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Choosing a Major

October 17th, 2013 by ebeck722

Emma Dauphinais

By: Emma '14

Congratulations – you have finally made it to college! After a long and grueling applications process, you have selected a university that matches you and your interests and that you expect will help you succeed. Such a weight off of your shoulders! Unfortunately, the easy part is over. Now, you have to focus your efforts on choosing a major.

Choosing a major is the most important decision you make at college. Your major is the reason why you are in college and it will prepare you for your future professional life after graduation. Your choice of a major is the difference between becoming a marine biologist or becoming a photographer, or between becoming a psychologist or becoming a mathematician. Your major can determine what you will be going to do for the rest of your life. And yes, I know that statement is rather scary.

Why Do the MBTI?

October 9th, 2013 by ebeck722

Kyler Jesanis

 By: Kyler '14

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people make decisions and perceive the world. The purpose of the MBTI is to explain seemingly random actions a person does and demonstrate how it is actually ingrained in who they are. The MBTI is a really helpful tool in helping someone understand more about themselves, and to understand their personality. The MBTI provides information on what jobs people with your personality type go into, how they deal with stress, how they manage things, how they work, and how they develop relationships.

Using a Planner

October 2nd, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Shannon '15

Without my planner, I would be completely and utterly lost, disorganized, terrified!  It is my wingman, my other half, my lifeline.  A planner comes in all different shapes and sizes.  It can be used for scheduling appointments; making to-do lists, keeping track of dates, and so much more. Some people might think that having a planner is a hassle and that it is extra work, but what they do not know is that it can keep your whole life on track!

Why Good Study Skills Matter

September 25th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Cynthia '14Cynthia Kovacs

4:00am. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Oh no, that’s impossible it’s already time to get up. This is so not going to be fun! After barely getting two hours of sleep, I am hobbling over my own two legs trying to reach for the coffee pot. This is going to be the only thing that might get me through my statistics test. After sitting down for a few minutes sipping on my coffee, I try to convince myself that maybe my professor will end up canceling the test last minute or that I can come up with a great excuse about a terrible illness I contracted. ANYTHING will be better than taking this exam in three hours when I have no recollection of the information I studied last night. This was a terrible idea; I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the test.

Involvement Fair

August 26th, 2013 by shammond

Ailish BarryBy: Ailish '15

Key. Check. ID card. Check. Phone. Check.

As I gather my things to depart my dorm room from Cedar Hall, I feel myself filled with many questions and anxieties. I have been at college for over a week now and, although, coming to preseason and meeting my cross country teammates has relieved a lot of the disquiet in my mind about my freshmen year, I still had a lot of questions about what lay ahead. At that current moment it was: what was going to be at this involvement fair? What should I sign up for? What kinds of people will I meet there? I leave my dorm and arrive at the quad where it is filled with many tables and friendly faces.  On the tables were sheets, info graphics about that particular club, and LOTS of free stuff.