Tuesday, November 25, 2014

$1,000 Scholarship/Monthly

Any student over the age of 16 is eligible and students simply need to submit a 300 word essay responding to that month's essay prompt.  The winner is selected by UniversityTutor.com personnel.

I'd be happy to review my students' essays prior to submitting the application.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WOW Resume

For my online class:  This assignment is due tomorrow, Nov. 26

Review slide #2 (Is This a Resume?)  Write one paragraph if you believe that it is not a resume and why.  In addition, write a second paragraph on why you believe it is.

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"Ivory Tower" Is College Worth the Cost?

Money Management Tips

Scholarships and Paying Internships are the way to graduate debt free, BUT you need to learn how to save what you have.  Here are just a few things to think about:

  1. Pay yourself first -- Open a savings account and get in the habit of paying yourself before you pay anyone else.  It can be small -- a few dollars.  Whenever you get a birthday or holiday gift, add it to your account.
  2. Shop with a budget and a list --Shopping on a whim spells disaster.  Make a list and stick to it.  Ask yourself if it is a need or a want.
  3. Pack a lunch --  It will be healthier and you will save money.
  4. Eat before you go grocery shopping  -- There are too many temptations when you are hungry
  5. Take public transportation --  Is this an option when traveling back and forth to college?
  6. Books, videos, magazines -- These are all available at a library FREE. 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

(CAREER BLISS) New Site for Information on Writing Your Resume

The site is not only a good source for career information, but will give you added material for creating your RESUME.  Please use the worksheet which I assigned and complete a professional resume for your scholarship portfolio.  

Assignment: Read the material on resumes and write a paragraph on each article.  This is due on Tuesday, December 02, 2014.  Your resume is also due on the same day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

8 Tips for Safe and Legal Holiday Driving

The following information is from Legal Shield:
Traffic stops and citations frequently increase around the holidays.  The best way to avoid accidents and trips to traffic court is to drive safely and know what to do if you are pulled over.
  1. Watch your speed.
  2. Never drink and drive.
  3. Never text or email while driving.
  4. Know how to handle a traffic stop.
  5. Be prepared for difficult weather.
  6. Make sure you have the right car seat for you child.
  7. Think twice before running a light.
  8. Follow at a safe distance.