The Johnnies Blog

Welcome to Johnnie's Blog, your one-stop shop for navigating the college experience and beyond. Whether you're a future undergraduate or graduate student, we're here to help you make the most informed decision about your future and prepare for success.
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Crafting a Winning Statement of Purpose for Grad School

Are you considering graduate school? Remember to add writing a statement of purpose to your to-do list. Don’t be intimidated; with the right approach, you can craft an impressive statement that showcases your passion for your chosen field and your potential for success.

This blog is intended to offer valuable information and insights on creating an exceptional statement of purpose. You will learn what it is and why it is important and receive guidance from a graduate admission expert on its crucial components and common mistakes to avoid.

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Navigating the FAFSA® 2024–25: Top Changes to Know

Are you a current or incoming student preparing for the upcoming 2024–25 academic year? Here’s some exciting news for you! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) has undergone significant changes that promise a more seamless and user-friendly experience.
 
This blog post will discuss the significant changes made to the FAFSA® and what they mean for your eligibility for federal financial aid.
 

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Eight Soft Skills to Enhance Your Graduate Résumé

Employers consider more than just academic qualifications in the current competitive job market. They prefer to hire recent graduate candidates who exhibit strong soft skills, such as effective communication, teamwork, and adaptability.
 
This blog post helps you better understand what soft skills are and which ones are important for you to focus on. By comprehending the significance of soft skills, you can become an asset to any company and improve your career prospects.
 

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Toni Critelli
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Unlocking Success: Essential Tips for Visiting Colleges Like a Pro

Visiting colleges is an essential step in the college admission process. It’s your opportunity to get a feel for each campus, learn about the academic programs and extracurricular activities offered, and meet with current students and faculty. But with so many colleges to choose from and so much information to take in, it can take time to figure out where to start.

This blog post shares essential tips for visiting colleges like a pro. Whether just starting your college search or getting ready for an upcoming college open house, continue reading for tips on making your college visits successful.

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Must-Know St. John’s Resources for First-Year Students

No one should have to navigate their college journey alone. Luckily, St. John’s University offers abundant campus resources to assist all students. In this blog, we share a few campus resources that can help you achieve success and guide you throughout your college journey.

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Madison Coombs
St. John's Alum and Risk Consultant

How to Get Started in Risk Management as a College Student

If you are a college student aspiring to pursue a career in risk management, then you are on the right track. This field is constantly growing and has a bright future ahead of it. It offers a plethora of fascinating career paths, including risk consulting.

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A Student Guide to Transferring Colleges

Deciding which college to attend is one of the biggest decisions of a young person’s life. But, the reality is, we don’t always get it right on the first try. In 2021, more than 1.2 million college students made the decision to transfer. While this is a relatively common occurrence in the academic world, it can be daunting—but when you make the decision to transfer colleges, you could find a better academic fit and campus culture, improved financial aid opportunities, and more. First, you have to figure out where to start. That’s where we can help.

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Is a Risk Management Career Right for You?

Do you have a passion for math, statistics, and finance? Are you someone who enjoys solving problems and thinking critically? If your answer is yes, then a career in risk management might be the perfect path for you.

In this blog post, we provide you with a thorough understanding of risk management, covering essential topics such as career options, required skills, and educational qualifications. By the end of this article, you will have a clear idea of whether a career in risk management is the right fit for your goals.

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Choosing a College: Is New York City a Good Place to Study?

Choosing a college requires more than just evaluating the academic program. It also involves finding an ideal location that matches your personal and professional objectives and passions.

And amidst the numerous college choices, New York City (NYC)—with its diverse culture, lively atmosphere, and renowned educational institutions—has long captivated students seeking a transformative experience. So, the question is: Is New York City a good place to study?       

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Toni Critelli