Ten Tips for a Successful New Semester

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Especially for the new year, and as we all return to campus from winter break and once again transition from home and family to school and work, I thought I’d offer a few tips that would make everyone’s life a little easier. I won’t tell you to come to class, read whatever your professor assigns, […]

It’s time to think about next summer, pt. 2

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In the previous post I discussed the benefits of studying abroad. Now I would like to address the issue of internships. Employers, whether small businesses, major corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits have long realized the benefit of offering summer internships: they get cheap (and sometimes free, which often means illegal) labor, they contribute to training […]

Question #1

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Here at Ball State, our semester begins this week, so there’s no better time to post the first question, which I received from a student a couple of days ago (text edited lightly).

#1 Q: You always tell your students to connect with their professors, to open up to them, because that will help them […]