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March 31, 2014

"If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten."
- Tony Robbins

March 31, 2014
8 Helpful Websites to Look Out For:

1. Owl.english.purdue.edu : Useful for writing papers; this cite shows you how to cite your work, and how to write your papers in APA or MLA format as well as demonstrating any other rules that you should follow when you are writing a paper.

 
2. Ratemyprofessor.com: Read comments and see ratings of professors about professors from your campus or from all over the country posted by students who have taken their courses. This website is extremely helpful. Do your research on a professor or course before to take their class.
 
3. Textbookrush.com: Find inexpensive textbooks, books, and international versions here. I used this website a lot. Books are cheap and are delivered quickly. 
 
4. Sribd.com: On this site you will find e-books, and pdfs, of any book that you might be looking for free. They even have an app that you can use on any electronic device.
 
5. Chegg.com: Rent books for cheap. Get discounts and student benefits by using the site
 
6. Amazon.com: Get text books and books that you need, for a cheap price. Here you can find used books and the shipping is fast. Sign up for Amazons student account (Amazon prime) to receive 2 day shipping on certain items and free movie/TV access.
 
7. Jstor.org: An online database filled with academic articles and other resources that student can use for school research papers.
 
8. EasyBib.com: Bibliography generator, converts references in MLA or APA format for your work cited page.

I hope that the following tips are helpful. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or tips, please feel free to comment below.

March 24, 2014

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
-Benjamin Franklin

March 24, 2014

Internships

Internships are a must. Internships can help you decide whether or not you are going in the right direction with a major or career goal. Internships are the best way to gain experience, branch out, network, meet new people, and learn more about any potential career goals. Below are some tips in finding some internship:

1. Do your own search of available summer internships or on-campus internships
2. Speak to any upper classmen that you may know on internships that they have done
3. Look into your community for any internship’s that may be available
4. Speak to your professors (major related professors) on any internships that they would recommend
5. Speak to an advisor (can be a department advisor, major advisor, or general student advisor)
6. Make sure you have a ready cover letter, updated resume, and recommendations/ references
7. Last but not least, have someone look over your resume and cover letters so that they are in the correct format and so may use them for internship applications

I hope that the following tips are helpful. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or tips, please feel free to comment below.

March 17, 2014

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher

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