students Tag

With so much happening all around us it has become difficult to stay up to date with the news, especially as a student. From exams to writing papers, and maybe working an after-class job, students today are more preoccupied than ever before. Moreover, today’s news industry is faster than ever, with breaking updates on stories happening nearly every second. It seems that if you stop...

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Chang

It is only seldom that students are inspired to study everything they can in the world, and when they are hit with this inspiration, society makes them stick to one thing. Hayoung Chang, however, is a pleasant exception. Chang has an interest not only in arts and sciences but also in sports and general exploration of other avenues – and she does everything in her...

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amman

Northeastern University challenges its students to explore more – themselves as well as their surroundings. So, when Emily Rudisill, a Journalism student at the university, got a project to cover a story for a construction site near some historic ruins. She was clueless, till she was struck with a creative way to squeeze out some inspiration from the site.   “I went to the construction site alone...

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Near-death

Near-death experiences have the ability to change your whole life’s perspective. Something changed in Jonathan Mboyo Esole too, when he had gone through that experience at the age of just 2 and a half years old. He had a heart condition and had literally zero chances of living, so much that even the doctors declared that he was gone. Turns out, however, he was an...

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Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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family

Students and their parents are often seen to be handling their lives separately, without spending any worthwhile time with each other and their family. It figures, given how students have their studies and exams to handle and parents have their jobs to figure out. Dave and Emily Hagen are one father-daughter duo, but they are an exception, as they make sure to always remove time...

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Real

A woman being a CEO of a leading company of fashion and luxury products is a big deal, but Maureen Chiquet was more than just that. She might be the former global CEO of Chanel now, but her whole life – professional and personal – is a perfect example of how women should defy societal as well as gender roles. From being a literature major...

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A key gripe with the structure of the education system is that it focuses on all the wrong things. Holistic education should be geared, not towards giving you answers, but rather towards teaching you how and what to question. The idea of critical thinking, therefore, is one that aims to provide all young minds with an equal platform from which one can think. In...

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Broad based education

Broad-based education is gaining popularity among the recruiters. They prefer students with variety of basic skills such as decision making and analytical skills over students with just a college degree.   According to the Northeastern University survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) and almost three-quarters of hiring decision-makers (73 percent) believe that being well-rounded with a range of knowledge is more important than possessing industry-specific skills.   Industry-specific...

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