Nina Tonoli is one step away from becoming a Principal Ballerina. The Belgian born soloist has trained her body to be a storyteller for over a decade now. For her dedication, she’s earned the Special Prize Chausson d’Or in Paris and the Award of Excellence in Dance from the Royal Ballet School in London. Ballet and purpose met early for the 25-year-old. “At 10 years old, I went to a local ballet school to do my first ballet class. Since then, I’ve never stopped.” Nina’s first performance was Sleeping Beauty where she played a dwarf. Today she dances for the Dutch National Ballet.
At this point in the school year, my fellow engineering students (or maybe not engineering—maybe students just trying to learn how I study) are probably struggling, or trying to get inspired to get through midterms or finals. Let me start off my saying that I am in my third year of undergrad, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. There are probably a maximum of five females in my class (including myself) at this point in my course. This is all just my experience, especially since the school I attend is very small and very male-dominated—not just in the engineering department. One of the first classes I attended, I was pointed out by male teacher who called me a "little girl," and proceeded to assume my ethnicity and speak to me in Spanish (when I am Filipina, and can't speak Spanish worth anything). He continued to do that for the rest of the year, and I was unable to drop the course as all classes were full. It was a deeply disturbing experience for me to sit through a class where the guys in my class would join in and tease me, calling me, "little girl." At my school, I had to earn the respect of my peers and teachers, in order for me to not get teased or called out in such a manner that would never happen to my male counterparts. I was once a straight A student, and now I was struggling to get a B. My sophomore year, I had to try my hardest in everything, and get the best grades in order for people to stop thinking of me as the person that was constantly struggling in class to actually wanting to be a part of my study group. Here are a few things that I did to get my grades together, and start studying more efficiently.
Being laid off is a lousy feeling. One moment, you’re a part of a team and building a career; the next, you’re out of work and wondering where your next paycheck will come from. Being laid off can be stressful, embarrassing, and depressing. But it’s not a hopeless situation—far from it!
Getting a job can be difficult. Not only do you need the right cover letter, resume, education, and experience, you also need to stand out when you are brought in for an interview. What you say and do during that interview matters, as does what you dress like. Most of the time, your interview is the first real impression potential employers will have of you. You need to be sure that impression is a good one. Here are some things to keep in mind when picking the look you want for your next interview!
Unlike high school where bunking class lectures and hanging out in the cafeteria with friends was fun, missing a college class can oftentimes become a big deal. Getting admission into your desired college is itself a big accomplishment. You feel like an adult and take life seriously when you enter college life. You focus entirely on your career. You get to know your real friends and you are required to work part-time jobs in order to support yourself financially and become an independent individual.
Some individuals who manage businesses are not so successful that they end up facing money laundering and fraud issues. Facing such kind of criminal offence requires specialisation and thorough attention to detail, which a money laundering and fraud barrister London possesses.