Lionel Barzon III

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Lionel Barzon III | Make College your Full-Time Job

Make College your Full-Time Job

It’s important to begin transitioning your mindset from college as high school 2.0 to college as your 9-5 job. This small change in mindset and behaviors will put you far ahead of your peers and help you adopt a new focus on your studies as a means for lifelong learning.

Lionel Barzon III | Study for Life not for Tests

Study for Life, not for Tests

A cursory search of college memes will yield lots of angst and anguish over preparing for exams, labs, and papers. Studying for tests is tough, no doubt, especially when the information is highly technical. Moreover, college can impose a myopia that narrows your focus to studying to pass a test instead of the real purpose […]

Social Media Professionalism 101

As this past presidential election can show you, what you put on social media stays on social media. Before the advent of the internet, it was much easier to say and do stupid things and get away with them because it was your word against anyone else’s. However, now that all of our online activity […]

Professionalism in College

Professionalism is a skill that must be practiced in order to excel in your career. For many young adults, professionalism is something they have yet to master, unless they were proactive during college and honed this skill before graduation. Most people learn through trial and error as they begin their careers, but you can get […]

The Importance of an Online Brand for College Students

Personal branding and managing your online reputation is a relatively new concept that’s only been developed in the last several years. With the increased popularity of the internet, information can be shared instantly and go viral overnight, so it’s important to keep an eye out for what information about you is online. While you should […]

Developing Yourself Professionally in College

It can be confusing navigating the professional world when you’re in college. While some schools offer useful resources, like a career services center or a post-grad office, you may still not feel ready to face the professional world and search for a job, while competing with other candidates. You may be struggling to figure out […]

Four Digital Skills to Further Your Career Prospects

Whether we like it or not–and much to the disdain of the older generations–the world is going digital. We’re making the switch from newspapers and magazines to digital journals, news websites and e-magazines. Our books are being scanned and uploaded to the internet as ebooks, as some prefer a lightweight electronic alternative to the feel […]

Four Things You Should Know Before You Graduate College

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that change can, and often does, affect our life quite a bit. Unexpected large-scale change can derail your entire way of living, of course. But even change that we all see coming, change that we can anticipate, plan for and even look forward to, can have a profound impact […]

Four Things You’re Doing Wrong in College

For many of us, college is the first time we experience what essentially amounts to total freedom. At the ripe age of 18, we’re sent out (or not sent out, if you commute) to function on our own as complete adults as we’re only just beginning to reach that stage mentally, emotionally, and legally. As […]

Five Things You’ll Experience at Honors Institute

This post was originally published on I recently traveled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as both a first-time attendee and a social media intern for Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Institute. The overall experience was so powerful and life changing that I’m still in awe of the events that transpired. In summary of this amazing event […]

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