• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    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..

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

When the brochure is not enough…

Lately, I have been engaged in an informative discussion with an international student who is matriculating at CSS in the Fall. Despite having a brochure, he was curios about many things at CSS and in the Duluth area. How cold does it get? What are the hidden costs of attending CSS? And lots of other good questions. Indeed, brochures cannot have all the information one needs to know about a particular place, they provide general information in most cases. This is the reason why it is good to ask current students lots of questions so that when you eventually come to CSS, you will be s confident as ever and will possibly make new friends much easier as you extend your knowledge to others.

I cannot talk of questions which one might ask current students, but based on my experiences, I advise you, especially if you are a prospective student or enrolling in the next academic year, to ask questions that are specific but not limited to your life as a student at CSS. If you are tall, ask about bed sizes or who to talk to if you want that to be changed. If you won’t be signing up for a meal plan, ask about where you can get groceries or options for eating out on or off campus.  If you have some clubs in mind that you want to join, ask about those and what they do.

There are many things that cannot be covered in a brochure. In which case, making inquiries becomes as important as ever! The more you ask, the more you know! That’s the ultimate secret.

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