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If you aren’t in love with your major, you aren’t the first.

college majorsIf you’re like me, 18 is way too young to know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life. Deciding on my major seemed to loom over me my entire senior year. After graduating high school, you are magically expected to have the rest of your life perfectly planned out. Talk about stress!

Well, I tried that … and it didn’t work. I had … Continue Reading

It’s OK to not have a major right away

Starting in my sophomore year of high school, my family and friends began pressuring me about what I wanted to study in college.

I had a wide range of interests and I was completely clueless. The pressure freaked me out, and I avoided thinking about college completely.

The summer before my senior year, I considered photography, pharmacy, event planning, pediatrics and so many other things.

None of those ideas really stood out to me as what I would want to do for the rest of my life. … Continue Reading

What is the Learning Commons?

The Learning Commons can help both students who are struggling and students who want to maintain their grades.

E-mail questions and comments to secctext@bgsu.edu.

If you don’t try your best in classes, it is a waste of time and money.

Now that you’ve had a week of classes, you may be feeling overwhelmed.  It is a lot to take in.  You are trying to adjust to living on your own and make a social life for yourself.

BUT now that classes have started, it is important to make classes a No.1 priority.  I’m not saying don’t have fun, BUT you are going to school for a reason, and if you don’t try your best in classes, it is frankly a waste of time and money.

While you are going to classes and professors are outlining the guidelines for the course, don’t just … 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:

‘I think my biggest challenge in college has been overcoming myself’

Go figure, my theory prevails again another year … science majors do not get to experience “dead week.”  This past week I had five, count them, five exams in one form or another. They weren’t finals.  Now I have finals. And needless to say, I have been a complete mess.

I had my semester mental breakdown on Friday.  I called my mom crying because I did not think I was going to meet the exceptionally high standards that I set for myself again.  After some tears, tension, anger and everything else that accompanies that much stress, I got … 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

A day in the life of … a communication sciences and disorders student (who is disorganized)

You would think that by this time, I would have things together. Really, though. After seven semesters of college, I should be totally organized. I should be walking into class on the first day with all my books in my perfectly cleaned out backpack. I should have fresh highlighters, not the old, dried out ones from sophomore year. I should have a color coded agenda book and immediately write out the quiz and test dates after I received each syllabus on the first day of class. I should have gotten up … Continue Reading

The Caribbean is my classroom

I was never really one to step outside of my comfort zone, and if I did it was never anything drastic. Until May, when I got on a plane, flew to the Bahamas, boarded the MV Explorer and sailed across the Caribbean for 26 days with 400 students and faculty who I had never met before in my life.

I thought going to school out-of-state was the craziest thing I would ever do, even if school was only an hour away from home. Apparently, that wasn’t the case.

Last fall, one of my TAs had mentioned something about studying abroad and I … Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of … a Biochemistry Major

As my alarm goes off at 7:30 in the morning, I have to use every ounce of motivation to roll out of bed and get ready for my 8:30 a.m. organic chemistry lab.  I wake up before the sun is up and walk to class while the campus seems virtually empty.  Despite the fact that I am not a morning person, I can honestly say I do this willingly. This is because I am a biochemistry major who is one step closer to becoming a dentist.

Biochemistry is a specialization of chemistry; therefore, it does not require a minor (I chose … Continue Reading

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