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Don't Forget About Yourself During Your Job Search

Before graduating, I’d say finding a job is one of the most pressing things on my mind. It is exhilarating and terrifying to know that I’ll be moving past my life as a student and jumping head-first into adulthood. Thoughts concerning things like which company is best to work for, relocation, bills, and student loans circle my thoughts often, which brings me to my biggest worry, money. I have never been a person to obsess over dollars, but these adult bills looming over my shoulder are shifting my focus. According to Business Insider, the total national student debt is over $1.5 trillion. Written in October 2019, this figure is already outdated. Suffice to say, being able to keep afloat and

It's Harder To Be The Example

It is easy to tell others: “Make time for the things that are important to you.” It's harder to be the example. A little about me: I am an Eagle Scout graduating a year early from Rutgers University with majors in Marketing and Finance. I am a teaching assistant for two courses at Rutgers Business School. I have interned in Marvel Entertainment’s Digital Marketing department and Adidas’ eCommerce department. In my free time, I write songs and scripts, record music, and get buckets. I am passionate about chasing your passions. When you focus on something you are passionate about, everything else becomes more natural. Almost peripheral. But it can be hard to focus on your craft when you have t

Tips on Purchasing A New Home

Buying a home can be one of the best but confusing times of your life. The process can sometimes be frustrating, but if you prepare before you begin the process, you can go through the journey of buying a home with ease. These tips will provide you with tools to guide you along with the joy of home buying and owning your first home. #1 Get your credit score in check Your credit is a significant part of not only an easy preapproval but also ensures that you will get the best interest rate available. Most people don’t think about how crucial this step is when searching for a loan. A low credit score can make banks either view you as an undesirable candidate or one that would have foreseeable f

The Bait of Satan By John Bevere

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2019 was to read one book a month as a way to strengthen my knowledge and always be learning at something. Of the twelve I read, I think the book that I think impacted me the most was The Bait of Satan by John Bevere, founder of Messenger International. Although it is technically a religious book that not everyone will agree upon, I felt the values and principles covered in this book were life changing. Even if you don't agree with this book, I believe everyone will learn something from reading it. The core message of the book is the ability to forgive. The book talks about the pain of not being able to forgive, what causes hurt or feelings of offense, an