As a college student, you should intern with an organization while you work towards a degree. Managing an internship on top of your studies can be challenging; however, you will benefit significantly from it--if you know how to proactively manage it.
Whether your internship is onsite or remote, internships offer many opportunities to expand your network, learn valuable life skills, and gain experience in a professional environment. In spring 2021, I completed a paid internship for credit with Communication@Work LLC, a consulting company that Dr. Craig Engstrom owns and operates. Craig, as he prefers, was my supervisor.
Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. It is one of my favorite tools as a creator, educator, and learner, and I think you'll love it too.
In this post, I share what I like most about Canva as an educator and how it can be used in education.
Because I've been curating useful tips, tricks, and hacks on my YouTube channel, I have embedded five of my favorite or popular videos as well. So pop some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy.
Admittedly, the list of courses feels incomplete to me. How can I narrow a list of recommended courses to just three? When it comes to educating oneself, more learning is usually better. However, after reflecting on this post during 100+ miles of cycling (follow me on Strava), I have homed in on three courses that I'd recommend based on the following praxeological criteria: 1. practical and 2. universal utility value. I mean practical in the most definitional sense: "... of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas." By universal utility value, I mean it provides a positive, useful outcome for most people.
I could list 50+ college or non-college courses with a good ROI. But by solely choosing three, I'm more likely to retain readers. Feel free, though, to tell me why I am wrong in the comments and name your top three course recommendations. Or, tell me how right I am and how you've used one of the courses in your personal or professional life. Let's start a conversation.
The fall term is about to begin at colleges and universities. Take a moment to envision your professors submitting final grades at the end of the term. As they move down the list of students, they're thinking about whether to upgrade a student's grade from an A- to an A or another student's grade from a C+ to a B. Because they don't know anything about one student, they log the C+ as a C+. The student obviously did what was required but the professor only recognizes their name. They think: Who the hell is this learner?
However, you heeded the advice in this blog, you get bumped from a B+ to an A. How the hell did you influence your miserly professor in this way? The answer: Application of exchange relations theory, which is a fancy-pants understanding of the timeless art of interpersonal influence.
Many professors are egomaniacs. Focus on them and you focus on something they love. Themselves.
I am an instructor of business communication at SIUC. Connect with me on LinkedIn.