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Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts

Posted on February 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out all over the world, you might be wondering where vaccines are available and what the vaccination process will look like. Several countries around the world have purchased billions of vaccines which are to be distributed to the public. While we’re all eager to get vaccinated immediately, it’s clear that […]

The Beginning of a New and Hopeful Year

Posted on January 25th, 2021 by Fiqah Rahman

2021. The beginning of a new and hopeful year.  I believe that 2021 will be better. Vaccines are finally out, there’s slight progress in world’s politics, I graduated my masters program, finally got my Social Security (lol) and I got a job as a video producer for a small creative company in New York City.  […]

Livestream Recap: Mastering Business at McNeese State University

Posted on January 8th, 2021 by Connor Blay

If you missed our livestream this morning with our special guests from McNeese State University, you missed out on a good one! I chatted with Preble Girard, Morgan Turpin and Sarah Leonards on everything that makes the Master of Business Administration program at McNeese excellent. But don’t worry! You can still watch the livestream at […]

3 Tips for Limiting Your Screen Time

Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Connor Blay

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a 100% chance that you’re reading it on your computer, tablet, mobile device or whatever piece of technology you use to browse the internet. In the age of COVID-19, almost all of us are guilty of spending too much time on our devices and not enough time enjoying the […]

2021 Ahead: What To Look Forward To in the New Year

Posted on January 1st, 2021 by Connor Blay

We made it. 2020 is over and we’re finally looking ahead at 2021. It goes without saying that it was a long and hard year for all of us, and we’ve had to overcome a lot of challenges. This time last year when I was writing our New Year’s blog with Tips on Making New […]

[Live Event] Mastering Business at McNeese State University

Posted on December 30th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Do you have an interest in mastering the world of business? Have you completed an undergraduate degree program? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you’ll definitely want to check out our next Live Event, Mastering Business at McNeese State University. Join us as I’ll be hosting special guests from McNeese, Preble Girard, […]

TVC 2020 Grand Prize Winner Fiqah Rahman Discusses Her Win

Posted on December 8th, 2020 by Fiqah Rahman

On November 20th, I was in my apartment sitting in front of my computer writing a story for an audio assignment. My phone –sitting on my left- was ringing. It was an unknown number. Honestly, I thought it was one of those scam calls but I decided to answer it anyway. “Fee-kah, is that how […]

Holiday Season 2020

Posted on December 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

It’s the holiday season again and here in the US, you can actually feel the festivity in the air. Many cultures celebrate holidays during the wintertime, and no matter what you celebrate, it’s likely that this time of year brings back all kinds of memories of childhood and of time spent with your family and […]

And The TVC 2020 Winners Are…

Posted on November 27th, 2020 by Connor Blay

After more than a month of new video submissions, viewer voting and deliberation from our team and judges, the 2020 Travel Video Contest: Life After Lockdown has officially come to an end. We received 117 total entries this year from international students and cultural exchange participants all over the world. This year, the theme was […]

Thanksgiving in 2020

Posted on November 1st, 2020 by Luke Clausen

This semester, students around the United States and the rest of the world have returned to campus for the first time since the Spring semester. Freshman students who are attending college for the first time won’t have anything to compare their first semester to, so they may not notice anything out of the ordinary. But […]


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