Senior year of college will be the most fun, most stressful, most memorable year of school for some. It certainly felt like that way for me (aka a very recent, overly sentimental college grad). And if there’s any advice I’d give to new college seniors, it would be to make the most out your senior year because you only get to do it once!
Here’s 10 things you should do to ensure you’ll leave senior year with “no regrets”:
Our style editor has been doing some serious hunting! And she’s found the best fall finds for under $50! But what exactly did she look for?
I went for my favorite brands and stores! Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, boohoo, LookBook Store – just to name a few, then started searching! I love loose, comfortable pieces in colors that match the coziness of fall! Neutrals, maroons, blues and greens are great for fall time!
Look for sweaters and cardigans to match with your favorite pair of skinny jeans, or fun leggings to wear with boots and a long tee. The trick is to get creative with layering and go for simple, yet chic!
When you think of move in day you probably are expecting many different things; the
nerves when meeting your roommate, the fun of decorating your room, the excitement of
bonding with those on your floor. I had the same expectations but things went a little
differently for me.
Network: As a college student, you hear this word all the time – from professors, advisers, parents, employers – it’s everywhere. It’s the “that’s hot” of the business world. But what exactly is networking and how should you go about it?
Networking is communicating and interacting with people to “exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career” according to Google. And Google’s right. We network to introduce ourselves to people who can introduce us to other people.
So there’s tons of articles out there telling you the right way to study. But what about the wrong way? What are some things you might be doing that are keeping you from the most productive studying session? We’ve got the 10 Studying Don’ts to make sure you get the most out of your studying do’s.
1.) Don’t save it till the last minute – If you’re not one for a long, sit-down study sesh, try studying for an hour or two each day a week leading up to the test, so by the night before, you’re simply reviewing. Saving studying till the last day (or night) can lead to stress, lack of sleep and motivation and some unsatisfying grades.
So there’s this wildly long list of things students aren’t allowed to have in their college dorm rooms. It’s safe to say that those lists are rarely abided by, but there is a list, nonetheless.
And though this so-called “list” may seem like a bunch of cockamamie, it in fact is created for the well-being of students living on campus.
For instance… Candles are usually prohibited in on-campus dorms. Seeing as most dorm window shades are old, dusty, and made of plastic, and fire in confined places with lots of cheap bedding can be a hazard, a candle-less dorm makes sense. Pets are also normally restricted in the dorms (other than fish, in most cases) – a bunch of college students in one area is already enough of a zoo.
1.) Do your research before picking classes. Before you choose your classes, make sure to always consult with your advisor to see which courses and electives work best to complete your major/minor. However, keep in mind that the goal of any international student is not always to graduate early or even on time. Picking a few fun, unrelated courses or even graduate classes will extend your graduation date and give you additional time on your visa.
2.) Make sure you ask residential life about your housing assignment early and do your research. At some universities, international students are put in less-than-ideal housing seeing as they usually don’t know as much about housing and what the campus offers. In some cases, they get stuck with the remaining housing spots in unpopular locations. Remember that you can almost always request a transfer!
As an international student, you’ll also want to live on campus for your first few semesters, specifically if you don’t know many people or have a car for getting around. Living in an off campus apartment will isolate you from campus social life and make it difficult to meet people.