Where's your focus: Proving or Developing Yourself?

Do you focus on proving your abilities or developing them? There’s a big difference between proving and developing. One is all about striving, which will soon exhaust you. The other is based on growth, which is energizing. Take Charlotte, a college sophomore who is majoring in biology because she wanted to prove her ability to […]

Interviewing with EQ Part III: Social Awareness

Student Launch Pad is teaming up with The EQ Workshop to bring you a four-part series of articles on how to interview with emotional intelligence. The EQ Workshop gives participants an understanding of Emotional Intelligence that will prepare them to increase their EQ including skills like emotional self-awareness, conflict resolution and understanding different personality types. So far in this […]

Interviewing with EQ Part II: Self-Management

  Student Launch Pad is teaming up with The EQ Workshop to bring you a four-part series of articles on how to interview with emotional intelligence. The EQ Workshop gives participants an understanding of Emotional Intelligence that will prepare them to increase their EQ including skills like emotional self-awareness, conflict resolution and understanding different personality types. […]

College Search Process

Last week’s post listed 10 main questions that you need to consider when choosing a college. This week discusses how to begin the college search process as you answer those important questions. College Search Process What colleges meet your criteria? As you answer the questions listed in last week’s post, you can use a search function […]

Start vs. Stop Doing Lists

I typically encounter two types of students: Those that go-go-go and those that wait-and-see. Students going a mile a minute often have a schedule packed to the brim and to-do lists that overflow. Students who wait-and-see want to be sure about something before they commit, but this approach can mean that their resume is less […]

July Update: How to make the most of your summer

  Student Launch Pad is here to help students make the most of their summer! We’ve been working with students all summer long who want to take advantage of the extra time and set themselves up for a successful future. Check out the Monthly Update for specific ways to make the most of the summer, including: Find […]

What grit has to do with your dream job

In life, you don’t get over setbacks by walking. You need to go full force, take a risk, and not let obstacles slow you down. This determination, or grit, is the number one factor to success. A TED Talk by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth outlines her study on grit. In her terms, after studying West Point students, […]

Ending Job Search Paralysis

During his senior year of high school, Nick continually questioned what he wanted to do after graduation. He considered the military but then changed his mind. He wanted to go to college but did not feel ready. He thought taking a gap year between high school and college was his best option, but he did not […]