Do you have the feeling that everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up? I think there is a lot of pressure out there, from the time you are around the age 3 or 4, and adults have asked you what you want to do when you grow up. Truth be told,
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April is Stress Awareness Month, which is a good time for college students to take a deep breath and remind themselves that everyone encounters challenging times in life—it’s all how you react and manage them. This national effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress is
In January, there were 7,700 manufacturing jobs open in Colorado. Where is the next generation of productive and skilled workers in manufacturing going to come from? This is a question – and a challenge – that Jim Wall, executive director of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) presented to a group of manufacturers gathered
We’ve all been there. You have a lot to do and don’t know where to begin. You start your hour-long break between classes by returning a few emails and suddenly it’s time to head to your next class. Or, your “quick” Facebook break turns into 90 minutes. It’s easy to waste time on unimportant activities,
A broad educational experience at Front Range Community College prepared Cerrise Weiblen for a successful transition to the University of Colorado-Boulder. How successful? How about 3.978 GPA-graduating-summa-cum-laude successful with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology? That’s successful. A few turns in her path Like many community college students, Cerrise’s path to a bachelor’s
Attention, college students: If staying organized is one of your New Year’s resolutions, your smartphone opens up a world of possibilities. Last year, we offered a list of excellent time management, study tool, and to-do list apps, all of which still make the grade if you need help staying on top of your academic life.
If you’re a junior in high school (or the parent of one), it’s a race to the finish line—and you’ll be packing bags for college before you know it. Not so fast, though. There’s a lot to do between now and then: researching colleges, investigating financial aid, visiting schools that interest you, taking the ACT
As we dust off our backpacks and return to school this month, we all want to start the new semester off on the right foot. To help you find some inspiration to do just that, take a minute and let these words of wisdom sink in.