Accepting applications for Winter 2018-2019 internships

Publicity/Marketing Internship

What we seek in publicity/media interns:

  • Energetic and outgoing attitude
  • Professionalism and dedication to the role
  • Ability to multi-task in deadline-oriented environment
  • Proficient with all levels of social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)

While the internship is remote and hours are flexible, publicity interns are responsible for keeping our social media fresh and engaging daily. If you cannot commit to the internship, please do not apply. The attitude one presents in an internship is indicative of the type of worker you will become, whether with us or another company.

Duties:

  • Posting fresh content on our social media daily
  • Updating website as needed
  • Assist with press releases and other marketing materials
  • Posting new services announcements
  • Keeping our events schedule updated
  • Communicate with staff as needed to obtain information and share marketing ideas and materials

The internship last 6 months. Compensation is academic credit and/or letter of reference.  There is advancement potential (i.e. part- and full-time paid positions) for interns who exhibit strong skills. We encourage creativity and sharing of ideas. You must be able to work independently but remember that we are a collective team.

Submit resume or CV to info@professionaltopics.com with Winter 2018 Internship in the subject line.

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Can Learning Apps Become A Potent Tool To Eradicate Illiteracy?

Education methods have been morphing through various channels. Along with the traditional classroom-based study system, online education is also getting hugely popular. The best thing about digital study is that people from all age group and profession can participate in it and comprehensively continue their study and earn a valid certificate at the end of the session.

Using digital platforms for education purpose is not new, the new thing is it got enormous popularity in the past couple of years because of the advancement of technology and easy access of internet and other digital devices. Participants are taking immense interest in several courses that will make them more efficient in the workplace and could boost their portfolio for better opportunities.

Earlier, the chances were limited for a person to balance between doing a whole-time job and pursuing study. Either they have to continue their studies and leaving job or the other. They have to make a sacrifice that is quite expensive and untenable. The modern education system has witnessed a massive change and it is revamped in a way to accommodate a greater number of people willing to get quality education without spending high.

Several commendable initiatives have taken all over the globe to make quality education easily available for all, irrespective of the socio-economic status of the person. Governments, civil society and different private organizations are encouraging traditional as well as digital platforms to spread literacy, knowledge and education. It makes us better citizens by teaching us how to conduct ourselves and gives us more confidence to go out there and achieve things. The more you know the more you are able to better your and others life.

Renowned learning apps and websites can be a potent tool to eradicate illiteracy, lack of knowledge and poverty. They can be used as a coordination mechanism to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to learn and develop. This will bring in a massive change to our entire society, accelerating growth and progress. If we a can enlighten a single person with proper education, that single person can inspire millions of people and ultimately bring in a positive change to our world.

Some countries are doing better in terms of introducing new means of learning, some countries are still trying their level best to digitize the learning system and some countries are working hard to introduce and cope with the new-wave online education system. The good news is, almost every country is doing something constructive and praiseworthy to refurbish their education system for creating students who are not only high-achievers but also capable of dealing with the extraordinary challenges of life.

According to many prominent educationists, the internet-based learning platforms will make even easier to exchange thoughts and sharing technology. The receiver and the giver, both will be benefitted by this mutual exchange. It will pave the way for a better society with a creative and knowledgeable mass of people. The appropriate learning and life-skills programs offered through the learning apps will help an individual to gain an instant professional edge. Quality learning opens up a host of opportunities along with bolstering our capabilities in the on-demand delivery ecosystem.

There is a strong evidence suggesting that virtual classrooms are the ideal place for the overall advancement of individuals as they can resolve their queries instantly, make a quick approach to the instructors, learn at their own pace and submit projects and assignments with ease. The less pressure will get the best out of them and it can have a positive impact on their development.

Gaining exposure to the innovative ways of studies via education applications will result in economic empowerment that can significantly transform our society, our nation and our world. It not only improves an individual’s financial situation but further increases the chances of sustained improvement of the global economy. The more educated a person is, the more valuable decision he/she can take to bring peace, prosperity and welfare in our life.

Contributing Author: Rony Sneijder is a contributing writer in some of the renowned online blog platforms. Rony likes to share his knowledge with his readers and provide them with the best information on various topics. In this article he has broadly discussed the utility of learning apps for removing illiteracy and how we can streamline our education system for getting better results.  Originally published at https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Rony_Sneijder/1505657


New referral program

We’re excited to announce our new referral program. You can earn points, discounts, and free pages easily and quickly! There is no limit to the number of points and free pages you can earn!

Our new reward system

Reward points for purchases Earn 1 point for every 1 $ spent.

Reward points for account sign up Earn 100 points when you create your account

Reward for referrals Earn 200 points for every referral when the referral orders from us. Your invited friend will get a 10% off coupon.

When you share our message on Facebook Earn 50 points

When you share our message on Twitter Earn 50 points

$20 off coupon – 2000 points
$15 off coupon – 1500 points
$10 off coupon – 1000 points
$5 off coupon – 500 points  

We’re excited and ready to see you earning free stuff!

ProfessionalTopics’ “like and tag” contest to dole out cash and prizes

We are exciting about our new contest starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 2018. 

To enter, all you have to do is like our Facebook page and tag 5 friends under the post that has this image (to the left). You can enter as many times as you want by tagging more friends in a separate comment.

The contest will end when we reach 500 likes. Names will be drawn from random selection and winners will be notified within 48 hours from the contest end.

Score bonus entries by using #professionaltopics in your personal posts!

 

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Eligibility: Fan Page Like and Tag Contest (the "Contest") is open to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of ProfessionalTopics.com and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by ProfessionalTopics.com.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period: The Contest begins on June 14, 2018 at 12:00am EST and ends when the ProfessionalTopics.com page on Facebook reaches 500 likes (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: Online via www.facebook.com/professionaltopics.

How to Enter: Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (www.facebook.com/professionaltopics) and following the #ContestAlert post directions provided to enter. 

Prize Drawing and Winner Notification: Within 48 hours of reaching 500 page likes, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via Facebook and Facebook Messenger. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to respond within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be submitted via email after receiving acknowledgement of winning status and email address from winners. Bounce or otherwise undeliverable emails will be reattempted no more than three (3) times.

Prizes:  
$100 ProfessionalTopics Gift Certificate Prize (1 winner)
$25 PayPal Cash (1 winner)
$25 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner)

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

Privacy: Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy.

Facebook is in no way involved with this contest nor does it sponsor or provide assistance. Questions should be directed to info@professionaltopics.com.

 

 

 

Midterms, holiday breaks, and taking care of yourself

With so much negativity in the news this past year, it seems fitting to share this post again. If you find that life is more than you can handle, reach out! There are so many who want to listen, to help. We are also happy to send referral information if you need someone to talk to.

We care about YOU!
-Professional Topics

Professional Topics

Stressed FroggyNovember and December bring more than cooler weather and the anticipation of fluffy snow. The fall and early winter months are among the most stressful for students as they prepare for midterms and finals while fighting the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas break. While studying and maintaining high grades is important, it is equally important that students put as much attention and care toward their well-being.

A healthy lifestyle is a good start.  This means eating right, getting enough sleep, and doing things that invigorate (i.e. take brisk walk, take a tub-soak break, socialize –not to be confused with partying!).

The Anxiety and Depression Association of American recommends:

  • Take a time-out
  • Eat well-balanced meals
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise daily
  • Take deep breaths
  • Count to 10 slowly
  • Do your best
  • Accept that you cannot control everything
  • Welcome humor
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Get involved
  • Learn what triggers…

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How can outsourcing your business writing and editing tasks save you money?

Benefits of outsourcingCustom writing and editing services can be mistaken as being solely for the academic market, but nothing could be further from true. Businesses in virtually every industry has some type of writing or editorial need and can benefit from outsourcing.

From a creative perspective, businesses often need advertising and web copy but retaining an ad firm or employing in-house staff can be costly. Outsourcing to a professional custom writing and editing services company enables the business to pay only for the work needed versus an hourly or salaried commitment that must be met, even when the employee is not actively working on a given campaign.

Outsourcing is also beneficial for company or department newsletters. The business pays only for the work done on a given newsletter and enjoys the benefits of a second set of eyes and outside ideas that entice readers. Further, businesses can save thousands of dollars each year when having an outside source proofread and edit all types of materials from promotions/ad campaigns and internal memos to newsletters and corporate policy documents.

One important factor to consider when choosing a custom writing and editing service is confidentiality. Some business materials will contain information that is private to the business itself. It is vital the service you use employs and enforces a strong policy on confidentiality.

How can ProfessionalTopics.com help your business?

The answer is as diverse and the needs of our clients. We work with each business to individualize their needs in a way that yields progressive and successful outcomes… while saving you money. Contact us today for a no-obligation quote for your writing or editing needs. We also provide graphic design for those with advanced ad/marketing/promotion needs.

Call for guest bloggers

Do you have a passion for blogging? Want free exposure for yourself? We’re accepting submissions for guest blog posts. Our topics of interest are:

Education
Study Tips
Business Tips (targeted to freelancers/contractors)
Freelancing (general, pros, cons, recommendations)
Juggling work, family, and self

We welcome your ideas as well.

Submissions should be a minimum of 400 words and a maximum of 1000 words. If your proposed topic requires more words (and is approved), we reserve the right to run it in a two-part series.

Submit your proposed topic with your CV/resume and a writing sample to info@professionaltopics.com with “Blog Submission” in the subject line.

Accepted submissions will be assigned a firm deadline. Contributors will be given a byline of up to 50 words that includes a link to his or her website or online portfolio.

Midterms, holiday breaks, and taking care of yourself

Stressed FroggyNovember and December bring more than cooler weather and the anticipation of fluffy snow. The fall and early winter months are among the most stressful for students as they prepare for midterms and finals while fighting the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas break. While studying and maintaining high grades is important, it is equally important that students put as much attention and care toward their well-being.

A healthy lifestyle is a good start.  This means eating right, getting enough sleep, and doing things that invigorate (i.e. take brisk walk, take a tub-soak break, socialize –not to be confused with partying!).

The Anxiety and Depression Association of American recommends:

  • Take a time-out
  • Eat well-balanced meals
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise daily
  • Take deep breaths
  • Count to 10 slowly
  • Do your best
  • Accept that you cannot control everything
  • Welcome humor
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Get involved
  • Learn what triggers your anxiety
  • Talk to someone
  • Get help online

The full article includes an expanded discussion of each of the above points with recommendations on what you can do to reduce stress in your daily life. Whatever you are facing, never feel ashamed to ask for help… to admit you are human. After all, aren’t we all!

Additional reading:

Badger, Jordan L. and Morrell, Jesse, “The Relationship Between Healthy Lifestyle Factors and Perceived Stress among College Students” (2016). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. Paper 11. http://scholars.unh.edu/urc/11

“Tips to manage anxiety and stress” (2016), Anxiety and Depression Association of America. https://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress

 

Sorry, we are late to the party!

Yes, we know. We are late to the party. We’re excited to announce that we are now on Facebook and Twitter. Please like and follow us. When we reach 1,000 likes, we will have an awesome giveaway. Prizes to be announced soon, so get out there and help spread the word!

Until then, we appreciate your visit and look forward to serving you!

-The ProfessionalTopics Team