• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Jin Baek

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

Being a Working College Student

Being a full-time student all while working and participating in extra- curricular activities definitely takes a lot of my time, but I feel really fortunate for all that I have and am able to do. Sometimes I found myself overwhelmed trying to fit all my work hours in, finish my homework, go to practice, and still have a social life. However, a lot of people were/are in that same boat, and we all seem to make it okay without tipping overboard. Many of my classmates work. In fact, I can’t think of one friend that does not have a job. We are all supporting ourselves in one way or another, and some (like me) are completely on our own when it comes to paying for school and living expenses. Because I have to pay my own bills, I have had to make a lot of compromises with my life. I don’t get to go out and buy clothes all the time, I don’t get to eat out as much as I’d like, and I cannot take extravagant trips multiple times a year. However, being a working student provides people with life-lessons that only come from experience. One learns to manage time more efficiently, makes connections easily to help wth future jobs, and one also has a better knowledge of what it means to be a responsible adult. So, while it would be nice to never have to worry about money, I am glad that I work two jobs and am able to work full-time during the summer. There are so many places in Duluth for one to work at. We have a lot of restaurants, retail stores, banks, Walgreens, nursing homes and hospitals (for CNAs), on-campus work study, dog walkers, babysitters, the list is endless! I would always recommend for students to work at least part-time because it shows their commitment and versatility to potential employers which can only benefit the job search that we will all eventually embark on. Plus, it feels good to buy or pay something with your own earned cash, and it’s certainly necessary to spoil yourself with that every once in a while, too! (At least that’s what I tell myself…)

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