Student Life – Careers & Education https://www.careersandeducation.com The number 1 source for training programs and schools. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 02:41:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 A Rollercoaster Ride: Getting into College https://www.careersandeducation.com/a-rollercoaster-ride-getting-into-college Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:13:21 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=2456 Getting into college represents one of the greatest transitional periods for both students and their families. The entire process of taking the entrance exam, moving away from your parents and […]

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Getting into college represents one of the greatest transitional periods for both students and their families. The entire process of taking the entrance exam, moving away from your parents and making new friends can be quite stressful and challenging, so it’s essential that you take some time to prepare for the upcoming period. By learning more about the experiences of other students who have been in the same situation, you’ll be able to take this rollercoaster ride with excitement rather than fear.

Have a stress-free admission preparation

Preparing and studying for your entrance exam can be quite stressful because it will determine your “destiny”. For many students, this means sleepless nights and nightmares about their minds going blank a minute before the exam. By starting your preparation on time, you’ll be more confident in your knowledge, which will make this entire situation less stressful. In addition, there are certain programs that come with a lot of admission-related and other benefits that can help you get course credit and scholarships at many universities. Every time you’re feeling under pressure, you should seek help and even consider applying for some of the stress-free IB tutoring programs. Not only will these programs help you expand your knowledge and prepare for your entrance exam, but they also represent a long-term investment in your future that will help you relieve stress and tension.

Start with a bang

Once you’ve passed your entrance exam, a completely new journey awaits you that is also a part of this transitional period. Exams, papers, parties, worries, missed deadlines and much more. Keep in mind that the first impressions matter, so start your college days with a bang. You need to be focused from the very start – not only will this leave a positive impression on your professors, but it will make your upcoming months much easier. If you spend your first months skipping lectures and partying, you’ll find yourself lost when the exam periods come and it will take you a lot of time to catch up. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun, but only that you need to create a balance and set your priorities during this transitional period.

Follow your interests

Your college days will be much easier and exciting if you’re studying what you like and enjoy. While you might not have had many options in high school when it came to subjects, at college, you’ll have a variety of different elective courses that might suit your interests. However, don’t be afraid to explore new subjects, as well, because you can always learn something new and exciting or even discover a new field of interest. College is not only about studying but also about discovering yourself as a person, so don’t hesitate to do so.

Find a mentor

Whether it’s your favourite professor, parents, cousin or an older friend, having an adult mentor will help you get through this challenging transitional period. Since moving away from parents and being on your own can be quite stressful, you need someone who will be there when you’re feeling down or lost. Since freshman students are entering young adulthood, they still don’t have appropriate stress-management skills, so they can easily get overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of student life. A mentor is someone who went through the same things like you and they can impart their “wisdom”. They will help you get up when you’re down, overcome obstacles and help you get to know yourself.  

Keep in touch

Going to college often means moving away from your parents, not seeing your friends and even losing touch with someone who used to be your close friend. In addition, it may take you some time to establish close relationships with new friends. Consequently, you might feel lonely, experience social anxiety and even depression. Therefore, it’s essential to maintain your relationships with old friends – you can always make time for meeting your friend at least for a short walk.
Keep in mind that this is also a challenging period for your parents because they have to deal with separation and may feel forgotten while simultaneously worrying about you being alone. Having parental support throughout your studies, especially at the very beginning, will make the entire period less terrifying.

By preparing for your entrance exam on time and signing up for a tutoring course, you’ll gain confidence in your knowledge and build a foundation for your future studies. Although it might seem difficult at first, starting is the first and most important step. Afterwards, when everything passes, you’ll remember the entire experience with a smile.

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Student Life in New York https://www.careersandeducation.com/student-life-new-york Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:34:22 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=804 So maybe you spent your adolescent life feeling the Big City Itch in your white picket-fenced slice of suburbia. Perhaps you watched numerous Sex and the City reruns or one too […]

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So maybe you spent your adolescent life feeling the Big City Itch in your white picket-fenced slice of suburbia. Perhaps you watched numerous Sex and the City reruns or one too many Woody Allen flicks, or voraciously devoured the Wall Street Journal every morning before your first period class. Whatever the reason, attendees of New York City’s numerous undergraduate and graduate colleges are arriving in one of the greatest cities in the world with more art galleries, Starbucks-es, cultural happenings, and green-awning delis than any young adult on the brink of full-blown adulthood could possibly dream of.

So now you NYU, Columbia, Touro, and New School-goers may find yourselves confronted with hefty rent costs for a 12×9 closet that you are forced to call “home.”  This is what you get for choosing the City That Never Sleeps as your new place of residency for the next couple of years. But do not let evil otherworldly real estate forces dampen your New York City living experience – decorate your new pad in a manner that saves you space and makes you feel cozy and comfortable.  The Container Store has all sorts of boxes and gadgets that help make any teensy, cluttered apartment or dorm room feel considerably more spacious. For small area rugs for small spaces, order sample-sizes of the larger area rugs offered online at Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, or Pier 1 Imports.  And before you leave your postage-stamp suburban hometown (if you come from such a place), hit up Wal-Mart or Target for bean-bag seating, shag rugs, and bedding at reasonable prices.

And what, might you ask, are your best bets for cheap eats? Obviously fast food and chain restaurants offer filling meals at discount prices, and are constantly seeking to expand their menus. Dunkin Donuts now makes egg flatbread sandwiches and Subway offers salads. But take advantage of New York’s abundance of local pizza joints and bagel shops, which provide cheap and deliciously filling on-the-go meal options. The Halal carts located throughout the city offer delicious Mediterranean eats at low prices – check out the carts on Broadway and W Houston, 41st and Madison, 53rd and 6th avenue, and the famously amazing Halal Cart on 3rd ave between 58th and 59th street- right near Hunter College. These foodcarts provide healthy, filling, and cheap meal options.

Don’t fear the big city with big prices. Through trial and error and a bit of time, you can feel comfortable living and attending school in NYC.

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Find It On Your College Newspaper https://www.careersandeducation.com/find-college-newspaper Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:33:13 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=619 You see it every day but may not even be aware of it. Perhaps you take it for granted, knowing it will always be there for you to read in […]

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You see it every day but may not even be aware of it. Perhaps you take it for granted, knowing it will always be there for you to read in between classes. It’s ever present, ever informative, ever entertaining; it’s your college newspaper. If you haven’t looked at your college newspaper, give it a shot. You may be surprised at what you learn. Here are the kind of things you might learn by reading your college newspaper.

University Happenings:Perhaps the school is getting a new Dean. Maybe the sports center is getting a new look. Perhaps school officials are in serious debate over a new program. You’ll find all that stuff in your college newspaper, probably on the front page.

Sports Results: College sports are big, and most people have to wait for the local newspaper to get all the latest. The college newspaper sports section is written by students, which means they have first hand up close information about what is going on with your favorite college sports teams. Intramural results are often printed here too, so find out how the residence hall one block over is handling the softball league while you’re at it.

Editorials: This is the best part of every college newspaper. Here, your fellow students sound off about local politics, college life, pop culture, or anything else they feel will be of interest to the student body. Often in the editorials section you will also get some point vs. counterpoint as well as letters from students.

Student Life: Everything from the latest concert on campus to the time and location of the club fair can be found here. Checking the student life section is a great way to keep up on anything and everything fun that’s happening on campus or in the surrounding area. Don’t be the one left saying, “oh, that was LAST night?”

Classifieds: Need to buy or sell a bike? Looking for that special book the bookstore doesn’t seem to have in stock? Want to offer your tutoring services? That’s all covered in the classifieds section. Not only can you read the college newspaper, you can be a part of it too! Participating in the college newspaper is a great way to stay connected to your college community. It’s also tremendous experience for a potential career in journalism or publishing. You can indulge your favorite passion while informing your fellow students. Love sports? Be a sportswriter for the college paper. You’ll be able to rub elbows with all your favorite players and then tell the student body why they’re not working hard enough on the field. Have strong opinions? The editorials section is just for you. Prefer working behind the scenes? There’s plenty to do on the college newspaper besides writing.

The college newspaper is a great part of college life. Whether you are a contributor or just an avid reader, take full advantage of the college paper to enhance your educational experience.

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Campus Activities https://www.careersandeducation.com/campus-activities Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:00:24 +0000 https://careersandeducation.com/?p=388 Campus life is not just about studying. There are a lot of activities out there for the modern college student to take advantage of. Participating in activities can provide welcome […]

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Campus life is not just about studying. There are a lot of activities out there for the modern college student to take advantage of. Participating in activities can provide welcome relief from the daily grind of classes. These activities can energize you and help you make new friends. Here are some of the great campus activities you can enjoy.

Orientation Events

If you’re a new student, you should take advantage of the orientation events many schools offer. This can include barbecues, movie nights, dances, and other events to help you get to know your fellow new students. College can be a little scary the first few months, these events often help ease the transition and introduce you to other new students who are in the same boat as you.

Intramural Sports

There are a wide variety of sports you can enjoy on campus, usually including: Softball, flag football, volleyball, basketball and more. You can form a team of fellow students, or if you’re on your own, have the organizers put you on a team. No need to be intimidated, students are usually grouped according to skill level.

Special Lectures

Colleges often bring in guest speakers to give lectures that anyone can attend. These lecturers often come from all walks of life. They may be popular celebrities, famous scientists, or star athletes. Keep your eyes open for interesting people who may be coming in to give a talk on campus.

Concerts

Many musicians, especially young, energetic ones, love to give concerts on college campuses. Take a look in your college newsletter or on the bulletin board for the latest hot young rock, rap, or alternative band that might be coming through.

Tours

There’s often a lot to explore in the area surrounding your school, be it an urban, suburban, or rural environment. It can sometimes be intimidating to try to take on the adventure yourself, so most schools provide guided tours of the local areas of interest. This is another great way to learn more about your school and the community around it with some of your new friends.

Organizations and Clubs

There are a ton of organizations and clubs on campus. and there have got to be at least one or two out there for you. Keep an eye out for the club fair that usually goes on early in the semester. That’s where you’ll learn about all the different clubs and organizations and what they have to offer. You can sign up to receive more information later, or just take note of where they meet or who you need to talk to later to learn more.

Community Outreach

Giving back to the local community can be a fun and meaningful way to be a part of campus life. You’ll learn a lot, bond with fellow students, and create a positive environment for learning. Connecting with the people who live where you study can also help you gain a fuller understanding of your surroundings.

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