When many people turn from direct phone call to social media and messenger it build a new habit and culture in society. They are easier to write hearts, feelings, and emotions through social media. first, before the existence of social media, people prefer to call each other, talking about their happiness with each other, their emotions, a sense of joy and sorrow, and their activities. This marks a change in the habits of the people. Especially users of social media, be it Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, and so forth, the influence of a friend, colleague or family is also very big influence someone to use social media. as in a community group or friendship, if any one of their friends who are using one of the social media, call it as Path, another friend of a friend who had come to use the Path, as well as some examples of social media.
This leads to many great results, my friend who run a website offering help with the GED preparation told me that people are more accountable if they share information about taking the GED practice test with friends on social media. Imagine that I shared on my Facebook page results of the GED practice test with my 555 friends, chances are they will ask about my progress with the GED prep so I will feel peers pressure to keep learning.
I heard that this approach is very successful.
I love to collect wine. The problem is that I also love to drink wine. I especially love opening a bottle when friends and family are in town and enjoying the art that is wine as we explore different wines and vintages.
I really started to get into wine over 20 years ago when my good friend Randy and I discovered some excellent wines. Since then my collection has grown to over 1000 bottles and my wife and I make at least one trip up to California wine country a year.
So what have I learned about wine? Well here are some things for the newbie;
1. There is very little correlation between the cost of a bottle of wine and the quality of wine. Right now there is a wine glut and you can get some really excellent bottles of wine for under $20 a bottle. Why spend $100+ on a bottle when you can get 5 really good bottles for the same price?
2. Napa is played out: The next great wines from California are from Sonoma and they are delicious. Some wineries that I recommend are: Papa Pietro Perry, Hartford Family, and Quivera. Napa wines are overpriced and hyped too much. Napa is a beautiful area but big companies have purchased a lot of the great brands and during that time their quality has gone downhill.
In 1988 BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs, this changed the whole ballgame. In the rankings student satisfaction played a key role and by the time the leading business schools understood this importance, the quality of teaching improved drastically.
Until then, quality teaching had not always received the attention of business schools it deserved. Promotion decisions and faculty hiring were often based on the number of scientific papers faculty members submitted in research journals, their so-called research productivity. New or young faculty members were advised to concentrate on their research and not to spend too much time on teaching. Understandably the quality of the teaching at some of the best business schools was inadequate. The publication of rankings pressured the schools to really improve their teaching. People also realize that not only ranking matter, highly experienced manager shouldn’t worry about low GMAT score, there are plenty business schools with no GMAT online MBA programs included in top ranking.
Since 1988 more magazines started publishing MBA rankings and it is clear that these publications use different criteria to establish their ranking.
Alongside the SAT, the ACT is a major factor colleges use to determine whether or not you should be admitted. For colleges, these test scores are a way to compare you to all students who apply. While the scores aren’t everything, they are definitely important and it’s crucial that you do your best.
If you’ve never taken the ACT before, chances are you’re a bit nervous. You’ve probably heard of kids taking a Saturday morning. If this is your first time taking any standardized test needed for colleges, you’re probably even more nervous and unsure of what you’re in for.
Don’t worry, this post will give you the rundown on what to expect when you first take the ACT. While the test might be a bit intimidating, if you take it seriously, you can come out of it with flying colors.
When you arrive at the test location, you’ll see a nice-sized line of people already waiting there. Your admission ticket will say to be there by 8, but chances are you won’t be let in until after 8. Nevertheless, be there on time, just to be safe. As students are let in, you’ll be assigned a classroom and a seat in the classroom. You’ll end up waiting around in there a while as students check in and the room fills. (more…)
Seeing as it’s summer, now is the time when a lot of kids will start touring campuses they’re interested in attending. Visiting a college is huge, and a lot of times that’s what will inevitably make or break a decision. I know I would have chosen a different school had I not visited all of my options beforehand.
If the college is only a short drive away, then visiting it won’t be too big of a deal. However, if the college is far away from you, you might only get one chance to go there and tour it. It’s important that you get it right and make the most out of it.
For me, the most important part of college tours was the general feel I got from the campus. Some schools I saw had a very prestigious feel, while others had a very laid-back feel. In the end, that vibe you get will help play a crucial part in deciding where you want to go.
You want to make sure that overall feeling is accurate. Here are some suggestions to ensure that it is by making the most of your college tour:
Perhaps most important, you should never visit a college without bringing a map of it with you. Practically every college has a campus map posted on its website. If you can, find one that has the buildings labeled — science hall, business hall, library, dorms, whatever. It’s good to know what you’re looking at and it will help you see what you need to see. (more…)
I’m going to take a quick break from posting about UCSC’s colleges to talk about something I found out today.
Before I decided to attend UC Santa Cruz, I switched back and forth between two majors: economics and aerospace engineering. I chose aerospace engineering as my major for the schools that offered it, and I chose economics for the others.
I applied to Cal Poly, UC Davis, and UC San Diego all under this major. Davis had guaranteed me admission into my first-choice major through the ELC program, but I figured just in case I didn’t get in, Cal Poly would be my alternate. UCSD I wasn’t sure if I would be accepted to, but if I did, UCSD would become my #1 choice for aerospace engineering.
Basically, Cal Poly was last on my list for engineering schools. (more…)
Graduation, and then… Welcome to the Real World/ Probably your first year out of college will be full of uncertainty, you need to find your way between the young years and adulthood, and you’re discovering quite a bit about the real world. And the real world is challenging, and you may consider further education. Gone are the days when your life was made up of partying, studying for tests, sleeping, going to classes and spending time with your friends. Now you are facing the reality of a 9-to-5 duty and going to bed at 10 p.m. What’s more, there’s all the reason in the world to assume that your first occupation after graduation is the most crucial you you are ever going to have.
Here are a few reasons why:
– You will quickly learn from your mistakes
In your first job you are likely to get plenty of criticism about your attitude, your time management and how you operate with co-workers, but you will learn very quickly how to resolve these concerns. Very soon you will be faced with the differences between college life and the professional world, and a lot will depend on how receptive you are to gaining knowledge from your blunders and how quickly you will develop new, constructive behavior and competencies. In the course of your first year after graduation, you are going to be put into for you unusual situations and given the job of making basic decisions, while in college you probably were in an environment where your attitude had no impact on a business or other people. I remember my first job at the accountant office in Holland (Administratiekantoor in Enschede), I was taught the ropes hard and fast, . As you later advance in your professional career, you will have the strength to maneuver through difficult situations with grace, thanks to your mistakes in your first year in the professional world.
– You start building your future
Everybody’s professional career will greatly determined by their first job, and this could be beneficial or damaging for newly appointed workers like you. I’ll give you an example, if you happen to get an occupation as company researcher for one of the Fortune 500 companies, you probably are going to have a greater career perspective than if you start in a job as a house painter or a factory worker. (more…)
My old high school was one of the only ones in the area that had an ‘open campus lunch’. Our high school used to be crowded, with around 3,000 kids. Our school wasn’t built for even two-thirds of that, so there was no chance of accommodating that many students at lunch time. As such, there was no choice but to have an
‘open campus’ at lunch.
An open campus allows kids to leave the school during lunch, just so long as they’re back in time for class afterwards. You could go anywhere: out to fast food, back home briefly, walk to a local store, wherever.
After arriving at high school from middle school, the thought of an open campus lunch was probably the coolest thing I had ever thought of. I remember my first lunch at high school, I walked to a local market and bought some food. I felt so grown-up.
With an open campus lunch, the big thing was always having your license and a car, even moreso than normal. Once you had both, you had the freedom to go wherever you wanted during lunch. Of course, once everyone else fond out, they would pounce on you like wolves to try to be taken out to lunch. (more…)
All through summer I had the pleasure of an Advertising and Brand Management Internship for New York City based U.S. Consumer Advertising. I functioned directly under two advertising executives, concentrating on brand advertising and marketing and media strategies. I immediately received several responsibilities, such as supporting the company management and optimization of media deals, recommendation of media proportion and looking into up and coming media.
My recommendations to anybody who is looking for an advertising internship is to stay as flexible as possible. Make sure to get as many distinctive skills as you can through your learning process and don’t be afraid to apply them. Internships at leading advertising agencies are hard to get and the level of competition is solid, but it was absolutely worth the battle.
Being an intern, you have the exceptional possibility to observe and experience the various aspects of the business. Of course, interns may perhaps need to take coffee runs, but they also have the opportunity to experience a video shoot or do paperwork throughout a strategy session. From time to time, interns even need to entertain clients or show up at industry networking activities. (more…)