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You Got the Job: So Now What?

congratsCongratulations! You got the job, so what do you do now?

Be On Time:

If you’re early, you’re on time; if you’re on time, you’re late; if you’re late, you’re fired.

Be Proactive:

Take initiative. Do what you know you have to do, and then some. In other words, show leadership.

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Getting the Job Part 1: Applying

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If you are among the many people looking for a job, you may find these next few posts very interesting. I have decided to write a four post series on getting the job, starting with the first step: applying.

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Political Parties

Political Parties

In Government, my teacher was discussing how many Americans are uninformed when it comes to politics so he had us write a paper summarizing the stances of three different parties. We were to write about four issues from the party platforms of both Democrats and Republicans, as well as a summary of a third party of our choice.
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Deferred Action Intake-Day pt. 2

So far I have completed six deferred action applications, which I think will beat my record of  ten because  there are four hours left before the intake is over. Today is going a bit slow, but I think it will pick up around two or three o’clock. I’m excited! These DREAMers are taking the next step towards the rest of their lives. I wonder how many applications will be completed today? So far we have complete 370 applications over the last two intake-days, however, there are only three of us filling out the applications today. Nevertheless, we’re getting things done and it feels great! If you qualify for deferred action please do not wait to apply.  Go to the next intake-day near you or hire a lawyer. Visit www.iuya.org if you live in Indiana for more information.

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Deferred Action Intake-Day

Today I’m volunteering with the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) again. We will be helping people apply for deferred action. Last time we were able to complete 70 applications. It feels great to know I’m making a difference in these young people’s lives.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

If you are an undocumented student currently residing in Indiana, you may be eligible for a $500 scholarship. Visit iuya.org for more information.

Cuban Immigration

The actual PowerPoint is much cooler! It was decorated with cool animations and transitions. Just click the link below to see it =D

Cuban Immigration

My Economics Lesson of the Day

So today in Econ. my teacher said a few interesting things that I jotted down (See: https://collegemindset.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/oil-boom-2012/). One of those things concerned Social Security. During the time of the baby boom, the government increased Social Security tax in order to have enough money for their retirement. They put 3 trillion dollars into the Social Security fund, but politicians became greedy and began to take money out of the fund, replacing it with government IOU’s. Now the government owes its own program 3.4 trillion dollars, and because of this debt, there won’t be enough Social Security money for younger generations. If you don’t know how much a trillion is, I’ll give you an idea. 1 trillion seconds ago, was 32,000 years.

I also learned that the government bought over 1,000 toilet seats for their aircrafts. If you go to Lowes, you can probably buy a toilet seat for about $29.99. Can you guess how much the government paid for each one? Each toilet seat was $500, yet we are 16 trillion dollars in debt. I hope those were some luxury, bullet-proof toilet seats that can transform into tanks.

Oil Boom 2012

Yes, you read it right, there is an oil boom. Oil was newly discovered in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Colorado through a process called fracking, in which the ground is shaken to force oil and natural gases onto the surface. It is suspected that there is more oil there than there is in Saudi Arabia. Because of this oil boom, we now have a surplus of oil; So much in fact, that it is believed that there’s enough for at least 100 years. Last year for the first time since 1961, the US exported more oil than we imported. So why is it that we are still paying $3.75 for gas? President Obama canceled the construction of an additional pipeline to protect the environment and its wild life.

Benefits of Immigration

Many people have the idea that immigration is a bad thing, whether it’s illegal or not, but the truth is, immigration is generally good. People probably believe that it is bad because they don’t quite understand what comes out of it. Here are a few facts concerning  immigration:

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