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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

Ask these three questions to help you better prepare for the unexpected

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes traffic is light and other times it is cumbersome? Where do all the cars come …

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Career Development

How to acquire relevant skills for the professional world

The foundation of any professional revolves around the skills they acquire. Skills have always been part of or essential to …

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Learning & Education

The pillars of a convincing discussion in academic writing

If you come from a science background, you might be familiar with the old adage that “scientific writing is boring.” …

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Body & Soul

How emotions can impact our decision making process

When I was still doing my second year at university, I was called in for a psychotherapy session with the …

Body & Soul

Time for reflection in today’s rhetorical world

Who is the question, as is ‘what’ and ‘if.’ Door to door, we examine the hypotheses that lead to more …

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Learning & Education

How to utilize a lifelong learning system

The education system is relatively similar and structured for primary and secondary school students, the education system has seen fundamental …

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Body & Soul

The importance of celebrating life’s little goals

I am going to start by sharing a little personal experience. I had the most stressful and hectic weeks in …

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Learning & Education

How to find discounts and benefits when traveling as a student

Students who choose to pursue their education in a foreign country, away from the support system of their family and …

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 …

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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Workplace Skills & Culture

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 …

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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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Life Skills

The importance of community development

People join together to work on issues that are important to them as part of the community development process. Community …

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Learning & Education

A metacognitive approach to reading on a deeper level

Critical reading is an important skill to utilize in graduate school. Conducting an essential examination of a text can prove …

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Learning & Education

How to acquire, analyze, and apply information

Information is everywhere now. You can easily access, view, read, and learn from it. However, the problem is that there …

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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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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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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Workplace Skills & Culture

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 …

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Body & Soul

Why kindness matters

As a plant biologist, I have always been in love with understanding the complex behaviors of plants. My Ph.D. was …

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Life Skills

How to pivot in life and stay financially sound

So you made a mistake in the major you chose or what you want to do for the rest of …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

How to deal with conflict in an academic environment

While we aim always to be our best selves and hope that others do the same, we’re bound to run …

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Learning & Education

Before you apply to graduate school

It’s not uncommon for students to heavily consider their options following college graduation. This can be a torturous exercise for …

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How being an effective follower will enable being an effective leader

Whether you are an individual contributor, team member, manager, or the organization’s CEO or President, three competencies are essential for …

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Career Development

4 steps for developing a professional strategy

There are many books, lectures, seminars, tips, and sites on approaching this. However, there are constraints. You may not have …

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Life Skills

Advice from a nurse on how to stay calm in difficult situations

“My Father needs help!” I remember as the man stood alongside his elderly father, and I stood before them, tired, …

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The mistakes great leaders never make

Leaders lead in diverse ways: authoritatively, collaboratively, aggressively, benevolently, and passively. Education and circumstances create leaders, and great leaders are …

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4 essential points of purposeful writing

Communication has been my life’s interest and life’s work. Writing is, at its heart, communication. Written words can evoke feelings, …

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Workplace Skills & Culture

How to balance work and home life

You just got home from a long day at work. You head to the living room to sit on the …

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Leadership in a management world

Organizational success results from the “best” combination of the four management components. The list consists of scope (the definition of …

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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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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

The poetry of life – Find your inner courage and be yourself!

Here are some tips which have allowed me to hone my skills, boost my creativity and achieve my goals. They …

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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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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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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

Three reasons why you should work or study abroad at some point in your life

The philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius stated, “We should not say that I am an Athenian, or I am a Roman, but …

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Life Skills

How to be more resilient in life and never give up

If there is one thing I have learned along my life journey is how to have staying power. Having worked …

Personal Finance

Financial advice from my mother

My mother always shared her “pearls” of wisdom with me when I was young. I did not always listen. When …

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Six simple tips for being a clearer and more successful communicator

Successful communication is essential for any role in life – personal or professional. As a researcher, it’s vital to share …

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Career Development

How to be a professional in the 21st century

What should a 21st-century professional be? Your professional life will be guided, not by subject matter, but by the skills …

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Body & Soul

Are millennials the burnout generation?

I don’t know about you, but I’m in this stage of life where I constantly try to figure out this …

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Body & Soul

How the internet has changed bullying

A recent issue has been brought to light in the media since the advent of the computer “Bullying.” It is …

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Career Development

Entering the world of work after graduating

Realistically, the world of work is competitive and demanding. Unfortunately, possessing the requirements that employers want from graduates can be …

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Learning & Education

Can pre-recorded academic material replace a live lecture?

It’s 13:15 in my residence at Stellenbosch University on a rainy winter’s day. My next class is at 14:00, about …

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How language is a mediator of thought in education and society

Imagine not having the language you communicate with every day? Sadly, multitudes of first nations people have lost touch with …

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Life Skills

How to navigate life’s unexpected trajectory

Fulfillment. The ultimate goal of the average person is fulfillment, and contentment, to feel that they belong somewhere and improve …

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Career Development

5 ways entrepreneurial mindset can assist you to build your career

The world of careers is changing. When I realized early in my career that significant changes were taking place in …

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Life Skills

Focus on the target not the challenges

Setting a target we aspire to reach is normal and easy for most of us. I love walking because it …

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Emotional intelligence: A key to effective leadership

Great news! You’ve just received word that you’ve been chosen for a leadership position within your firm. You’ve worked hard, …

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Learning & Education

Effective methods for conveying graduate research to broad audiences

As a graduate student, consuming new ideas for research is essential for progression in a master’s or doctoral program. While …

Body & Soul

The link between obesity and food policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease …

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Career Development

Individual and collective voices and how to find your own professionally

The cliché “it all starts with you” comes with a profound personal truth – you have to find your voice …

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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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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 …

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 …


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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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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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 …