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What must you do during summer in BG? Here is a bucket list

After having been at BGSU for three years, including two summers, I can officially say my summers at BGSU are always better!

My first summer (after freshman year), I went home and worked as a lifeguard.  Forty hours a week, I sat outside and got sunburnt on a daily basis.  I sat in puddles of sweat and lived for free at my parents’ house.  I crossed off each day on my calendar waiting for the day I could finally move back to BGSU.

Around September of my sophomore year, I knew I wanted to be at BGSU for the summer, so I … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: Look for an on-campus job right away

Hi! My name is Shawn. I am a senior here at BGSU. I came from a small town outside of Cleveland. This university has been great to me and in my three years on and around campus I have really learned a lot about BG.  These are just some of the things that I have learned:

  • Do not get over involved. There are more than 300 organizations on campus, but you do not need to be involved with all of them. Just pick a handful that you are really interested in.
  • The Tour … Continue Reading

Summer in BG? Consider it next year

WOW! What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! I just thought I could update you on the events that have happened in my life since school got out and how my summer BG experience has been.

Well, the first and most immediate event to occur when school got out was barbershop competition! I am not sure how many people know that I sing barbershop competitively … but I do! For those who don’t know, barbershop is a cappella singing.  Many of you have heard of Prestige; this group sings male barbershop.  Well guess what? Girls do it, too, but … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: Living in a residence hall helps you make friends

I wish I would’ve known that living in a residence hall allows you to make many more friends. I attended a community college close to home my first two years.

Don’t get me wrong, I saved so much money by doing this and had no debt, which makes me proud. I was able to live at home, continue to work full time and have a home-cooked meal every night.

The only downfall to commuting to and from school is that there isn’t an opportunity to make lifelong friends. I have made only one … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known … buy your books after the first day of class

As I wrap up my junior year here at BGSU, I feel as if moving in as a freshman was both yesterday and a lifetime ago.  It sounds weird, but I can remember everything about move-in day perfectly, but at the same time it feels as if so much has happened since then.

I cannot believe I am already going to be a senior and I still think freshman year was the best year yet.  Looking back there is a ton of things I wish I would have known that I know now and here they are:

What I wish I had known: It is OK to be homesick

I wish I would have known that most students suffer from being homesick in the beginning of their college careers.

I knew that I wanted to leave my hometown and explore new and exciting things at a college far away. I never knew that I would miss home as much as I did when I first began here at BGSU.

I can still remember my move-in day and watching my parents as they left. My mom will admit she cried when they left, but my dad won’t admit he did. I like believe he did, because I know I cried quite a … Continue Reading

Don’t dread SOAR! Register for classes, make connections, review financial aid info

Summer started off quickly.  Less than a week after finals, I was in training for Student Orientation Advising, and Registration (SOAR).

I serve as an Orientation Team Leader for the summer.  It is my second summer working with Orientation, and I couldn’t be happier.  My new challenge was training all the new incoming Orientation Leaders.

In the spring semester, we would meet one to two times a week to slowly learn things.  During May training, it was time to bring everything together.  This group of students is incredible.  The current team has already made an impact on me in several ways.

With a … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: Don’t try to relive your h.s. schedule

Looking back to my freshmen year so many memories come rushing back. Both the good and the bad experiences have a fond place in my mind.

However, the list of what I wish I would have known is rather lengthy. Above all, one thing stands out in my mind that impacted everything else: unconventional schedules.

Coming fresh from high school I was in a groove. Same class, same time, every single day, same place, same people, practice before and after school, etc. made life a blur of the same old same old.

Then I went to college. Talk about a culture shock. If … Continue Reading

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