What To Know Before Your First Day at Work

College students starting out in the working world after years as students may be feeling apprehensive about about what lies ahead in the working world. Below, Carolyn Thompson, longtime executive recruiter and Managing Principal at Merito Group, talks about what college grads should know before their first day as a gainfully employed adult. How can Read More …

How to Succeed in an Online Class

Online classes are a convenient way for busy students and working professionals to get college credit. However, they require a higher degree of self-motivation than traditional classes. If you want to pass an online class, you’ll have to be well-organized and committed in order to succeed. A few success tips for online students: Create a Read More …

Tips for Recent Graduates Entering the Workforce

Entering the workforce can be extremely intimidating. Will you like your job? Will you fit in? Will you make a big mistake? What if you don’t find a job? These are all questions that may be running through your head as you finish your last semester of college and prepare to enter the “real world”. Read More …

High School Classes to Maximize College Success

The transition from high school to college isn’t always easy. High schools don’t always to the best job preparing students for the challenges of college, but as a student you can take classes that will better prepare you for both college and whatever career path you choose. A few useful classes to take as a Read More …

The Growing Importance of Emotional Intelligence

  Victor1558 via Compfight Emotional intelligence, the ability to identify and control emotions in oneself and others, has gained much attention recently. With the increasing automation and offshoring of jobs that don’t require much human interaction, emotional intelligence will be become even more important as time passes. Although not everyone is a natural at understanding Read More …

Success Tips for Non-Traditional College Students

Many colleges are experiencing growth in non-traditional student populations, with some campuses catering specifically to working adults. Although non-traditional students are more common and schools are working to cater them, it will always be a challenge to balance work and school.   If you’d like to go back to school or currently attend college as Read More …

Characteristics of Successful College Students

  College can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for even the best student. What characteristics do the most successful college students have? Below are some traits and skills that will help a student have a happy and successful college experience.   Good time management skills Learning to balance school, a social life, and extracurricular Read More …