You’ve waited you’re entire life for this. (All 18 or 19 years of it). Now you are on your own. You’re off to college. Whether it’s across the street, across town, across the state, or across the state line you can now claim independence, from the oppression of your overbearing parents. (Except for the fact that you still need money, and you’re parents are either paying for your college or have signed off on your financial aid. Oh yeah, and your parents weren’t really that overbearing, but it sounds really cool to say so). Sure, it would be easy to pick up the phone and call them to float you a little dough. But, you have decided to do this the right way. Mumsy and Dadsy can’t pay for everything you know. So, now it’s time to pound the pavement and look for a job to help pay college fees. Of course the internet makes pounding the pavement a little less pounding.
The key element to this is “part time”. Remember you are a student. You are trying to find employment that will fit in with your busy school schedule. So, look for employers that are accustomed to working with students. This means your main focus is on school. Some employers realize you are a student and will still put unreasonable demands on you, as if your entire life revolved around that particular part time job. Some employers will also push the envelope, when it comes to part time. In other words pushing the mandatory work hours as close to full time, without becoming a full time position.
As long as you are taking responsibility to get your shift covered (and not calling in at the last minute saying you can’t work your shift) most employers are okay with student employees. Make sure from the start, how many hours you are working each day or each week. Keep in mind that it’s not always the employers fault. There are a lot of student workers who are unreliable. They show up to work late, call in sick when they are not, call in at the last minute, because they have a test to study for or just because they don’t feel like working that day.. Etc., etc. etc.
If you are going to take on the responsibility of a job, remember, the employer makes his or her bones on that business. That is their livelihood. They can’t run a business if the employees are unreliable and not showing up to work. But, if you build up a good rapport with your employer and keep in good communication, they are more willing to work with you and around your school schedule. It’s just like any other relationship. Communication is key.
When thinking of college students you generally picture sweatshirts and pants and a comfortable, but unkempt appearance. After all, they are more concerned with getting those long papers completed and studying for exams. This is followed by a weekend of partying, usually starting on Thursday night. While that may be true for many college students, it is not representative of all.
There are a growing segment of college students that actually care how they look on campus. A increasing number of them are not satisfied blending in with everyone else; they prefer to stand out by wearing Dickies brand clothing or Supra Shoes. Although this may not be the majority of college students, it is a large cross section of that population.
Gone are the days when you are expected to crawl out of bed, throw on anything and then show up to your dorm cafeteria or apartment kitchen. Students believe they should at least try to mimic what life will be like in the “real world” where you are expected to dress business-like. You never know which company reps will be observing students on campus. Just in case they come across you, why not dress to impress from head to toe, so you can stand out amongst the others.
Various special events are held on college campuses each year. In the beginning of the school year, there are formal dances to introduce new students to the upperclassmen. Then at Homecoming time you can expect an entire weekend of special events, some with alumni who have prestigious jobs. Now it would be wise to spend some money on clothing to show your unique style to catch their eye.
When company recruiters visit your college campus, they observe your fashion sense, from head to toe. So, when they get to your feet and see them sitting inside those special shoes, they will have no doubt the kind of decision-making you are capable of in the boardroom.
Resumes and interviews are vital to this process, but what you wear also speaks volumes. Next time you go shopping, keep in mind your fashion sense in college can go a long way toward getting that first job in your quest for a successful career.
I don’t want to say there’s a recipe for the perfect cheerleader… but there totally is! The secret? Bows that sparkle on the competition floor. People don’t just want to watch a routine you’ve memorized and rehearsed hundreds and hundreds of times… they want to be dazzled. Cheer leading is supposed to be entertaining. It’s supposed to keep the energy high, when the team and fans need it most. Your job as a cheerleader is to be a performer, and part of that performance rests on your visual appearance. If you mess up either half of that equation, you’re just not going to get very far.
You can be amazing under the lights, but if you don’t look good while doing it, no one’s going to notice. There’s way too many distractions in today’s day and age for you to give anything less than your best. Between smart phones, being out with friends, looking for a loved one out on the field, and eating snacks, cheerleaders have to work hard, if they’re going to grab people’s attention. That’s where the visual side to the equation comes into play. Something as simple as a sparkling bow can help aid you in giving the best performance you’re capable of.
I’m not just trying to put people down here- I say all this from experience. My team went from excellent cheerleaders with terrible uniforms to national champions. We were able to turn things around, when we realized that people just didn’t have interest in watching something that wasn’t visually arresting.
Once the new uniforms came in, we noticed a difference in people’s reactions to our performances almost immediately. The bows gave us a unified appearance that kept people staring, while we did what we did best. These days, people come for our performance just as much as they come for the game itself!
Looks aren’t everything, but when it comes to cheer leading, you need every edge you can get. Our job is important, so why would you give anything but your best? That applies to your appearance as well. Bring your A-game to every aspect of your performance. Give people an amazing show; one that keeps their eyes locked on you the entire time. One of the easiest ways to do that is with a sparkling bow on a new outfit- you’ll be perfect and unstoppable! What are you waiting for? Get out there and put on a showstopper!
Chances are, your apartment was cleaned before you moved in. But clean in one person’s mind is far from clean in another person’s mind. This is going to be where you spend a lot of your time, so of course you’re going to want ‘clean’ to your standards.
Aside from maybe the kitchen, the bathroom can be one of the most problematic areas to make clean and keep clean. You don’t have to be told that germs and such call your bathroom home sweet home. One area that can be extremely challenging is when it comes to tile & grout cleaning… particularly if it has been ignored or under done in the past. More likely than not you are going to need something strong but safe to get that tub up to your standards.
Of course using green cleaning supplies is going to help keep you safe and your planet safer, but there are more things that you, yourself can do in your home that will generate a green lifestyle not only in your apartment but possibly in the minds of others as well:
Personally I don’t have time for this, but some people like the do-it-yourself method, when it comes to cleaning supplies. If you don’t mind rubbing alcohol this recipe works without streaks:
You have to make sure that you shake this concoction vigorously before using it, otherwise the cornstarch does tend to clog up the works, when using a spray bottle for cleaning. This is a real money-saving method of cleaning, because not only can you put it in a cheap bottle from the dollar store, but you are making it yourself! FYI: Surface cleaning should be done with rags or cloths that are microfiber.
More people than not are on a budget today whether it’s because they have a large family, are trying to make the mortgage payments, got their hours cut back on the job, or possibly even lost their job in this joke of an economy. If you find yourself and your family absolutely, positively needing to be on a budget you may fall into the category of being eligible for government assistance. With the kind of assistance that will be introduced here the elderly can call for help and stay in touch with her children and grandchildren, low or no income mothers can speak with the doctor regarding their children’s health and low income workers can call their job, their wife or their kids if they need to.
This form of government assistance is nothing less than a free cell phone and free minutes for talk and texting. Now we’ve got your attention! The way to find out as much as you can about this government plan is to logon to www.phoneservices.us/. Not only are these phones free but they include perks such as your being able to keep your current phone number, access to 9/11 service, caller ID, call waiting, voicemail account, no annual contract, nationwide Sprint network, keep your current phone number, access to 9/11 service, caller ID, call waiting, voicemail account, no annual contract and nationwide Sprint network. Not too shabby, huh?
Ordinarily, families that find themselves in more or less of a needy situation, such as individuals that are able to take advantage of TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), the free national school lunch program, SSI (Social Security income), LIHEAP (low-income home energy assistance program), Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI), blind pension program, federally assisted public housing, Income Eligibility (Income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level), General Assistance/Disability Assistance, section 8 housing, SNAP (food stamps) and/or Medicaid qualify for these free phones.
And, if you happen to have just a little bit of money in the budget to toss at this problem you can even make this free plan work a little bit harder for you with the following: (250 minutes texts and talk free), 500 minutes of texts and 500 minutes of talk for an additional five dollars per month, 1000 minutes of texts and 1000 minutes of talk for an additional $20 a month or unlimited text and talk and web for $30 a month.