3 reasons you should blog about your internshipPosted: July 22, 2013 Filed under: going back to school, marketing | Tags: Blog, Blogging, Business, Concur Technologies, Internship, San Francisco State University, Student 4 Comments
Summer is in full swing in San Francisco! And that means fog, fog, and then a little fog on the side … plus some more fog.
And for many of us college students, it also means internship season!
Are you interning this summer? Here’s some advice for you — definitely consider blogging about your experience. Taking the initiative to write about your internship is a smart thing to do in the long run, even if it means Read the rest of this entry »
Marketing Must-Read — “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind”Posted: April 22, 2013 Filed under: going back to school, marketing | Tags: Al Ries, Jack Trout, Marketing, Positioning, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind 2 Comments
As a student, it can be tough to get time to read above and beyond your course materials. I mean, it can be a challenge just to read everything that your professors prescribe for you, much less anything for pleasure or your own self-directed education.
But sometimes, you just have to explore a tangent that invites you, and you’re very glad you did.
One tangent for me this semester was to dabble a bit into the concept and history of positioning. I wish I could remember Read the rest of this entry »
Let’s talk about textbooks, baby! Online, rental, used — or at all?Posted: January 26, 2013 Filed under: going back to school | Tags: Academic term, E-learning, Textbook 5 Comments
I was talking with a fellow non-traditional student about textbooks recently, and he said, “You know, back in the 90s I was so excited I could go to junior college in California for such a cheap price — and then I saw how much books cost and I couldn’t even believe it.”
The cost of books and supplies is a significant component of the cost of going back to school. It’s not exactly a hidden cost, but Read the rest of this entry »
LIFE ON THE INSIDE — how to maximize return on your school investmentPosted: January 13, 2013 Filed under: going back to school | Tags: Education, San Francisco State University, stress management, student discount, Study skills, textbooks 2 Comments
If you’re thinking about going to back to school, I bet you’re full of excitement — mixed with a little bit of uncertainty. I know I was when I went back in 2010 after a good decade in the work force. What is life on the inside going to be like? How am I going to manage all my responsibilities? But it needn’t be so daunting an experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Four li’l nuggets of truth no one really tells you about going back to collegePosted: September 22, 2012 Filed under: going back to school | Tags: Academic degree, Colleges and Universities, Education, FAFSA, Higher education 6 Comments
Thinking about going back to school to finish your degree? Maybe you have a soon-to-be student in your life and you’re wondering how things have changed since you went to college? Read the rest of this entry »
Creativity + Business Sense = $$$$Posted: September 8, 2011 Filed under: going back to school | Tags: Business, Creative work, Creativity, Marketing, Public relations 2 Comments
In catching up with my RSS feed this morning, I read a great blog post by Kellie Sheehan on B2B Bliss relating traits of Top Chef contestants to the PR world. Just the sort of creative and thought-provoking post that I love! I adore drawing insight from a comparison of two seemingly unrelated things. Read the rest of this entry »
“That’s all I ever really learned in college” – CCSF editionPosted: September 4, 2011 Filed under: going back to school Leave a comment
Yesterday morning I checked the San Francisco State University web site to see if my admission status had been updated and found some great news — my status changed from APPLICANT to ADMITTED! Certainly a nice surprise! Hooray! Who would have thought even just three years ago that I would be ready to transfer back into a four-year university by now? Read the rest of this entry »
Bad Blogger!Posted: August 28, 2011 Filed under: going back to school Leave a comment
Oh my. Time certainly has flown since I contributed here last! <<nervous laugh>> Read the rest of this entry »