Posts Tagged ‘undergraduate’

Class Sizes

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of class sizes at the College of St. Scholastica. During my time in undergrad the majority of my class sizes were between 15 and 20. This amount of students made it easy to connect with classmates, approach the professor, and feel comfortable. My larger lecture classes such as chemistry and biology were around 80 students with smaller groups of 20 for the lab portion of class. Although the lectures are fairly large, the smaller lab sections make the class and professor/student relationship feel more personal. As I got into my major (Exercise Physiology) the class size was approximately 40 students with lab sizes of 10-15. Due to having class with these students every day my junior and senior year, we all became quite familiar with one another making for a very comfortable learning environment. Once I got into graduate school (Physical Therapy) the class size turned to 36 (it is now 48). Once again, seeing these classmates every day, working with them in labs/clinic, and group projects made our class more like a family.

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CIS Undergraduate Research

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Those who want to venture into any field requiring technology often cringe when they realize they need to learn how latest technologies work, how to use them, and so forth. As a Computer Science student at CSS, there are lot of opportunities to learn about latest technologies and trends in the tech world. One such opportunity is through doing research on with any of the CS professors here. Alternatively, one can do an independent study with a professor and other students too. I am hoping to do research next semester as I am doing an independent study at the moment.

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Midterms are coming

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

I can’t believe it’s almost the 8th week into the semester. I can’t stress enough how fast your four years of college pass by. It feels like it went by too quickly. I specifically remembering entering as a freshmen already having the knowledge and understanding of how quickly these years would pass. I think understanding this made me appreciate the years more and to take advantage of more opportunities. At the end of the four years I still felt like I didn’t do all I wanted to. I wish I would have went to more on campus events and activities that are offered throughout the year and I definitely wish I could have had the chance to run in the Reif run but I always had class during it. Here’s your reminder to enjoy the semester, study hard, and have fun.. but make smart choices! 

Why I’m Thankful for Undergrad

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! I am excited to announce that it is November and I have still been keeping up with my new years resolution: to write down one thing that I am thankful for every day. As it is Thanksgiving however, I thought I should do something a little extra on this day of being grateful and make a blog post about all of the reasons I am thankful for getting my undergraduate degree here at St. Scholastica. (more…)

Physical Therapy Club Kick-Off

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

On October 6th, the Physical Therapy Club had our very first meeting. I am a current PT Club rep along with one other 2nd year classmate and 3 1st year PT students. We had the most students attend since I have been a rep. It was fun to see a bunch of new faces who are interested in physical therapy. We started off the meeting with introductions and a get to know you game. We then opened it up for questions that undergraduate students had. There were TONS of questions; it was awesome! When we answer questions, we try and provide as much information as we can about all programs that we know about. Obviously we are a little biased towards CSS, but we know that it is important to provide information about other programs as well.

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