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Career Development

How to start a career as a freelancer in any field

A lot of people look towards freelancing as an opportunity to work flexible hours, charge their own rates and be …

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Learning & Education

How to smash out your next qualification

Studying while working is not for the faint-hearted, but those who find their rhythm can knock out a qualification before …

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Career Development

Four considerations for picking a good career coach

A good career coach can deliver many benefits to your development, whether you are just starting your career or an …

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Learning & Education

Making the most of a non-traditional college experience

When most people think of a traditional college student, they envision someone in their late teens or early twenties strolling …

Life Skills

10 simple things you can do each day to reduce anxiety

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 13 people have anxiety and it is only rising further with …

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Life Skills

Fear is your fuel

Fear is a beautiful thing. The social story, however, is that it’s something to, well, fear. You see, when fear …

Learning & Education

Five fun and creative study tips to help you prepare for your next exam

Studying and learning new information can be challenging for many people. There is no correct way to study for exams. …

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Workplace Readiness

4 things you should know about moving from being a graduate to an employee

As I write this article I am taken aback, thinking about a time when I had just graduated and looking …


The five qualities of an effective communicator

Communication plays an important role in our personal and professional lives.  From organising your family to presenting to the Board. …

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Workplace Readiness

What it means to teach firearms and tactics

Training law enforcement in firearms encompasses the ability to impart knowledge based on a foundation gained from events where firearms …

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Career Development

A week in the life of a medical student

It is no secret that being a medical student can be stressful and time-consuming. However, with the pain comes a …

Life Skills

How to be more creative in your everyday life – and why it’s so important

Creativity is a fulfilling outlet that allows the mind to adventure and explore. Through multiple mediums, we can bring joy …


4 simple things you can do to get better at public speaking

Public speaking is an important part of most professions, and our lives. Practice ways to captivate and engage your audience …

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Workplace Readiness

How to remain composed during difficult times at work

As a lawyer working in business and corporate law, dealing with urgent situations and important deadlines is an everyday part …

Career Development

How networking can help you achieve your goals

Networking is one of those words that could send a shiver down the spine of many, while for others it …

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Life Skills

5 ways to be more resilient and make the most of a difficult situation

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything could just go smoothly and easily? Yea, we know where this is headed. Many …

Personal Finance

Five simple ways to save money for your future

We live in a very precarious age where consumerism has defied sound reasoning and it is rather getting worse as …

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Learning & Education

How to cut your research time in half

Researching library databases can be frustrating and it is usually the most dreaded part of writing a paper. Many results …

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Learning & Education

Teaching with props, personal stories, and a little humor

When you teach a general education course, most students walk into that classroom because the class is a graduation requirement. …

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Body & Soul

Playing the game, purposefully

“Success is the unintended side-effect of one who dedicates himself to a cause greater than self” –Viktor Frankl As we …

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Learning & Education

6 ways to study more effectively

We’ve all been there, right? We sit down to study and nothing meaningful gets done. What is stopping us from …

Life Skills

How to remain disciplined after seasons of success and failure: An antidote of fulfilment

Being brought up in a large township of Tembisa was probably one of the greatest gifts given to me because …

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Life Skills

The skill in being comfortable with being uncomfortable

If it was easy everyone would do it. I think most have heard this phrase, or variants of it. What …

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Learning & Education

5 tech tips for online learning success

You might call me an expert in online learning. I earned a Master of Public Health entirely online. I taught …

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Career Development

Never leave college: Pursuing higher education as a career

I always heard that the years as an undergraduate college student are some of the most formative years of one’s …

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Why nonprofit leaders should develop an entrepreneurial mindset

When people talk about nonprofit organizations, many people think the question of money, or profit, should not be discussed. Granted, …

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Career Development

Pursuing a career on the business side of healthcare

Healthcare is a behemoth and multi-faceted industry with plenty of opportunities for those from all walks of life and skill …

Career Development

What I learned from doing five internships

While navigating my six years of college, I had difficulty finding what lit my spark. I changed my major multiple …

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Life Skills

Tips for taking care of your mental health everyday

Although many people may believe they need a professional to help them improve their mental and emotional well-being, there are …

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3 ways to give back to your community during social distancing

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it is very challenging to find opportunities to serve the community. As Golden Key values and …

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Learning & Education

Something I wished I did more of in college: Ask more questions

Asking questions is a way in which we gather information on various topics. However, it can sometimes be difficult to …

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Career Development

Three pieces of advice to help you succeed in your career

I was first inducted into Golden Key in 1989. I was in my final year of college and preparing to …

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Life Skills

Quick guide: critical and effective problem-solving skills

With everyday challenges we are all faced with throughout life, we are tasked to reach effective solutions- either short term …

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Life Skills

Navigating self doubt using compassion and trust

I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. What if I fail? We have all been there, we …

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Life Skills

Systems and how they correlate with our behavior and worldviews: a systems approach to behavior

A system is defined as a cohesive conglomeration of interrelated and interdependent parts that can be natural or human-made, according …

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Tips for video recording lectures and creating original educational content

At a time when we have instant access to information at our fingertips, it is especially important for instructors to …

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Personal Finance

From your very first salary, pay yourself first

The very first time you receive a paycheck, pay yourself! What do I mean by that? Well, you need to …

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Career Development

Is technical sales for you?

It may be, if you possess the following four personality traits. Are you a recent graduate? Or you want to …

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Personal Finance

Don’t just stand there – invest!

This pandemic has taught us many lessons.  One of the most important is how quickly life can change.  Another lesson …

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Career Development

How to open doors – the skills you need throughout your career

I believe the three keys to opening doors of opportunities throughout your career are: Integrity; Accountability; and Relationships.  Integrity Integrity …

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Learning & Education

What future classrooms will look like

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed education. COVID-19 has disrupted the education system in ways unimaginable before this year. However, some …

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Five strategies for leading when you aren’t in charge

During this time of uncertainty, we need leadership now more than ever. Our world is looking for leaders with vision. …

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Career Development

What no one tells you about career development

So you have worked hard and managed to complete your studies and have secured your first job. Obviously, the next …

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Life Skills

Step outside of your comfort zone

So much is happening now.  But you can still tell your story.  Your story is important.  We are living in …

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Workplace Readiness

How to be successful in the workplace

The workplace can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. On the exciting aspect, joining the workplace has new …

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Learning & Education

The ultimate guide to beating the biology study blues

Evolution, ecology, conservation, reproduction…the list of biology topics seems to go on forever. Every biology student wishes that they could …

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Workplace Readiness

How to take advice in the workplace

In the workplace, as in life, advice can come in two ways: solicited and unsolicited. The former is often easier …

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Learning & Education

Survival guide series: Undergraduate chemistry edition

 “Yoh! Chemistry is so difficult and takes so much time!” “I studied so hard, but I still failed!” “I don’t …

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What are the most important steps a leader must take when facing a challenge

Whether in a small, large, complex, or military organization, challenges will arise at all levels. You will have to face …

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Life Skills

Making positive and sustainable change that works for you

Looking to make sustained positive change in your life, career or relationships? I am a great believer in the power …

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Take the Lead with Lean S3 Manufacturing Principles

Metaphorically speaking, leadership means you take the helm of the ship, but that does not mean you’re alone on that …

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Workplace Readiness

What I have learned about time management after 20 years in the corporate world

“If I knew then, what I know now” — a well-worn phrase I never thought I would bring myself to say, or …

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How to be an effective leader while working remotely

For many, the notion of working from home can seem quite intimidating. The thought of not working in the office …

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Tips to navigate towards corporate career leadership

“…the place where you work is a place for forging your character and growing as a human being…” -Dr Daisaku …

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Career Development

Using emotional intelligence to win over the HireVue robot

Artificial intelligence can be described as computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require …

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Personal Finance

Three things to do as a young working person to start building wealth

When I first entered the workplace, I wanted to ensure that I was working because I enjoyed it, and not …

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Life Skills

How to collaborate with people coming from different backgrounds and influence dialogue

The best way to grow and become a better person is by regularly engaging with and learning from people. Living …

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Career Development

The importance of treating your career as a marathon, not a sprint.

When I started my legal career, I was confident that I would be made partner of the firm within a …

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Leadership – Three points of wisdom

“The truth is leadership has nothing to do with position.” Darren Hardy. A leader is seen as someone who is …

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Life Skills

How to maintain your mental health during hard times

Mental health has been a hot topic of discussion in 2020, and unsurprisingly so. For many of us it has …