ILCHS Alumni
 
April 23, 2014

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
- Joshua J. Marine

April 23, 2014
Recommendations are essential for applying to jobs, internships, colleges, higher positions, etc. Knowing who to ask and when are important features to getting recommendations that you may need done on time and written by the best people. Here are some tips on who to ask for a recommendation.

1. Professors that you have taken courses with more than once: Asking a professor that knows you, knows your works, and liked having you as a student are contributing factors to a great recommendation.  Pick a professor whose class you contributed to and enjoyed taking. It is best to ask a professor for a recommendation when you are applying to academic … like internships, organizations/clubs or honor societies.
 
2. Internship supervisors: If you have prior internship experience, ask your internship supervisor for a recommendation.
 
3. Principals and Vice-principals: This can be the Principal or vice-principal of your former high school. If you know the principal, VP, dean, and or director of the department of your major, go ahead and ask for recommendations.
 
4. Supervisors at your job: You can ask your company, supervisor, and or manager for a recommendation or a prior work place. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
 
5. President of a club or organization that you are a member of: Extracurricular activities matter. If you are part of a club, org, or program in or outside of school, then ask for a recommendation. This will show great character and further highlight what you spend your free time doing outside of work and school.

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

April 07, 2014

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
– Napoleon Hill

April 07, 2014

Spring break is approaching fast and so are midterms. The year is almost over and soon after, we will be graced with the presence of finals (yay!). So right now, it’s all about the focus, passing all test, exams, essays, and project that we are assigned and participating. Here are some helpful tips on making it to the finish line, hunkering down and getting that passing grade.

1. Set your mind to it: Prepare yourself, set your mind up to pass, take time to put in the work to study, do any extra credits, and time manage to complete all (especially all major assignments) before and by the designated due date. Don’t let yourself slack off because the semester is almost over.
 
2. Know where you are: Meet with your professor’s one on one to discuss where you can improve your grade and know where you are in their class.
 
3. Know your deadlines: Make sure to know and write out any and all future exams, test, essays, projects; all major assignments especially those that are of high percentage towards your grade.
 
4. Study: Make sure it’s your mission to score 100 (if possible, higher) on upcoming test and exams, projects and papers (set your goal grade, if it be 80, 90, or 100 but it has to be achievable).
 
5. Participate: Be aware of you’re in class participation. Being present is not enough; you could be silently losing points.
 
6. Take your time: Take your time to do all assignments, readings, and note taking so that you get graded for you quality work and efforts.
 
7. Keep your goal in mind!

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