Op-Ed: How Systems Perpetuate an Epidemic Lack of Initiative

In this op-ed, the author discusses the systems in place that perpetuate a perceived “lack of initiative” on the part of individuals and employees.

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.

The New Cultural Competency: Cultural Competemility

In recent years, people have been using this buzzword of “Cultural Competence” to define an understanding of various cultures, traditions and beliefs. However, a recent article suggests a new paradigm of thought that is a result of an intersection between cultural competence and cultural humility in a “synergistic relationship.”

50 Questions to Ask Adcoms (and Yourself) About A Medical School

A lot of students will start interviews soon for this years medical school cycle. But, even before you apply to schools it might be a good exercise to see how many of the following questions you have answers to and what points you may not feel comfortable with.

The Plight of Imposter Syndrome in the FLI (First-Generation and Low-Income) Community

Imposter syndrome has become a sort of buzzword in the mainstream and it is often joked about or taken lightly. In academia, Imposter Syndrome can often be referred to as Imposter Phenomenon (IP). Mental health has become more commonly spoken about in recent years, and as such IP has also experienced more coverage. IP hasContinue reading “The Plight of Imposter Syndrome in the FLI (First-Generation and Low-Income) Community”

How to Tackle Understanding A Research Paper

Have you ever come across a research paper and been utterly confused at how all the words could be in English, yet make absolutely little sense? A lot of scientific papers can initially be daunting to read. You’ll see a bunch of terms that you may have never even seen before. Take a deep breath. Learning how to read a scientific paper can seem like an insurmountable challenge, however, with the correctly developed strategy, you’ll be able to dissect the difficult terminology and draw important conclusions.

Why Learning a Language Should be a Mandatory K-12 Prerequisite in the United States

In the US only 20% of students learn a foreign language. In some US states the proportion of students studying a language is as low as 9%. Despite this, There is a high demand for foreign language skills among U.S. employers (90 percent) with projections that this need will continue to grow.

Applying Your Business Acumen

You don’t have to be majoring in a business degree to necessitate learning to foster your business acumen. Business acumen has broad applications in group projects, organizations and even socially. Recognizing and remediating your weaknesses in terms of your business acumen can help you maximize your team’s efficiency, organize your organization and more.

On The Importance of a Multicultural Perspective

There is an appalling nescience prevalent amongst many people today. Multiculturalism is not, in and of itself, “anti” anything. To appreciate and consider other cultures and beliefs are not to diminish your own. I explore the “Cult of Ignorance” and its repercussions.

OP-ED: Why are there so few FGLI Students in Graduate School?

There are several barriers of entry for FLI students seeking to apply to graduate school. We need to make systematic improvements to the educational infrastructure of the US.

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