Guest blogger Elena Hernandez is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in Political Science. She is a member of PRSSA and is also involved with the BU television station and the community service group on campus.
Elena has shared three of her favorite apps for busy student leaders. These apps are free and help student leaders stay organized and prepared – tested and approved by a busy college student herself. Once you start using them, Elena says, “you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!”
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