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Buy books early!

by / May 24th, 2018 / No Comments »
the past three years, I have purchased books late into the summer. This is not a good habit to build. I would always go into my first days of class without a book. I would get my book a week or two into classes. It is very difficult to keep up with the material if one does not have books on the first day of class. This summer, I will buy my books very early. I want to go into my classes without worrying if my books will arrive or worrying about not completing and assignment.

Family at CSS

by / May 24th, 2018 / No Comments »

This past school year, there were several of my family members attending CSS. A total of six of us were attending ranging from the freshman class all the way to senior class. Having my family at CSS is such a great experience! I’ve grown a lot closer to each one of them and we all motivate each other to reach our personal goals! The picture only shows five of us because one of my cousins could not make it. Next year, there will only be five of us in total as my brother just graduated about two weeks ago. My brother will be missed but we are still looking forward to next year! Three of us will graduate in May!

Duluth this Sunday

by / May 24th, 2018 / No Comments »

I’ve only been away from Duluth for a couple of weeks and already miss it. I will be visiting Duluth once again Sunday and Monday! The weather is perfect right now! I plan to go to canal park and swim at Lake Superior! On Monday, I’ll have a small BBQ outside with a couple of buddies from Duluth. I am looking forward to it.

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.