As my final Thanksgiving break at Brockport appears, I reflect back on how thankful I am for Brockport.
Why you should stop watching Netflix and take advantage of your Scholars Day!
NancyLea Illsley—Have you ever not taken advantage of a certain opportunity, then kicked yourself for not pursuing it? Yeah, I've been there too. That is why you need to take advantage of every opportunity. It may seem like a lot to handle, saying you're going to take on these opportunities being presented to you, but … Continue reading Why take advantage of every opportunity?
Alexis Marchitte—One of the best things about college is that every semester you basically get a redo. I remember being in high school and thinking "Wow, once I move to college I can completely change who I am and start all over". Now I don't mean change into somebody you aren't meant to be. I … Continue reading New Semester, New You
Alexis Marchitte—Well, I finished my first year of college at Brockport! I finished finals and have been working 45 hours a week at home ever since — ah, living the dream! I wanted to share with everyone what I learned freshman year and hopefully help potential freshmen get an idea of what college will be … Continue reading What I took away from freshman year
Alexis Marchitte—The picture featured is of myself and 17 other Brockport students who chose to spend our spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Recently I became interested in volunteering because of a lecture we had in my English composition class. My professor started asking us what makes our life worth something, … Continue reading My Alternative Spring Break
Katelynn Groh—Well, I've officially made it through my first ever 3-week study abroad program. I participated in the Western Europe: A Documentation of Culture program that lasted from June 9th to June 25th. In those three weeks myself and 27 other students traveled to Venice, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Brugge, and Amsterdam. Our days were … Continue reading Study Abroad Tips and Tricks
Lynn Carson—There were actually a lot of reasons I considered Brockport when I was applying to schools. It was far from home, and I was looking for a change, which I most certainly got. I also visited a few college fairs my junior year. I knew what my impossible dream school was, but I needed … Continue reading I chose Brockport because of my scholarship, but I stayed because of the opportunities.
Jim Mignano, alumnus—One of my favorite authors, David Meerman Scott, recently published a video interview on his blog, in which he provides his best advice for university students. There are going to be tons of applicants for the jobs you apply for after college. Some of them are going to be smarter than you, come … Continue reading The New Rules of the Job Search: Creating a Persona on the Web
Lynn Carson—So, one of my friends is studying abroad in Ireland this semester. At the end of February, she posted a status asking if any of her American friends or family would be visiting her. My mother saw the post and asked if I would like an early birthday present. Two weeks later, I was … Continue reading Spring Break