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Learn to say ‘no’

It’s been FOREVER since I have written a blog, and it feels good to do so again.  With all the recent things happening in my life, I haven’t had time for much of anything else.  Each day is a straight 8-5 with class and work.  Following that is an evening of meetings and homework.  I have lost touch with my friends and overcommitted myself to working and organizations.

My problem:  I cannot say no.

I get great satisfaction from being busy and involved in my organizations; however, I never know here to draw … Continue Reading

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

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

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

Dig deep and find the motivation to study for finals

It’s that time of the year again: end of the semester.  We have one day left of classes, then one week of finals.  I’m super excited about the end of the school year, but have to remain focused and motivated.  This is the hardest part about the last two-three weeks of school.

The weather begins to change and the sun comes out.  Your motivation to stay inside and do homework becomes increasingly thin.  The sleep deprivation from the semester has finally caught up.  The amount of homework and last-minute projects begin to pile up.  This is when you know it is … Continue Reading

What I wish I had done … joined a fraternity

I cannot believe it is already April! There are only two more weeks of classes, and one week of finals until summer vacation officially begins!

Just a few months ago I was traveling the country visiting national parks.  Now, I am about to finish my junior year?!  Time goes by before you know it.  I am sure most of you hear that college is one of the best times of your life and that you should take advantage of it.  Well, I am.

Since I started college I have had a few regrets.  I wish I would have joined a social Greek … Continue Reading

My advice: ‘Get involved’ and ‘give back’

One of the organizations I am in is a co-ed service fraternity called Alpha Phi Omega.  Basically, we meet once a week to discuss what volunteer opportunities are coming up for the next week.  Our three main principles are leadership, friendship, and service.  I got involved my sophomore year to boost my resume and meet new people.  I quickly fell in love with Alpha Phi Omega and took it to another level.

This past weekend, I went to Miami University for the Section 56/59 Conference.  All the chapters from across Ohio were at this event.  I attended a few workshops and … Continue Reading

Vigil for sorority girls connects campus

I had a great week of classes after spring break.  I had no exams, papers or major assignments due. So, I lucked out on that.

On March 22, I got an opportunity to go on an Admissions reception to Detroit, and I loved it! We left BGSU at about 2 p.m. and drove to the Westin in Detroit area.  Once there, we set up some tables and supplies, ate dinner and then guests starting arriving.  After an hour or so, there was a presentation and the student panel that I led.

Getting the chance to be a student representative for the university … Continue Reading

Car accident puts life into perspective for BGSU student

Spring Break 2012!

It started off badly here at BGSU.  If you didn’t hear, three sorority sisters were killed in a car accident early Friday morning, and two more are still in critical condition from the accident.  They were all heading to the airport to go on spring break.

That Friday before break was emotional for the entire campus.  Even though I did not personally know the women, I felt connected and sad about the situation.  No one could focus and everyone was keeping the Alpha Xi Delta sorority in their thoughts and prayers.

Having that accident occur made me realize that I … Continue Reading

Applying for scholarships is a part-time job

These past few weeks have been so crazy that I haven’t been able to write a blog (which I enjoy doing).  Therefore, I am taking a short break from my busy schedule to write a little blog for y’all.   Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships!  That is all I feel like I have done the past few weeks.

Since I have to pay for school on my own, I make it like a part-time job.  This week I have a total of six (yes, six!) scholarships due.  Five of them are due on Thursday alone.   This is frightening because I haven’t done three of … Continue Reading

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