student-leadership

The signs as girls

Check Sun and Moon Signs

Aries: The fit one. Shes that gorgeous girl who gives off that rebellious vibe even though she is anything but. She looks intimidating and she is that too. Piss her off and you’ll have her glaring at you for the rest of the school year.

Taurus: The kind one. She’s head of the student council and leadership. She’ll talk to you despite that horrible hair cut and she’ll show you around. She looks super sweet and she is. She’s got a wide range of friends, but only trusts a few.

Gemini: The funny one. She’s very sweet and charming and the cheerleader. She knows how to make you feel better. She’s that girl who’s everywhere. She makes friends easily and hangs out with all sorts of people. She’s diverse and wild.

Cancer: The quiet one and the poet. She’s very artistic with the ability to paint pictures in your head. It’s hard to approach her since she’s so reserved and she prefers to be left alone. She loves sarcasm, but only uses it on the people close to her.

Leo: The stylish one. Shes the girl in your cosmetology class whose better then the teacher at makeup. She loves her style and so does everyone around her. She’s hard to talk to her, but she’s actually a very sweet person behind that cold exterior.

Virgo: The perfectionist or the general queen. She’s smart with her words and has a sharp tongue. You can never insult her or hurt her and she’s always asking questions in class. She doesn’t care what you think, and at the end of the day she knows your opinion doesn’t matter, she’s also hard to approach.

Libra: The socialite and the queen of gossip. She knows everyone, and although she may seem judgemental and mean, she very kind and understanding. She’ll know how to make you laugh and get you that guy you like and into that party. She’s cupid and the girl who knows shit about everyone in school.

Scorpio: The goofy one. Shes the very pretty girl everyone is envious of. She’s got that style and perfect hair and she may look snobby, but she’s actually very goofy. She knows how to cheer you up and is actually super nice. She’s that girl who sits in the middle row and doesn’t talk a lot.

Sagittarius: The semi-athletic one. This girl is either very athletic or not athletic at all. She’s very outgoing and loves going on field trips. Her idea of fun will always be different from yours, but shes brave and kind and it’s never boring with her.

Capricorn: The smart one. She looks lonely and mean and judgemental, but shes the most outgoing goofy girl ever. She’s super nice and although she may come off as innocent she’s done more daring stuff then you. Don’t ever think she won’t stand up for herself.

Aquarius: The rebel. She looks bold and rebellious because she is. She takes shit from no one. She may seem lonely, but she actually has a wide range of friends all from different schools and if you approach her she’ll be shocked, but nice and will always know how to make you laugh.

Pisces: The cute n’ quiet one. This girl is probably in your debate team and comes up with the best topics and plans. She’s a very careful thinker and usually is the one who takes notes and doesn’t complain. She very cute and likes where she is, she’s also very shy, but kind.

Seven Ways To Perfect Your Resume

The toughest thing about putting together a résumé? Figuring out what’s special about yourself. In other words, defining your personal brand. Here are seven tips on how to put together the best résumé possible:

1. If you get professional help, use a coach who has experience in your field.

2. Do not let a coach write the résumé for you. Take a coach’s advice, but write it yourself.

3. Treat your résumé as a marketing document.

4. Write a 40- to 50-word summary that includes three reasons someone should hire you.

5. Break up text with bullet points detailing your accomplishments.

6. Include all awards and accolades.

7. Tailor your résumé for the position you’re targeting.

More advice on perfecting your resume.

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JUNE 19 - ELLA BAKER

“Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.”

As the nation continues to witness violence against the Black community - along with repeated calls that #BlackLivesMatter - these 1964 words from Ella Baker hold an eerie weight. The civil rights and human rights activist devoted five decades of her life fighting for equality, placing a strong emphasis on grassroots organization and the power of the people to enact change.

“You didn’t see me on television, you didn’t see news stories about me. The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.“

Baker acted as a behind-the-scenes facilitator for the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She played a key role in mentoring, empowering and challenging important figures within the civil rights movement, and while her name might not be as widely recognized, her contributions to society are no less valid.

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Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.
The glorification of leadership skills, especially in college admissions, has emptied leadership of its meaning.
By Susan Cain

Perhaps the biggest disservice done by the outsize glorification of “leadership skills” is to the practice of leadership itself — it hollows it out, it empties it of meaning. It attracts those who are motivated by the spotlight rather than by the ideas and people they serve. It teaches students to be a leader for the sake of being in charge, rather than in the name of a cause or idea they care about deeply. The difference between the two states of mind is profound. The latter belongs to transformative leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi; the former to — well, we’ve all seen examples of this kind of leadership lately.

If this seems idealistic, consider the status quo: students jockeying for leadership positions as résumé padders. “They all want to be president of 50 clubs,” a faculty adviser at a New Jersey school told me. “They don’t even know what they’re running for.”

It doesn’t have to be this way.

What if we said to college applicants that the qualities we’re looking for are not leadership skills, but excellence, passion and a desire to contribute beyond the self? This framework would encompass exceptional team captains and class presidents. But it wouldn’t make leadership the be-all and end-all.

What if we said to our would-be leaders, “Take this role only if you care desperately about the issue at hand”?

And what if we were honest with ourselves about what we value? If we’re looking for the students and citizens most likely to attain wealth and power, let’s admit it. Then we can have a frank debate about whether that is a good idea.

But if instead we seek a society of caring, creative and committed people, and leaders who feel called to service rather than to stature, then we need to do a better job of making that clear.

anonymous asked:

What are you looking forward to?

A lot of things coming up, actually!

Short term:

Release party next week for my college’s literary magazine that one of my poems is published in. I could care less about the party, but seeing my work in print is super exciting!

Getting my first job this summer. I don’t know where yet, but I’m pumped!

The yearly family trip to Hilton Head. I LOVE the ocean. The beach is the best place.

Long term:

Cross cultural trip to Italy next summer. I’m so thrilled to be going back!

Being more involved with clubs and stuff next semester. I’m going to be VP of the writing honors society at my school (I ran unopposed), hoping to join the knitting club, maybe spend some time with my friends on the Student Leadership Council by joining up with them.

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The 15 Countries Where Students Expect To Earn The Highest Salaries

The cost of talent may weigh on the minds of those scouting, hiring, and training the best and brightest new employees, but the compensation anticipated by said “talent” varies significantly around the globe, according to a report released by global research and advisory firm Universum. Read more >


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“I just turned 18 years old. I lost my mom to stage four breast cancer in July and the next month Michael Brown was killed–which thrust me into student activism work. I want to be able to help raise my seven brothers and sisters without fearing for the safety of their lives. This movement is personal to me because my late-mother was a social work, and I feel as though I am continuing her work. This movement has taught me that the potential of black youth should never be in question. History will pay attention to the fact that ordinary high school students, like myself, put our personal lives aside to stand against injustice in Ferguson and beyond. This isn’t a leader-less movement; it is leader-full–and black youth are the ones on the front lines. No one told us to protest–we just did it. No one told us to walk out of schools–we organized and did that. No matter where I go in life, I know that it is my duty to stand against oppression. I cannot escape my blackness and the experiences I face in my community. Therefore, I organize throughout schools in order to improve the lives of black youth. I’m literally fighting everyday in order to make sure that black youth voices are heard. In order to fulfill my obligation, I must learn from others and help to empower others. I remember speaking with students at Hazelwood East Middle School and noticing the unlimited, untapped potential. No kid’s dream should be limited because of where they live. Until the day when the school you attend, your income level, or your location no longer determines whether your black life is of value–I will continue this activist work.” -Clifton

This is @CliftonKinnie. He is a student organizer and Founder of Our Destiny STL, and he is the movement. #FacesOfTheMovement

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“And a child shall lead them all..” when we begin to work for change as youth we pave the way to grow into a great nation.

Inclusion vs. Actions that Can Lead to Exclusion

by Rachel, UT Youth Leader Council

Generally, most of us like to think we are nice people. Caring, compassionate, commiserative, good-natured people. But what if I told you that you were exclusive or preferential? Many times, we perceive our actions as good but when in reality, others may not be see that way. 

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