Aurora Flores Garcia, a student success coach in National Louis University’s Pathways program, has been named a 2018 Fellow by the Surge Institute, whose mission is to educate, develop and prepare leaders of color in the field of education.
The Chicago-based Surge Institute selected 25 young leaders, including Flores Garcia, for its yearlong program, which includes executive skill training, leadership development and exposure to respected leaders and policymakers in education. Fellows will develop their own leadership and advocacy skills. They will also complete individual capstone projects. Continue reading
Aarti Dhupelia, shown here speaking to National Louis University’s Harrison Professional Pathways students, told the higher education community about the program on a national Academic Impressions webinar.
Less than two years after National Louis University developed the innovative Harrison Professional Pathways program, it received national attention.
Aarti Dhupelia, NLU’s vice president for strategic initiatives, explained the program’s goals and design to representatives from other universities on a webinar produced by Academic Impressions, which provides professional development resources to colleges and universities nationwide. Continue reading
Dr. Ignacio Lopez, from left, Monica Haydee Ramos, NLU-IME scholars 2014-2015 Itzel Hernandez, Claudia Moreno, Mitxi Ortiz and David Rios pose with a check indicating the total amount IME awarded to local universities. NLU received $30,000.
Students of Mexican heritage will soon be apply to apply for $30,000 in new scholarship money for their undergraduate studies.
The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) have awarded National Louis University the financial support, to be used for scholarships benefiting students who are recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Dreamers.
Scroll to the end of this article to learn how to apply for a scholarship. Continue reading
So, you’ve secured an amazing internship? Here are 12 easy steps to making the most of your internship experience and showing future employers that you’ve taken initiative in developing your skills. Continue reading
By Amanda DaSilva, Associate Director of Student Development
Welcome back to school, NLU Eagles!
While it’s hard to believe, the time has come to trade the beach for the books. Are you ready to retire as grillmaster and adjust back to student mode? Getting a jump on effective study skills can ease this transition and make you productive from the start!
Reflecting on your study habits, what has worked well for you? Are there areas where you want to change the routine? Learning is impacted by many factors, including some that you might be overlooking. Check out the resources below to assess your current study methods and gain tips for more effective studying this year. Continue reading
College is an exciting time when we work on building who we are and who we wish to become. However, like any new project, we needed to be armed and ready with the right tools needed to make our next endeavor a success. Look no further– let’s load your tool belt with great tips to help you stay healthy and organized throughout your college career and beyond!
- BUY A PLANNER
Purchase one of these right away so that you can begin using it the first day of the term! Better yet, pick one up on campus on 9/14! Take your syllabi and add all the due dates and assignments to your calendar. This way you know what is ahead of you and can plan accordingly. With this, make a to-do list each day with the most important tasks at the top. Set goals. Try to keep this with you at all times. This is something that I do each day to make sure that I am on top of all my tasks for school, work, and personal life. Make it fun and reward yourself with something special for completing everything on the list. Don’t forget to schedule time to relax!
- DETERMINE IF YOU ARE AN OWL OR A ROOSTER
Find out what time of the day you are most productive. Are you a night owl who gets all their work done before bed, or are you a rooster who likes to get up with the sun and complete some work to start your day? Once you have learned what time works best for you, try to keep a routine! Continue reading
By Danielle Laban, NLU’s Director of Student Experience
You know social media have grown phenomenally over the past few years, but do you know just how much? And how it will affect your paycheck after you graduate?
Usage of general social media has increased nationally by almost 1,000% within the last decade, especially by those between 18 and 29 years of age, according to the Pew Research Center. According to a survey conducted by UCLA, 27.2 percent of students spent more than six hours per week on some form of social media in 2014, up from 19.9 percent in 2007.
Also, data presented by Snelling.com, a leader in the employment industry, communicated that 86% of employers are checking social media before they grant an interview. Moreover, today 94% of grad schools inquire about a student’s online posts.
It’s important to start thinking about how your presence on social media can influence your professional trajectory as you work through college as a budding professional. It’s important to think strategically about how you can keep your personality alive, while not scaring away potential internships or job opportunities. Here’s some food for thought as you make your online “footprint” the next time you tweet, check in, and share:
- Delete any negative or controversial posts, check-in locations, and pictures.
- Employers and university personnel can do an internet search of your profile.
- Remember that the internet is not a secure place. For example, when using the Snap Chat technology, individuals can take screenshots of what you send them. So be careful of what you send to your peers via social media.
- Make a decision to let someone whose opinion you value highly (parents, favorite aunt, mentor, etc.) provide you feedback on what you want to post on social media.
- Set up a Google Alert for your name, so when a photo of you has been tagged or anyone mentions your name, you will know.
- Highlight and post about the events, programs or student clubs you participate in at NLU. If you volunteer, attend campus activities, or learn something new in class, be sure to write about it online. Make it your Facebook status or Tweet about it, or better yet start a blog about how awesome your experience is with NLU.
Find out what NLU students have to say about going to school at NLU, and what it’s like for them.
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By Danielle Laban, NLU Director of Student Experience
College is like apple pie. Apple pie is always better a-la-mode, with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream!
One of the greatest shifts you’ll experience coming from high school to college is the variety of choices available to you, all of which are optional and extra opportunities to grow and have fun beyond the classroom! With great freedom comes a risky trap some students fall into, which is not participating in any of the extra activities, events, or programs. Continue reading
By Stephanie Poczos
Everywhere you turn, news headlines proclaim the preposterously high cost of earning a college degree. Higher education is struggling to adapt to today’s challenging financial times. As part of the evolving landscape, National Louis is presenting a new model for education—one designed around you.
With this model, we are addressing the needs of our incoming students in three ways. First, we are lowering the cost, so your tuition will come to $10,000 per year. Students at certain income levels may be eligible for aid, which will reduce the net cost to zero.
View the Professional Pathways Program web page