Genius In Training

As a mother, grandmother, educator, advocator, and author,

I believe it is importance that we become involved in raising

a nation of geniuses—others in addition to our own.

Food For Thought!

Some superior minds are unrecognized because there

is no standard by which to weigh them.

~Joseph Joubert~

Your Genius College Bound?

It is time to DOUBLE CHECK your genius’ college application process. Use the College Boards Application Calendar to REVIEW the application process and deadlines. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine  to obtain background information on BEST VALUES in private colleges, public colleges; paying for college; the ABCs of saving for college; etc. and U.S. News & World Reports to RANK colleges, analyzes graduate school programs and world’s best universities FINANCE: The Susie’s Scoop analyses Repaying Student Loans: What You Need To Know. FinAid—The SmartStudent Guide To Financial Aid is a MUST READ website. Established as a public service in 1964, this site is FREE for all users,  highly recommended by Susie Orman,  and has as its objective is to be "the first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education”.  Another must read is Calculating The Cost Of College: A Guide To Finding A Fair Price To Pay by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist for the Washington Post. This article offers advice for navigating the federally mandated cost calculators on colleges’ Web sites. Last but equally important, peruse the Know Before You Owe student loans, project site launched by The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education. SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, And ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Your State’s Department Of Higher Education, or Higher Education Coordinating Board offers a wealth of information on planning applying, making choices—college match ups, and calculating costs. See Paying For College, Student Resource Guide, 2011-2012 Edition for a wealth of information on scholarships, internships, fellowships, resource books, and websites by months, with contact, eligibility, award, and specific deadline information,  courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District Office, Congressional District 34–California. On my website Scholarships, Fellowships, etc. list additional resources that friends and associates shared.

Your Genius Job Hunting?  

JOBS/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE  American Express New York ManagerCoverage Strategy and Business Development Job; American Express United States Job Listings; Apple—a place where students and college graduates thrive; every day presents new challenges and the chance to collaborate with some of the best minds in business; Central Intelligence Agency seeking diverse candidate pool skilled in science, engineering, technology, analysis, foreign languages and administration for positions in the United States and overseas. Federal Aviation Association —taking application for Air Traffic Controllers [ages 18-31, High School Diploma.  Excellent salaries up to $100,000 with earn benefits. Google—place innovation and creativity keeps projects changing and improving; consistency comes from Googlers – smart, amazing people who foster an environment of collaboration and fun. Oregon State Government Career Opportunities.  MediaCom  US Digital Media Team is looking for an experienced Media Director to join and lead one of our beauty-ceuticals clients. Other opportunities available including: 

Digital Media Planning Supervisor,
 Communications Planner , Communications Planning Director, Network Buyers - all levels, Contact: Ed Frankel— 

Starbucks Bellevue/East King County, Washington—District Manager StarbucksUnited States Job Listings.PNC  Number of jobs available: 1,000+Types of jobs: Mortgage loan officer, bank branch manager, software engineer, part-time teller, relationship manager and financial advisor. AON Number of jobs available: 1,390+ Types of jobs: Risk management, insurance brokerage services, benefits outsourcing, human capital consulting and actuarial.U-Haul Number of jobs available: 1,575+ Types of jobs: General manager and trainees, shop manager, customer care representative, programmer, web designer, traffic control manager, storage team manager, structural engineer, production manager and transfer driver.     FOR COMPLETE  Employment Opportunities List DOWNLOAD WORD DOCUMENT It's a good idea to LEARN as much as possible about a company and READ the articles below before you submit your application. —What Hiring Managers Really Want To SeeThree Things That Make You Irresistible To EmployersTen Useless Resume Words (And 10 Eye-Catching Ones)Getting Results: 10 Strategies For Job Search Success

Paid Summer Internship Program

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SCHOLARS PROGRAM--FDIC’ s 10-week paid summer internship program  for college juniors. Provides economics, business administration, or a related field majors with a hands-on opportunity to observe and evaluate bank operations, business planning, risk management strategies, and consumer protection practices during a period of high stress for the banking industryApplications due by December 30, 2011.

Tech Tips

Free Texting —Kate Murphy, the New York Times’ Personal Technology Columnist for the New York Times, discusses “All Text, Without All the Costs”. Browser Beware— Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times Columnist, shares how to minimize risks when using free public WiFi hot spots.  


Memory Lane



Genius hath electric power which

earth can never tame.

~Lydia M. Child~

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Eleanor Renee Rodriguez, Ph.D. says
Feb. 11, 2013, 10:08 a.m.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

-- Mother Teresa