7 Ways to Ensure Your Graduation Day is Stress-Free

Posted Friday, September 27, 2013

After waiting 3, 4 or 20 years, the BIG DAY is finally here.

YOUR COLLEGE GRADUATION.

You are probably feeling a mix of emotions now: nervous, excited, relieved, worried, eager and, most likely, stressed. Stressed about arriving at commencement on time, stressed about the kids’ inability to sit still, stressed what the future will now hold…

But you don’t have to feel that way. The day should be a celebration filled with joy, laughs and tears - the good kind, of course. So

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Tags: Graduation , Motivation

The 7 Best Life Lessons from 2013 Commencement Speeches

Posted Friday, September 13, 2013

Arthur C. Brooks, above, B.A. '94, has been named the commencement speaker for the 2013 Thomas Edison State College Commencement on September 28th.  In just five years, Brooks went from being the associate principal French hornist for the City Orchestra of Barcelona to emerge as one of the country's leading social scientists focusing on the relationship between culture, economics and politics.  Brooks assumed the presidency of the American Enterprise Institute in January 2009.
Arthur C. Brooks, above, B.A. '94, has been named the commencement speaker for the 2013 Thomas Edison State College Commencement on September 28th. In just five years, Brooks went from being the associate principal French hornist for the City Orchestra of Barcelona to emerge as one of the country's leading social scientists focusing on the relationship between culture, economics and politics. Brooks assumed the presidency of the American Enterprise Institute in January 2009.

We are always receiving (be it warranted or unwarranted) advice, hearing tips and opinions on every topic from raising kids to eating right, dating to careers, and everything in between. After awhile, advice (especially from certain people) can be annoying or even offensive, and we end up tuning out the message. However, the advice we really should be listening to is not really advice at all, but life lessons intended to help us think. To be more open-minded. To be more understanding of the world around

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Tags: Going Back to College , Graduation , Motivation

5 Celebrities That Proved It Is Never Too Late to Go Back to School

Posted Friday, September 06, 2013

We all have different reasons for returning to college. Perhaps it is to improve your career opportunities or increase your chances for a high-paying job. Maybe you are looking for the competitive edge that will enhance your marketability or help you triumph over any adversity in an economic downturn. Or, earning your degree is a personal goal, driven by your sense of pride and self-fulfillment.

Regardless of reason, you are not alone in choosing to pursue your education. And celebrities are no

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Tags: Graduation , Majors and Degree Programs , Motivation

On Your Mark, Get Set... Study! Running the Marathon of College

Posted Friday, August 09, 2013

"Whether you are gearing up to run a race or getting ready to return to college, you are preparing to accomplish a major milestone in your life."
“We all have dreams; in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
 
- Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold-Medalist runner

 

As the Trenton Half Marathon approaches this fall, avid and amateur runners from all over the world are stretching, strengthening and pushing themselves to prepare for the big event. And in homes, libraries and offices across the country, students are proof-reading assignments,

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Tags: Going Back to College , Graduation , Motivation