• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

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

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Jason Chavez

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

    Jin Baek

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

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

Money Woes

It’s about this time of the year that all of us seem to go “Hmmmm…..where’d my money go?!”
Then, after some head scratching and tracing of footsteps, we remember “Oh yeah…we have gone out for pizza and beers the last three weekends in a row” and “Oh yeah…I ‘accidently’ went on an emotional shopping spree at the mall.”  Sometimes it’s not even this easy.  We may have had to shuffle out payments on rent, car insurance, cell phone bills, and the like that have drained our accounts.  Well, it’s time to make that money back!  Here are some crafty ways that you can work to raise up that bank account BEFORE you go home to work for the summer.

1. Sell on Craigslist.  This site is a lifesaver for selling your unwanted possessions.  They always say that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’  The offers you will receive on some of the items you own and view as worthless junk will truly raise your eyebrows.

2. Return your unused purchases.  If you bought anything on impulse that is still sitting in your closet (aka those impulsive outfits you purchased last weekend), go ahead and return them.  Most stores have a three month return policy, so as long as the tags are still on and you have a receipt, you are good to go.

3. Baby sit.  There are tons of parents ITCHING to go out and enjoy a night all to themselves.  Offer your services to those you know could use a break.  They will be happy to pay you for their time away.

4. Have a garage or yard sale.  It’s getting nice outside, and everyone loves to buy things from garage sales cheaper than off the store shelves.  Cater to their needs and rake up some money to help yourself out.

5. Use your hobbies to your advantage.  If you enjoy painting, carpentry, taxidermy, whatever it is, cater your services or products to those willing to purchase them.  Sometimes you can make a lot of extra cash for a labor of love.

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