After reading a post by Sarah from Sarah in the Six about the Italian school system, I thought it would be a great idea to finally demystify the Quebec school system for you! Studying in Quebec is completely different from studying in the rest of Canada. It’s the only school system like that in the entire world (or, at least, that I know of).
I’ve mentioned CEGEP a couple of times on my blog and it always seems to surprise some college bloggers when I tell them that I’m a sophomore at university and that I’m 21 years old. But trust me, it makes total sense. So whether you want to study abroad in Quebec or if you’re just curious about how the school system works here, this post is for you! View Post
There are two times in a semester that all students hate: finals and midterms. Let’s be honest. No matter what your major is, we all hate midterms. Why? Because it’s one of the busiest time of the semester.
The first few weeks of the semester, professors are taking it cool, not giving you too many tests or assignments. Weeks go by, and suddenly, you have 4 exams and 3 papers to hand in during the same week, and you’re asking yourself how you’re ever going to go through this.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed. So stop, take a deep breath and let’s go through this together. This is my guide for how to survive midterms. View Post
As I have mentioned in my fall semester goals, I am currently on the hunt for an internship for the winter and summer. As I am in a cooperative program at my university, it is required that I accomplish three four-month internships before I graduate. My first (and second) internship will be during the winter semester, starting at the beginning of January. So, naturally, I have to start looking and preparing for the interviewing process. The first step to landing an awesome internship is to write a killer resumé! I am absolutely no expert here, but I went to a workshop at my career center and also met a counselor who helped me perfect my resumé, even if I have no experience in my domain.
Money is something a lot of people struggle with. It’s in everyone’s life, and we all depend on it for survival. But, as college students, we don’t always have tons of money at our disposal. Going to college costs a lot, and they are a lot of expenses that we also have to think about. At the end of the day, our bank account isn’t growing much.
I’m lucky enough to have parents that pay for my tuition and textbooks. But I still have to work and kick my own butt in order to save some money for future projects (more on that in a future blog post!). Ever since I’ve started to work at the library, I took good care of my money. I tried not to spend a lot and am very cautious of what is going in and out of my bank account. I’m no finances guru, but I like to think that I have a few tips to give when it comes to saving money. View Post
I’ve always been good with organization. Ever since I was in elementary school, I loved planning and organizing things
(except my bedroom, haha). So the transition from high school to college wasn’t too hard for me. I was used to working hard and having a completely different schedule didn’t throw me off.
But I know it’s not the case for everyone. Organization is one of the things college students struggle with the most. It also happens to be one of the most important skills you can develop during your college years! You will need it to stay on top of assignments and social commitments, just like you will need it in the future with deadlines and appointments!
While I may be an organization freak, I also know what it’s like to be a hot mess. So today I thought I’d share some of the knowledge I’ve gathered over the years with you! View Post