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Finding (and keeping!) internships while in college: Part 1

May 2, 2022

The following is Part 1 of a three-part series offering tips for finding, applying to and keeping internships. Part 1: Searching Getting an internship is one of the most powerful things you can do during your undergraduate career to set yourself apart in the job search. Ben Wurzel, an Arts...

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Preparing for Finals

April 11, 2022

Not sure how to prepare for finals? Watch this two-minute video to learn some helpful tips! More suggestions to help you prepare and perform your best Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and drinking water to maximize your cognitive capabilities! Create a study plan to outline...

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Application in a Pinch

March 23, 2022

Ideally, job candidates will prepare their materials ahead of the job search in order to best tailor their documents to match the skills and experiences required for the role. However, sometimes job opportunities require a quick turnaround and it is best practice to have your materials ready at all times...

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Buffs Interview Buffs: Working in a Nonprofit

March 2, 2022

Bonnie Evans, a 2019 CU Boulder graduate who majored in sociology and economics, discusses her role of working in a Pittsburgh nonprofit. Evans works on strategic goals through fund development and grant writing, and she manages a program focused on the early childhood education industry. Evans shares how she gained...

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Learn How to Learn with Bloom's Taxonomy and Critical Thinking

Aug. 25, 2020

Bloom’s Taxonomy represents the various categories of thinking you may engage in when you are a college student. There are many questions that you can ask yourself to check your learning and make sure you are understanding content in a deep way. When you have a complete understanding of a...

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Metacognition and Learning Strategies: Reflect on Your Study Skills and Use What Works for You!

Aug. 19, 2020

Metacognition* is the ability to think about your own thinking; be consciously aware of yourself as a problem solver; monitor, plan and control your mental processing; and accurately judge your level of learning. Using the following questions as a guide and a metacognitive approach to develop your study skills, identify which study skills have been and are successful for you.

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The Feynman Technique

Aug. 7, 2020

The following article was first published in Customizing Life: Personal development - One day at a time . Richard Feynman was a world renowned and widely successful theoretical physicist, even managing to win the Nobel Prize in 1965. He was a brilliant guy. And Feynman developed his own personal method...

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Goal Setting and Well-Designed Action Plans for Academic Success

Aug. 7, 2020

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented/Achievable, Relevant/Realistic, and Time-Oriented. Learn how to apply the exercise and create a thoughtful, achievable action plan.

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Seven-Day Study Plan: A Time-Tested Strategy That Works!

Aug. 5, 2020

The seven-day study plan is a tool that helps you think through the steps needed to create and map out study strategies that work best for you.