay Demore, Marian Maharas, and Cheri Brunvand, among […]

Going back to school after a layoff

In the past decade, millions of Americans have been laid off. Unemployment is at 9 percent (8.8 percent in Colorado), with the number of long-term unemployed people (jobless for more than 27 weeks) at a whopping 5.8 million. It’s discouraging and downright scary to lose your job, especially if you’ve been in the same industry […]

A great day for golf — and scholarships

My first job was as a caddie. I was 12. It was a country club course. By keeping my eyes and ears open, I learned a lot about betting and swearing. These days, I connect golf with scholarships. The Front Range Community College Foundation Create a Future Invitational Golf Tournament took place this month at […]

Paying for college

Here you are, getting your education—maybe based on a lifelong ambition to do so, or maybe because you know it’s the step that will make the pursuit of your career dreams possible. But college can be expensive. What are the different avenues to foot the bill? Here are a few ideas:   Apply for financial […]

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