Resilience is the trait that gives people the mental and psychological strength to deal with adversity. It is the psychological reserve of strength that individuals call upon in times of need to carry them through the hard times. Numerous psychologists believe that resilient individuals are more prepared to handle difficult situations. Furthermore, said individuals are…

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success

What exactly is success? How do you go about defining success? Has your understanding of success changed over time? The very word itself is a motivator that is most certainly positive in nature. It challenges us to link our own definitions with our experiences in chasing it down. Personally, success is not a final destination at…

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Professional Soft Skills

You may look perfect for a position on paper – you have all the experience and qualifications for the job. However, do you have the necessary professional soft skills to truly succeed? Soft skills are those intangible qualities and attributes that help employees work well with one another and enhance overall productivity. Furthermore, they truly…

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Innovative Ideas

Innovative thinking may seem like a straight forward concept. However, it is anything but simple. Furthermore, converting innovative thinking into innovative actions can be exponentially more difficult. Nobody in the history of mankind was born an innovative thinker. However, after gaining various kinds of experiences, people enhance their thinking skills and improve their ability to…

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The liberal arts have been under fire for several years now. This is due to two main contributing factors: 1.) growing cost of college; and 2.) demand for students in career-ready fields (e.g. engineering, finance, computer science, and medicine). Most of the conversation about higher education focuses on overall value and ROI. What majors earn…

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One of the core characteristics of a strong leader is their ability to maintain a upbeat and positive group dynamic. In order to make this happen, leaders must be able to identify problems, size up situations and above all, keep group emotions in check. There are a handful of traits that are at the top…

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The summer after fifth grade I started my first job—yes, you read that correct. This wasn’t just some cushy job at the family store or at my father’s company. That summer I began my career as a golf caddie at the local country club. Much to my relief, the club down the street wasn’t Bushwood…

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Let’s start with a clean slate and open up with a quasi full-disclosure statement. The atypical Student-Athlete does not equate to an academic all-star, class president, or your standard editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. However, the vast majority of the Student-Athlete population are the real world version of a Transformer – they’re more than what meets the…

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