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What a Duluth Day!

Thursday, May 31st, 2018


Fall 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Looking back at the grades I obtained this past semester, I have already started setting some goals for this upcoming Fall semester. On the Project Management and Financial Markets and Institution classes I took last semester I did not perform as expected. The grades I obtained brought my cumulative GPA a couple of points down and for that reason, I will be working twice as hard this upcoming semester. Some of the classes I will be taking next semester include CIS Capstone Project, Advanced Finance and Legal Aspects of Management. I am well aware that these are all courses which will require time and commitment. Especially the Capstone Project in which CIS students are divided into groups and then assigned a specific project. I look forward to improving my time management skills and getting to learn new things.

Work Study

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If you are eligible for work study, I would highly recommend looking into an on campus job. There are a lot of opportunities for students to earn some extra cash at a job that respects your busy schedule as a student. I have been doing work study for one semester now as a student web developer in the college’s IT department and it has been an awesome experience. I worked 10 hours a week last semester and will work 15 hours a week next year. As a college student, you can plan out your class schedule to fit your needs and you can typically make your work schedule the same way. For example, next year I will have three classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then I will work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work study jobs allow you to still be a student first, but you get to make some extra money for school too! Here is a link with more information about on campus jobs:

S-STEM Scholarship Program

Monday, May 28th, 2018

There is a great opportunity for St. Scholastica students who are thinking about pursuing a STEM major. St. Scholastica offers a scholarship program called the S-STEM Scholarship that gives CSS students an additional $6,500 per year. It is more than just a scholarship, however. If you apply for and receive this scholarship, you will have access to a ton of different resources to help build your resume and help prepare you for life after college working in the STEM field. Some of the opportunities you will have access to include job fairs, seminars, workshops, employer visits, research, grad school visits, and career counseling. I have been a part of this program for the past year and it has been a great experience. I will be continuing with the program until I graduate! Typically, the program only accepts second year students and up, but this past year, they accepted freshmen students for the first time so I think it is definitely something to look into. The majors that qualify for the program are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science and Mathematics (except for clinical fields such as pre-med). If you are interested in more information about this scholarship, here is the link on the CSS website:

Buy books early!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

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.