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What I wish I had known: Develop a mentoring relationship with a prof

When I was a freshman I wish I would have known that your college experience is what you make of it. Having a great attitude and looking for ways to be involved will make your college career worth so much more!

It can be a challenging time filled with lots of stress and struggles, but it is also a time to learn about yourself and to have tons of fun. Classes and grades are important and should be taken seriously, but there are also other important aspects like building relationships with friends … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: Be more careful about what I did on weekends

As a senior who just graduated from Bowling Green State University, the most important thing I wish I had known is to take in every waking moment of your four years.

There are so many important aspects of college, and BG really has the potential to give a great college experience. Coming into your freshman year, remember that all of the other freshman are in your shoes as well. It is completely normal to feel nervous, to feel homesick, to have questions and to second-guess things.

Always use your resources. The faculty and … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: ‘You’re going to be nervous and afraid’

Some people say, “Don’t be afraid! You’re going to have so much fun and be so successful!”

That’s terrible advice.  It’s terrible because it’s not realistic.  I’m going to edit it and say, “You’re going to be nervous and afraid, but you will have fun and you will be successful!”

I was super outgoing in high school and highly involved in band, so naturally I assumed everything would be easy when I got to college.  But then I showed up and suddenly lost all of my confidence.  It had nothing to do with … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known my first year: Be open-minded about roommates

There are a number of things I wish I would have known before coming to BGSU as a sophomore transfer student.

Most simply, bring an umbrella. One of my earliest memories was showing up to my second day of classes drenched and sitting in a pool of rung-out rainwater. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience and I definitely wished someone would have reminded me to bring an umbrella!

On a serious note, I would encourage students to be open-minded and flexible with your new roommates. I came to BGSU without knowing anyone besides one of my good friends from high school. Although … Continue Reading

Summer is the time to live, feel free and grow as a person

“School’s out for Summer.  Schoooool’s out FOREVER!!”  I wish school was out forever sometimes, especially after a draining finals week; however, I love school.  As much as I complain about lack of sleeping, homework, exams, etc., I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

As you might have known, I was an RA in Offenhauer this spring semester.  It brought up several challenges but made me grow as a leader.  I was busy all week doing checkouts for residents across the entire building.  May 4 was VERY busy with most of our residents checking out that day.  I was running around like a … Continue Reading

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