Whether you are a 20 year old college student, 35 year old entrepreneur, or 49 year old corporate type, one constant stays with you throughout your business career: learning. If you are looking for an edge, a resource for solid information, or new content for your own branding purposes look no further than AcademicEarth.org
What is it?
Academic Earth is a massive library of video lectures, classes, and course from some of the leading University professors in the country. Simply put this is your chance to go back to college or attend for the very first time from the comfort of your home
The Universities that provide the content for Academic Earth:
Thanks to Emily Chang and her eHub for outlining the following company.
How do you as a Realtor and entrepreneur leverage your expertise, knowledge, and experience as “commerce” in your quest to meet your human capital needs during one of the most challenging markets in recent memory? How do you cut the costs of hiring human capital? The solution may be the newly minted Internshipin.com. The brainchild of UC Berkeley students Arielle Patrice Scott, Jessica Mah, and Andy Su, Internshipin.com, Internshipin.com bills itself
“We know startups, especially early and mid-stage startups, have a difficult time recruiting at different universities. We also know students have a hard time finding internship opportunities at companies doing something important to them. We fill this connection gap with company profiles, university partnerships and more! In short, internshipIN plays matchmaker for students and startups!”
internshipIn is a resource, community, search engine, and job board rolled into one. It matches students to desired internships.
1. Q: What kinds of internships can we post on internshipIn? A: Whatever internships you have available paid or unpaid. The only requirement is that companies consult the US Department of Labor Fair Labor Act before developing their internships.
2. Q: How much does it cost to get started on internshipIn? A: It is free to setup your company profile. Right now it is free to post internship listings.
If you have plenty of experience and knowledge in your niche. If you can trade on this knowledge and you are willing to mentor a student; then consider the win-win situation of saving human capital costs while helping to develop new skill sets and launch a career for a student.
Students and parents looking for information on colleges, campus life, pictures of University grounds, reviews from unbiased sources, and everything wrapped up in one site search no more. Unigo.com is the answer to the propaganda machine that many Universities call blogs.
The majority of schools in America are clueless to the advantages of a blog for their school, Web 2.0 tools for their students and teachers, Web 2.0 as a business major or at least focus within a business major, or the value of student powered content for marketing purpose.
Filling a Need: Business Model Success
Unigo.com is a brilliant yet simple concept: poll thousands of college students on their universities. Have these students provide reviews and reports about everything the University has to offer. Describe academic and living conditions. Create audio and video resources; and package it all together so parents, students, and entrepreneurs can learn more about the institutions
If you have a great University or a concentration of great Universities within the region you sell you must consider this a strong selling point in real estate.
Unigo.com: Find, Review, Explore
Find: this is a rich search system that can pinpoint nearly every major university in the land
Review: this allows you to rate your university adding information for others to consider
Explore: this section aggregates all the information for your investigation. Sections include College Reviews; Video; Photos; Documents; and student Profiles
Unconvinced? About Us Document:
“Unigo is the world’s largest platform for college students to share reviews, photos, videos, documents, and more with students on their campus and across the country.
It’s also the best place for high school students to find out what life is really like at America’s colleges, and to make friends to help them find the school that’s right for them.
Unigo is the result of a nationwide grassroots movement to get the truth out about college life, and it’s growing bigger every day. Want to join?”
Students constantly search for methods to finance their college educations. What is sometimes overlooked within this formula? The rising cost of living expenses each student incurs during their school year. Many students desperate to make ends meet surrender to the credit card “spiral.” The following information will hopefully give students some ideas and advice on how best to manage their credit and debt while pushing through school.
The following are steps to help students manage their student credit cards. This information is presented by Liz Roberts, loan consultant, with New Horizons Finance:
1. Willpower: Simple concept but difficult for most people to grasp. When the mood strikes to pull out the credit card students should ask themselves one simple question: “Do I really need this item or do I just want it?” This simple but powerful idea will help students control their spending, create a conscious check before purchase, and in many cases train the “spender” by positively reinforcing the idea that their credit balance is in line with their income.
2. Pay Cash: When casinos first began in this country, casino owners understood the “value” of removing a gambler’s emotion from their money. Simply put, casino’s from that beginning until today always insist that you “change” your cash dollars into their chips. Gamblers have a much easier time losing, without regret, their money in a casino if they are betting with chips. If the gambler was forced to throw down cash for every game or bet, the regret factor would help deter their spending and lower casiono profits. Like Robert De Niro in the movie “Casino” (picture above), credit card companies rely upon your human side to lead your astray.
The exact same casino concept applies with credit cards. Paying cash gives the spender the “feeling” that hard earned monies need to be rationed. Using a credit card allows the spender to avoid this feeling. We all know the results of unconscious spending.
3 . Budget Money/Allowance: Students like housewives, should create a personal budget. List items that are monthly needs first. Attempt to cut out the “fat” that your can actually live without. If at all possible save some money each month for an emergency cash fund. This is difficult but it could come in handy in the future.
4. Be Responsible: Try to be the “owner” of your debt. Do not go to family or friends for bail out funds whenever possible. By staying within a budget, you will be more likely to stay out of financial trouble. Remember that favors from family is much easier to ask for if it is a rare occurrence rather than a monthly request.
If you have trouble remaining responsible, run your credit card debt into the “ditch”, and borrow every last dime available from family and friends then you might just find yourself in the predicament below. Be responsible stay out of the “ditch.”
The following article is the first in a series of articles to help Realtors and real estate professionals maintain a positive attitude through positive thought process. This series will be authored by myself and Susan Hanshaw, inspirational teacher, coach and speaker. This article, written by Susan Hanshaw, gives steps you can take to make positive thinking a method to achieve happiness and relieve stress. Thank you Susan!
How do you maintain a constant positive thought process without letting the stresses of the outside world interfere?
Positive thinking really can become a habit if you work on it. It just takes practice. There are many things you can do to practice:
Remember that you don’t have to put up with the negative thoughts that may seem to naturally dart through your mind. They may continue to show up uninvited, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them in the door to visit.
Thank you for visiting. Here’s to a life of richness!