Dean Bert Ifill
Fri, Apr 4
DeSousa-Brent Scholars excel in the classroom and beyond.
Scholars host annual visits to high schools and community centers in Maryland and Washington, DC, to promote St. Mary's to talented high school students.
Challenging classes, work schedules, and leadership commitments can make it difficult for students to take full advantage of our riveting workshops. So ... DB is bringing the workshops to you! Every Wednesday, a motivational message, link, or video will magically appear here, in your mailbox, and on our Facebook page to help you maximize your success!
NOVEMBER 20: MAKE LIFE "SUPERBETTER"!
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
NOVEMBER 13: OVERCOMING SELF-DOUBT
As you watch this inspiring video by entrepreneur Vince K. Harris, substitute the words "college students" for "entrepreneurs" and "education" for "business," and feel your energy change.
NOVEMBER 6: THE COLLEGE GRIND, PT. 1
Students at St. Thomas University in Miami share real talk about distractions and about balancing work and social life.
OCTOBER 30: GOT GRIT?
Management consultant turned teacher, Angela Lee Duckworth, discusses one of the most mysterious keys to success in this popular TED Talk.
OCTOBER 23: MANAGE THAT STRESS!
The excellent article linked below, by social entrepreneur Maria Pascucci, helps us tackle the stress we're all wrestling with at mid-semester. Read and be empowered!