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Applying to CSS 3 years ago

by / May 23rd, 2018 / No Comments »
3 years ago I was accepted to the College of Saint Scholastica. As two of my eldest sisters had attended this school, one could say I was following their foot steps. I also knew that this school also provides international students with a very generous scholarship that makes our bachelors degree somewhat "affordable". During Summer, international students have to start processing their paper work in order to apply for a student visa. After receiving our I-20 we then schedule an appointment at the US embassy in our country of origin. When I first looked into this school I had intended to be an Economics major. As the major was to no longer be offered I opted for a major in Finance and  one in Computer Information Systems. After getting all the paper work ready, and having my visa approved I prepared myself to visit Duluth for the 2nd time in my life.

Searching for a new Director of the International Programs

by / May 23rd, 2018 / No Comments »
These past two days three different candidates for the Director of the International Programs position here at CSS visited our campus. I was able to meet two of them and we had a quick conversation. Ideally they were to meet a couple of international students while visiting campus, but unfortunately there are just few of us on campus and most of us were working during the time of their visit. The two candidates I met seemed to be very eager to work along in hand with students. This transition will definitely be a change for both the candidate who assumes Alison's role and for students as well. We should know who will be taking over this position in a couple of weeks.

Split Rock Lighthouse

by / May 23rd, 2018 / No Comments »

Some days ago a friend and I took advantage of the nice weather and decided to drive to Split Rock Lighthouse. This place is one that tourists often visit. After admiring the scenery from the top we walked down to the beach and enjoyed the nice weather. This is a good place to visit and the view while you drive there is very enjoyable. You will even get to drive past "Betty's Pies" one of the restaurants with the best pies in the area. The nice warm days in Duluth of the summer are definitely to be taken advantage of.

Brother’s graduation

by / May 22nd, 2018 / No Comments »
My brother graduated from the college of St. Scholastica last week! He earned two degrees and is finishing up a third one by the end of the summer. As a younger brother, I am proud of him and honor his graduation. He is the first person in our family to graduate with a 4 year degree. This Saturday, we will have a big party for him! My entire family will be there! Also, so many friends from CSS will drive down from Duluth to hang out with us! I’m so excited!

Online course

by / May 22nd, 2018 / No Comments »
This summer I will be taking one summer course online through CSS. I need these credits to reach the 150 credit limit to qualify for the CPA test. Over the past three years, I have been taking 18 credits each semester, however, at that rate, students must find other ways to reach the 150 credits through either a summer course or study abroad. I don’t mind this route and this opportunity offered at css. I have friends who do their masters in account accounting to reach the 150 credit limit.