• Kathryn McCarrick

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Kathryn's Bio:
    Hello! My name is Kathryn McCarrick. I grew up in Saint Paul as an only child. I am an Elementary Education major hoping to specialize in 4th, 5th or 6th grade. I chose CSS because of the vibrant and wholesome community that inspires me to be a better person every day. In my free time I hang out with friends, study and watch various Netflix comedy specials (Bo Burnham is an all-time favorite). On campus I am involved in inkeeping, where students can choose to stay with me in my dorm overnight, and the choral program.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

The First 3 Weeks

As a sophomore, I have been around the block once but after the second week, it feels as though all the papers are due and exams are all on the same day. Between the increasing pile of homework, there is little to no time to make new friends and if you play a collegiate sport, game over. However, there are ways to structure your time to fit in all the new and exciting things you would like to.

Get a planner, use a to-do board, make a checklist. Do something so you know when everything is due or what is coming up. I prefer the first two options. One on to take to class with me and one to look at when doing homework so I know what to prioritize. Many people I know make a checklist on a post-it note and attach to their planner. This seems to work well for them. It is also important to remember that everyone is different and if none of these options work for you, go through Pinterest and find something that might work for you.

Talk to your professor. Personally during high school, I did not much talk to my teachers about questions or problems I had and just relied on my homework which turned out fine for me. Not only does getting to know your professor help you in the future for letters of recommendations for various jobs or to study abroad but also who better to explain the content than someone who has studied the subject in-depth?

Create a study group. This is a good way to balance social life and school work. Not only do you meet cool new people who may not only be in the same classes but that same major as you, but you can also make friends.


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