Franchising: Buying Into A Winning Formula

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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For entrepreneur minded leaders that are willing to pay the cost to be the boss, with a strong interest in minimizing mistakes, franchising may be the way to go. Entrepreneur Media defines franchising as a form of business by which the owner (franchisor) of a product, service or method obtains distribution through affiliated dealers (franchisees). McDonald’s, Anytime Fitness and Ace Hardware are examples of popular franchises that have consistently proved to give business owners a nice return on investment.

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(Source: franchiseshowinfo.com)

Author Steve Harvey Explains Why ‘Success Is Not A Straight Line’

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL
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Although Steve Harvey has recently been reaping the benefits of becoming one of entertainment’s “newest” household names, many may not know that the 57-year-old media mogul began his career journey almost 30 years ago. With that being said, the seasoned stand-up comedian/radio personality/game show host/philanthropist/daytime talk show king/author/entrepreneur knows a thing or two when it comes to defying the odds. His new book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success provides a blueprint for those interested in his winning formula.

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(Source: oprah.com)

Understanding the Game of College Admissions

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

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Contrary to popular belief, the “smartest” kids aren’t guaranteed to get into what’s considered to be the best schools. Good grades and high standardized test scores definitely play a major part of gaining admission into the country’s top higher education institutions, but for students that fall short of the top 6% who may feel like they don’t have a shot at getting into an Ivy League school, Arun Alagappan of Advantage Testing has news for you.

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(Source: bloomberg.com)

Entrepreneur Rushion McDonald Back at U of Houston To Meet Scholarship Recipients

Course Description: COMMUNITY

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When Hollywood exec Rushion McDonald graduated from the University of Houston in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, fortune and fame wasn’t necessary high on his list of priorities. After leaving his respectable corporate gig at technology giant IBM to pursue his dream as a stand-up comedian, McDonald soon realized that his list of possibilities were endless.

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Scholarship Recipients of U. of Chicago Speak Out

Course Description: STUDENT LEADERS

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Each year, the fate of several students hoping to attain higher education depends on scholarship money. In this clip, a variety of various financial gift recipients from the University of Chicago give their personal testimonials of how the money changed their circumstances, opened them up to new possibilities and afforded them the opportunities to inspire others.

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(Source: uchicago.edu)

Chris Webber and Others Share Life Lessons at Flint Basketball Camp

Course Description: COMMUNITY

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When Mateen Cleaves was growing up in Flint, Michigan, he had his mind set on either becoming a professional athlete or a school teacher. With that being said, it’s no surprise that kids learn about more than the game when attending his Michigan summer basketball camps in Benton Harbor, Lansing and Flint.

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(Source: 1goal1passion.com)

Celebrities Share Personal Reasons Why They Give Back To Charities Of Choice

Course Description: COMMUNITY


Samuel L. Jackson (Alzheimer’s Association), Maria Shriver (Special Olympics), John Legend (LRNG Project), Steve Buscemi (Friends of Firefighters), Denis Leary (The Leary Firefighters Foundation) introduce the charities that they are involved in. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

(Source: hollywoodreporter.com)

Stanford U Students Build Bikes in Class

Course Description: STUDENT LEADERS

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There’s a reason Stanford University is often mentioned in conversation when top colleges are being discussed. Since 1891, the Product Realization Lab (formerly known as the Student Shops) has been at the heart of Stanford’s pragmatic, results-driven engineering curriculum. One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204, teaches students how to build bicycles, but also patience and project management.


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(Source: productrealization.stanford.edu)

Course Description: CAREER CENTRAL

Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, of ManRepeller.com, explains why fashion doesn’t have to be serious, how she initially started her blog to get a job and why there is no reason that brains and beauty can’t coexist.

(Source: Fast Company)

Summer Intern Gives Inside Scoop on Making Coffee

Course Description: STUDENT LEADERS

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Rebecca Kost has had a thing for coffee since she had her first sip at 3 years old. With that being said, the Food Industry Management junior at Michigan State University had a ball during her summer internship at Paramount Coffee in Lansing, MI.

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(Source: msutoday.msu.edu)