Denise is the hospital coordinator at the Denver Zoo. Her newly created position is administrative in nature. She makes sure the zoo hospital has the appropriate supplies, medications, and equipment on hand for the four staff veterinarians who tend to the zoo’s 3,800 animals that span 650 species.
Whether you’re an accountant, a writer, a teacher, a scientist, or something else, I think there are a handful of skills and traits that are invaluable to have no matter what you do. Here is my top eight must-have abilities and qualities that will help you in every area of your life. Critical thinking. It’s […]
When six people shared their inspirational and compelling Gateway to College stories, there were more than a few tears welling in the eyes of members of the audience, including my own. Three of the people are students in the program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. The other three are graduates of the program. […]
True story: My freshman year at college, I almost passed out in the middle of my first statistics exam. It was a humongous lecture hall and my desk was approximately three inches from my neighbor’s. The teacher had a cough that day, and it annoyed me so much I couldn’t concentrate for more than four […]
So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]
Phew! Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself, your student has made it through the first few weeks of college classes. The semester started strong, but you may start to see signs that motivation is waning or disappearing altogether. Do you intervene? It’s hard to believe, but the first few weeks of college can often […]
Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Mexico City, grew up wanting to be just like his parents – his father is an emergency room physician and medical examiner and his mother is a general physician. Carlos pursued his bachelor’s in biology at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, but ultimately decided to forgo…
You don’t apply to college very often, so it can appear a daunting task, even if you are applying to a community college where no admissions essay is required. Many people are the first in their family to apply to college. Others applied once – 20 years ago. Still others, out of high school for […]