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Compass B al an ce
The Education Raft
Regardless of where you’re from, you’ll feel right at home at Boca Raton’s Lynn University,
which boasts one of the highest concentrations of international students in the South,
at 24% of the student body. Students from Colombia, France and many other countries
love Lynn’s immigration workshops, employment services and other programs aimed at
improving their college experience; 800.888.5966, Lynn.edu.
1. College: Going back to school offers a
wide spectrum of possibilities, from pursuing
an advanced degree to taking a class here
and there to fill in a particular gap in your
knowledge. 2. Online Learning: Many universities or
professional organizations offer online courses
to help you gain expertise in a particular
subject. Some are even free!
3. Seminars and Conferences: Though often
involving travel, the commitment here can be
as little as a weekend of your time. You’ll gain
access to the best experts in the field, which is
certainly worth a plane ticket.
Whatever option you end up pursuing, be
sure to tell your boss. Your company may
actually offer reimbursement options to cover
some (or all, if you’re lucky) of the cost of any
classes or programs you attend that will make
you better at your job, and in turn an asset to
Debbie Tannen is a
career counselor with
more than 20 years
of experience helping
people find and keep
jobs they love. She has
recently retired to her dream condo in Key Biscayne
where she spends her time gardening and kayaking.
Daily stress takes its toll where the
world can see it — on your face. Fight
back with the exfoliation power of
Ahava’s Stress Melt Butter Salt and the
soothing scent of Syringa and Green
Apple essential oils that will make sure
that getting back to the grind is the last
thing on your mind; $24, AhavaUS.com.
Times are tough, and probably will be for
a while yet, which means that pink slip
ax is never all that far from any of our
heads. It’s important to be proactive about
making certain that your neck isn’t the one
it falls onto. One of the best ways to show
your company that you’re an asset worth
continuing to invest in is to expand your skill
set by pursuing professional development.
Here are a few options worth considering:
› Chocolate Crush
“I make money using my
brains and lose money
listening to my heart. But
in the long run my books
balance pretty well.”
— Kate Seredy
36 Killer Joe
Wonder where that craving
for a Hershey bar comes from?
Turns out chocolate contains
phenylethylamine, a substance that
some scientists believe triggers the
same physical reaction as love.
Think you can’t live without coffee?
Well, too many of those coffee beans
can actually kill you — 10 grams
of caffeine is a lethal dose to most
humans. But you’d have to drink 100
cups in 4 hours to get that much.
May the Force be with you. In
Australia’s 2001 census, more
than 70,000 people — .37% of the
population — named their religion
as “Jedi.” The Australian Bureau of
Statistics did not find this funny.