Laundry 101

College, as you’ve probably been told a thousand times, is a time for new experiences, trying new things, having adventures and so on. People never tell you what they’re talking about when they say “new experiences,” but I can tell you, they are most definitely, without a doubt talking about doing laundry. You’d be surprised at how many people have never had to do their laundry before coming to college; I know I didn’t. I didn’t want to wait until my 20s to learn how to do my laundry, although Rachel from FRIENDS made it seem cool. I actually had to call my mom to have her explain how to do laundry over the phone.

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The Big Minor Decision, Financial Planning

 

It is okay for a student to not have their future planned out. Every future plan that I have is completely tentative. Coming into Saint Joseph’s, it is not necessary for students to know what they would like to do with their career. Saint Joseph’s will offer many new and unique experiences that will help students grow. The purpose and fun of college is figuring out what you want to do as you go along.

A minor is helpful and can help students learn about a career and not just a job. It can be related to your major or completely unrelated.

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Adulthood vs. Fun?

“I feel like such an adult.”

So I said yesterday, while in the process of buying a mouse trap.

At what point did it become an “adult” thing to have to deal with mice in your apartment? Adulthood should be associated with having pro-actively cleaned counters and secured food, not with spending 9 dollars on a reactive solution to a mouse emergency. Adulthood should be associated with taking responsibility for preventing bad situations, not just for responding to them when they pop up.

Undergraduate college students are placed in a strange box between childhood and adulthood.

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When your world’s turning

College can be a big transition for most, if not all, people making the big leap. Looking back a year later since I moved into Villiger 338, I can honestly say that the only feelings I can remember were excitement to move into my own, new space (and to decorate it however I pleased) and the sadness of leaving my friends and family.

Now I’m a sophomore (woah) and the same emotions are consuming my body just like last year.

However, I would say that there are a lot of differences.  Freshman year you’re more consumed with freaking out over the location of your classes,

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My Time at Bleacher Creatures

 

When I began my internship with Bleacher Creatures this summer, I had no clue what to expect from this experience. Many questions surfaced. What will be expected of me? What will the next 11 to 12 weeks entail? What will I take away from the internship?

All I can say is my internship was an amazing experience and would like to thank Bleacher Creatures for the opportunity to intern with such a dynamic company this summer. It was an experience that afforded me a chance to work with and learn from a knowledgeable and experienced staff,

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The Roommate Question?

Welcome all incoming freshman that may be reading this blog. Congrats on taking your first step in your college career. Right about now, you are at the point of summer where you are preparing to live away from home for the first time. Getting ready for the big move, trying to prepare yourself for the next big step in your life. You may find that you are having all types of feelings. Some that come to mind may be nervous, happy, excited and fearful for this new undertaking. This move causes so many different adjustments in such a short amount of time.

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50 Questions I have entering Senior Year

With only a few weeks before school, I have a lot of questions about what will happen in the year(s) to come.

  1. What happened to the last three years?
  2. Can I go back to junior year?
  3. Is this really my last summer vacation?
  4. Can I remain 21 forever?
  5. Will the year go by too fast?
  6. Or go by too slow?
  7. What am I going to do after graduation?
  8. Should I go to grad school?
  9. Where I am going to live after graduation?

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What to watch this semester

Free time in college consists of friends, video games, television, and learning. Television is considered the main staple of dorm living during down time. This is especially true during the cold winter months. If you are a college freshman one thing that you will soon discover is the power of Netflix. The online streaming site will be one of you favorite tools to utilize during your college career. Here is a list of the five top shows that I think you should be watching this upcoming school year.

  1. Friends- Even though this show is over ten years old,

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How to build a network!

If you are like any other college student when first searching for a job or internship you come to the realization that you have absolutely zero connections. Well, that is an easy problem to fix and this blog will touch on the three of the best ways to make the connections that you need to get recognized.

Before we begin to discuss strategies to gain connections, one must understand the main component which will assist you in this process and that is confidence. The dictionary defines confidence as the full trust: belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities.

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So, do you have siblings?

 

Whenever anyone asks me whether or not I have siblings I never cease to be stunned. I always respond with a quiet “What?” when really I mean “What?! How could you not know I have siblings?!” It is a simple question with an even simpler answer: yes. I could even eliminate the bonus questions of how many siblings do you have or are they older or younger by saying, yes I have two older sisters. You are probably wondering “What is wrong with this girl? People are just trying to make polite conversation with her. How could they possibly know she has siblings if they just met her?

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