Salary Negotiation: How To Successfully Negotiate

After receiving a job opportunity, it can be intimidating to try and negotiate your salary. Many people are afraid to even try, assuming that a company’s first offer is their only offer. However, this is not true! If you believe that your work may be worth more depending on past experience or education, it may be worth presenting a counteroffer with some rebuttal points. In addition, even at a job that you are already committed to, there is no harm in bringing up a raise during any performance reviews that you may have. Here are a few tips to get you started! 

Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain

There are over seven thousand languages that exist all over the world. The four most spoken languages are English, Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish. Learning a second language allows you to be a part of a community of people with a common trait with a unique culture. The ability to learn a new language allows for … Continue reading Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain

How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Albert Einstein once said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Our thoughts influence our beliefs, feelings and actions. Our thoughts can be rational, reflective and often with judgement because we perceive information and implement it to form an idea of what something or someone is. Critically … Continue reading How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

The Constant and Elusive Endeavor of Financial Security

There were no more clear demarcations indicating when work, checking emails and working on assignments ended and when sleep, time-off and relaxing began. It should be less about being the most successful kid on the block or the most famous alumnus and a little bit more about happiness, contentment and internal parameters.

Time Management in the Age of COVID

Time management has always been a struggle for me, and I know many other students as well. If anything, COVID has just made time management more of a struggle for me. Not being forced to watch lectures synchronously has proven to be difficult in keeping up with my classes. Here are some tips for all us to be a little more productive and manage our time wisely.