College is more than building your resume

Many students have a hard time a hard time figuring out what extra-curricular activities to join in college. Luckily, at Saint Joe’s we have an Activities Fair at the beginning of each semester. This allows students to see all of the organizations that campus has to offer and sign up for the ones that they are interested in. 9 times out of 10, students sign up for more organizations than they could ever actually keep up with.  That’s perfectly okay, you’re not expected to stick with all of them. The purpose is to explore your options, and pick the ones that you would most likely enjoy.

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Recovery Awareness Week

This week is Recovery Awareness Week hosted by The Flock and Peer Educators!

The Flock is a student run organization out of the Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education Office located in Campion 212. The Flock’s mission statement is below:

The mission of The Flock is to have an open and honest platform of communication on the topic of addiction and recovery. Our ultimate goal is to support our fellow students that are affect by addiction and to spread awareness within the student body at SJU.

The week of events kicked off last Friday with Leadership Lessons: How to Be Successful in Life and in Recovery featuring Doug Tieman,

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Fighting back against the April Slump

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.

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Hand in Hand Awareness Week!

Until this year I somehow always had a scheduling conflict when it was time for Hand in Hand. This year I will finally be able to volunteer and I cannot explain how excited I am about it. In case anyone is unfamiliar with what Hand in Hand does here is a description along with the events they have planned!

 Hand-in-Hand is an organization that hosts an annual spring carnival held at Saint Joseph’s University. Our mission is to spread awareness, increase interaction, and create unity among the Saint Joseph’s University community and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.”

Hand in Hand is celebrating “Around the World in Forty Years” and have a ton of events leading up to the big carnival.

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My Journey as a Student Leader: Part 2

As much as I love being a student leader, I’ve learned that there are times when it’s not all that great. Here are the top three reasons that have sometimes made me wish that I wasn’t so involved:

The work load can get overwhelming – The position that you hold in an organization typically determines the amount of responsibility that you have. Along with that, you are also taking classes, maybe working and/or playing sports. Balancing all of these things is not always easy no matter how good your time management skills are. Sometimes life happens and you fall behind.

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My Journey as a Student Leader: Part 1

There are a lot of ups and downs to being a student leader, so you have to be prepared for the good, the bad, and the ugly. For now, we’ll just focus on the good.

One of the things that I love about Saint Joe’s is that there are tons of student run organizations to join that allow you to find where you fit as a student leader. Throughout my four years here, I have been an executive board member on our programming board and two organizations within The Office of Multicultural Life, an ambassador for a freshman early move-in program,

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“And everything I had to know, I heard it on my radio.”

– Queen, ‘Radio Ga Ga’
(Before I begin this post, let me just say: WOW, it feels so good to be back! I’ve had to take a bit of a break from blogging lately to focus my energy on other endeavors; last semester, my classes required me to spend all of my spare time studying and working on group projects, and this semester’s internship has changed my sleep schedule — and my life — completely. But I’ll get to that.)

Monday morning, 3:45 AM. One of the four alarms I have set on my phone begins blaring what would normally be considered a fairly pleasant tune;

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Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference 2016

After joining the Student Union Board here on campus, I realized that planning events for college campuses was something that I enjoyed and was pretty good at. So I started talking to a few administrators around campus about pursuing a job in Student Affairs. This includes all of the departments that oversee RAs, orientation leaders, programming boards, Greek Life and much more.

On Friday, I attended the 42nd Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference with another student from SJU. She and I were serving as interns for the conference, which was an initiative that was implemented for the first time this year.

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

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:

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Radio 1851 Networking Lunch

In early October, Radio 1851 participated in national College Radio Day. The event is organized by the College Radio Foundation, and its purpose is to bring college radio stations together all around the world to celebrate the importance of college radio.

Saint Joseph’s campus radio station, Radio 1851, used the week of College Radio Day as a chance to run events to engage their DJs and the students on campus. One event of the week was a career networking lunch. Radio 1851 Career Networking Lunch provided students the opportunity to network with and learn from a panel of guests that are program directors and on-air personalities from local radio stations.

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