Monday, November 30, 2015

Scholarships: JLV College Counseling

Information from JLV College Counseling - check out their website below.... amazing resources....

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 19 college scholarships and contests with upcoming deadlines. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Infographic: Millennial Entrepreneurs and the State of Entrepreneurship |

Born from 1981 to 1997, Millennials represent approximately 85
million Americans today. By 2025, they could represent up to 75 percent
of the American workforce. The oldest Millennials turn 34 this year,
entering primer age, historically, for entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How the @WhiteHouse plans to poach 500 recruits from the private tech sector

Washington wants to overhaul its tech scene and bring it into the 21st century — and it's recruiting the country's top tech talent to do it.

How the @WhiteHouse plans to poach 500 recruits from the private tech sector via @BI_Careers

Monday, November 16, 2015

FREE 2016 Vision & Goal Setting Guide

2016 Vision & Goal Setting Guide ~ Feel FREE to print out and share.


......and try and make that your December assignment.
There is lots to do on those sheets and lots to read.
Much success!

.......sabbatical time begins for me on Sunday, December 20.

.......sabbatical time begins for me on Sunday, December 20.

This is a kind note in case I can be of assistance prior to 12.20.15. I will humbly confirm Boston Public Library (Grove Hall, 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester) as the location with year-end dates soon, in case anyone would like to join me in reflecting upon 2015, wrapping up year-end projects and sharing our hopes for 2016.

Confirmed Dates: TBA once library confirms.
**Tentative Dates: Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 12pm - 8pm *and* Saturday, December 19 from 2pm - 5pm.

For a free 2016 Vision & Goal Setting Guide visit: www.NataschaSaunders(dot)com and click downloads

Saturday, November 14, 2015

20 Ways to Get A Promotion

Proven tips for getting what you’re worth. 

What’s the difference between asking for a promotion or raise and getting one? Most often, success depends on a combination of realistic self-assessment, practical planning and a savvy deployment of soft skills.

Bottom Line Wisdom

1) Make yourself indispensable.The ultimate tip for any employee: Find a way to bring your own unique abilities to bear upon the enterprise.

  Click HERE to read the entire article.......

This article was taken from the Get Motivated Events Workbook. © Copyright 2016

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


INVITED: Washington, D.C. | Virginia | Maryland

FREE: Career Summit 'Moving To The Next Level'

Sonia Alleyne, Former Editorial Director for Black Enterprise, now Content / Media Strategist / Career Expert

DATE: Saturday, November 7

TIME: 10am

LOCATION: Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred Street in the Multi-Purpose Room. (

This exciting event will feature panelists from the federal government, health care, education, and business sectors.
The event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by a networking lunch.

Attendees will be able to ask career questions, obtain helpful tools and share in refreshments.



For more information:

Please forward to your friends, family and community at large!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day

AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day
Do you think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2010 nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
“A child wearing a backpack incorrectly or that is too heavy can be contributing risk factors for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back,” says Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, clinical professor of occupational therapy at Boston University, and an expert on school ergonomics and healthy growth and development of school-age children.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) urges parents and caregivers to consider the following when selecting a backpack this school year:
·         Appropriate size. Make sure the height of the backpack extends from approximately 2 inches below the shoulder blades to waist level, or slightly above the waist.
·         Shoulders. Backpacks should have well-padded shoulder straps that can be worn on both shoulders so when packed with books, the weight can be evenly balanced by the student.
·         Hip belt. Backpacks with a hip or chest belt take some strain off sensitive neck and shoulder muscles and improve the student’s balance.
·         Fit. Just as your child will try on clothes and shoes when back-to-school shopping, experts say it is important to try on backpacks, too. “The right fit should be your top criteria when selecting your child’s backpack,” says Jacobs. “If you order online, be sure that the seller has a return policy just in case the backpack is not quite the best fit for your child and needs to be exchanged.”
When school is back in session, check that the child’s backpack weighs no more than 10% of his or her body weight. If it weighs more, determine what supplies can stay at home or at school each day to lessen the load. If the backpack is still too heavy for the child, consider a book bag on wheels.
Thousands of students, educators, parents, and health professionals will mark AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day today with backpack weigh-ins, backpack check-ups, activities, and special events. In addition to handouts on Tips for Purchasing Backpacks, AOTA offers tips for packing and wearing backpacks: 1, 2, 3’s of Basic Backpack Wearing.
To learn more about National School Backpack Awareness Day, visit
Our children are not the only ones at risk. Check out the following tip sheets to ensure you are carrying your purse and other bags in a healthy way:
Backpack Awareness Day is one of the many ways occupational therapy practitioners give back to their community. Click here for more information about occupational therapy.
Learn more about Trinity’s Occupational Therapy Assistant and Master’s in Occupational Therapy programs! 


Thinking About Taking the New SAT? Read This First.

Thinking About Taking the New SAT? Read This First.
by / Monday, 12 October 2015 / Published in College, SAT, Test Prep
young beautiful college student girl studying for university exam in stress asking for help under test pressure sitting on desk with book in youth education concept
For many high school juniors, taking the new SAT (also called the Revised SAT) for the first time this spring may seem like a rite of passage. After all, most students take a college entrance exam a couple of times in the spring of their junior year and often again in the fall of their senior year. But 2016 is going to be full of changes when it comes to standardized testing.

Click here for more information on the  new SAT.

Friday, October 9, 2015

DC RSVP for ASBC Career Summit - Sat. Nov 7, 10am *Featuring Black Enterprise Former Editorial Director, Sonia Alleyne

The ASBC Career Development Ministry would like to invite you to our First Annual Career Summit - "Moving to the Next Level" on Saturday, November 7th, located at Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred Street in the Multi-Purpose Room. (

This exciting event will feature panelists from the federal government, health care, education, and business sectors. The event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by a networking lunch.

Our Keynote Speaker is Sonia Alleyne, Former Editorial Director for Black Enterprise, now Content / Media Strategist / Career Expert.

Attendees will be able to ask career questions, obtain helpful tools and share in refreshments.



For more information: 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to Manage Employment Gaps on Your Resume

How to Manage Employment Gaps on Your Resume

By Martin Yate
A resume without employment dates considerably underperforms a resume with dates.
This means that if you want to get job interviews you need to use dates in your resume. Employment dates are some of the facts most frequently checked by employers. Consequently, the dates you use need to be defensible (and confirmed by your LinkedIn Profile).

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France?

Is ADHD a biological-neurological disorder? Surprisingly, the answer to this question depends on whether you live in France or in the U.S. In the United States, child psychiatrists consider ADHD to be a biological disorder with biological causes. The preferred treatment is also biological—psycho stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall.

Read more.....

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

INVITATION TO TEEN GIRLS SUMMIT, Washington, DC Area | Sat. Oct 3rd

INVITATION TEEN GIRLS SUMMIT held on Saturday, October 3
Hosted by: Alfred Street Baptist Church​ (DC - VA - MD)
Instructor: Natascha Saunders
Time: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
*TOPICS: Resumes, Vision, Goal, College, Relationships, etc.


National Black MBA Association: Pre-Conference Career Expo

National Black MBA Association: Pre-Conference Career Expo

CEO, Natascha F. Saunders, The Youth Career Coach Inc.
CEO, William Lee Jr., Author, College & Corporate Speaker
CEO, Dr. Lisa Matthews, Top Choice Resumes

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Monday, September 14, 2015

#DMV TODAY, 9.14.15 ~ National Black MBA Career EXPO

#DMV TODAY, Monday, 9.14.15 ~ TIME: 6pm - 9pm
Please join the National Black MBA Association, Inc. - Washington, D.C. Chapter (NBMBAA-DC) at one of DC Finest Business Clubs ~ The City Club for the 2015 Pre-Conference Career Expo!

1. Does your career search need a spark?
2. Are you looking to enhance your resume and personal image to stand out in the current job market?

Come meet with companies who are actively recruiting MBA talent in the D.C. metropolitan area and attend plenary sessions designed to provide tips for navigating the current job market and maximizing your career search success!


The Pre-Conference Career Expo is FREE for NBMBAA-DC members and current students! $10 advanced registration for non-members and $15 dollars at the door. Terry G. McCrea Photography is Offering Professional Head-shots Exclusively for Career Expo Attendees!!!

Register here:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


 It’s easy to feel like your failures are bigger and more permanent than everyone else’s failures.

I would know. As a high school senior, I was rejected by 10 of the 13 colleges I’d applied to—and as I looked around at all my friends, who were heading off to schools like Cornell and Columbia and Yale, I couldn’t help but feel like the least impressive, least intelligent, least promising person ever.

There was a lot of crying and wallowing. But after a couple months, I forced myself to move on so I could focus on enjoying my college experience and getting started on establishing my career.

Two years later, more than 800 of my articles have been published in places like Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., USA TODAY College, and The Daily Muse, and I’ve already gotten a couple job offers for when I graduate next June.

My point is that failure isn’t permanent. Even if you’re at a low point right now, that doesn’t say anything about your talent or potential.

To prove it, I’ve rounded up seven stories of super successful people who experienced and overcame failure.

1. Steven Spielberg .........

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Guy who got into all 8 Ivy League schools explains how to nail a winning admissions essay

Guy who got into all 8 Ivy League schools explains how to nail a winning admissions essay

Kwasi Enin, then a high school senior, smiles after announcing he will attend Yale University during a press conference at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York April 30, 2014. (Photo taken by Reuters, Shannon Stapleton)

Reddit recently hosted an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, that featured Kwasi Enin answering questions about his incredible feat of being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools.

Enin, now a sophomore at Yale, provided really detailed answers about when to start writing your essay and how to craft a story that will catch the attention of admissions officers. Somewhat surpisingly, he suggested having an English teacher edit your essay before sending it in.

Below is what he shared.....

On when to start writing your essay:
I took my summer, starting in July before senior year, to craft my essay. I wrote mini-essays based on the Common App prompts from previous years. I looked at what was worthwhile out of those essays, and transferred those snippets into the prompt for the 2013-2014 year as soon as possible.
Then I added all the prompts for the colleges I would apply to. I made separate word documents for all of them and started writing an essay a day in August. When the school year came, I had a whole lot of editing to do with my teachers. But it sure made the application process simple!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ballerina Misty Copeland Talks Being Unapologetically Black And More

One more reason to love her.
This is an excerpt from Essence magazine's September 2015 cover story "Stepping Up" about American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland. The article was written by Julee Wilson, senior fashion editor at The Huffington Post. 
“…One of Copeland’s most endearing qualities, beyond dancing on her toes and making it look easy, is the fact that she’s so unapologetically Black. ‘It’s easy for someone who isn’t Black or other or who has never experienced racism to dismiss what I’m saying…it’s easier for them to say, ‘Why do you focus so much on that? You’re a beautiful dancer.’ But the reason I’m here and I have this voice is because I’m Black.’ Copeland tells me that she has never tried to pretend that ballet doesn’t have a race problem. She recounts times fellow dancers told her that some American Ballet Theatre (ABT) staff members were overheard saying, ‘Misty stands out too much because of her skin color.’

Read more here

@mistyonpointe #mistyonpoint #ballet #americanballettheatre @abtballet @taschasaunders

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Job Interview Coming Up? Put On Your Consulting Glasses by: Liz Ryan *Published on

If you take the perspective of a hiring manager  who’s going to conduct a bunch of interviews one after the other, you’ll see why it’s so important for you to change the interview script. As a job-seeker, you have to wake up the interviewer’s sleepy  brain.

As soon as the interviewer slips into the script, you’ve lost him or her. Do you know what the hiring manager is thinking, the minute s/he gets finished saying “Why don’t you walk me through your resume?” and you start talking? The manager is thinking “If I can get out of here at 4:15 p.m. I can make it to the dry cleaner before they close.”

They’re not really paying attention to you as you walk through your career history. They’re off in the their own mind somewhere.

Read more here

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Teen Resume Editor Services

RESUME EDITING (Virtual Services Provided) also includes college students up to age 25

Rate: $199 (Includes one 45 min phone consulting, full revision and 2 edits.)

Rate: $299 (Includes one 45 min phone consulting, full revision, 2 edits and assistance with LinkedIn layout.

Are you a teen wishing you had some help on your resume? Are you a college student wondering if you should include sports, activities, grades, classes, volunteer work, etc.? Do you see your classmates resumes and think I really want to ensure mine looks good? Are you wondering if it should be one page or two? If any of this sounds like what you may need, we are here to help! 

Parents,  counselors, and coaches are you looking for an opportunity to ensure your student is accurately represented on paper? Perhaps this resume will be used for a job search, internship interview, college application or scholarship packet. If so, hire us!

CONTACT US: 202-400-2562 or

All payments are due in full upfront through PayPal: or wire/cashiers check prior to services being rendered. No refunds are issued. Instead if there is a matter to be addressed Natascha will personally work with you to solve this matter and see that mediation is offered. However, The Youth Career Coach Inc. has never had any matters of this nature. Natascha Saunders is a Certified Career Coach and works diligently to ensure quality resumes for all her clients. Natascha oversees all resumes prior to distribution. Learn more about our CEO Natascha Saunders here:

Saturday, July 11, 2015

20 Misused English Words That Make Smart People Look Silly

The following most helpful article was written by Travis Bradberry

It's a very helpful source that I wanted to share.  
  • Accept vs. Except

  • Affect vs. Effect

  • Lie vs. Lay

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Is it time to CLEAN?

Natascha F. Saunders
Computer Security Scan says, 'All Threats Resolved'

*Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the process of achieving and maintaining that state. Cleanliness may be wed with a moral quality and may be regarded as contributing to other ideals such as health and beauty.* Source: Internet

During my seasons of transition before something new comes I've always receive what I call my cleaning spirit :-). I'm a pretty organized person, but this involves a deep cleaning. So on this week as I take time to myself ~ cleaning, organizing, trashing, mopping, vacuuming, sweeping, donating, recycling, etc. has begun.

This includes for instance: cleaning all the blinds one row at a time, windex the insides of all windows & mirrors, changing and/or hanging wall portraits, laundry (including all sneakers), having my tailor fix all clothes that are in need of repair with hems and stitching, me sewing items that can be used a little bit longer, cleaning inside of the oven, hand washing the carpets ~ my favorite stain remover is:  etc.
Resolve it even gets out make-up, washing the bathroom floors with a toothbrush, tub scrubbing, soaking all bathroom shower curtains, kitchen grease walls around the stove, walls washing around the home, closet organization, shelve item organizing, under sinks, refrigerator shelves, cabinets, food & medicine on the shelves, hair accessories drawer, jewelry/accessory drawer, make-up, hair products, paper/bills/files, computer security scans, updating computer software programs,

Once the house is done I'll do an at home facial, hair style, nails, pedicure, etc.

I'll also be in prayer a bit more this week.... and I fast.

According to Paige Fowler check out her *7 Areas:  ‘How Cleaning and Organizing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Health’:

  1. It Can Reduce Stress and Depression
  2. It Can Help You Eat Better
  3. It Will Help You Stick to Your Workouts
  4. It Can Improve Your Relationships
  5. It Will Boost Your Productivity
  6. It Can Help You Lose Weight
  7. It Will Help You Sleep Better

To read Paige's article in more detail check out:

......SO for whatever reason I decided to share – when I’m in transformation and in holding for what God will have next I ensure that I clean.

In service,

Natascha 'Career Coach' Saunders
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