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Roommate’s Birthday

by / December 14th, 2017 / No Comments »
Today is one of my roommate's 21st birthdays!! Some of the other significant birthdays are like 16 and 18, but until 21, your college birthdays don't matter.  For her birthday tonight, all of our friends are all going out to dinner and celebrating with her.  I think we are going to the Tavern on the Hill and it seems like there might be a lot of people there.  My 21st isn't until the end of March, but I'm okay with waiting until it's my birthday to be able to go to the bars in Duluth.  They all sound like a hoot and I'm excited to try them at some point, but until then I will stay in on the weekends and do homework and study for my courses.

Student Satisfaction Survey

by / December 14th, 2017 / No Comments »
At the end of the semester, students complete a student satisfaction survey grading their professors in different categories. The survey is used for students to offer feedback to their professor based on their perception of the course. I always try my best to complete the surveys. This is a great opportunity for professors to hear the student perspective and it is the best way to improve certain skills use in the classroom or continue using those skills. The surveys are anonymous and the professors read them after classes are over. I just completed my surveys for the six courses I am taking this semester. Overall, I believe it was a great year and the professors were all awesome! I learned the most this semester than in my lifetime all thanks to the professors!!!

My Home at Mayo

by / December 13th, 2017 / No Comments »

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Pet Therapy

by / December 13th, 2017 / No Comments »
Today, Well U offered pet therapy to the student community. A big black dog stays in the Intercultural room and students are welcome to pet it. This is a perfect event for students who are stressing over finals or perhaps miss their dogs at home. I participated in the therapy today and it was great! The dog is lovable and the owner is incredibly nice. I used this opportunity as a study break but most importantly as a stress relief. I am looking forward to more pet therapy!

Mock Interviews

by / December 13th, 2017 / No Comments »
This year I took Career Planning course as an elective for a one credit class. The class offers students support in improving their resume, LinkedIn, and cover letters. In addition, students get to understand their strengths and share it with other students. Also, students learn interview skills and apply it to real life. The course is designed for networking and building relationships. For our final project, our instructor invited folks from the community who volunteered in offering mock interviews to those enrolled in our class. Each student had two interviews with two different people for 15 minutes each. The interviewers asked behavioral questions and the students answered them with their experiences. Interview skills take time and practice. I am glad  I was able to do great!