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
In college, being a morning person doesn’t seem to be the trend. How many time have I heard that this person stayed up until 2 AM to finish this paper, that this one stayed up all night to study for a test, or that this other one stayed up late to watch Netflix?
I used to be like that too. I thought that going to sleep early and waking up early was “not cool”. Was I really living the real college experience if I didn’t go to sleep at 3 AM at least once a week?
And I used to think of myself as a night owl too. But, quickly, I realized that being a morning person rocks! Here are my reasons to become a morning person.
Don’t ask why, but lately I’ve been craving some traveling. I’ve never really left my little hometown, except for a few trips in the States and exploring my own province a little bit (read about my day in Montreal here!). But Netflix has been adding a lot of amazing movies this past month and a couple of hours later, here I was, imagining myself roaming the streets of Rome with Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love.
But the thing is, I cannot really travel. Or at least, not right now. With college under its way and me working almost every week (and weekend!), I don’t have that much time to dedicate to travel. Add to that my hunt for an internship and homework, and I’m full!
One of the ways I love to get closer to a country and exploring its culture is learning its language. As a former language student, learning a new foreign language is something I love doing. It’s a lot of work, yes. But it’s also a lot of fun!
You might or might not know that English is not my mother tongue *gasps*. So trust me when I say that learning new languages will take you far! It’s a skill that’s never lost. Where would I be if I hadn’t learned English? No matter what field you end up working in, knowing more than one language is always helpful. You never know when you might meet someone who simply doesn’t understand a word you’re saying (and trust me, it will happen, one way or another).
And even if that doesn’t happen at work, knowing more than one language is a great asset, especially when you’re traveling! You’ll get a lot closer to the local population if you can speak their language. You’ll get to experience the true traveling experience, and that simply doesn’t have a price!
Over the years as a language lover, I’ve developed a few tips that helped me understand a foreign tongue better and learn it faster! And no, it does not require you to spend a penny on anything! (Unless you want to book a ticket to your dream destination, then please, be my guest!) 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