School is in session and it’s time to get serious about making this one of your greatest semesters ever.  And no, I’m not talking about making it to the wildest parties possible…  College (or high school) is actually the prime time to start your career if you haven’t already.  Making school your first priority, your number one job, is extremely important and beneficial in preparing for your post-college career.  During my last year of college I finally realized this truth and wished someone would have told me sooner.  (Okay, I take that back, my dad did tell me sooner, I just didn’t listen.)  Learn from my initial skepticism and take your education seriously from the very beginning! Let’s talk about what that looks like in real life.  I’ll show you what I mean by sharing an experience that I had.  When I was in college, my dad always encouraged me to put school first.  It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to do a lot of things and he didn’t want me to miss out.  Those are special years that you don’t get to do again.  In the beginning I was so worried about not interrupting my part time job with school that I was slacking on my homework and missing out on cool events on campus.   Clearly, pizza-making is something that anyone can do and they could easily fill in someone else part time to cover the time I needed off for school.  I finally figured that out and started to enjoy more time doing school activities and making sure that I made time to study.  I started treating it like a job.  Although I was spending money to be there, I knew it would pay me back in the future if I took it seriously.  I am now living proof that it does pay off.  At a job fair on my campus I applied for the job where I am working now: ELGA!  “Never let your schooling interfere with your education.”  -Mark Twain

Hi, I'm Malori, one of your Vibe Ninjas. I graduated from the University of Michigan - Flint in 2008 with a B.A. in Organizational Communication and a minor in Español. I applied at ELGA during a job fair at U of M and started full time immediately after graduation. To top that all off, in April of 2011 I married Brian, the love of my life. So, now that you know a little bit about where I'm coming from, maybe you can relate a little better. I hope the advice, ramblings, life experiences, and occasional lame jokes in my posts will benefit you in some way. We're all in this journey together. I'd love to hear your story and your comments!

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