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How Do I Get Involved With My School Without Joining Extra Curricular Activities?

15 Sep

So you want to be apart of your school, instead of it just being a building that provides you with classes and a lot of studying? However, you have no talent (doubtful! ;)), no time or desire to join extra curricular activities? No need for you to worry!! You can get involved with your school activities by simply attending them and showing your support. For example, grab your friends and:

  • attend a football game
  • go to the school formal
  • help out/or go to fundraisers.

There are so many things you can attend that your College or University will host throughout the year. I have only listed my personal favourites. If you don’t have the time and are extremely overwhelmed with your program to make the effort to attend a party or sport game, think about volunteering with your school in an activity that is pertaining to your course. Maybe it’s Social Work or a Criminal Justice Major, whatever your major may be…. think of all the fabulous benefits community work will have for you. Not only do you get the community hours that almost every employer looks for when hiring, but when you are super tired the next day, you can justify it as you working towards your dream job!Voila!

I find that school events are always better with a group of friends. Gather together your best buddies and go to the football season opener, or basketball game! It’ll be a blast of a good time – I promise. Always better if you dress up in funky school colours as well!

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Should I Go Back To School?

9 Sep

Are you questioning going back to school? Maybe you dropped out for a little break, already graduated or just decided not to go to school right away. Whatever your reason may be, you’re definitely on the right path if you’re thinking about continuing your education.

There are so many reasons why you should go back to school, especially if you do not already have a degree.  Here are the simple truths, and the motivation you need to enroll yourself today!

Reasons for Going Back to School

  • Declined a promotion because your skills are  out of date
  • Having a boss who feels the need to seek for more employees… especially ones that have higher education
  • Layoffs or a merger has happened or is planning to happen
  • Technical parts of job require additional training/education
  • Retirement brings the need to seek another career
  • Self Improvement – desire to continue learning new things
  • Educational Enhancement – computers, writing, photography, etc.
  • Community Involvement – participation in some community events may require special skill

If any of these are your reason for thinking about going back to school, then I guess you already know your answer as to whether you should do it or not! Now if your reason isn’t on the list above, that is absolutely okay as well. I have listed my personal list and motivations for higher education.

What are you waiting for!

Why Should I Go To School?

8 Sep

I once saw this picture that makes so much sense as to why you should get a higher education. Take a look…

I don’t know about you but I sure would love a lifestyle with luxury cars and an amazing house on great land. Aside from that, getting a higher education gives you the opportunity to comfortable live your life, or raise a family. Being comfortable also brings happiness and I’m sure we can all agree that we want to live a happy life. Which brings me to another point. Who wants to be flipping burgers or working just “some job” and simply just getting by with their life? I can’t say I have met anyone that wants this. We all have loves and passions and things we enjoy doing. Whether it be a firefighter, accountant or journalist… almost all careers require a diploma of some sort. Having a higher education will allow you to get that job you love and be happy with the path you chose. Having a job is an absolute necessity to live… so why not have one that you absolute love going to everyday?

Maybe you have had children or other obligations that you feel will get in the way of your school schedule, but there are so many schools that offer a fast-track program or online courses so you can work at your own pace. Don’t continue making excuses for yourself and get that education you deserve.

Life is about choices. You are in control of your own success, your own happiness. Make the most out of it and take that time and go to school.