A Message to Women in STEM

STEM education is dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A career in STEM is in demand today more than ever before—but the field has a gender imbalance that women know all too well. Being a woman in STEM myself, I’m passionate about changing the status quo.

Empower women to succeed in STEM.

After attending a women’s leadership conference at my university, I’m inspired to share the message with other women on how to “BE DARING.” Read more

Feature Friday: Find Vision Without Sight—One Student Ambassador’s Story

Nicole is a soon-to-be junior at Wayne State University, majoring in Dietetics. Born legally blind, life hasn’t been easy for Nicole—but she’s not one to give up. That spirit has served Nicole well through many challenges, such as when she switched schools—12 times—dating back to kindergarten.

Get to know our Student Ambassador, Nicole.

Since starting college, her struggles have mainly circulated around the inaccessibility of learning materials, an obstacle that forced her to change majors several times. Read more

3 Types of Learners—Which One Are You?

If you have a hard time studying, you may be going about it the wrong way. Everyone grasps material in slightly different ways. Identify how you learn best to enhance your study time. Why is this important? Think of it as a superpower—if you know what yours is, you can utilize it to your advantage!

What's your learning style?

There are countless ways to learn, but there are three main types of learning categories you can fall under. Don’t worry if you don’t fit perfectly under one type—most students are a combination of learner styles. Read more

Your Graduation Party is Over! Are You Ready for the Real World?

Soon you’ll be celebrating the achievement of completing your bachelor’s degree—congrats! But, before graduation day arrives, you may want to plan ahead so the day goes smoothly. There are two graduation areas to plan for: the celebration and the real world.

Are you ready for your graduation?

Are you ready for your graduation?

Have plans for how to celebrate your achievement, as well as what to do after the hype dies down. Read more

Feature Friday: Finding Confidence as a Student, Mentor and Family Member

Danielle is a motivated student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Neuroscience. When asked about her campus involvement, she told me she loves going to school and learning. Even more, Danielle loves helping other people. Danielle’s experience ranges from being a YMCA camp counselor to a SMART Club scientific mentor.

Get to know our Student Ambassador Danielle!

Being an influence to others builds her confidence—along with her desire to accomplish her goal of becoming a scientist and researching topics that could potentially help others. She also credits her mom and other family members, stating they treat her as if she’s already attained her end goal. They don’t doubt her ability to succeed, so she doesn’t either. That’s what keeps her going. Read more

How to Revise Your Course Goals in 4 Easy Steps

Well, your fall semester is well underway—odds are it’s not going exactly as planned. Every year, students show up to school with bright eyes, hoping this will be the year they fix their GPA and get all A’s! Then something happens…and another…and another. You realize there are more A’s in the alphabet than on your transcript—and yes, there’s only one A in the alphabet.

Need to revise your goals? Follow these steps!

Need to revise your goals? Follow these steps!

In any sense, the goals you set at the beginning of the year need some revision. Don’t fret! Follow these easy steps to reset your expectations and finish the semester strong! Read more

4 Ways to Conquer Your Mini-Mester

Taking mini-mester classes worked well for me. I could take two classes I needed to get out of the way—in the same semester! I think many people are afraid of mini-mesters because they’re fast-paced. Staying on top of your work daily will make knocking out a class in six weeks feel amazing!

Get ready to master your mini-mester.

Get ready to master your mini-mester.

Let me tell you a little more about my experience—along with some useful tips. Read more

It’s Sophomore Year and You Don’t Have a Major?! Don’t Worry!

Time moves so fast in college—it feels as if you have no time for yourself or time to figure out your future career! Many students change majors multiple times, and some may not have everything figured out within the first few years of college. If this applies to you, don’t fret!

Don't fret, you still have time to choose a major!

Don’t fret, you still have time to choose a major!

You’re not alone and there’s still time to figure it out. Here are a few of my tips if you’re wondering how to go about finding the perfect major: Read more

Why Are College Students Required to Take a Computing Course?

I’m in my Junior year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio—majoring in Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I’ve learned that knowing how to use Microsoft Excel, Access and Word is very important in today’s technologically-driven business world.

Take the lessons you learn from Computing courses with you beyond college.

Take the lessons you learn from Computing courses with you beyond college.

At Miami, all freshmen are required to take an intro to computing course called CSE 148. CSE stands for Computer Science Engineering. The thought  of taking this course initially freaked me out—I was totally intimidated—but luckily, we were assigned a project using Microsoft Word on the first day of class that seemed pretty easy. Read more

Reflections from Freshman Year of College

I’m going to say it—freshman year is hard.

Take time to reflect on your own freshman year.

Take time to reflect on your own freshman year.

The entire year is a roller coaster, full of incredible highs you don’t want to come down from, and lows you don’t want to talk about. Read more