Healthy Food In Summer

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It is summer – the most amazing time of the year! Time passes by really quickly, and this is my last blog for GCC. So I’d like to write something I’m really good at, which is food. I especially love fresh and healthy food! So here are some fresh, healthy, and delicious choices for you to enjoy the summer!

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  • Watermelon
  • Peach
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry

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  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Pepper

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  • Iced Tea
  • Iced Coffee

It’s been a good time, sharing what I know with all of you here, and I hope my blogs have been helpful. I’ve graduated from GCC today, and I’m going home for summer and coming back for St. John’s University in NYC. Hopefully, I’ll still get a chance to see you and share something wonderful with you.

Have a nice summer!

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Interview Tips

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After talking about how to learn about yourself and how to write a good resume, it is time to think about an interview. Here are 10 tips for a good interview that I’ve learnt in my CEP class.

  • Conduct researches on the employer, hiring manager, and job opportunity
  • Review common interview questions to prepare the response
  • Dress professionally, even if the employer says that you can dress casually
  • Always arrive on time
  • Behave yourself since parking or walking into the company
  • Make a good impression starting from a nice hand shaking
  • Be authentic, upbeat, focused, confident, and candid
  • Be careful about body language and language
  • Ask at least an insightful question in the end
  • Thank the interviewers in person, by email, and/or postal mail

Summer is coming for real! Good luck on your future study and career, and enjoy your summer!

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Countries You Can Travel With Your American Visa

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Summer is coming, and everyone is planning on traveling. But one thing people worry about it all the time is the visa. As an international student, I collected some countries that international students can go without a visa from these countries and only with our American student visa.

Mexico: International students can stay in Mexico for no more than 180 days with an American visa.

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Colombia: International students can stay in Colombia for no more than 180 days with an American visa that will not be expired in 6 months.

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Honduras: International students can stay in Honduras for no more than 30 days with an American visa that will not be expired in 6 months.

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Costa Rica: International students can stay in Costa Rica for no more than 30 days with a used American visa that will not be expired in 6 months.

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Panama: International students can stay in Panama for no more than 30 days with a used American visa.

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Philippines: International students can stay in Philippines for no more than 7 days with an American visa.

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Serbia: International students can stay in Serbia for no more than 90 days with an American visa.

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Montenegro: International students can stay in Montenegro for no more than 30 days with an American visa, or for the days left for the visa if the visa will be expired in 30 days.

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Albania: International students can stay in Albania for no more than 90 days with a used American visa.

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Dominica: International students can stay in Dominica for no more than 90 days with an American visa.

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Bermuda: International students can stay in Bermuda for no more than 180 days with an American visa or a Canadian visa.

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Since you’ve already had the visa for the United States, let’s not waste it and go to other countries with it. Enjoy your summer more easily!

Tips for Final Season with Funny Photos

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Last day of classes! It’s finals time! These tips for studying and relaxing can most likely make a difference in your finals result and help you stay calm and be happy.

  • Manage time!!!

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  • Study in intervals to refuse cramming

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  • Study in groups only if it benefits you

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  • Get enough sleep and avoid staying up all night

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  • Do a little exercise to increase your energy level and reduce stress

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  • Eat high-carb, high-fiber, and slow-digesting foods for your body

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  • Drink water and eat fruits to help your brain

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I hope that these photos have made you laugh. Now, it’s the time to beat the finals!

Passion for Fashion

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Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

It is so exciting that the fashion show is finally coming tomorrow, and we just finished the rehearsals for today! Here are some snapshots from today.

Stage and seats all set by noon

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Fashion Is A New Beginning. Keep calm and the bridal scene is coming.

Clothes and posters from Fashion Is Pneu Moda by Lauren Countryman

Fashion is hard working, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fashion is an instant language. Let’s see what the students from the fashion program want to say about who they are without having to speak.

See you tomorrow!

Cover Letter and Resume Tips

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When you haven’t updated your resume for a long time or you haven’t started one, it is quite difficult to start with. You can get A Guide to: Resume Writing from our Career Services Center at Room B201 of Batavia Campus, and the guide will show you the formats you can use, the information you can and cannot put in, plenty of vocabularies you can choose, and two samples of the resume. But here are some tips I’ve learnt from my CEP class.

  • No errors in grammar and/or spelling.
  • Have a full but not overcrowded page that can be easily scanned.
  • Highlight the most important information.
  • Have the information related to the career and/or the job you’re applying.
  • Make sure all information is clear.
  • Organize it well with sections like education, experience, honors, skills, references, etc.
  • Get help from a professional from the relating careers.
  • Always refresh your resume when you’re in a new position or learn something new.
  • Proofread, proofread, and proofread.

You’ve found a new job and been getting ready to send your resume, do you need a cover letter? The answer is always a “yes”! Skip a cover letter, and you’ll miss an opportunity to sell yourself. A cover letter can let you reveal your personality and build the rapport. You also can get A Guide to: Writing a Cover Letter from the Career Services Center, and the guide will show you the format you need to use, the information you need to put in, and a sample of a cover letter.

  • No errors in grammar and/or spelling.
  • Have a business format for the cover letter.
  • Identify the position you’re applying and explain why you’re interested.
  • Determine several strong skills you own and tell how they can apply to the job.
  • Show that you know enough about the company in the company’s “voice”.
  • Thank the readers for taking time and describe how you’ll follow up in the end.
  • Keep it short and sweet.
  • Ask someone to read it.

Your resume and cover letter say a lot about you. They determine whether you’ll be called in for an interview or not. Be so good that they cannot ignore you.

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Know More about Your Future Career and Yourself

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There are only two and half weeks of classes left, and many students are graduating and/or transferring. Are you ready for the next college or job? If you’re only finishing your first year here, do you already have an idea what to do after GCC? I’ve learnt plenty of information about how to plan for my future in my Career and Educational Planning (CEP 101) class with Dr. Priester, and I’d like to share it with you. Today, I want to talk about how to know if your future career choice fits you. There are certain ways to find out how you act at work, what strengths you’re holding, what careers are interesting to you, and what multiple intelligences you own.

cropped-Strengths_horizontal_poster.jpg1. Discover your top 5 strengths at StrengthsQuest: http://www.strengthsquest.com/home.aspx. You can spend $9.99 on the website to get the access code and learn of your strengths. At the desk of many office workers here, there’s a tag standing with his or her name and five words under the name. Those words are the strengths. You’ll get your top five strengths, words like achiever, belief, command, deliberative, and empathy, with the descriptions.

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2. Learn of your 4 MBTI personalities at The Myers & Briggs Foundation for free: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/. You’ll obtain 4 letters of how you act at work, extraversion (E) or introversion (I), sensing (S) or intuition (N), thinking (T) or feeling (F), and judging (J) or perceiving (P). These letters represent your personality type at work and suggest you the careers that suit you.

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3. Find out your top 3 interests of careers for free at Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC): http://personality-testing.info/tests/RIASEC/ and other websites by just searching “Holland code quiz”. You’ll receive your interest levels on every kind of careers and be informed of the jobs that won’t bore you.

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4. Be wise to your top 2 multiple intelligences for free at many websites by searching “multiple intelligence test”. Therefore, you’ll be conscious of which careers you’re better because of your intelligences, such as logical, spatial, intrapersonal, or other intelligences.

5. Now, you recognize 1 person, which is yourself.

6. Be familiar with the positions you want at O*NET Online: http://www.onetonline.org/. You can search the jobs you want, and it’ll show you all tasks, skills, abilities, interests, and more related to the jobs. So you can find out if you’ll match your dream job after being aware of yourself by following all the steps above.

7. When you’re ready to apply for a job, look for the positions at indeed: http://www.indeed.com/.

Your dream job doesn’t exist, and you must create it. Also, it’s important that you choose a job you love, so you’ll never have to work a day in your future.

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