The last few weeks of the semester are always the hardest. Suddenly, everything that you put off because “It isn’t due until the end of the semester” is now a giant stressor because abruptly it becomes “This is literally due tomorrow.” It’s usually a crazy, stressful and not fun time. Many are usually running on pure coffee instead of running on sleep. You might see someone sleeping in the College of Business or the AMU and instead of thinking that they’re strange, you wonder why you didn’t bring a blanket so you could do the same thing. It’s definitely a very strange time on campus, where you can do almost anything and everyone will just shrug it off and remark, “It’s finals week, so it’s fine.”
This being my fourth semester at UF, I thought I would share with you some of … Read More »
I cannot believe that I have already made it through my first semester here at Findlay and am diving right into my second! Although this semester has just begun, it has already proven that it will be very exciting. So far, I think that I am really going to enjoy all of my classes this semester. It is so refreshing to be able to receive a whole new schedule at the start of the semester. This is something that I love about college compared to high school. With a new schedule, however, comes establishing a whole new routine. This can be exciting for some, but terrifying for others. Luckily, I have a few tips and tricks that either type of person can find useful to start spring semester with a bang!
Start off the semester organized – There can’t be anything worse … Read More »
Since the beginning of this semester, a lot of things have changed. I would be lying if I said that one of those things wasn’t my motivation but hey, that’s natural! As a young adult, I have developed immensely in this short amount of time. Being away from my parents, in a new setting, and having to manage time by myself has taught me a lot about myself thus far. I sometimes wish I could write a note to my past self to read before I started my freshman year. Self-reflection is a wonderful thing. So as the end of the semester approaches, I wanted to take some time to write a letter to future freshman on all the ins-and-outs of starting your first semester at the University of Findlay!
Dear incoming freshman,
You’ve made it! You’re finally on your own. Now … Read More »
For me, choosing which college to attend was an easy decision. I have known since the seventh grade that I wanted to go to the University of Findlay. Findlay is my home, in more ways than one. Yes, I was born and raised a “Findlayite.” My family has lived in this town for generations upon generations; I don’t know anything else. This is not the only reason, however, that I feel Findlay is my home. When I am on campus, I get a sense of home and I can pursue my career in an excellent program. I am confident that this is where I belong, and where I am supposed to be. It just feels right and I am fortunate for that. For others, choosing a school is not as easy as it was for me. Perhaps you are reading … Read More »
If I asked you, “What would you rather be doing than studying right now?,” most of us could probably think of 1,001 ways to answer that question. Perhaps you are even putting it off at this moment to read this post! Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that studying is hard. But not all aspects of it have to be difficult. To make things easier, find a favorite location on campus to learn!
Atmosphere is very important while studying. Visiting a space where you feel comfortable, and that has few distractions, will help you get the most out of your study time. Previously, my favorite place to study was located in my home. I spent many hours studying (and yes, cramming the night before a test) in that room! Now that I have moved to campus, I’ve really made it … Read More »
College. At one point, it was stereotyped as a four-year party where students took a few classes and had little responsibility. Now, college has transformed into a three-ring circus, where students are tasked with juggling many things. My senior year is more like a five-ring circus though; where class, career prospecting, working, extracurricular and social activities occupy my day. Here is a breakdown of what I experience daily:
Classes. Every college student takes classes, and this semester I am taking six (eighteen credit hours). I have a mix of general education and business-oriented classes with homework, papers, projects, presentations and exams. While at times the classwork seems like a lot, I enjoy it because most of the courses cover areas I am passionate about.
Career Prospecting. As a senior, making sure I land a job post-graduation is very important. I am constantly … Read More »
On my very first day of class here at the University of Findlay, I was asked a question in my Orientation to Psychology class that really struck me. After the class got settled, went over the syllabus, and attempted to learn each other’s names, Dr. Mata informed us that we were receiving our first assignment; a wash of disappointment came across each and every face in the classroom. What I didn’t know was this assignment may end up shaping how I look at being a student for the rest of my academic career. Dr. Mata asked us to answer a question in one paragraph on a piece of paper: “Why are you here?”
What was my immediate reaction you may wonder? To get my Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. I’ve known that I’ve wanted to become an occupational therapist since I … Read More »
It seems like only yesterday when my parents dropped me off at my dorm with only my two full suitcases, and now I’m a few days away from finishing my first year of college. I never would’ve imagined that the year would have gone by as fast as it has. I’ve had so many different ideas of what my final blog post for this year would look like, so choosing one to go with wasn’t an easy task. But with that, I decided that I’d tell you five things that my barn finals (in particular) taught me.
Just like any one of your regular classes, you need to be prepared for barn finals. Unlike other classes, this doesn’t mean sitting at your desk, or in the library study rooms pouring over class material. Preparation for finals comes in the form of all … Read More »
Letting go is never easy, no matter how much it may be necessary. Â There is no easy way to say goodbye to people and pets who have changed your life. Â My family and I recently had to let go of the first family dog. Â Hannah was a German-Shepard, Husky mix that could turn a “not-a-dog-person” into “I’m stealing your dog” with just a face lick. Â She had the kindest personality with a little bit of sass thrown in for fun. Â I was in elementary school when she came into our house as a puppy and the kids poured our time and love into her. Â She was there as a rock and example for our other two dogs Maddie and Piper as well as every member of the family. Â She had the best welcome home face before rolling over so you … Read More »
I learned a valuable lesson last weekend â€” don’t leave your friends unattended in your room and do not leave your door unlocked! (Also, pranks lead to more pranks!)
I was chilling in my friend’s room down the hall from mine when I saw three of my friends come out of my room. I was confused about what they were doing in my building and even my room. I walked down and hung out with them for a little bit, but I needed to go to a friend’s room in a different building to watch the basketball game. So I left my friends with all of my trust in them that they wouldn’t do anything bad or break something.
A little way into the first half of the game, my friends were still not back from my room. What was taking them … Read More »