Sunday, February 17, 2013
I'm not sure why I hated Facebook so much I closed my account. Maybe because it's a big time suck, devouring hours like m&m's. Or maybe it's because I see mostly childish--ok, let's be fair: juvenile--posts from people I don't remember ever knowing. (Company pages have freebies, contests, etc., which are the exceptions.) Where do people find the time to waste on Facebook!? I truly don't understand the fanatical loyalty many of my students seem to have to this social medium. Don't they know that they need to prepare for the hard reality of the adult world and should be putting every minute they have into studies, internships, volunteeering with local nonprofits, and meaningful extra-curricular activities?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Where are you, my advisee? Each semester, the 75 or so students I advise are supposed to stop by to discuss their program and get the PIN they need (personal ID number) to register for the coming semester. I send them all an email each semester inviting them to contact me. But only about half ever do. How they get the information and PIN they need, I don't know! Probably from the department chair or other professors who happen to be available when I'm not. I worry a little bit about these phantom advisees. But only a little. I assume they know what they're doing.
Friday, March 23, 2012
No doubt you're aware of Facebook's new Timeline for business pages. Here's an interesting article about it with examples of some of the new content it makes possible (do you know where the name for Tide detergent came from?): http://adage.com/article/digital/meet-coolest-facebook-brand-timelines-coke-espn-ford/233015/?utm_source=digital_email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=adage
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Maybe nothing, including no job, if you have been a slacker in college. You are 3 TIMES more likely to be unable to get a job, and much more likely to wind up living with your parents after graduation, than students who were academic achievers in college. You're also much more likely to have significant credit card debt. Read this article: http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/academically-adrift-college-students-struggle-after-graduation-12012602
Monday, January 9, 2012
Will you turn out like John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of the U.S., or like his brother, Charles, who went to Harvard just as J.Q. did, but died an alcoholic at age 30? Read the advice their father gave them, at http://bit.ly/wUdlXx