Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Computer Programming

The Future

Look around you. Everything is becoming computerized and integrated. Your cellphone, for example, is a multi-purpose device capable of capturing quality videos/images, playing music, browsing the internet at speeds faster than some computers, sharing files and information worldwide quickly, and many more. All this in a device that fits your hand. Technology is getting much more efficient and has even greater possibilities for the future.

Computer science is a field that has much potential but unfortunately is not being promoted like it should. Efforts are being made to implement this field into the curriculum in most elementary-high schools. This is a great step forward seeing that technology is the future and will eventually become a staple in education just like math, english, or social sciences. Listed below are some links to sites that offer introductory lessons in programming. These sites are good for understanding the basics of computer programming and informing you about the field. These websites will be useful for those who are interested in technology and trying to decide what to major in, or for anyone else trying to narrow their options. It is always useful to do your own independent research when it comes to deciding a personal career field. It will also be beneficial to talk to a professional or a graduate student in this field. (I will discuss more on how to narrow down college majors and career choices in the future.)

  1. Coursera.com (https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming&search=program)
    • This site also contains other subjects that you can learn for free at your leisure
     2.  Code.org (http://code.org)
    • Animated and simple way to learn coding
I will update the list with any more useful sites I come across.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Smile :)


Life is tough. If you can't relate, someday you probably will. Even in the midst of all the hardship and stress life throws at you, you should never forget the little blessings you have in your life. The fact that you are able to access this blog and actually be able to read what I write is a blessing of its own. Sometimes I just step outside, take a deep breath, look at the sky, and survey the scenery... Marvelous. In the midst of our hectic lives, we forget the beauty that lies in front of us. So let us not be overwhelmed by life but rather take the time to shift our focus on the simple things. Because it is not always the grandest spectacles but rather the simplest things in life that bring us peace and happiness. 

Take the time out of your day to reflect and smile about little things like the moon, valued people in your life etc. One love.

AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000-$25,000)

AXA equitable is a company headquartered in New York that engages in various financial services. The company is currently accepting applications for its annual AXA Achievement Scholarship award. Applications will be accepted up until December 15 unless 10,000 applications have been received prior to this deadline.

Qualifications for the AXA scholarship include:
  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

One winner will be selected from each state to win $10,000 in scholarship money. Ten national winners will then be selected from this group to win an additional $15,000.

Application and additional information links are listed below. Don't miss this opportunity for free money! 

Apply here: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

More Information: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-achievement/information.php

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


InternQueen is run by a girl who recollects some of her college experiences, posting tips and internship opportunities. Vist the website at http://www.internqueen.com/internships for internship opportunities and other miscellaneous resources.


InternMatch is a great website for finding internships across the country and also for entry level positions. They also have various tips and resources pertaining internships and job search tips that are really helpful. Give them a visit at http://www.internmatch.com/ for more information.


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