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Why Using a Planner is Crucial in College

October 8th, 2014 by ebeck722

By Megan '15 Megan O'Brien

One of the most important items that I have with me at almost all times is my planner. Without it, I would truly be lost and never know what I am supposed to do or where I am supposed to be and at what time. I have used a planner during my entire time here at Roger Williams University. I used one in high school as well, but I need one now more than ever.

Thinking About Graduate School

April 9th, 2014 by ebeck722

By: Emma '14Emma Dauphinais

The world-renowned poet and author Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “One can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Have you ever really thought of what “overeducated” could mean? I have, but I can’t really think of an appropriate definition, simply because I think that there should be no limit on how much education one should receive. No limit on education? More college after RWU? Enter: graduate school.

Getting Involved on Campus!

March 5th, 2014 by ebeck722

By: Meaghan '15 Meaghan Cleaver

There are so many reasons why it is important to get involved in different clubs and organizations on campus! Here are just a few reasons to consider….

1.) It allows you to build friendships – getting involved in different clubs and organizations is always a great way to meet new people and build friendships. If you choose to participate in a certain club or organization, chances are you will already have something in common with other members of the group! Becoming involved will also help connect you to RWU and strengthen your place in the campus community. It will allow you to make connections with many different resources on campus.

What Will You Do This Summer?

February 26th, 2014 by ebeck722

By: Cynthia '14  Cynthia Kovacs

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER: 12 WEEKS!

Although there are still three months to go until the end of the semester, it is extremely important to start determining what your plans are going to be for the summer. After finals are done, many students are in desperate need of a period of relaxation where they can regain their momentum to pursue other obligations. While it is important to rest after having put in your best effort to complete final exams and papers, it is also a great time to start working in a job that reflects your interests so you can make the most of your time!

Choosing a Major for YOU!

February 19th, 2014 by ebeck722

By: Jillian '15 Jillian Harrison

Choosing a major is a difficult decision. We spend most of our waking life working, so there are a lot of pressures that ride on the choice you make, such as how much education you’ll need, how much money you can expect to make, how in love with the work you will be, and how satisfied your parents will be with your choice. That’s a lot to think about, so let’s make it a little bit more simple by focusing on the most important aspect of that decision-making process: how in love with the work you will be. That’s right. How passionate you are about what you’ll be doing. Your best decision won't come from pleasing your parents or following the money. The best way to make a decision you won’t regret is to choose a career in something that you truly love, and here are 3 reasons why:

Studying Abroad

December 4th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Shannon '15Shannon Coolahan

New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, Ireland, England… These are just a few of the many places that RWU has to offer when it comes to studying abroad. Studying abroad means that you get the opportunity to continue your education in another country. Not only will you be learning in a foreign land, you also get the chance to live the life of people from a vast majority of cultures and backgrounds. There are year-long programs, semester long programs, and even shorter programs.

SOAR into Leadership

November 20th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Meaghan '15 Meaghan Cleaver

As the fall semester is winding down and finals are just a few weeks away, you may be feeling as though you have finally gotten settled in here. You know where all the buildings around campus are located and you feel like you have finally learned the ropes of being a Roger Williams student. Now that you are feeling at home here you may wish you had gotten more involved in campus clubs and organizations and perhaps you want to become a student leader and share your RWU spirit with other students. Well, it is never too late to get involved at RWU and a great program to participate in is the SOAR program!

SOAR is a leadership program based off the Social Change Model, an idea that leadership consists of three parts: the individual, the group, and the community.  The program is broken down into three tiers, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the model. 

Career Planning

November 13th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Emma '14Emma Dauphinais

“Career” can be one of those scary words that send chills up your spine. Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. Ever been to one of those family parties where you are bombarded with those dreaded questions: “So, what are you going to do after college? What do you want to be?” What a silly question. After college, I’m going to work. When I graduate, I want to be happy and successful. What you want to “be” is a silly way of phrasing a job. However, it could be potentially useful in defining a career.

Preparing for Finals

November 6th, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Ailish '15Ailish Barry

It is now November, and with Thanksgiving break around the corner, it is important to know how to prepare for finals, which will quickly sneak up on you by the time you get back from break. Whether you have one final or five, it is important that you prepare well ahead of time and are mindful in your habits. It has taken me some time and experience, but I have finally figured out a plan when preparing for finals. Here are ten tips that I believe will help you when it comes to preparing for your finals:

Registering for Classes

October 23rd, 2013 by ebeck722

By: Jillian '15Jillian Harrison

It's fall; the leaves on campus are beautiful shades of red, orange, and brown; the seasonal wind swirls around campus creating a wind tunnel, which is at times inconvenient, but is nonetheless a staple of our wonderful campus. With almost two months of classes under your belt, you may feel that you are finally in the swing of the semester. Just as you feel a sense of confidence in this current semester, here comes that time to think about choosing classes for spring semester. For most people, that is when the panic sets in: What classes are available? What are the required courses for my major? What if I can’t get into a class? HOW DO I EVEN REGISTER?? Take a deep breath. This is easier than it seems.