Entries by Bill Hengst

You ask, we answer: College is great, but I miss home!

Hi J, I miss home SOOO much. Like a lot. I know Thanksgiving break is around the corner, and I’ll be there soon but it’s not soon enough. College is great and all but I want to go home. I’m talking Dorothy wanting to leave Oz bad. Except I don’t have any red shoes to […]

Your passions can be leveraged into employment opportunities

Mauvis wanted to solve a problem. He was at Burning Man. Maybe you’ve heard of it. He was in the desert with no cell service, no internet connectivity, and over 50,000 people. Mauvis immediately realized that once you become separated from your friends, it’s nearly impossible to find them again. “Everybody still had their cell […]

Why do I need a professional portfolio if I have a resume?

What’s on your résumé? I’m guessing your employment experience comes first, a few bulleted sections highlighting your responsibilities and achievements at past jobs or internships. I assume your education is also on there, and maybe a few organizations you’ve joined or honors you’ve received. Maybe you’ve even included a handful of appropriate interests to mention, […]

How to dress for an interview

You passed the phone interview and now they want to meet you in person. You are excited about this summer job or internship- but then you suddenly don’t even know what to wear. I still remember rummaging through my college closet not knowing what to wear for an interview. Do people dress up in suits? […]

See the Alternative Spring Break trip to Rogue River!

Last month, students from the University of Oregon were selected as the winners in CengageBrain’s Alternative Spring Break competition. With the cash prize of $2,500, they were able to take a group of students from a local middle school on a backpacking trip through the Rogue River Wilderness Area in southern Oregon. Here the group […]

Does your seat in class affect your grade? Decide what seat is the perfect spot for you

Before you take a seat on the first day of class, you may want to consider the importance of classroom real estate – your grade may depend on it! Although there are no proven studies that connect classroom proximity to success, your placement in the classroom determines how you interact with your classmates and most […]

America’s Top TA 2013 Competition by CengageBrain awards impactful TAs with scholarships in their names

Teaching assistants from UAB, UIUC and MSU voted favorite in the nation This spring, college students from around the country were able to nominate and vote for America’s Top TA by CengageBrain. Today, the three winners are finally in with a combined total of over 750 votes. Congratulations to: Megan Sugrue – University of Alabama […]

Summer sounds good to us — Free 3-day Lollapalooza passes are up for grabs!

Total and complete lack of summer adventure plans have you a bit bummed out? Think squandering all your money on Spring Break may have been an epic fail? Well, don’t you sweat it just yet! Summer sounds good to us! Especially when the sounds of summer are going to be in Grant Park : Chicago, […]

Tired of being harassed by your parents?

College counseling at its best.

Because I’m Smart…

Technically, it’s not wrong. A+!