CrossFire Group 2015 Scholarship Recipients

August 5th, 2015

CrossFire Group is pleased to announce the 2015 CrossFire Group Scholarship Recipients. The Recipients are as follows:

Zack Rourk – $500 scholarship – University of Minnesota – M.S/PhD Program in Kinesiology
Andrew Brooks – $500 scholarship – Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – M.D. Kinesiology
Jared Kilpatrick – $500 scholarship – Wayne State University – 3rd Year Medical Student
Shaina Geml – $250 scholarship – Purdue University – Spanish, Minor in Communications and Portuguese
Nicholas Vachon – $250 scholarship – Central Michigan University – Accounting

Due to the number of outstanding scholarship applications, CrossFire Group has decided to grant an Honorable Mention Award to the following:

Nicholas Combs- Michigan State University
Matt Fields – University of Michigan
Karlee Vachon – Delta College
Eve Avdoulos – University of Cambridge
Thomas Welsh – Eastern Michigan University
Chelsea Garrett – Ferris State University
Stella Gatzke – Grinnell College
We would like to thank everyone who applied for this scholarship. Congratulations to the winners, and … Read More

How to Find the Online Courses You Really Need

June 3rd, 2015

At various stages in your career or life you will need to acquire new knowledge or skills. Traditionally, you’d have checked out a local institution for available classes. That would have been a hit or miss affair, depending on program availability, the course schedule, and the cost.

Now, you’d turn to your browser to find online courses that meet your specific needs, run on your schedule and in many cases are free or very low cost. The only problem is, in the ocean of data how do you find your perfect online course?

Before you jump straight into Google

Diving straight into Google isn’t the answer. Generic searches produce pages of results and, our research shows that the results at the top of the list are unlikely to be what you’re after. Google searches favor course provider websites that tune themselves for searches. Smaller, but very relevant, suppliers get … Read More

How to Take Control

February 27th, 2015

We live in a world of technology. There are numerous ways to reach out to friends, family and co-workers, and most of us use more than one method. Many times I send a quick text before I’m in the office, and once in the office follow up with an email or in-person conversation. The point is that technology can help us communicate, quickly and efficiently. But too often, technology causes us to miss out, or begins to control our lives.

There are only a limited number of hours in any day, and you don’t want to spend them all responding to someone else’s issues. You are letting others dictate how you spend your time. There is a difference between being reactive and proactive.

We are constantly distracted by emails, text messages, phone calls, the internet, Facebook, etc. In fact, there has never been a time when mankind could be so distracted.

How many … Read More

Keeping a Low Profile on Social Media

March 28th, 2014

In this day and age, new social media sites are popping up left and right. It’s hard not to want to be a part of each new and exciting thing that comes out. However, the more we’re downloading these apps, the more information we’re disclosing about ourselves to the Internet. It’s important to be in-the-know and keep up with all these new creations coming out, however it’s just as important to keep a low profile. Know what you’re putting up, who can see it and how it could affect you in the long run.

With any social media site, you should always do your research. Know how the site works and what information you’re putting out there for the world to see. Understand the product and what its purpose is before getting too carried away with it. Not every site is for every person, we all use social media differently. Pick … Read More