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Career Development

Why remote working isn’t the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)

2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have been touted as the acceleration of 4IR in the workplace.  Employees connecting via Zoom …

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Body & Soul

Managing stress and being able to strike a balance

Ever heard the saying, you cannot have your cake and eat it? Being a businesswoman, running a household and finding …

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Career Development

Three things lecturers don’t tell you about starting your career

Qualification? Complete. Graduation gown? Purchased. Excitement? Through the roof.  Knowing that you have finally bagged the bragging rights to say …

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Life Skills

How to try new things in two simple steps

Have you ever been presented with a “fail-proof” program that failed you anyway? Why do some things work for some …

Personal Finance

How saving money can actually save you

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on people’s lives. It makes you wonder what is important in life. Being good …

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Career Development

How positive relationships early on in your career can create opportunities for your future

Often we’re led to believe that if we put in the work, and try to make a good impression, we’ll …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

Negotiating your way through life – A skill everyone needs to have

In a polarised society, and at times, even more polarised professional environments, there are huge benefits to be reaped from …

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Career Development

Four essential aspects of volunteering during your academic studies

With the high unemployment rate and the effects COVID-19 had on various organizations, it is challenging for graduates to get …

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Master public speaking whether it’s your first or 50th presentation

It’s hard to believe, but the fear of public speaking is ranked higher than spiders, heights, and even death. It’s …

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Career Development

Negotiating your salary

Negotiations are something that no one teaches you about in school. No one enjoys doing it because it feels awkward; …

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COVID-19 vaccination mandate

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many businesses and employers have changed their policy to now mandate proof of COVID-19 …

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Life lessons learned from each medical specialty from a medical student’s perspective

My name is Brittany Ladson, and I am the president of Michigan State University Golden Key Chapter and a member …

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Body & Soul

A look into Essentialism as defined by Greg McKeown

“I can do anything, but not everything” – Greg McKeown. Greg McKeown is a leadership strategist and the author of …

Life Skills

How to boost your self-esteem and put your best foot forward

You are perfect just as you are. Yes, PERFECT! I wish I had an opportunity to have this conversation with …

Workplace Skills & Culture

Five ways teams can successfully solve complex problems

Today, we may be more separate than ever. Previously tight-knit, cohesive teams are being challenged in unique ways, while the …

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5 tips for becoming an engaging speaker in any situation

With the advent of COVID-19, interpersonal communication has begun to evolve in ways few could have predicted. But whether you’re …

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Body & Soul

World Suicide Prevention Day

International Suicide Hotlines: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines One person will die by suicide every 40 seconds.  This means that more than 700,000 people …

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Pandemic public speaking

The COVID-19 Pandemic has shifted online public speaking to the focus. Many of us breathe a sigh of relief as …

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Career Development

How to use university services to advance your professional network connections

Back in my school days, students were often told, “Study hard: good employment will eventually come following good academic results.” …

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Learning & Education

Single mothers and higher education

When my twin brother and sister were 11 months old, I was born. I never knew my father, as he …

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Career Development

Storytelling: How not to kill your audience by death of PowerPoint

If 2020/2021 has taught us anything it is that we can’t leave our private lives outside the door. We are …

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Career Development

The importance of an apex mentor

A mentor is a person who is a leader. It often refers to an individual who displays good leadership qualities, …

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Career Development

How to write a professional email with a great message and a nice tone

You are sitting in front of your computer screen thinking about how you will respond to a recent email that …

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Personal Finance

Venture Capital’s economic development

Venture capital (VC), the most attractive industry for fund seekers, indulges in access to scores of entrepreneurial endeavors plus disruptive …

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Learning & Education

The impact of social media on tertiary education student engagement

Social media can either get some people excited or put some people off. The beginning of 2020 saw a significant …

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Career Development

How to build your personal brand on LinkedIn

How does it feel to know that, next time you submit a job application, your potential employer will browse your …

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Career Development

Resume writing for remote work

As we continue to live in a COVID-19 society, employment opportunities continue to be offered remotely. Now is the perfect …

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Leading with ethics and morality

“Place one foot in front of the other” are the words that I continue to ponder on while I move …

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Career Development

Is your brain actually wired for your goals?

It might seem a little late to think about, but your choice of professional or academic pursuits may not be …

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Body & Soul

Opening up new possibilities by seeing our choices

Our predictable future does not trap us.   My predictable future is how the story of my life is likely to …

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Two tips on how to be successful in online learning environments

As a result of the pandemic, learners were forced to transition their learning to online formats. However, online learning is …

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Body & Soul

How your attitude impacts the course of your life

What does attitude have to do with success in your life? Everything. I wish I understood this early on in …

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Learning & Education

How to prepare for post-Covid college

In a previous article, I gave some advice about preparing for exams. I hope it helped reduce some stress during …

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Career Development

How‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌ready‌ ‌to‌ ‌transition‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌career‌

Although you are the only one who will truly know when you are ready to transition to a new career, …

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Learning & Education

How the first seven years of life shape the educational future of an individual

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the …

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Personal Finance

Your journey to financial self-discovery

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we realise: “Hey! I need to plan for my financial future!” Some …

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Body & Soul

Don’t fake it till you make it – Confidence tips from an actor

What is the secret to being truly self-confident? And what can a professional actor of over twenty years tell you …

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Career Development

Tips for graduates getting into the corporate sector

These quick tips should hopefully help the soon to be, or already graduates working in the corporate sector over tips …

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How to lead when you hate small talk

People often wonder if leaders are born or developed. But, as a former Golden Key Chapter President and long-time leader …

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Life Skills

SMARTER goal setting

Throughout the journey of my life, I realized that one thing that will make a person successful in their lives, …

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Your background should not limit your dreams

I am Shingwavila Ngobeni, born in a rural settlement called Valdezia located at the lowland of Soutpansberg mountain range in …

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Body & Soul

Pregnancy and the workplace

How two words will change everything at work for you… For many professional women finding out they’re pregnant provides mixed …

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Vision – A leader’s primary tool

Isaac Newton lived in the 17th century and was one of the most prominent scientists of all time. Newton’s three …

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Personal Finance

Is bankruptcy my only option if I am experiencing financial difficulties?

Whether you are experiencing financial difficulties because your small business failed, you lost your job, or you maxed out your …

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Learning & Education

The transition from high school to university

The great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” but maybe we should …

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Communication as a mechanism for performance

“Communication is key!” If you’ve never heard this statement, let me tell you all about it.  Before we get knee-deep …

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Learning & Education

Preserving African culture and rewriting history

Many scholars are trying to restore Africa’s pride and identity from years of historical oppression and colonialism. However, under the …

Life Skills

Dealing with failure – setback or stepping stone?

I have just received my second-year university results and have failed most of my modules, which means I cannot continue …

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Career Development

Treating all conversations like an interview

Early in my career planning stage, I would watch Law films, several news channels and listen attentively to radio interviews …

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Career Development

What opportunities are there for youth entrepreneurship in the digital area?

Youth unemployment and digital entrepreneurship The global population keeps growing, while opportunities for job development are declining, especially for young …

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Learning & Education

Critical thinking and learning: Learning to go above and beyond in your studies

There is nothing more satisfying or fulfilling than finally being able to study a subject or be in a field …

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Social and behavioural patterns of tomorrow’s leaders

Leaders of “tomorrow” are the next generation of talented and capable individuals who rise above the parochial limitations of life’s …

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Learning & Education

Quality Assurance in clinical trials

Clinical trials play an important role in medicine and are often used to learn more about a certain disease, drug …

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Body & Soul

Pink Flags: The ignored flags in relationships

We hear the phrase “watch out for the red flags” all the time. Now, recognizing red flags is important, but …

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Career Development

Uncertainty or an opportunity in disguise?

Everyone is talking about COVID-19 and dealing with uncertainty. Uncertainty often causes us to worry about what lies ahead in …

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Body & Soul

I love me, flaws and all.

What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose himself in the process? Luke 9:25. To …

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Learning & Education

How to effectively prepare for exams without cramming information

To be honest, exam times are the most stressful and difficult times for most students. It does not matter how …

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Learning & Education

Think with your eyes: How understanding the brain will up your game on achieving your goals

Your mind is full of amazing ideas. Your heart is filled with enthusiasm, and your soul is overflowing with potential. …

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ACE trauma-informed communication practices

Research has shown that social connections are an essential part of the human experience. Unfortunately, one in every six adults …

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Personal Finance

How to use credit card debt to your advantage

Let’s talk about credit card debt. This article is not aimed to tell you to stop using your credit cards. …