• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

Academic Planning

CSS is great and there’s so much to learn during your time here that one might feel quite overwhelmed by it all, and if you are anything like me, you will start scouring around looking for all, and any, resources to get you started or  point you in the right direction to excellence. Once you become a CSS student, you are assigned an advisor through a magic sorting hat (just kidding – well Tower Hall is dubbed Hogwarts so this statement might be true to an extent!) and your job is pretty much to utilize that resource, among others, in order to steer yourself on the right path to graduation (that’s the goal eventually, even if you start your own Facebook or company in a garage or dorm room and drop out).

There are some things that you have to take a lead on, since we are talking about your own education here, and one of those things is called planning. Once you have your Cor account, you can login and navigate to a tab titled “Student” and under that, there’s a section called Academic Planning which is by far my favorite. It has links to schemas, schedules, and other useful resources that will make your life easier. I often check these to make sure I am taking the right courses each semester and find out if there are opportunities to take on extra courses (usually 0, 1, or 2 credits). The schemas help me to figure out what classes to take and during what semester. As you can probably guess, I have all the courses I need to graduate written down somewhere and all I need to do is to take them, survive, and make it to graduation.

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