What a delightful day I had a month ago when I met with my honor's advisor and was told, "Yes, Sarah, you are correct, at the end of this semester you will have earned your degree and will be prepared for graduation."
October 2008 Archives
A few weeks ago I attended a political science career panel, where they brought in University of Minnesota political science alumni ranging from recent graduates, to more seasoned graduates. It was really interesting to hear what different paths students took, and hear their advice about the necessary steps that helped to get them there.
One great way to gain experience for a potential career is to find an internship during the school year or the summer. Students usually decide to search out these opportunities their junior and senior years after they have an idea of what fields they are interested in. However, many students do not take advantage of the abundant number of resources available to prepare for these opportunities.
October seems to be midterm-season. Yet I look at my syllabi, and November seems to be just as busy. The only lull is at the end of the month when you get midterms back. The only way to get through this is to establish a study routine – which I still haven’t gotten the hang of.
So, I am pretty excited because I just declared my major!! It’s a big deal for me because I had been so undecided when I came into college. I have always been interested in and mediocre at a lot of things, but never amazing at one specific area. I didn’t know if I should go into a field that I’m good at or that I love – which happened to be very different things in my case. I’ll kind of take you through the process of how I got here.
One question that I feel many prospective students think about is what exactly happens over the weekend in college. This is a very relevant question to ponder since the college campus will be a student's new home for an entire academic year. Since the University of Minnesota is located in the heart of the Twin Cities there are several off-campus activities that students are able to discover in addition to on-campus events as well.
I've been holding my breath through the storm of midterms, and with a final sigh, the clouds pass.
Sometimes we all need a little push in order for us to make it through a day, a week, maybe a month, but no matter the time frame, we all need a support system to help us through those tough weeks. This week for me was one of ‘those tough weeks.’
What's up everybody?! Sorry it took me so long to get blogging, but don't worry I'm ok and I'll make sure I'm top of it from here on out. I seem to have an issue with time. You'd think I'd get a hang of the whole time management thing by now, but I still have a little work to do with that ( I was up until 4 again last night). It really isn't that bad though. I need to keep myself busy all the time.
I should probably let you guys know who I am before I start going on about my lack of sleep. I was born and raised right here in the northside of Minneapolis. I went to Patrick Henry high school and I'm in my 3rd year here at the U. At first, the U of M wasn't my initial choice for a school, but I am really glad I decided to come here. In spite of the time issues, I have had a great experience here so far. I love it here.
Life has its ups and downs and college life has even more, but the past week has been great for me! Do you want to know why? Click below to find out!
There are few things I love more in life than waterskiing. There is nothing I would rather be doing, and the fact that it is already October means only one thing: the season is almost over. In fact, for the U of M Waterski team our tournament season ended three weeks ago tomorrow.
Let me take you back to our fateful weekend. . .
Some of you are probably aware of the fact that the Minnesota Twins were in the Pennant Race for the American League Central Division. We were only win away from heading to the playoffs, but this all abruptly ended with a heartbreaking loss to the White Sox this past Tuesday night.
As the clock’s long hand continues to spiral in a never-ending circle, I find myself sitting on my couch, with only the lamplight to accompany me and the buzzing of the fan circulating the air through my apartment.