If you’re busy and really don’t have the time for “school spirit”, take a brief moment and checkout the various Chapters & Honor Societies that are available at your NOVA campus. The experience and honor that could be earned is quite significant.
The first quarter of every year is usually the toughest of all four. The spring semester, tax filing, FAFSA, admission essays and applications to a name a few but essential administrative tasks. For those who are in need of assistance, take time our of your day and ask, trust me, many are willing to help. Moreover, there are offices all across campus to aid with such tasks. As rewarding as it may seem, doing it all on your own, could hold you back at times. So, go for it! Ask for help. It’s O-K.
With that said, here are some sites/links that I thought are worthy mentioning:
After reading multiple lists of recent “best” modern College Major articles, I have found that the attached list is the most concise and fair in it’s selection and description. I wanted to extend this to help students who are having second thoughts about their Majors or those who are having difficulty deciding on one. Now let’s keep the lights on, and the fire of positivity lit: even if your Major isn’t listed, it is still valuable. So keep studying, and keep pursuing a better life and future.
George Washington University is holding information sessions at their Arlington Campus located at 950 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22203. The sessions will discuss the “George Washington University – Integrated Information, Science and Technology” agreement that GW has established with NOVA in 2011. Now that’s all great news but here’s the BEST part, GW is exclusively offering “In-State” VA tuition to NOVA students whom plan to transfer to GW to complete their Bachelor’s.
I’m quite ecstatic about this and give thanks to Professor Drasner for sharing this information with the class.
I’ve came across many classmates that weren’t/aren’t sure of the path they are pursuing with their academic careers or simply, lacking the interest to continue on with studying. I believe that this is an important topic to touch upon that may be overlooked at times. My personal take towards this matter -as it was once my fear during my initial college career- is as follows:
* Study what you find joyous to YOU. Family and friends can give you their own opinion of your major but they won’t study for you.
* You’re in school already, which is the hardest step of all. So, keep it up!
* Positiveness and drive hold enormous power to push us through semesters on end. Hang to ‘em tight and enjoy the ride towards academic success.
* If you’re struggling to stay motivated, there many activities, groups, societies and classes that you can become part of to instill that motivation back! Don’t be ashamed to ask.
* This is your life and your career. Make it count and don’t be afraid to fail. This is college, not space travel. We ALL can do it!
Happy new year and let’s knock this semester out of the ball park! President’s list guys, aim high!
I know a lot of people are saying, “New year, new me!” Well I see it more as a new year and a new semester. The holidays are over and we are now moving on with getting back to school, finding that bag you put your books in and digging for the pencil pouch you could have sworn was left on top of the pile of old textbooks you haven’t gotten around to selling back to the bookstore.
Even President Obama is looking forward to the rest of this year. With the presidential elections over and done with, his inauguration is January 21. Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, the official inauguration is the 20th but public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday the 21st. Get your calenders ready because there are a lot of dates to be getting ready for this semester and that’s just one of them!
When the fall semester ended, I had mixed feelings about the end. I didn’t want it to end but I knew we, as students, have to move on. If anyone traveled to the past and told me I would actually enjoy school again, I would have laughed. Since I figured out what I really wanted to do with my life, I enjoy my classes so much more now. I look forward to each semester with a sparkling beginning. I hope you guys get those final things done this last week of break before the real stuff begins Monday!
I was watching tv this afternoon, and this caught my eye.
Coming up in about one week the History Channel will be having a four night special, appearing from Tuesday, January 15th- Friday, January 18th, each night at 9pm, about all 44 presidents that our United States of America have experienced. From 1789-2013 they will trace back and highlight the accomplishments and stories of these astonishing men in history and bring back to us what may have been forgoten over the many years from the presidents past.
I will surely watch at least one night of this special, and hopefully all four of them! I feel that most people of our age (the younger student population) overlook the history channel and don’t take advantage of its availability and knowledge. But, I particulary love to watch it for what it has to offer.
I hope you all try to catch at least a glimpse of this program coming up and share it with others! Power to our past and future!
To be honest, I never expected this Fall 2012 to be so full of activities, homework, exams, and quizzes. I am aware that college life is surrounding mostly by school work, but this semester was over the top. Don’t missed understand, I DID learn so many new things yet the work load was descent, but challenging at times. Well, I am a math major and I think I should be use to solve math problem after math problem; but just remember that it does not matter if it is your first semester in college or your last, take some time to relax from the school work load.
There is always time to relax while doing homework, take a study break here and there. If you are in the library, step outside for five minutes, take a coffee break, and if your in your room try to go to the living room or the kitchen (eat a light snack or drink something).
Anyways, the Fall 2012 semester is over and now is time to relax. Yet, Spring 2013 is just 2 weeks and 2 days away; enjoy the rest of your winter break and get ready because Spring 2013 would bring a lot of fun things to do.
Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone had a MARVELOUS Christmas, or Chanukah, and any other holiday that you might celebrate! We had snow Christmas Eve, even though it was during the day and i woke up on Wednesday morning to look out to a white parking lot. Always a beautiful thing. There is still about 3 weeks before Spring semester starts so lets enjoy this break before we buckle down and get back into being focused on our school work.
Best of wishes!!!
Merry Christmas to those within the college and beyond. I hope everyone is enjoying this delightful time of the year with their families and loved ones.