Back to School Apps for your A+ Student

PrintSeptember is almost here and that means it is back-to-school time yet again.  Procrastination, organization, and scheduling don’t have to be the most challenging part of your student’s school year.  With that in mind we thought we’d highlight some great apps to help your students start the school year off strong.  We’ve shared some top apps for organizing, scheduling, and keeping on task below:

Apps for Getting Organized

Track exams, assignments, class schedules and more with My Study Life.  If your child needs to track their progress on assignments or be reminded of upcoming papers or exams, download this extension.  The application even allows them to store specific information about the class- including teacher’s names.  My Study Life also offers mobile apps that syncs with their computer to really help keep them on task no matter where they are.  And it’s free.

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Your “How To Get An IT Job” Checklist

checklistSometimes the best place to start is getting back to the basics.  It can be tempting to dive right into the job search and apply for every job remotely connected to your skill set but it’s important to pause and take a moment to assess what you want from a job.  Here are 5 checklist items to help you get a great job for you.

1.  Develop the job description for the job you want:

Take some time when you begin your job search to discover what exactly you’d like to be doing.  Which technologies do you want to use and how do you want to use them? A great way to do this is to look at previous jobs and pinpoint what you liked and didn’t like about each of these jobs.  This will give you a starting point to understand where your passions are in your industry.

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Bridging The Generational Gap In The Work Place

generation gapDo you know that up to five hours can be lost in a week as a result of intergenerational conflicts? Millennials have begun to flood the workplace over the last several years and the baby boomers don’t have plans to retire any time soon.  How can we get the generations to play nicely in the sandbox?

Baby Boomers have many years of experience that helps them do well in their jobs and makes them experts in the field.  Millennials are experts at technology and bring in fresh ideas and a new approach to work.  This is a great combination of skills if utilized well in the workplace.

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