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Robbie Williford
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By far one of the best pieces of writing advice I've ever read. Take notes, friends. This is something you're going to want to bookmark and come back to, if not for advice, at least for a sense of hope with your own writing.
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Working on developing some crucial habits: reading 20 minutes a day (at least), listening to one audio a day, and talking to one of my mentors. These things will help me feed my brain and stay sharp.
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Here's a song with a great message. Even cooler than that, someone I went to school with is in it!
 
I'm featured on a new Watsky track! Check it out!
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Productivity only has three parts to it. If you find yourself not being productive when you want to be, it's due to a problem in one of these three areas
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Listening to Eric Thomas early so that his message sinks in. The ultimate motivator.

You want to be better? Get up and do something about it, especially when everyone else is sleeping.
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This is awesome.
  Sometimes I feel like I'm engulfed in red flames. I don't want to be afraid or anxious any more. There are two banks to the…
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Such a beautiful and heart-wrenching poem from Clive James, who is close to death. Kind of makes the world stop for a second. And then it keeps going.
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Interesting opening and closing lines for this trailer. Will probably be enough for me to see it.
 
Please give a warm Google+ welcome to +Reese Witherspoon, star of the upcoming film Wild. What's your favorite Reese movie of all time?
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The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
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This is awesome content from +Thomas Frank. Podcasts are awesome too!
Podcasts let you keep learning even when you're driving, walking to class, working out, or practicing your plunger-arrow archery. Here are 21 that'll grow your brain well.
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For all of you who need help with a letter of recommendation or reference:
At some point in your professional career, you will likely be asked to write a <a href="http://www.docstoc.com/docs/161430651/Recommendation-Letter">letter of recommendation</a>
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Occupation
Student, Writer
Skills
Critical thinking, close reading, writing clearly and efficiently, communicating effectively, and mindfully listening to others when they are speaking.
Employment
  • University of Akron
    GA of the Residence Halls Program Board, 2014 - present
  • Oakland University
    Conference Assistant, 2011 - 2014
    Checked in guests to the university, including but not limited to: athletic camps, visiting professors and researchers, and students looking to explore their educational interests, served as the face of the Department of Housing for guests of the university, etc.
  • Oakland University
    Student Liaison to the Board of Trustees, 2013 - 2014
    Served as the liaison between the Board of Trustees (including the university President) and the general population of students, communicated the attitude of the general student body population to the Trustees so that they could make decisions based on the well-being of the university.
  • Oakland University Student Congress
    Student Body Vice President, 2012 - 2013
    Advocated for approximately 20,000 students to the administration of the university, created programs, events, and initiatives for the general student body to gain valuable learning opportunities outside of the classroom -Assisted in the development of students through direct supervision of 10 other students
  • Oakland University
    Residence Hall Association President, 2010 - 2012
    Advocated for approximately 2,500 students on campus.
  • Oakland University
    Nightwatch, 2010 - 2012
    Kept the residence halls safe at all times by ensuring no unwanted guests to the university weren't allowed in the building between 8pm and 5am.
  • Arc LLC Painting Services
    District Manager, 2013 - 2014
    Managed a crew of 4-5 painters as they completed their painting duties, went door-to-door to market the company and offer painting services to the Metro Detroit community, performed estimates for 25+ families to ensure that their home was being improved at a price they agreed on.
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Currently
Akron, OH
Previously
Rochester, MI - Flint, MI
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#SAgrad at The University of Akron, Higher Ed. Administration student. Avid reader, lover of poetry, and seeker of progress.
Introduction
I'm an observer of the human experience. I have a thing for pens, reading, peanut butter, writing letters, student affairs, personal development of myself and others, Tumblr, typewriters, and to-do lists.

Things I'm working on right now: poetry, drinking more water, reading every single day, and building relationships.

Drop me a line at robbie.williford@gmail.com. Visit my website at www.robbiewilliford.com. Connect with me on Twitter, I'm always looking to connect with others and find out why you do what you're doing in life.
Education
  • University of Akron
    Higher Education Administration, 2014 - present
    Working towards my Master's Degree while working with students in the Residence Life and Housing Department.
  • Oakland University
    English, Creative Writing, 2009 - 2014
    Literature classes consisted mostly of British Literature, American Literature, the Enlightenment period, the Romantic period, the Realist period, poetry and fiction workshop classes, and a few odds and ends classes that helped me develop the ability to think critically, perform a close reading of text, write efficiently, and communicate effectively.
  • Flint Southwestern Academy
    General Studies, 2004 - 2009
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