Moments Away, Miles Apart

    It’s your college graduation day and you’re sitting in a sea of gowns and soon to be college graduates. You look to your left and see your mom waving at you and telling you to smile because she wants a good photo to show your aunts and uncles. You look past your mom and see the rest of the family sitting in the bleachers looking through the graduation program to find your name. Your whole family is sitting in those bleachers except your dad. Not because he was working and couldn’t make it, but because he’s at his own graduation ceremony in a different city. Didn’t see that coming right? Of course not.

    ... Continue Reading
    Topics: Graduate, School, success

    Preparing For Your Job Interview

    It is your last year and very last quarter as a business and/or economics student at Cal State LA. You are not only excited about finishing school but also, a little nervous to be officially stepping out into the “real world.” A lot of times the idea of the real world can potentially be scary because it means that it’s time to get a job. But hey, its life and most of us have strategically planned for the day we had to get a job. If you’re anything like myself, we planned to get the job, but we never really planned on how we were going to get the job- in that referring to the interview process. Interviewing is the most intimidating part about getting a job. We all can remember back to our first interviews and how overly nervous we were. I can remember googling common interview questions so that I could sit at home and practice before the interview. The idea of interviewing is nerve-racking in general but knowing that the next interview you have could be the big one that changes your life is simply frightening. I am here to tell you “don’t fret!” because there are many ways to prepare yourself and nail the interview with confidence.

    ... Continue Reading
    Topics: lists

    The choice of being proactive or inactive

    Topics: School

    To public transport or not to public transport

    Topics: School

    3 Reasons Why You Should Get an On-Campus Job

    Topics: lists

    How I Budget Myself To $40 A Week

    Topics: how to

    Finals Survival Guide

    Topics: success, lists, finals

    Dealing With Stress

    Topics: how to

    Get To know: Dr. John Steiner

    Topics: get to know

    Embracing The Challenge: A Veteran's Journey

    Topics: veterans