Posts Tagged ‘academics’

It’s Crunch Time

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Wow this freshman year has gone by so fast. You arrive on campus in September, or for soccer in August like me, all nervous and stressed, and next thing you know it’s mid-April and you wonder where time has gone. Unfortunately for most of us students, April not only means spring, but it means finals are almost upon us. My main goal during this stressful time is to focus on getting my work done, while also taking care of myself. This includes sleeping at least 7 hours a night, taking naps, watching Netflix, and playing soccer. I try to also study at some point each day for classes so I do not have to cramp the days before finals, because I did that last semester, and I do not recommend that for anything! Just focusing on the good times to be had this summer at the lake and with friends is enough motivation for me to keep on working everyday to finish the year strong.

MICS Conference

Monday, April 9th, 2018

This past weekend, on Friday and Saturday, The College of St. Scholastica played host to the annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium or MICS Conference. The conference is held at a different Midwest college each year and we were lucky enough to have it right on campus this year. The two day conference included many different events such as technical paper sessions, programming contests, robotics competitions, a career fair, and a variety of different speakers across various disciplines. The conference was a big success and was a great way for those of us here at CSS to network and meet with other people across the Midwest. The main focus of the conference was to integrate computer-based technology into teaching and learning processes of all disciplines, along with incorporating the study of this technology into the curriculum. Here at St. Scholastica, we have a very strong School of Business and Technology that gives students an excellent education and provides us with many opportunities throughout the year to build our resumes and to enhance our learning experiences with just one of them this year being the MICS Conference. Thanks to all the CSS students who attended, volunteered, or participated in the conference!

How to Study For Finals

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

For us students, at CSS, finals week is only 3 weeks away. This can be very intimidating because it seems so far away but it will come up in a very short period. For me, this semester I have 3 different types of finals.

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Field Experiences on Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

As a first semester in the Elementary Education you are required to do a field experience. The one I have on Tuesdays is in Proctor, Minnesota and needs a car to get to but is definitely worth the travel.

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Computer Information Systems Overview

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Hey everyone! My name is Jack Seibert and I am a sophomore at CSS this year. This is my first blog post so I thought I would give a brief overview of my major, Computer Information Systems. This major is very similar to Computer Science programs at other colleges, but the biggest difference is that it is a lot more flexible than others you will come across. Within the major, there are four different concentrations you can choose from. These concentrations include Software Development (this is mine!), Mathematics, Business Analysis, and Health Informatics. Software Development and Mathematics are both Bachelors of Science degrees, and Business Analysis and Health Informatics are both Bachelors of Arts degrees. All four of these are very valuable and will allow you to apply for a lot of different careers after you graduate. I really enjoy the major because it allows me to gain experience with a lot of different concepts and isn’t just solely focused on coding or algorithms. After I graduate, I hope to pursue something along the lines of web design and development, but like I said before, this degree will open a lot of doors for me if I decide to pursue something a bit different later on. I hope this overview gives you a good little glimpse into the program and gets you thinking about possibly becoming a part of it when you get on campus!