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August 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Don't Be Defined By Your College Major (Podcast)

On February 21, 2018, The Niche Movement founder Kevin O’ Connell delivered a keynote for Rhode Island College as part of their inaugural Majors Week programming on how students can take control of their story and not be defined solely by their major.

In this 35-minute keynote, Kevin opens up with a personal story he has never shared in public.

In May 2006, Kevin graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he majored in marketing. After college, he enrolled in graduate…

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Added by The Niche Movement on August 30, 2018 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Interview With Peter Berg

Some of you may recall my interview with Peter Berg a few years back, and he was gracious enough to allow me to ask him a few more questions this month. 

What initially drew you to your current…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How I Use App-Based Note Taking to Take Notes

I personally enjoy the freedom of app-based note-taking.  When taking notes on pen and paper, my notes were often difficult to read and covered with residue from my eraser.  Since transitioning to taking notes on my iPad, my notes have become legible and vastly more organized. The application that I prefer to take notes with is Notability, the primary benefit of Notability is Note Replay. Note Replay allows you to record notes as you write them, then afterward…

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Added by Sammy Abeje on August 23, 2018 at 1:03pm — 9 Comments

4 Tips For Succeeding In Your First Job

It has been two years since I have graduated from graduate school. Having just transitioned to my second professional position in the education sector, I realize there were things I did in my first job that set me up for success and helped me thrive in a career I love. Here are four key takeaways on what you can do to make the most of your first job.

ASK FOR OPPORTUNITIES

As a new professional, you are building your experiences, and it is important to ask for…

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Added by The Niche Movement on August 21, 2018 at 8:18am — 4 Comments

Cardflow for iPad- Think of the Possibilities!

I recently became aware of an iOS app called Cardflow. I grew up using index cards for all sorts of tasks. The cards would be taped to walls as reminders or mind-maps/flow charts. Cards would be stuffed into pages of books as forms of annotations, and stacks of cards were created as flashcards. I was especially excited when stores stocked different colors, sizes, plain/lined/graphed, and containers to hold and sort them. These cards offered additional learning style supports when considering…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on August 16, 2018 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

Employment Tips: Short Resume

If a boarding pass is your ticket to flight, then a resume is your ticket to work. Depending on your industry, trade, or area of focus, your resume will vary in length, format, design, and focus. For example, someone in a creative field will likely have a more colorful and fluid looking resume, whereas someone in the sciences will have more of an exact and precise flow to theirs. Though resumes come in all shapes and sizes, they are there to serve a common purpose: to convey to a potential…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 13, 2018 at 11:37am — 6 Comments

Transportation Barriers to Employment

For many people with a disability transportation can be a huge issue. It can cause much time, money, and hassle to be able to get rides, ask for rides, and find something that is suitable for your needs. To find something that accommodates all your needs whether that is financial or elsewise it will cost you whether it is your time, money, or your physical needs.  

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Added by Nikki Abramson on August 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year Of College

The Niche Movement founder Kevin O’Connell was interviewed by a George Washington University first year student in March of 2017. In this interview podcast, Kevin offers advice to college students about choosing careers and how your involvement on campus may align more to your career choice than your major. They also discuss how Kevin started working for himself, and how he found his passion.

Kevin talks about how it is okay to be multi-passionate and involved in many different…

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Added by The Niche Movement on August 2, 2018 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

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