6 Thoughts On Becoming A Fifth Year

Hi Hi my blog readers!!! Hope everybody is having a fabulous day! Guess what today  is…. that’s right New Content Day!!! Today’s content is a college tip on Thoughts on Becoming a Fifth Year aka a Super Senior. I got stuck with a harsh reality a few months ago, and learned that with my University changing the curriculum as soon as I transferred in that I was going to be pushed back more than originally planned.  The plan was to be done by December 16 but now the new plan is May 17. Sooo after having a semi melt down and being upset I sat down and thought of the positives that come along with being a Fifth year. I learned why it might not be all that bad, so I thought that I should share them with you all. So lets begin!!!!

  1. Gaining new relationships and friendships– I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to the new relationships and friendships that I’ll be making next year.  The new relationships with  professors will benefit me greatly. Both academically and professionally, especially with my major it’s all about who you know. New friendships are always a welcome to me, I mean come on who doesn’t love making new friends. Just this year I was able to reconnect with one of my old high school friends that I had no idea I would have class with. We have a few classes together next year so that mean building an even stronger friendship again.
  2. New opportunities. New scholarships!! Future internships!!  I plan to at least get one more internship up under my belt before I graduate as of where…NO IDEA! Who knows though I might get an internship that offers me a job as soon as I’m done…getting the hope. I also have the opportunity to graduate with my friend next year who is getting her masters the same time I’ll be getting my bachelors. Super excited about that!
  3. Vacation time. Vacation time is always a good time during the school year.  Summer, Winter, and Spring Break are something that I’m looking forward to. This summer I have the chance to do a virtual internship which is awesome because it means I’m still able to keep my on campus job while still getting experience that I’ll need for the future. I’m hoping to also throw in some weekend road trips in there too.  Spring break is Birthday time no more needs to be said there! 😀 Winter break: I’m escaping from Ohio and going on a cruise, don’t know where to yet but I am leaving!! haha.
  4. Avoiding the deadly student loans I tried my best to avoid getting these little suckers as much as I could but had to eventually give in… Darn you University fees!!!! since I still have one more year I’m able to avoid the repayment of student loans which is a major blessing. But if I do decide to start paying on them a little because im in school it gives me the chance to pay on it while no interest is racking up. Win Win situation!!
  5. Escaping the real world and learning from friends mistakes: As much as I’m looking forward to venturing out in the  real world and getting a job in my field I know that’s when life truly begins. I’m ready but not ready. I’m still in my little escape haven and don’t have to think to much on it. When next spring semester rolls around then I can freak out until then nope!  Since a good amount of my friends and classmates are either graduating this May or December I am able to learn the real world through their eyes and learn from their mistakes. I get to know the do’s and dont’s from them. It will make me a little wiser from the advice that I will get from them in the future.
  6. Taking advantages of perks on campus:  I didn’t realize that I still have so many perks with being on the campus for another year: job fairs, free resume reviews, knowing the good nap spots, and student discounts who doesn’t love the discounts!!  They will come in handy

So with that being said those are my thoughts on being a fifth year. Even though it’s not going as I planned it’s still a new plan in the making and I’ve realized that I’m not alone. If any students are in my same position just think on the positives things. Everybody takes their own pace when it comes to obtaining that degree. Being a super senior gives you even more time to learn yourself and really think more on what you want to do in life. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t freak out that you’re not done in four years its okay, at the end of the day you still going to be able to say you did it! SO Work Hard, Study Hard and Have fun. Happy Reading Everyone!!!!

21 Things You Should Do and Learn When You’re 21 — Slapdash

Good Morning my fellow blog readers!!!!  Hope everybody’s week is going well, I’m beyond excited for this weekend.  I have a fashion show to do…YAY!!! If I am able to share pictures you all will you definitely be able to see :). SO found this article doing my daily routine of blog readings the main topic today was life tips and this one really caught my eye. Even though I have only  recently just left the 21 age group I still am finding these life tips very useful. Some of the things in here can honestly pertain to any age group. Let me know what you think and how some of these life tips will change your outlook on the future. Don’t forget to share and like my lovelies. Happy Reading Everyone!!!

You should learn to be independent. Be it walking alone on the way home, eating at a restaurant alone or going shopping alone. Point is, you should never rely on the presence of anyone to do your own thing. It’s your life. Control it. Live it. Given the latter, be in control of your own […]

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10 Things I’ve Learned While In College

Hi my lovely blog readers. So I know I’m a day late with putting out new content but I ran into a major issue yesterday while trying to get something new together. While I was sick and having recently had some memory problems I found out that I have come to a stand still and forgotten my writing style when it comes to my book reviews, which was suppose to be the original new content. So after having a semi freak out I decided to go a different route by focusing more on college tips and life tips for a while. I know some of you really love the book reviews but if it’s not my best I don’t want to put it out there.  So today I decided to go with a college tip. It’s practically everything I’ve learned in college so far in the past four years and I decided to should share it with you all. Soo lets begin!!

  1. Join a club: Venture out to meet new people while picking up a new hobby or continuing a current hobby you might have . You never know where it can take you. You can make new friends and become familiar with different things going on around the campus
  2. It’s ok to drop a class: I’m not saying just drop it because you don’t like it or because your friends aren’t taking it. What I’m saying is if it’s becoming too much for you to handle, your just not getting the material and your grade is not improving, or if it’s just not for you take a W. Don’t let your pride get the best of you and risk failing the class, if you can’t do it you just cant do it. Move on your strong and still got this.
  3. Please learn to do your Fafsa : I can not stress this enough especially with having an on campus job that dealt with helping students do their Fafsa on a daily basic and scheduling classes. If you know it the process will go by so smoothly and can be finish in a matter of 15 minutes flat. Knowing how to prepares you to know what to do for the next year that way you’re not stuck and it gives you a feeling of accomplishment in your beginning start of adulthood life.
  4. Get a job on campus: When I tell you I have established some of the greatest connections and friendships from working on campus, they truly have helped me out so far. You’ll meet so many great people and get a little taste of understanding the business world if you so happen to get an office job like I have now. The massive perks are if during your college experience your run into some school problems be it with your student account, scholarship problems or anything else school related your connections can make things move a little faster than you could if you did it yourself. Everybody is only a phone call away in a college.
  5. You are an adult now: This is not high school. Nobody is going to be there to hold your hand and make your do your work or act responsible, you either do it or face the consequences. I’m not saying you can’t have fun you just have to find the balance between the two and understand this is a time to really grow up and be the person you want to be.
  6. Get a tutor: If you need help go get it please. Don’t be prideful and think if you go get tutoring your dumb.. NO! If you don’t get the material you just don’t get it. It’s ok it’s happens to a lot of people in college that’s what the tutors are there for, to make sure you are able to give your school work 100 percent and have a full understanding of what your doing. Any little bit of help counts that gets you closer to obtaining your degree.
  7. Takes notes: You are bound to forget something no matter how much you try to retain everything in your brain something will slip. They come in handy a lot especially around exam times, god forbid you get a teacher that lets you have an open note exam and you don’t have any. You can always go back and review something that the teacher said would be on the exam, that way you won’t be missing out on points or become stuck when you know you can’t remember something important.
  8. It’s ok to cry:  You will reach a point some where in your college experience that will make you have a tiny break down. Whether it’s from  being  overwhelmed, you failed an exam, or something else might happen in your life with the combination of college will probably make your cry; Its ok and everybody does it. My mom got me through my last breakdown while we were sitting in her car, it wasn’t pretty but needed. It’s what makes your stronger and able to pick yourself back up and try even harder.
  9. Have a support system: I don’t care who is in it… parents, friends from homes, classmates that have become friends, cousins, or just anybody that’s rooting for you. They will come in handy even if you might think they don’t understand they will still be there for you when you need them the most. Regardless if it’s being a shoulder to cry on, needing to vent to somebody, or just a needing that little pep talk to get you through the day just know they are there for you and they care. You can always count on them.
  10. Most of all HAVE FUN: Yes college is about getting your degree for you field but you don’t  want to be the person that goes to school and never experiences anything fun. So have fun, meet new people, go out on dates, take a random class you thought to never take, start a new hobby,  and last but not least be safe :).

Hope you all enjoyed the college tip. Let me know what you think and don’t forget to share it. Happy Reading Everyone!!!!!!