What is Social Capital and How Do You Leverage It To Help You?

When you have built apt social capital you get the feeling that people”have your back” throughout your experiences. Networking does not come with a guarantee of getting something in return, but it can be helpful in ways that you may not expect even if it doesn’t end up in a new job or connection.

Money Saving Tricks and Advice for College Students

At college, there can be a lot of expenses that arise from living and schooling. For example, professors may want certain textbooks or software or there may be additional costs for lab courses. Schools will also charge you fees each semester for on campus amenities like gyms and recreational centers. All this money can really add up so it’s important to be cognizant of how to save money while retaining resources for success.

Want Tuition Paid?: Undergraduates Should Apply to the Microsoft Tuition Scholarship

This is an annual tuition-scholarship for current Undergraduate students studying in the US, Canada or Mexico in a STEM discipline.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers a 40,000 per year scholarship for high-achieving students with financial need seeking to attend top-schools.

How Active Learning will Change your Life (and your Grades!)

In High School a lot of courses might have been or are, by virtue of the material, memorization based. This has introduced a pandemic of passive learning in post-secondary education. Students, upon matriculation, find themselves struggling in their courses despite having exemplary grades in high school. It’s important to continuously cultivate learning habits and to adapt to how you learn best.

How to Communicate with Your Professors If You Need Disability Accommodations

Most class syllabi will indicate when the professor needs to receive the suggested accommodation from the office and it typically is a bit before the first exam so that planning can be put into place. Here are some ways to effectively communicate and self-advocate.

Using Linkedin to Connect with Professional Mentors

Linkedin is a great way to connect with alumni of your post-secondary institution as well as recruiters for companies that you may be interested in working at. In this article I’ll outline a couple of ways to go about obtaining a professional mentor to help you achieve your professional goals.

OP-ED: Should Student Loan Debt be Forgiven for Healthcare Workers?

he American Medical Association (AMA) has proposed to Congress that something needs to be done and has endorsed The Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act. The bill would affect all employees that are directly interacting with COVID-19 patients including doctors, nurses, aides, residents, interns and technicians.

Bored in Quarantine? : Here are 15 Amazing Pre-Med Podcasts to Listen To

Podcasts are a great way to get information, especially for those of us that are auditory learners! Here are a few amazing podcasts that are geared towards pre-med and medical students and cover a variety of pertinent topics including GPA, MCAT, the application process and more. In no particular order here are some recommendations:

Virtual Volunteering: Tutor K-12 Students Whose Parents are Medical/Hospital Staff in NYC During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps

The General Intelligence(s) team came across a post on Instagram from Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps. We believe that their mission and goals align well with our organization and thus we wanted to communicate their initiative. Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps is currently recruiting volunteers that can teach different K-12 subjects and courses to students in the NYC area that are the children of medical staff and hospital workers.

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