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Together, We Will Change the World!

by Cheryl L. Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer This week two important, global events are occurring simultaneously. The 75th General Assembly of the United Nations and Global Goals Week. Both of these events are dramatically altered this year in the shadow of COVID-19, however, the work of both is more important than ever. The […]

Gratitude in a Time of Crisis

by Cheryl Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer There is no doubt we are in the midst of a global health crisis.  We are navigating, continually changing environments and situations, some of which we couldn’t even imagine just a week or two ago.  Ask any high school or college student if they thought they would […]

The Future is Feminine

March: home to Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. This tradition has been around in one form or another since 1909 and focuses on amplifying the hisherstories of sheroes who helped to shape a more female-friendly world.   While I am grateful for the grandmothers who gave everything to provide opportunities for girls like […]

Playing the Field: How to Make the Most of College Tours

1 universe, 8 planets,  204 countries, 809 islands, 7 seas, 6 billion people… and my heart still told me it’s you. Sitting in bed with my favorite NYU t-shirt (pictured above), I realized that no matter how many groans and “ews” might follow after hearing something like this, there’s always a sense of satisfaction when […]

Why Your Study Abroad Experience Will Change the World

Leaving home for weeks, months, and years to study while living halfway around the globe was not necessarily something I pictured myself doing while growing up in my small hometown.  When the opportunity presented itself, I was excited to meet wonderful people, learn about cultures new to me, try delicious foods, and see the big […]

Making Cover Letter Magic

Writing a Cover Letter can feel like a Herculean task, it doesn’t need to be. And given the right guidance and structure, you will stand out from the other applicants, leaving any reader deeply impressed. Whether you are applying for an internship, a summer job, or educational opportunity, this article will cover the basics and […]

Fantastic Mentors and Where to Find Them

“There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension: the other is with anticipation.” Jim Rohn Finding your life’s calling is often viewed as winding and tumultuous. Numerous institutions, organizations, and professions exist for the sole purpose of helping people find their life’s purpose. Mentorship is one such strategy. Under the […]

A Resumé that Resonates

Ah, the resumé, your work/life experience in 2 pages or less. There will be few documents you will spend more time on than your resumé. Many hours, sweat and yes, some tears may go into crafting the perfect summary of everything you know and are. But dry those tears, HOBY is here to help. Whether […]

Get an Internship You Want!

What’s all this buzz about internships?!?  Internships are an outstanding way to get real-world experiences before heading off to college.  While “internship” sounds enticing, it may be difficult to know where to start as you look to land your first internship.  Below are six action items to take NOW to help you secure your first […]