Thinking About Taking A Semester Off?

Posted by Up with People on December 5, 2018

For those thinking about taking a semester off from school the decision can be difficult and unconventional. More and more, students and parents are recognizing the value in taking a break and exploring other forms of education that will provide skills for the real world. Take Josh, a member of Up with People’s Cast A 2018, who said, “Taking a year to see the world before I went out into it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I wish every young adult who’s still searching for their passion could have the opportunity to travel and find what empowers them …

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Meet The Cast Monday: Justice from

Posted by Up with People on December 3, 2018

Meet Justice, One of Our Amazing Cast Members of Up with People! We had a chance to sit down with Justice to learn more about his experience on tour. Here’s what Justice had to say. What is a language you wish you were fluent in? “Spanish, because I feel like it’s really handy since it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Especially here in the U.S with a greater influence of the Spanish language and culture, so I feel like I’d be able to communicate more efficiently and with more people.” What did it feel like …

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Meet The Cast Monday: Celeste from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on November 26, 2018

  Meet Celeste, a Sweden native who travels in the current cast of Up with People! We got a chance to sit down and ask her a few questions about her experience so far on tour. Here’s what she had to say.   If you could spend a day in the life of a cast member who would it be? “I would like to see what a day in the life would be like if I were Elliot… I think he sees the world very differently from the way that I see it. Not just culturally, but personality wise too, …

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Giving Thanks Around The World

Posted by Up with People on November 21, 2018

Coming together to give thanks for good friends, family and food are not exclusive to the Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States and Canada. Giving thanks around the world takes on many forms. Check out these amazing festivals that commemorate a great harvest every year! South India: Pongal, the Harvest Festival Pongal is a four day celebration that takes place every January. This festival marks the beginning of the end of the winter season in India. The second day is considered the most important part of the festival and is the day dedicated to worshipping the sun god. Locals toss …

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LinkedIn Says Companies Seeking Employees With Soft Skills

Posted by Up with People on November 14, 2018

According to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner the biggest skills gap isn’t what you might think. During the age of coding boot camps and a growing number of ways for technology to remove human interaction from the equation, it turns out the biggest skills gap has nothing to do with technology. In a recent article Jeff Weiner, who heads the world’s largest professional-networking site LinkedIn, explained, “the biggest skills gap in the United States is soft skills.” What most employers want, Weiner says, are written communication, oral communication, team-building, and leadership skills. These skills are increasingly hard to find in a …

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