More tab a year ago, I tried to get my podcast But First, Coffee going. Failing miserably, I finally conceded that there was no way I could diligently find the time to record a podcast with the noise bug that is my full time charge. But writing? You bet your cutet little bitton nose I [...]
I would lament on the fact that the year all but raced away, but I think we're all very aware of it already. The past year has been amazing. I’ve accomplished most of what I set out to do in some areas and exceeded my plans in others. Above all, I felt like ME again. [...]
Have you ever tried to write a business plan? It’s not the easiest task for someone with no experience in business (despite what the draft articles on the internet say). If it were, business plan consultant wouldn’t come with a US$2,000 – US$15,000. (Don’t worry, I don’t charge that much for simple, standard plans.). Most […] [...]
TL; DR. The acronym means 'too long; didn't read' and gets a bad rap because the user is labelled lazy and rude. But is that true? How many of us are guilty of this without typing it to let the author of a piece know? I know I am. As much as I love reading [...]
Most of us know all too well, the financial struggles of college life. This is a time when students are forced to scrape by on very little. Some of us even work full-time jobs, while attending college, just to make ends meet.
But aside from getting a traditional 9 to 5, what else can you do to earn some extra cash? Here are six tips to get you started!
Many skills like writing, graphic designing, and social media management can be done on a freelance basis to make extra cash. Even better, the hours are great because you set them! Most people’s freelance jobs are their hobbies, so it doesn’t really feel like work.
If you have excellent command of the English language, why not offer to proofread or edityour peers’ work? There is always someone somewhere on campus willing to pay to make sure their paper is…
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It didn't occur to me that I could freelance full-time while living in Jamaica until maybe a year ago. The services I offer are not only perfect, they are a needed skill set. I knew that it wouldn't be easy to get started but the more I thought about it, the more I was sure that [...]
Studying is the cornerstone of college life. And whether we like it or not, it pretty much sums up the college experience. Let’s face it. There is rarely, if ever, a student who successfully makes it through school without spending some quality time in their books.
Unfortunately, for most of us this is when exhaustion tends to creep in; yawning at our ears, and tugging at the sheets. Sounds familiar? We thought so…
So how do you keep up the good fight against sleep, in the name of academia? Here are eight tips to help the exhausted student light the midnight candle without burning out.
1. Start Early
Starting early means you never have to worry about rushing to the finish line. Slow and steady wins this one. You also escape the stress of knowing you might not get done in time.
Starting early allows you to spend shorter time…
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During my college tenure, I had signed up for a summer job program the government runs each year for tertiary students. For each of the those three years I found myself in the same department between six and twelve weeks, human resource. I spent my time assisting with HR functions, over looking, sorting and collecting [...]
The current job market (Jamaica) is set up in such a way that most graduates (myself included) are forced to take a job just to get their bills paid. Said job may not be in the field the graduate wants to pursue a career in, but it's "better than nothing". The place that this is most [...]
With all the many responsibilities and distractions of college, few of us think to lay a foundation for post-graduation life. via How to Market Yourself Before You Graduate — COLLEGE MATE