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Posted March 26, 2014, 11:28 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Tips to Ensure a Smooth Move to College

You've planned and prepped for college the last semester of senior year by not sleeping around the clock, being mindful of what you eat, being physically fit, and practicing time management. Once the graduation checks have been cashed, the roses dry up, and the balloons have deflated, the time has come to focus on what it takes to get to college. How to Prepare To help you get prepared, make a college checklist of several different categories that will help you decide what you really need, and what will go untouched if you bring it to school. It's also important ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 11:06 a.m. by Julia Levine Rogers | View Comments
Traveling Responsibly: A Beginner’s Guide

You may not realize it, but when you travel abroad, you become an automatic ambassador for America. Leaving the country for a gap year adventure is thrilling, but it’s important to note how your behavior abroad can impact you or the people of your host country. Taking steps to be respectful will not only help you have a positive international experience, but it will contribute to a better global reputation for all Americans! Here are some simple things to remember: DON’T: Dress inappropriately. This goes for men and women. Different regions of the world have different norms, so it’s important ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 11 a.m. by Elizabeth Suneby | View Comments
Teen Dating Violence

Abusive relationships know no age limits. Unfortunately, they often start with teenagers. Youth between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence. In the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.4 percent of high school students report being “hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend” in the 12 months prior to the survey. In addition, one in three teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been “hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt” by their ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:51 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Choosing the Right Career

When it comes to choosing a path, it's very common for teens to feel somewhat paralyzed by the idea of figuring out what type of job to pursue, let alone making decisions about a college major or career. A good first step is to take a deep breath and relax. You don't need to decide immediately what you're going to be doing for the rest of your life. The main thing is to start taking some small steps to figure out what you think you might like to do or what job you might be best suited for. What's the ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Making the Perfect Resume

While no employer will expect a teenager to have an amazing amount of experience, don’t underestimate the importance of having an effective resume. Once you have a sense of what you might want to do for a job, it’s time to start focusing on some practical matters. Your resume is a first impression. A quick glance at a resume will make an immediate impression on an employer. It can tell a potential employer whether or not you: Take pride in producing good-looking work Pay attention to detail Are proficient in the latest software technology Typos, spelling errors, and formatting inconsistencies ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:21 a.m. by Jeff Peters | View Comments
5 Reasons to Take a Management Course in College

One of the main courses that any student should take in college is a management course. Management courses are an outstanding medium that can facilitate the improvement of various qualities such as leadership and innovation. Specialized management courses in various areas end up preparing students to enter the corporate world, which is constantly changing and advancing. These courses not only emphasize creating professional managers that will be able to survive in today’s competitive world, but students will also be able to enhance any existing skills that they already have. Young managers equipped with reputable management courses can easily sustain themselves ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
3 Tips for Writing am Effective Cover Letter

Eventually, every professional needs to know how to write effective cover letters. A great cover letter shows maturity and writing ability. Cover letters must be written well and show sincere interest and understanding of the company and what it needs in a potential candidate. 3 Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter 1.Don’t take the lazy way out. Teens tend to use the same cover letter repeatedly—or tweak it slightly—whether or not the content remains applicable to each job under consideration. They write one cover letter that can be used for any job that they might possibly consider. Inevitably, this ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:52 p.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
How to Make Your Job a Success

Once you have obtained your job or internship, you need to take steps to ensure that it’s a success. Most importantly, remember that it’s perfectly okay if you don’t love your job...but you absolutely must do the job to the best of your ability. Benefits of doing your job well When you perform well, there is much more to be gained than the satisfaction of a job well done. Consider the following: Today’s manager is tomorrow’s reference. When you are applying for jobs in the future, employers often ask to check references by talking to your previous supervisor. It’s a ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:23 p.m. by Customer Service | View Comments
How to Make Your College List

Although college is still a few years away for high school sophomores and juniors, now is the time to start creating a list of prospective colleges. The best way to know if a school is right for you is to visit the campus—and college visits take organization and time. We’ve all heard certain stereotypes about specific colleges—which colleges are the hardest to get into, the specific schools that have the largest “party scene,” the nicest college campuses, etc. But to really make your college list, as smartly and informatively as possible, you need to do some research yourself. [Do you ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 2 p.m. by Andrew Belasco | View Comments
10 Tips for Landing College Scholarships

Attempts to navigate the world of private college scholarships often result in students and families left adrift in the proverbial mile-wide, inch-deep ocean of cyberspace. Let the following tips serve as your guide, helping you to streamline your search for the “best-fit” scholarships and maximize your chances at emerging with the ultimate prize: Substantial funds for your college education. 10 College Scholarship Tips 1. Save time by visiting top scholarship databases You could Google until your fingers go numb and still not uncover a fraction of the legitimate scholarship opportunities that have been prescreened and neatly packed into the following ...

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