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Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014

Apartment Bedroom WishList

bedding 

curtains 

kate spade agenda

posters 

Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014

Budget

During the school year I plan to get a job (desk assignment) so I can get work done and also earn money (even if it’s having 20 dollars extra in my pocket every week) 

Here is my budget % 
Savings Account: 60%

Spend Later: 20% (gifts for friends, books) 

Spend Now: 20% (going out to dinner, random crafts, paying for gas)  

Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014

Tips for Sophomore Year

1. This bears repeating: we do not recommend overloading. Balance is key, and spreading out your tough, distasteful course requirements will make everything more palatable. Jamming too many required courses into the same semester is asking for unhappiness.

Don’t do it.

Tips for Sophomores

Donald Asher, author of How to Get a Job with Any MajorFrom College to Career, and Graduate Admissions Essays has assembled a list of tips for sophomore students. Consider the following advice when planning your second year of college.

  • Prepare in the first semester to get a summer internship (see “Second Summer” below).
  • Test your interest in one or more majors by deepening your class load in those subjects.
  • Continue to see faculty outside of the classroom.
  • Become involved in departmental activities, such as guest speakers, receptions, symposia, committee work open to students, and especially the informal events such as barbecues, softball Saturdays, whatever they’re doing together.
  • Continue with an academic activity.
  • Begin to think seriously about what you’re going to do after college.
  • Start going to all career fairs and asking lots of questions.
  • If you’re comfortable with your major and settled into college, consider taking the second semester abroad. Also, if you’re going to take a semester abroad in the junior year, you may need to plan on it now. (See Tips for Juniors)
  • Get by without a car; your grades will be higher.
  • Live on campus; your grades will be higher.