December College Checklist for High School Juniors

Can you believe it?  You’re halfway through your junior year of high school! And now you have a couple of weeks off from school to just relax. But it’s also a great opportunity for you to spend a little time focusing on college prep.  Every little step you take now will make the college search ...

Good Nutrition and the Holiday Season

It seems we are constantly being given guidelines about the right way to eat and at the same time being sabotaged with advertisements for enticing, delicious and questionably healthy foods. Just what is good nutrition and why do we want to seek it out particularly during the holiday season? Good nutrition is defined as adhering ...

Resume Tips from Career Services 5

As you transition from your college education to your career, there are some important tips to keep in mind regarding your resume: When submitting a resume to an employer, always do so using Microsoft Word, unless otherwise noted.  Employers prefer to receive resumes in Word over PDFs. Resumes should be attached to emails as opposed ...

Labyrinths Offer Relaxation from School and Holiday Stress

Walking a labyrinth (not a maze!) encourages mindfulness by helping you focus your attention and relax at the same time. No obstacles exist on the path to the center, so you can fully focus on the walk.  The Sullivan University Wellness Center does a quarterly layout of the classical labyrinth in a soothing environment indoors ...

Instructors Use New Technology for Educational Videos

YouTube, Khan Academy, Hulu…the concept of “video” has come a long way since the days of beta vs. VHS. The widespread ability to easily create and distribute video has transformed the world of higher education just as it has transformed the entertainment industry. It’s never been easier for professors to create professional-looking educational videos or ...

November College Checklist for High School Seniors

As you’re settling in to your senior year of high school, don’t forget to stay focused on your college search and application process. It may seem overwhelming at times, but if you take small steps every month, it will make college planning much more manageable. Here are some things to consider in November: Take standardized ...

Surviving Thanksgiving: Enjoying the Food and Avoiding the Guilt

Ah!!! The holidays are once again upon us! That time of year when we are tempted to curl up with a blanket, read a book, or watch our favorite television series while the food is in the oven.  After all, it is almost Thanksgiving! That wonderful holiday that basically demands us to crowd around a ...

Non-traditional students: Who are they?

Who is a traditional college student?  More than likely, a student who has been accepted to a college or university directly after graduating high school, right?  I’m not so sure anymore. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 71% of all U.S. undergraduates defy the college student stereotype, meaning students today average 25 ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 1

Everyone has different motivations for finishing a college degree. Some people finish a college degree because they feel they have to finish a college degree; others finish a degree for personal enrichment while others finish a degree because they want to better their situation and/or life. This last group – perhaps – has the highest ...

Cyberbullying: A 24/7 Attack

Unless you have been living in a cave or under a rock, you either own or have access to a cell phone and computer and you are also probably a frequent user of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Through the use of cell phones, texting, computers and social media sites, people can post pictures from their ...