Studying, Classes & Lectures
– Joni Mitchell, ‘All I Want’
This may be the most cliché statement I’ve ever typed, but here it goes: sometimes, it seems, you learn the most valuable lessons in the least likely places at the most inopportune times. Sometimes they’re lessons you didn’t even know you needed to learn.
I’m typing to you from Melbourne, Australia, which is roughly 10,285 miles away from Hawk Hill. Two weeks ago, I left the United States with four Beatles pins, three stuffed bags, two pairs of glasses, and a broken laptop in my backpack.
You read that right: my laptop decided to stop working a mere two hours prior to my flight from New York to Los Angeles.
May 12th-June 5th
Here we are, Part 2 of my snippet of life. Quick recap of Part 1, I ended up leaving to go home to recover from my oh so painful strep throat. So did I end up not taking my finals you may ask? Unfortunately no. But, the Office of Student Success was very helpful in rescheduling my finals for when I felt better, which was much appreciated.
After my finals were done I spent about a week or so at home, and then packed up one more time to move back to school,
In the last month I have rescheduled finals, finished my first year in college, seen many doctors, taken a summer class, started an internship, and visited with friends old and new. May and June have been quite busy, but that’s what your youth is for, right? So, here is a look into a nineteen year olds life: the fun times, the rough times, and the in-between times that add up to a whole experience to just tally onto my life, enjoy!
For every other college student at SJU this week meant Finals Week,
This March I had the opportunity to attend the international collegiate marketing conference in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the American Marketing Association executive board. I learned a lot on this trip; why my digital footprint is so important, tips for successful fundraising, and effective networking information. It was eye opening, in more ways than one.
What was most apparent at the beginning of this conference was the fact that I am not a business major. What was most apparent at the end of this conference was the fact that I am so happy I am not a business major.
These are in no particular order, but these are some of the professors that I’ve had in the past four years that I’ve really enjoyed having:
Dr. Divya Balasubramaniam – Introductory MicroEconomics
- Dr. Divya is one of the greatest professors on campus. As a business major, I was required to take micro and macroeconomics. This wasn’t a topic that I was too interested in, but she made it so much fun. She is an amazing teacher and is always willing to help. Four years later, we always say hi to each other on campus and I usually get to see her at the Interfaith Service in the beginning of the spring semester.
Before I came to college I knew for sure that I would be a business major. I was also certain that I wanted to do something relating to management. The BA major here is exactly what I was looking for. It’s pretty flexible, covers a lot of aspects in overall business, and you get to have a lot of say in the courses that you take. Students typically take five courses each semester. If need be, you can also take courses over the summer and during breaks
There are ten core classes that you have to take aside from the GEP (General Education Program) requirements:
- ACC 101 – Concepts of Financial Accounting
- ACC 102 – Managerial Accounting
- DSS 200 – Introduction to Information Systems
- DSS 210 – Business Statistics
- DSS 220 – Business Analytics
- FIN 200 – Introduction to Finance
- MGT 110 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior
- or MGT 120 – Essentials of Management (it doesn’t matter which one)
- MGT 360 – Legal Environment of Business
- MKT 201 – Principles of Marketing
- BUS 495 – Business Policy
In addition to these you also will complete ACC 100 – Excel Competency online.
It’s officially April and life seems to be picking up pretty fast, not to mention the impending doom of finals just around the corner. One of the things I’ve discovered while trudging through the never-ending amount papers, projects, tests, and due dates that pile up towards the end of the semester is that it is absolutely vital to take breaks. I’m convinced that the only way to survive the rest of college, not to mention the ~real world~, is to take breaks from work and let yourself relax.
I don’t claim to be a doctor or have any actual knowledge on what your brain needs,
It’s grind time! During this time of year everything is coming at us all at once. We’ve got exams before finals, group projects and presentations, and term papers that we may or may not have started yet. If you’re an RA, we’ve got last minute programs and bulletin boards to submit. If you’re on an executive board, there are elections to look forward to along with any end of the year campus wide events or study breaks to plan. Of course, if you’re a senior, then we’ve got the future to think about.
This time of year can get a little overwhelming.
Even though I never got to attend the festivities of Admitted Students Day when I was a high school senior being behind the scenes as an RA proved to be just as fun. Once you’ve received your red envelope there are three major events that can help you seal the deal:
- Multicultural Admissions Program (MAP) – April 1st: MAP is both fun and educational. The purpose of the program is to show incoming students the importance of diversity and inclusion on campus. Prospective students get to spend a night in the residence halls, get familiar with some upperclassmen,
As we all know, we had a break from classes yesterday in observance of MLK Day. This week there are lots of events and activities scheduled by the Diversity Awareness Committee to continue celebrating his legacy:
Tuesday, January 19th:
- MLK Candlelight Vigil and Dinner starting at 5:00 pm in Banquet Hall South.“Student Activism – Looking Back and Looking Forward” – Featured guest speaker, Charles H.F Davis founder of Activist Millennials and from Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He will speak about on his work,