• 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!

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    Graduate Student
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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Ohhh Back to School…Back to School..

Isn’t it crazy and sort of sad to think that we will all be at school in one more month? It’s one of those overwhelming feelings, thinking about what you will need for classes and living on your own…budgeting your expenses…applying for loans….probably enough to make anyone’s head spin.  Here’s a little advice to keep you sane despite all of the mental stresses.

  1. Stay organized.  Make a list of all of the things that you need to get done and when they need to be accomplished by.  When you finish one, cross it off.  That way you know nothing gets overlooked or forgotten.
  2. Talk it out!  If you feel stressed out, don’t bottle it up until you explode.  Talk to a parent, a close friend, or a sibling who can offer you some support and words of wisdom.
  3. Ask for help.  If you get too overwhelmed with the amount of tasks that need to get done or there just aren’t enough hours in the day, ask a friend or family member to give you a hand.  You might be surprised how willing they are to help you out!
  4. Take a break.  This is perhaps the very most important tip that I can give.  Take time to enjoy the last days of summer and go fishing, swim, hit the beach, play volleyball, whatever makes you feel good.  After all, this is still your vacation for another month!

Best of luck!

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