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. […]

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 […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part IV

Big decisions are daunting. Choosing the right college, selecting a major that will set you up for success, and determining a good career fit are all choices that students face. In the midst of these big decisions, how can students make the best possible choices for their future? The Heath brothers, in their book Decisive: […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part III

Throughout their book Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, the Heath brothers provide phenomenal thinking on how to improve the quality of our decision-making. In the first post in this series, we looked at two decision-making flaws that explain why students often choose the wrong college, select the wrong major, and ultimately […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part II

  In the first post of this series, two decision-making flaws were presented that explain why students often choose the wrong college, select the wrong major, and ultimately end up in the wrong career. According to Dan and Chip Heath in their new book Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, these […]

Top 6 Tips for Acing a Career Fair

This spring, Student Launch Pad had the opportunity to be a part of a mock career fair at Georgia Institute of Technology. The main purpose was for students to practice career fair etiquette and networking prior to the real career fairs the following week. The event lasted about four hours, and the students treated it […]

What I wish I knew before starting college

This morning I had the pleasure of teaching a Leadership class at my old high school, Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL. With both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Leadership, I was excited to speak about leadership lessons that I learned throughout my time in college and into the working world. Although the […]

5 Key Steps to Point You in the Right Direction

Oftentimes before students start the Student Launch Pad program, they have changed their minds multiple times on what they want to do, how they view what they are good at, and where they see themselves in the future. With these frequent changes of heart, it is easy for students to dismiss the importance of envisioning […]

Student Spotlight: Successful first semester of college

As college students return home for winter break, many will be discussing future plans with their families. Questions like, “What should I major in?” and “What internships should I apply to?” will be frequent, with the uncertainties often causing stress. Yet, Liz Earls, a Student Launch Pad graduate, is starting the break excited about her […]