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Transitioning from High School to College: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

When it comes to their college-bound high school students, the primary focus for parents and teachers is academics. A rigorous curriculum, good grades, and high SAT scores are crucial for college admissions success. Yet lost in this quest for top marks is attention paid to the non-academic challenges faced by teenagers transitioning between high school and college.

44191692 - views of historic brooklyn bridge in new york city.In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common non-academic challenges that teenagers experience during the transition to college. Then we’ll dive into what parents and teachers can do to help during this complicated and often frustrating time.

The Challenges

Every student’s non-academic challenges are unique, yet there are a few common threads that tie together the vast majority of college-bound high school students:

  • Living away from loved ones and old friends
  • Different expectations from teachers/professors
  • No oversight/support from a parental figure
  • Exposure to new beliefs and ideas
  • Taking personal responsibility for one’s actions

For some students, these challenges result in negative consequences. For example, a student who grows up in an authoritarian home may abuse the freedom college life provides. He or she may take up negative habits and neglect schoolwork, a combination that often leads to dropping out.

The goal of supporting students throughout the transition is to make sure that they meet challenges like these in a constructive and successful way.

What Parents Can Do

Parents, even those who did not attend college, can help prepare their children for this important transition. In this section, we’ll explore what parents can do throughout their child’s time in high school.

Freshman Year

The experience of transitioning from middle school to high school mirrors the transition between high school and college. The new school is much bigger. Classes are more challenging. Finally, there are many new faces. Take advantage of this opportunity to teach your child many important life skills.

  • Help your child with curriculum mapping. When choosing freshman-year courses, be your child’s advisor, but not their boss. For example, discuss their grades from 8th grade as you both study the list of possible freshman year courses.
  • Promote your child’s extracurricular interests. High school is a time of experimentation. Your child may like one activity freshman year but loathe it the next. Make sure he or she knows evolving preferences are fine.
  • Encourage your child to expand his or her circle of friends. The beginning of high school, like the beginning of college, is a time when your child will meet new people. Give him or her a gentle nudge to start new friendships.

Sophomore Year

Sophomore year is the perfect time to begin promoting autonomy and personal accountability in your child:

  • Promote leadership roles. During the school year, your child may want to try a leadership role within an extracurricular activity. While leadership roles always look good on college application, they also teach students much about responsibility to something greater than themselves.
  • Encourage your child to have a summer job between sophomore and junior year. Not only will he or she learn many valuable life skills, but the job can also act as a source of money to help pay for college.

Junior Year

For many high school students and their families, junior year is the beginning of the college search. With many college fairs, tours, and letters of interest, it is easy for your child to feel overwhelmed.

  • Discuss finances with your child. Many families struggle with how to pay for college. The worst thing you can do is not be honest about what your family contribute to your child’s college education. Have this discussion early on so that your child can start researching scholarship, grant, and/or loan opportunities.
  • Use breaks from school for college tours. College tours can act as a good bonding experience between parents and their college-bound children. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask questions that your child may not have considered.
  • Have your child go on an overnight college tour. Staying in a dorm and shadowing a college student can open your child’s eyes to whether a particular college is a good fit.
  • Keep at that summer job. Another summer job between junior and senior year will further hone your child’s life skills and add to the college fund.

Senior Year

Senior year is a hectic time for students and their families. Even if your child gets into his or her top choice college, there is still much to do.

  • Invest in organization tools. Whether an app for your child’s smartphone or a paper calendar, assist your child in keeping track of the many important deadlines in the fall semester.
  • Anticipate rejection. Though some students get into their top-choice college, just as many do not. As a result, a rejection letter can cause genuine heartbreak. If this should happen to your child, be there for emotional support.
  • After high school graduation, help your child create a ‘college readiness’ checklist. This list includes trips to pick up essential supplies and completing last minute necessities such as vaccines. Though there is much to do, organizing everything should help your child feel less stress as college move-in day approaches.


Copy of dreamschooldoorWhat Teachers Can Do

It is the first responsibility of every high school teacher to help students succeed academically. Despite these good intentions, many teachers forget that their students require help transitioning between high school and college. Below are some simple strategies that all high school teachers can employ.

Teachers of Underclassmen

  • Use teaching strategies that promote autonomy and personal responsibility. From checklists to personal reflections, there are many ways teachers can instill these two skills that every student (on the college path or not) will need later in life. For example, flipped classrooms closely mirror the format of many college courses. Take the first quarter to introduce the concept so that your students can adapt. Applying it for the rest of the year, the majority your students will gain the skills necessary to become autonomous learners throughout high school and college.

Teachers of Upperclassmen

  • Teach students how to share their ideas in an open setting. Through Socratic seminars, you can encourage reserved or shy students to share their ideas, something their college professors will ask them to do in seminar courses.
  • Have your grading system reflect what students will experience in college. In college, a student’s grade in a course comes down to a handful of high-stakes tests and/or papers. Employ a similar strategy in your classroom, giving your summative assessments the greatest (e.g. 85-90%) weight of all graded items. Students will still have some wiggle room when it comes to their grades, but you will be giving them a preview to what their college professors will expect. Note: Be sure to gain approval from your principal before changing your grading system.

Final Thoughts

For parents and teachers, the prospect of transitioning to college might seem somewhat difficult. But for teenagers, with their limited life experience, transitioning to college might seem like climbing Mt. Everest. That’s why it is important for parents and teachers to become college transition sherpas. Show your child or student the way, and he or she will surely succeed.

Get Ready to Support Students on Their Way to College

College-bound high school juniors and seniors often require help navigating the college application process. Unfortunately, their counselors are overburdened, and many of their parents do not have the necessary skills or knowledge to help. Facing these obstacles, students with college aspirations often turn to their teachers.This article explores how you, as a teacher of high school upperclassmen, can help your students succeed in the areas of college exploration, standardized tests, college application essays, and basic organizational skills.


Supporting Juniors

Junior year is the start of the college application journey. Though some students begin much earlier, those without parental support might never have seriously considered attending college before becoming high school upperclassmen. This moment is a key opportunity for you to help your students.


College Exploration

With over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, many juniors feel overwhelmed the moment they begin their search, and with good reason. Finding the right college is a complicated process. You have the ability to help students start their search on the right foot.

  • Introduce your students to college guides. All states’ English III standards require students to analyze complex informational texts. College guides are a perfect fit for lessons covering these standards.
  • Have your classes take a career interest test. These tests reveal students’ interests, and make suggestions for their next steps after high school. Using the results, students can significantly narrow down their college search. 4,000+ colleges suddenly turn into a manageable few.
  • Promote community colleges alongside the best universities. Many students do not have the financial resources to attend most colleges. By promoting local community colleges, you keep the college door open for everyone.

Improving Standardized Test Scores

For decades, standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT have been a fixture of the high school experience. With the best colleges and universities becoming fiercely selective in recent decades, your students are under tremendous stress to perform.

  • English III and Math teachers are crucial to test day success. English III teachers can do much to help their students improve their SAT scores (or ACT scores). By using the fall semester to stress many of the language mechanics topics tested on the SAT/ACT, teachers can prepare their students for test day. Math teachers have a greater opportunity to help increase their students’ test scores, as they can directly incorporate SAT/ACT math questions into lessons.
  • Assist students with test-taking skills. Performing well on any standardized test has two components. The first is content knowledge. The second is test-taking skills. No matter what subject you teach, you can incorporate skill-building activities (e.g. time management) into your lessons.
  • Stress the availability of guaranteed scholarships. Many states have guaranteed college scholarships for students who perform well on standardized tests. Students who know about these opportunities often have a greater desire to perform well on test day.

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Supporting Seniors

The fall semester of senior year is a hectic time for students, many of whom find it difficult to juggle maintaining their grades and applying to college. There are two areas where you can make a positive impact.


Crafting College Essays

The essay is a large part of the college application package, and many students need help finding their voice. No matter the subjects you teach, you can provide students an invaluable service.

  • Offer to help, but set limits. At the beginning of the year, inform your students that you are happy to help them with their essays. One way to do this is to set up ‘office hours’ before or after school just for this purpose. In addition, be frank with them about what you are willing to do: brainstorming sessions, minor editing, feedback, etc. Finally, make sure to set limits. At the end of the day it is their responsibility to make their essays the best they can be.


Staying Organized

Playing on their phones all day, your students may think that they can easily navigate the online college admissions process. However, even the most tech-savvy students may lack the strong organizational skills needed to keep up with college application materials and deadlines.

  • Require organization in your classes. Many high school students, even seniors, lack basic organizational skills. By teaching and requiring the use of these skills in the classroom, you give your students the tools to stay organized as they apply to college.
  • Introduce your students to organizational apps. Through using one or more organizational apps (e.g. Google Calendar, Dropbox, 24me) as part of your class, you provide your students another resource during this important time.

Final Thoughts

You play a critical role in your students’ college application success. If you and your peers apply the advice laid out in this article, your efforts will have a lasting impact on students’ lives.


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How Big Data Can Help Education

We are all born differently; different ways of thinking, different ways of observing, and different ways in which we learn about the world around us.

According to several studies, there are actually eight different ways in which people typically learn. There are linguistic learners who excel through reading, writing, listening or speaking; rhythmic learners who excel through music, melody or rhythm; kinesthetic learners who excel by actually doing what they are being taught; spatial learners who excel through visual aids; mathematical learners who excel by classifying, organizing and using numbers; interpersonal learners who excel by working with other people; and intrapersonal learners who excel when they work alone.

Beyond these differences in learning, our students face a number of other differences in and out of the classroom. Different family circumstances, different extracurriculars, different strategies for coping with stress and life in general. I think you get the point that the list of differences is endless.

So why is it then that when it comes to teaching, we standardize our education?

We sit students down in a classroom, organize them in neat rows ordered with the same desks, chairs and materials, and lecture them with the same type of information regardless of how they excel.

In some ways, the reason for standardization in education is pretty obvious actually. For one, the average student to teacher ratio in the United States is 16 to 1. In other words, for every teacher in a classroom there are 16 different individuals trying to learn. It’s not possible for every teacher to tailor their lessons specifically to every type of student they have; that just wouldn’t make any sense.

Another reason? The education system in the United States has been virtually the same since 1893 when the National Education Association appointed The Committee of Ten to standardize public education in order to prepare students for college. The curriculum hasn’t been changed much since then.


So what’s the solution here? Hire more teachers? Reduce classroom size? Write individual lesson plans for each and every type of student?

No, no, and definitely no.

We believe the answer lies in personalized learning through technology. We are entering a new day in age where the feats of the tech world are incredible – Big data has become a very hot topic within tech, and more companies across the world are beginning to use it to get insight on a number of different key sectors ranging from financial trade to meteorology to public health. But what about education?

Believe it or not, I am not the first person to come up with the idea of using big data to improve our education system. In fact, it’s already been done – Many times.

In an article published by the Washington Post, Pasi Sahlberg, one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices, states, “One thing that distinguishes schools in the United States from schools around the world is how data walls, which typically reflect standardized test results, decorate hallways and teacher lounges.  Green, yellow, and red colors indicate levels of performance of students and classrooms. For serious reformers, this is the type of transparency that reveals more data about schools and is seen as part of the solution to how to conduct effective school improvement.”


The United States has become obsessed with the wrong type of big data in education. Rather than focusing on data that tells us more about our students, we’ve been focusing on data that only tells us about our students’ performance on standardized testing. Sahlberg continues, “These data sets, however, often don’t spark insight about teaching and learning in classrooms; they are based on analytics and statistics, not on emotions and relationships that drive learning in schools.”

The result of focusing on test scores alone? “..there is now more data available than can reasonably be consumed and yet there has been no significant improvement in outcomes.”

The problem isn’t using big data to solve our education woes; the problem is using the wrong type of big data. Instead of focusing on just standardized test scores, we need to use big data to really learn about our students and teachers – Everything from their emotional intelligence to their goals to what they’re currently doing to try and get better results.

Once we can amass this type of data, we can use technology to better tailor learning on an individual level. We can analyze how different students best excel, and then give them better tools, lessons, and guidance to help them succeed both academically and with their goals in general. Integrate this with schools, and you have an education system that can much better meet the needs of every type of student.

If my opinion alone is not enough to convince you that personalized learning through technology and data is worth investing in as a country, maybe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s’ opinion will be.


In a recent phone interview with Education Week, Zuckerberg said, “We think that personalized learning makes sense. We want to see as many good versions of this idea as possible get tested in the world.” Last December Zuckerberg announced that him and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, would donate 99% of their Facebook shares (worth around 45 billion dollars) to a number of different causes, “headlined by the development of software ‘that understands how you learn best and where you need to focus.’”

If Zuckerberg and other leaders in education are betting big on personalized learning through technology, maybe it’s time we seriously consider it.

Top 5 Reasons You Struggle to Reach Your Goals

We all have goals in life. Whether it’s your lifelong goal of inventing the next Facebook and becoming as a rich as Mark Zuckerberg, or your short-term goal of losing three pounds before spring break down in Palm Beach, each and every one of us have goals that we want to achieve. Why is it that some people are able to set a goal and tackle it with seemly little effort, while others try again and again only to find themselves right back where they started? We have some answers.

Here are the top 5 reasons YOU struggle to reach your goals:

1.Your Goals are More Vague than this Fortune Cookie


While you may have an idea of what you want in the end, your goal might just be too vague to accomplish. There’s a big difference between “wanting to lose some weight” and “wanting to lose three pounds in two weeks.” When you don’t get specific with what you’re trying to accomplish, you leave room for your mind to wander and become unfocused. By adding some way of measuring your goal, you can center your aim and make it easier to achieve. Adding in a timeline is also super key. Not only do you want to know your end objective, but you also want to be able to keep track of your progress in order to hold yourself accountable.

2.Your Goals are Bigger than Shaq’s Shoe


There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big. In fact, setting goals that are massive can often lead to success way above and beyond the success you would have had with realistic goals. The old saying, “Shoot for the moon: even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” definitely has some merit to it. With that said, it’s important to divvy up your goals into smaller portions so you can track them and have a better shot at reaching your moon.  Supporting structure and incremental steps are absolutely crucial, because they remind you of the progress you are making. With overarching, massively exciting and ambitious goals, it’s sometimes hard to keep your head on the court, where it needs to be, because progress can seem really slow on a psychological level. You have the end game in mind, but the little steps you’re taking each week don’t register because you’re so focused on how far away the future seems.

3. You’re about as committed as your ex


Sorry to bring that up, but seriously – often times not reaching your goal has to do with the fact that you weren’t 100% committed to it. You may like the idea and think it would be nice to accomplish, but it’s not a burning desire of yours. That’s not to say, however, that it’s the end of the line for you and your goal. Sometimes it’s just a matter of rewording what you’re undertaking and pivoting, turning it into something that’s more appealing and in line with your values. Effective goals are all about something you truly want to happen! Be real with yourself!

4. You’re Terrified of Falling Flat on Your Face


No one wants to commit to something, only to fail at it. Fear comes from thinking about all the things that can go wrong, and not focusing on all the things that could go right. Sometimes when we set a goal, we don’t fully indulge ourselves in it, because we are afraid that if we give it our all and fail, it’ll be a disaster for our self-esteem. The truth is that fear can be a good thing. Not only does it force you out of your comfort zone and into an area of growth, but it also means that there’s an opportunity for learning. Rather than fearing possible failure, it’s best to embrace the idea that if you do fail, you’re going to learn how to get back up and try again.

5. You Aren’t Telling Yourself or the World


Sometimes it’s great to stay quiet about your goals, smash them, and have all your friends look at you like you’re a genius. BUT — Sometimes it’s even better to tell some people who can hold you accountable. Something as simple as telling a few close friends about what you want to accomplish automatically puts social pressure on you to make them happen. Social pressure can be a very powerful thing. Still want to stay quiet about them? That’s okay, but be sure to tell YOURSELF, at the very least. Don’t just think about it in your head; take out a piece of paper and write it down. A study carried out in the Harvard MBA program shows remarkable statistics about what happened to graduate students who wrote down their goals. In a given class, 3% of students wrote down their goals, 13% had goals in mind but didn’t write them down, and 84% had no goals at all. After 10 years when that same group was interviewed again, the 13% who had goals in mind earned on average TWICE the amount the 84% who didn’t have any goals in mind earned. The 3% who wrote them down? On average they earned TEN TIMES as much as the other 97% combined. Taking 5 minutes to write your goals down is well worth the while!

In summary, it’s not that you’re bad at achieving your goals – it’s just that you were approaching it wrong! We hope this was helpful; just remember: you can do it!

6 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Class Participation

It is the first day of class and you saw the class schedules and grading systems of your classes. You see that class participation grade is required for most of your classes. There are a lot of people in your class and you do not know anyone in class, or you only know a few of your classmates. What if you say something wrong or answer something that is not what the professor wants? Don’t worry, I am here to help you gain confident to speak up in class and be happy in class.

Let’s take a look at a few tips for you to overcome the fear of raising your hand and participating in class discussion.

1.Go to class early, make yourself comfortable and make some friends.

This is a great way to make yourself comfortable in the classroom which is going to be helpful when you speak up in class. Since you are breaking the ice and getting to know someone in class, you are likely to be able to raise hand. You will also feel happy in class and will not miss the class because you have someone you can talk to when you come to class. Also, you can ask the person to study together with you for the exam.

2.Pay attention to professor and takes notes on what he is expecting from this class.

This is one of the most important time of the semester. Listen carefully to what the professor wants. Every professor is different in grading and what they look for in a student. Do not use any electronic device in class since it is going to distract the professor from teaching and he or she will remember you as a distraction.

3.If anyone started raising their hands and asking questions, listen to what they asked and if you can, remember their name.

There will always be someone who is extrovert and who wants to ask a lot of questions to the professor. Try to remember that person’s name and listen to what he or she says. You can refer back to him or her while you comment something.

4.Start participate early and constantly.

Either first day or next day, try to raise your hand and ask questions to professor. If you are fear to ask question, give commend or answer the professor’s question. It becomes harder for you to raise your hand if you are waiting for another day and another day. Also, if you start participating during the first week, the professor will notice you more throughout the semester and also you will feel comfortable raising your hand throughout the semester. Otherwise, you might feel award to raise your hand near the end of the semester.


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5.Talk to professor after class, and visit office hours

Before you know it, it is the end of the semester. So, it is always good to start talking to the professor after class if you have any questions. Also, you should go visit the office hours. It helps tremendously in getting to know the professor and let the professor know about you as well. Some professors not only care about teaching the students but also care about know the student’s background, career goals and life in general. So, do not afraid to share your background, your interest and your goals with the professor. This way, the professor can not only help you by giving advice but also will feel comfortable when you participate in class discussion.

6.Send some news or some interesting articles to professor’s email.

You will stand out from the crowd if you send some emails to professor about some news or something interesting related to the class. By doing so, you are showing your interest in the class but also showing your passion.

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How to Optimize Your Linkedin Profile for Job Hunting | Recent Graduate

Linkedin is one of the recruiting platforms that a lot of companies use to recruit candidates and look at their profiles. So, let’s make your profile stand out from the crowd!

1.Your professional headline should include your current position and Industry

Your professional headline is very important because for example, when people search for Data Scientist, you will come up somewhere in the list. If your professional headline is not appropriately edited, or if you did not use the right keyword, Linkedin search algorithm cannot find you.Here is an example:

Your Name: Andrew

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2.Sumary should be short, and should include 3 to 5 strengths

You should introduce yourself well and have an elevated pitch in your summary session. I would say that a lot of people will just scan through your profile. Therefore, you should keep your summary simple yet great. The best way is to write around 3 or 4 sentences.

, first, write about where you are right now. Then include your 3 to 5 strengths with bullet points. Then you can write your contact information such as email or phone number.

3.Write blog posts on Linkedin

This step is not necessary but it helps your profile stand out. You should write a short blog posts. This is a very great way to get more Profile views. You can also practice your writing skills and learn from reading other articles along the way.

4.Add your experiences and descriptions from your resume

Once you have created your resume and wrote your responsibilities to your resume, all you need to do is to paste it on your Linkedin profile. To do so, add one experience at a time along with the start date and end date. After that, copy only the descriptions or duties that you wrote on your resume and paste it in the description box of that experience in your Profile.

5.Write you friend/coworker a recommendation and also ask to write one for you

Recommendations on Linkedin is a great plus in job hunting. It shows that you can collaborate with other team members.

6.Add Certifications to your Linkedin Profile

 If you get a certification for an online course or for an exam that is required for your job hunting, you should add your certification on Linkedin. For example, in my the previous article: Should I Major in Digital Marketing | Marketing Students, I have mentioned about Google AdWords and Google Analytics exams. You should put the certificates in Linkedin so that your potential recruiter or employer can see it.

How to Prepare for an Entry Level Position Interview | Recent Graduate

Are you fresh out of college and looking for some interview tips on how to get your favorite job?  Great! You are on the right track, let’s see how you can prepare for your Entry Level position interview.

1. Be yourself

Interviews are very intimidating and nerve-racking. However, there is one tip that is very helpful to go through the stress. Be yourself and try to recall your past experience. Give some time before the actual interview day just to refresh your memories on your former jobs. This is really going to give you confident to explain clearly to the interview about your past experience. Remember, the interview does not know you and does not know exactly what you did in your past job. So, it is very important to explain clearly what you did and how you did.

2. Know the insights and the results of your former job

Most of the interviewers ask: So, tell me about the insights, results or any achievement that you did in the previous job.

In order to know the insights and the results, you should start preparing while you are in the previous job or previous internship. For example, if you are helping a marketing team with customer acquisition, you might want to know how many new customers were you able to acquire. You can do so by asking your supervisor or keeping track in your journal.

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3. Read the job description carefully before you go in for an interview

Read and analyze what the job description is and what the company is looking for. Note down what skills are they looking for? What kind of software, tools or things that are required for this position. In case you do not know some of the descriptions, you can do some research about it and prepare to ask some questions to the interviewer.

4. Wear something professional and also clean

Yes, It is very important to wear something that is not overdressed or underdressed. The best way to wear for an entry level position is to wear black dress with plain design and great length for ladies, and a nice shirt and some black pants for gentlemen.

5. Be optimistic, and it is okay for you to say “I don’t know”

There is a chance that you might not know the answer for some questions because you have just graduated. It is okay to say you don’t know and ask politely to explain more about the things that you do not know. It shows that you are willing to learn and interested in know new things. May be you can say something about the thing that you know which is similar to what the interviewer asked.

6. Write a Thank You letter 

The interviews took their time out of a busy schedule to meet you and interview you. Sending a thank you letter is a great way to show how much appreciated you are and it makes you stand out from the crowd. However, I suggest it is better to not include in your thank you letter anything that seems like you are forcing the interview to choose you.

7. Be patient

Most companies are interviewing a lot of candidates and they have different timelines on their decision process. Give a week to get notified from the recruiter or the interviewer. In case they have not replied you back for over a week, you can send a follow up email asking about the decision timeline.

I wish you all the best! Job hunting is stressful. However, you should take time choosing the right company for you as well. Think positive and be patient. I know you can do this!  Good Luck!





Should I Major in Digital Marketing | Marketing Students

Are you debating on whether to pursue Digital Marketing Major or not. Do you want to know more about Digital Marketing Career Path?

Here are some information on Digital Marketing:

1.Entry level jobs for Digital Marketers and room for growth

A lot of entry level digital marketing jobs are called Account Specialist, Account Coordinator, Paid Search Specialist, Paid Search Coordinator, SEO Specialist and other different entry level position. The job descriptions are going to be different in every company.

For example, most account specialist are responsible for creating account for clients, reporting data and analyzing data using Excel, and collaborate with account manager. It is a great way to learn the strategies and tactics on how to create custom reports and analyze data. There is also room for growth for you to become an Account Manager.

Here are some Digital Marketing/ Digital Advertising companies:

2.Support from Google such as free videos on how to learn Google Adwords and Google Analytics

A lot of Digital Markers use Google Adwords, Google Analytics and other platforms such as Kenshoo, Omiture, BidSmart and so on. These all platform might sound all new and complicated to you but the good thing is that there are free videos online that teaches you how to use these platforms.

You can study them here:

Google Analytics Academy

Google Partners/Learn Google AdWords

3.There is a free-program called COOP where you can learn soft skills SEM, SEO and Paid Social, and also build your personal brand and make connections in Digital Marketing Industry

“COOP (koh-op) connects underrepresented college grads to each other—and to meaningful careers in tech, media and design.” It is a nonprofit organization and it is FREE. You will have a chance to learn the foundation of SEM, SEO and Paid Social in 200+ hours of hands on experience. Also, there are events where guest speakers who are currently working in Digital Marketing Agencies will come and share their experience and day-to-day activities. Therefore, you will get a chance to get to know them, and ask them questions. Check out their website:

4.A lot of colleges are now offering Digital Marketing Major but back then, there is only traditional marketing major.

Yes, for example, Baruch College(CUNY) has great digital marketing program that you can major in. So, basically, you will get a chance to know the industry terms, tools to use in Digital Marketing, and Case studies. I would suggest that you should take one class in digital marketing at school even if you have not decided to major in Digital Marketing.

5.There are some podcasts that you can listen to about Digital Marketing that teach you tactics on the tools to use to optimize your ads, website and many more.

Digital Marketing or any major in general, you can learn a lot from videos and audios. Podcast series are a great way to learn the terms and know how to talk like an industry expert. Subscribe to your favorite channel on Podcast and listen them on the way to your class or on your way back home.

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Myklovr's 5 More Tips for Finding a Job After You Graduate

Congratulations!  You have done all the hard work to finish the college. Now, let’s talk about how you can land your first job.

1.Practice taking some Pre-Employment Test

There are some companies that require you to take Pre-Employment assessment test. You would wonder what the test looks like or you might feel that you are not confident enough to take the test.

Check out this website for free pre-employment test:

2.Tell the same story on Linkedin

Most employers or recruiters are going to look at your Linkedin profile. It is very important that you have the same date, same descriptions and same information on Linkedin as well.

3.Know the trends of the industry.

We can learn a lot from online blogs, articles, Podcast channels and so on. It is a great way to show that you are interested in the industry by knowing the trends and news. You can share the information during your interview to impress the interviewer.

4.Find a mentor who can advice or teach you some industry related materials

Finding a mentor is not an easy process for some people. It takes a lot of courage to talk to someone, and ask to be a mentor for you. However, you will see how helpful it is to have a mentor.

5.Be patient and be honest

Being honest can actually help you get into a company that fits you and your culture. Sometimes, we try to fake ourselves to become who we are not. But believe me the interviewers can tell that you are faking it, and they will feel that you are hiding something. Also, you don’t want to end up being at a company that does not fit you.

If you haven’t read the previous article “myKlovr’s 8 Tips for Finding a Job After You Graduate

Please comment below if you have any tips you would like to share.

5 Secrets to Fostering an Engaging Classroom Culture | Professors

Are you a professor who wants your students to learn the most out of your class from the textbook materials, and have knowledge about the industry that they want to pursue for their dream careers ? That’s great! I am here to share some of the tips that I believe will help you create the classroom that every students want to register to!

1.Guess Speakers

Most students are already starting their first internships while taking your class this semester. And as you know, you can google everything, and learn everything from the internet. 

So, how do you make your class different from Google Search Results? 

Try to invite industry professionals as Guest Speakers, and ask them to share about their college life transitions to careers, their career developments, their networking strategies, internship openings at their current jobs, and other career related topics. There are a lot of ways to reach out to those professionals. I would say the most convenient and professional way is to invite them through Linkedin. All you need to do is to create a linkedin account, search for professionals related to your course, ask them for a 15 minutes coffee meet up, build your relationship, and then invite them to your class  afterwords. 

Related Article: 5 Ways to Make New Friends in Your College During the First Few Weeks

2.Case Studies

Find case studies of the companies that are very recent, and most related to your class. By doing so, your students will not only get knowledge of industries and get connections with the professionals, but also will thank you later in their careers.

3.Career Developments

Try to share career development articles with your students or ask them to send you some articles for extra credits. You will have a chance to learn for yourself, and if you find great articles, you can also send those articles to the class, and give credit to the student as a motivation.

4.Former Students Who Are Currently Working in The Field That is Related to Your Class

Some graduated students or some students who recently completed your class, and interning or working in some companies, you can invite them to class to share their experience at the internship. This way, the current students can build networks wth the former students.

5. Business News or General News at the Beginning of Your Class

I had 3 professors at Baruch College who taught Business Courses. I still remember them and their classes because all 3 of the professors has a requirement of sharing the most recent news at the beginning of the class. Personally, this is a very great technique to make the students active listeners and participate more in the classroom discussions.

Another benefit is that you and your students will have the habit of reading newspaper more often than before.

I hope these tips help you in some way. Comment down below if you have some tips to share with me or if you think one of the tips work out well for you.

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5 Ways to Make New Friends in Your College During the First Few Weeks

Making friends when a new semester starts can be a challenge for most students. If this is the case for you, you are not alone.

So, let’s find out 5 ways to make new friends in your college!

1.Attend Welcoming Parties And Events In the First Few Weeks

Every start of the semester, there are welcoming parties at colleges. It is the best time to go to events, improve your networking skills and make new friends. After a few weeks past by, you will be overwhelmed with assignments, quizzes and midterms. So, try to make new friends at the beginning of the new semester, so that you can hang out during the semester and build your friendship throughout the semester.

So, let’s say you are at the welcoming party, and you do not know anyone there. Here are 3 tips on starting the conversation at the events.

Smile: Yes, smile and start walking around the event. You will see some groups of friends having a great time talking to each other, or you will see some students walking alone. So, who should you first talk to? You should first talk to someone who is approachable and friendly.

Someone who is approachable: Find someone who you seems very friendly and start the conversation. There is a chance that you will find the conversation very interesting. If so, you should ask if you can follow on his or her social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, which is the most trending social media platform recently. If this is not the case, and you cannot connect with that person, move on to the another person. If you can make just one new friend at the event, that’s totally fine!

Join Student Clubs: Most welcoming events have student clubs that are trying to get new members. This is a great time to look for the student clubs that you are interested in. Ask about what the club stands for and how to join the clubs. If you find someone who explained you all about the club, and someone who is very friendly, try to get a contact information from that person. Next day when you get to the college, drop by at the student club’s room, and say hello to that person!

Related articles: Transition From High School To College

2.Join The Student Club’s Facebook Group Page

Most student clubs have Facebook group where they announce their upcoming events. By joining Facebook Groups, you will stay up to date with events in school and student trips. It is also a great way to learn about the student club, and you can add the club members and leaders on social media.

3.Try To Work Out At The School’s Gym

A lot of people tend to get shy when going to school gym. However, school’s gym is one of the best place to make new friends at college. Everyone has the same goal of getting in shape and loosing that stubborn fat. Why not work out with your new friend or make some new friends while trying to be fit and healthy!

4.Sign Up For Tutoring Sessions 

Tutoring center is the best way to make new friends with Tutors. You can also go there together with your classmate. Not every tutor will be a match with you or will be able to explain to you the way you like. So, try to go to different tutors, evaluate how they teach, and stick with the tutor that you like the most.

Ask to recommend great professors: Who would be better than the tutors to ask about their experiences with the classes they have taken. So, you can ask your tutor about their favorite classes and professors.

Built the relationship with the tutor in your major: College is the great time to start building your networks in the industry that you are majoring in. So, let’s say you are studying marketing and you have your favorite tutor who helps with marketing assignments. You should start building the relationship with them because once you graduate from college, you might want to ask for great advices and referrals from him/her. Read this related article about Myklovr’s top 8 tips for finding a job after you graduate

5.Form A Study Group 

Your semester lasts only for four months. How should you make the most out of it? By talking to your classmates, forming study groups, and hanging out with the classmates after the class, or after the study group. Some benefits of studying in a group include improving your communication skills, leadership skills and negotiation skills.

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The Good and the Ugly of Procrastination

It can be rough during college. You’re up at 3 in the morning writing the 10-page essay that’s due tomorrow. Or maybe you’re already in that situation in high school. Well, it turns out that essay was actually assigned 2 weeks ago, and you started writing 2 minutes ago. See the problem here? I do and don’t! That’s right, procrastination can be good and bad. Let’s see what I mean.

Cons to procrastinating:

  • Wasting time

You’re wasting time doing something absolutely pointless, while also worrying about your long-lost essay.

  • Not getting things done

You procrastinated for 2 weeks, and then you decided that you don’t want to do the work you really should be doing. Now that’s bad.

  • Ruining your health

Late night, lots of coffee, no sleep, bags under eyes. Sounds familiar? Yeah, well, let me tell you a secret: you’re definitely ruining your health, and I bet you know it too!

Pros to procrastinating:

  • Get things done FASTER

Studies show that procrastination leaves you less time to do things, makes you more time-pressured, and this pressure actually helps you complete things faster.

  • Relaxing

You may be using the time you could have been working, just chillin’ on your couch which can actually be quite nice!

  • Prioritizing

Maybe you prioritized your duties, and that essay wasn’t that important. That’s fine, as long as you spent that time doing something productive.

What to do when senioritis hits hard?

You’re a senior in high school. You already got into college. And you, to put it in nice words, put in minimal effort at school nowadays.

Ever felt like this? Yeah, I bet. It’s tough to cope with this senioritis, but here are some tips on how to do so:

  • Keep trying (I know…it’s literally the last thing you want to hear)

I know, you know, everyone knows your grades really don’t matter much anymore, but try for the fun of it. Set yourself a goal and achieve it!



  • Spend time with friends

You have a lot of time on your hands, so spend some time with the people you really like; no reason to be fake.



  • Get a girlfriend/boyfriend

Now, by ‘get’, I don’t mean buy a girl/boy-friend. I mean if you genuinely like someone, then just ask them out. Senior year won’t last long, but it’ll be fun while it lasts. And who knows, maybe you’ll keep dating through college.



  • Enjoy your time (wisely)

Go to parties, hang with your friends, but don’t do anything illegal. That’s the last thing you need during your senior year.



  • Get a part-time job

It’s not like you’re currently doing anything special with your life, so get a part-time job and earn some cash before going to college.


The Right School For You

How does one choose the right colleges to apply to?

Well, it certainly can’t be simple. With several hundreds of higher educational institutions, your choices should be limited to about 10.

Here are some tips:

  1. GPA/SAT fit

You don’t want to be a applying to Harvard with a 1.6 and 1200 on your SAT. So, whatever your score, gpa, etc., makw sure you pick colleges that are in your range.

  1. Ranking of desired major

Don’t look at all of those overall rankings. If you want to believe in rankings, do so, but make sure you’re looking at college rankings specific to your major.

  1. Location ‘n’ vibe

These are both really important when making your decision. The ‘right’ fit for you has to include at least a glimpse of the campus, the vibe, and the location (whether it’s in the middle of nowhere or the middle of NYC)

  1. Price

Colleges also differentiate ftom each other by price. Your local community college may be virtually free, while some private colleges cost nearly 70k per year.

  1. The parties

Want to go to MIT? Want to go to a lot of parties? Well, maybe UMiami or University of Florida will be a better choice. Think about what you prioritize when it comes to your college experience. 

  1. Social life

A lot of colleges have a bunch of frats, sororities, clubs etc. This is one of the choices you have to make based on what you want.

  1. Bigger is better

Everyone knows this isn’t always true. You have to feel it out and see what you want.
Just a thought: myklovr helps you identify the right school for you based on your goals and interests?! 

The Date


No, not dried figs.

No, not June 31st.

It’s that thing that you might be really nervous about because they guy/girl you’re going out with has been your crush for the last 4 months. Yeah, that’s right, we’ve all been there. But let’s redefine what a date is to make it simpler and unnerving.

  1. It’s really just a joint social endeavour.

This one’s fairly simple but a really good way to think about a date. You’re simply just joining someone on an attempt to create a relationship together.

  1. You AND the other person want to go.

Stop thinking that he/she doesn’t like you. If they accepted your invitation  (or you got asked out), then it means your date wants to go with you.

  1. You won’t pre-ejaculate.

Well, you control this one yourself, so take it easy out there, bud.

  1. The guy pays.

Well, in the 21st century, stuff’s weird. Girls, a lot of the time, don’t want guys paying for them, so this one really depends on the people going out.

  1. Netflix and chill will be awkward.

If you’re gonna come back home after with your date and start watching Netflix, just make sure you are prepared for whatever happens.
Alright, I hope that’s enough tips, just be safe out there boys and girls.

Unique Ways to Save and Make Money

“Hey, do you want to grab dinner at the new sushi place?”

“No, I don’t have any money.” 🙁


Does this conversation sound familiar at all? Then, after not speaking to your parents for a month, you start calling them every single day. A week passes and here comes your signature line,

“Can I get some money for ‘textbooks?’”

“It’s the middle of the spring semester…Why do you need textbooks?”

“My ‘History of Israel’ professor told me I should get them.”


And so the lies pile on…

Eventually, you realize that your parents aren’t buying the textbook story, and you tell them the truth. You admit that you spent all your money in the first two weeks of the semester and that you’re now washing your clothes by hand. What do they say? Whatever good parents should say,

“Figure it out.”


But how? What can a student do to make, and more importantly, not break his bank?


Making money:

Get a part-time job.
This is fairly simple and by far the most common way of making some money to fill those pockets and be able to pay for laundry machines. Whether it be tutoring, babysitting, or serving people at a fast-food chain, all are extremely viable options for making some extra money.

Fill out surveys
There are many places online like Swagbucks and ProOpinion that will pay you to fill out surveys. In addition, colleges have places where you can go to fill out some surveys and earn a few extra bucks.

Sell your used textbooks
Some of your textbooks were pretty expensive when you bought them, and they’re probably just as expensive right now! So, go out there, on Ebay, Amazon, or even your friends, and try to sell someone all those used books.

Donate sperm
This one’s fairly self-explanatory. Sorry, ladies, you’ll have to pass on this one.


Not breaking the bank:

Set a weekly limit for yourself.
This is possibly the most important thing to do, but once you set the limit, make sure you abide by it.

Don’t buy unnecessary things.
Why do you need to buy those M&M’s if you already have Hershey Kisses that your roommate shares with you? That’s right, save those two bucks, and buy only the things that are necessary.

Find the cheapest places to buy textbooks.
A lot of the time that is not your college’s bookstore. Research used options on different websites or buy them off of myKlovr’s marketplace this Fall.

Take advantage of student discounts.
In addition to all of the local businesses that offer at least 10% discounts to students, a lot of online stores do so as well.

Don’t spend money on condoms.
You have a girlfriend, and you guys need a condom? Well, you don’t have to go to CVS! Just go down to the Health Center at your school and stock up your condom shelf! Stay safe…

How to Snap out of the Procrastination Plague

Stalling is something numerous individuals experience the ill effects of day by day. Luckily, it’s something that is absolutely easy to overcome when you put your mind to it.

There is a wide array of distractions and excuses that we all use to procrastinate:

  • I’ll do this tomorrow, there’s insufficient time to do this today.
  • I work better under pressure, I’ll hold up until it’s practically due and afterward the work will be far better.


  • This is such a tremendous task, I would prefer even not to consider it yet, I’ll set it aside for one more day.


  • I don’t need to do this yet; it can be put on hold until some point later on.


Here are six approaches to help you minimize hesitation so you no longer have to spend an awful night cramming to meet a deadline.

  • Be the most capable, curious and excited about whatever it is you do in life. This will ensure your mindset is totally centered around the job that needs to be done and you’ll generally get the best results.
  • Begin assignments instantly in the event that you have time. When you really begin something and get into the stream of it, you’d be shocked how simple it is. Try not to consider beginning something, act. You can simply change the undertaking and roll out improvements as you come. Understanding that first begin is imperative.


  • Get rid of all diversions from your surroundings. Anything that will make you lose center is something that will possibly set you up for lingering and crush your inspiration.


  • Eat well, rest soundly and get enough exercise.


  • Stay positive and recognize when you’re entering a cycle of lingering. This is the state you should address mind over matter. Begin by simply getting into it and doing step one of whatever you’re undertaking is and go from that point. Take a seat and split the task up into consumable parts that are less overwhelming.


Let us know if you have any go to tips to help kill your urge to procrastinate and how our tips work for you. Now stop reading this article and go work on that assignment you are putting off!

Parent: How to Support Your Teenager Through Standardized Tests

Prior to the Test

Be knowledgeable about the test

What is the test and what will it quantify?

Will the test outcomes influence your kid, school, or both?

Are there ways that you can help your youngster get ready for the test? 

Help your kid in regions that are troublesome for him or her

You know you kid better than anyone else. Get him or her help in subject areas that he or she has struggled with before. If your teenager struggles with math make sure he or she has a tutor that specifically focuses on that subject going into the standardized exam.

Give them the time to practice

Help them set aside time during the week to practice for the test. Learning how to take big exams takes time and practice. No one is perfect on the first shot, so make sure you are allowing them time to practice and note expecting them to be perfect from the start.


Talk to your teenager’s teachers

Talk about your worries with the instructor and/or school overseer. In case you’re not fulfilled by the result, in any case, you can connect with some different associations that screen testing, including your nearby PTA.


On Test Day

Ensure your kid gets a decent night’s rest and has a sound breakfast

A good nights sleep and a full stomach will help brain activity!

Check they have their supplies

Make sure they have packed plenty of pencils, a calculator, and erasers. Pack them a snack as well! The tests can be long and you want them to feel fed the entire time!


Stay positive

Staying positive will help your youngster stay positive. On the off chance that he or she gets anxious about the test or is liable to experience uneasiness amid the test, help her practice some unwinding procedures that he or she can attempt once your teenager is taking the test.

After the Test


Review the exams with your teenager

Help your teenager review and learn any parts of the test that he or she didn’t comprehend when he or she took it or ended up getting wrong.

On a Daily Basis

At long last, remember that government sanctioned tests are not flawless and have their own particular restrictions. As you help your kid do her best on the tests he or she takes and in every last bit of her schoolwork, likewise advise her that testing is only part in her training. With your backing and contribution, he or she will be well on her way to her own particular brilliant future.


myKlovr’s Top 8 Tips for Finding a Job After You Graduate

  1. Get Started Today
    It is never too early to start looking at job boards, networking, and making a plan for your future. If you are far away from graduating, start small by narrowing down what type of job you think you will want when you graduate and talk to professionals who also have that job. it is never too early to start looking.
  2. Tell Stories on Your Resume
    Instead of just using your resume to list your skills use it to tell stories about times you have applied those skills. It is not enough to just say  you have the skills necessary to perform a job. Stand out by showing the company that you have had life experiences where you have used those skills.
  3. Polish Your Social Media Presence
    This doesn’t mean clear everything you have ever posted on your social media, but make sure you are showcasing your best personal brand to the world. Hiring managers do look at your social media when making hiring decisions, so make sure the person they are seeing is the one you want to convey to them. 
  4. Reach Out to the Network You Have Already Built
    Talking to the network you already have will help you gain valuable insight and advice into the field you are interested in. Talk to mentors, parents of friends, and even friends from college who graduated before you. They will all be able to give you helpful advice and you never know who they might connect you with.
  5. Go to networking events
    Even in the modern age of online contact people still really value face-to-face interactions. If a hiring manager can put a face to you when looking at a resume or better yet, remember a good conversation you two had then you will have a better change at getting that job.
  6. Have a strong sense of direction and set clear goals
    If you know what you want type of job you want and you go into an interview with that mentality it will really help you shine. Companies are looking for people who are going to be passionate about their jobs, so look at jobs in a field you are passionate about and have career goals in.
  7. Talk to Your College’s Career Center
    You school already has relationships with companies that want to hire people graduating from your school. This means the company is actually looking to hire someone just like you! Take advantage of this relationship by talking to your career center about your career goals.
  8. Stay Positive
    Always remember that you can do this! Having a positive attitude will take you far and help you stand out. You worked hard to get here, so be happy about all that you have accomplished and all that you have set out to accomplish.

The Workplace Efficiency Contrast

At its most basic level, efficiency is the measure of worth delivered divided by the measure of expense (or time) required to do an activity. This condition appears to be sufficiently straightforward at first glance, the procedures for upgrading it have advanced dramatically in the course of the most recent two decades. Innovation has empowered enormous individual profitability picks up — PCs, spreadsheets, email, and different advances have made it feasible for a learning specialist to apparently create more in a day then was beforehand conceivable in a year. It’s enticing to reason that, if people can do their work much better and speedier, general efficiency must take off.

But there’s an issue. U.S. government information proposes general work profitability has just grown 1-2% every year amid the tech blast. With trillions online amid this day and age, that is a hard number to believe. My solid speculation is that we’re concentrating on the wrong sort of efficiency — and, thusly, the wrong sort of administration. For reasons unknown, undertaking profitability is not the same as simply the total of individual efficiency. This distinction matters. A ton.

VoloMetrix worked with a multi-billion dollar innovation firm, where most of the organization’s income gets through an extensive biological system of accomplices (e.g., affiliates, producers, and so forth.). They have delighted in solid development for a long time, however as of late settled on the choice to put more accentuation on becoming beneficially as opposed to simply developing. Something that they needed to comprehend was the expense of dealing with their accomplice environment – they had a speculation that there may be approaches to do as such all the more productively.

They started by giving VoloMetrix a rundown of around 700 representatives that they accepted spoke to the number of inhabitants in accomplice confronting parts over their association. They requesting that we affirm that these representatives were surely accomplice confronting, and to fill them in as to whether they missed anybody.

It turns out they were somewhat off on the representative populace included. Actually, around 7,000 representatives straightforwardly connected with accomplices for no less than one hour for every week through the span of a year. Around 2,000,000 hours of time were spent in these immediate accomplice associations (messages, gatherings). This compares to around $200M of representative time every year, which does exclude any of the inner discourses or arrangements.

This is a major number. More awful, it’s a request of greatness greater than what organization administration had anticipated. In actuality, they did not understand how their workers were by and large investing their energy with respect to one of their single most vital income creating exercises.

Then VoloMetrix took a look at how the company was doing as a whole. Through many measurements they came to the conclusion that as a company they were losing out on opportunities and note working productively.

Be that as it may, here’s the rub: the vast majority of the workers at the organization were doing their job and, from every angle, doing them well. From an individual administration point of view, they were exceedingly beneficial, yet from a hierarchical viewpoint their efficiency was successfully zero or negative. Administration had a notion that they may miss open doors, yet they belittled the issue by a request of extent. This is a prime case of why measuring singular efficiency all alone is not effective.

To truly enhance profitability — and to speak the truth about what it implies — you first need to pick up a level of hierarchical mindfulness to comprehend what work really drives esteem at your organization, and after that immediate representatives towards these assignments. This is entirely direct for manual work (e.g., sequential construction systems), however to a great degree complex with regards to learning work. Information work completes through systems of people cooperating with every now and again changing objectives and differing degrees of setting. The numerous extraordinary profitability improving innovations referenced before (email and different advances) really add to making this undertaking significantly more unpredictable, as they’ve empowered organizations to end up always disseminated, worldwide, and continuous. By what method would you be able to really comprehend what your representatives are doing at an endeavor level in the event that you depend on an arrangement of in reverse looking, unyielding money related and working measurements conveyed to you week by week, if not month to month or quarterly?

To be clear, singular efficiency is regularly a commendable objective. Be that as it may, pioneers likewise need to quit contemplating efficiency at an individual — or even group — level. It’s an ideal opportunity to begin moving to a hierarchical mentality and set of devices that can give full perceivability into what work is really completing in total, and where it does (or doesn’t) make esteem, be that as it may you characterize it. Drawing nearer administration along these lines will require new methodologies and won’t generally be simple, however the innovation firm illustration demonstrates that profound comprehension of what’s truly happening everyday will probably impact corporate structures, procedures, and groups (surely, the organization being referred to is reconsidering this as well).

A definitive — but hard to-accomplish — objective is a vast association in which all learning laborers have full connection, instruments, and backing to center their time on the greatest quality drivers of the business without being hindered by overhead and organization. That is energizing not just for the genuine efficiency picks up that will come about at a hierarchical level, additionally for every worker who will at long last have an unmistakable feeling of what makes a difference and how to be fruitful. An organization will realize that they’ve accomplished this state when individual efficiency picks up really do signify endeavor ones.

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