College Senior - page 2

Mar 16, 2011

This Post Grad Life: Don't Lose That Cocky Feelin'

Alright post-grads, future post-grads, and people who think they are post-grads but are really just thirty-years-old and clinging on to their blissful youth. For some reason as a post-grad myself, I've found it easiest to write about things that depress me. I guess I just like an excuse to indulge in brownie sundaes nightly. But the truth is, the post-grad life isn't depressing!

Mar 9, 2011

This Post Grad Life: To Be Passionate Or To Be Practical?

When I graduated, I was pushed into a world full of options. At first, I took all of the options, put them in a sack that was my mind and tried them on one by one. But as time went on, I realized one thing: I needed to do something that struck my passionate heart strings. I knew I could deal with whatever my occupation tossed me from then on if I had a big crush on it.

Mar 9, 2011

How to Beat the Economic Doldrums

Straight from the dorm onto the street. This might seem to be the fate threatening college students graduating in our current economic doldrums. But there may be hope. There are methods for making yourself more appealing to potential employers.

Birthday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: 11 Things You Can’t Get Away With in the Real World

If there’s one thing we all know (but often try to deny), it’s that college is basically it’s own little universe. It’s that beer-drinking, bar-hopping, Cliff Notes-reading, coffee-chugging “safe haven” between the comfort of your parents’ home and that place everybody calls “the real world.” And unfortunately, we all know that “real world” is much less exciting than MTV moguls would like us to believe.

The Senioritis Bucket List

Remember Freshman year when every upper classmen you knew said "treasure the next four years, they go by so fast." Well not to sound like a broken record...but they kind of do. I'm entering my last semester of college and this huge list of things I had planned on doing before graduating has kind of well, not been tackled at all.

Feb 11, 2011

Friday Faves: 11 Things You Can't Get Away With in the Real World

If there’s one thing we all know (but often try to deny), it's that college is basically it’s own little universe. It's that beer-drinking, bar-hopping, Cliff Notes-reading, coffee-chugging "safe haven" between the comfort of your parents' home and that place everybody calls "the real world."

Feb 9, 2011

How To: Make the Most Out of Your Next Career Fair

Every year thousands of students embark on their first experience of the rat race. They decide to attend the career fair. Some of you are scared out of your minds, and there of course are others who don’t see what everyone is freaking out about. The truth is, there are less jobs than there are those in need of a job.

Jan 31, 2011

Surviving Senior Year: Over the Over-Analyzing

So this semester I’m taking my senior capstone classes. The seminar focuses on literature itself and the reflective tutorial focuses on literary theory and literary criticism. They’re supposed to be the culmination of everything we’ve ever learned as English majors. They’re supposed to extremely challenging, hardcore courses that push our limits. And they are extremely challenging and they do push my limits.

Jan 24, 2011

Surviving Senior Year: Staying Stress Free?

“This is going to be my stress free semester.” That was me, as I sat down to coffee with my friend approximately one hour before the start of my first class of the year. I was hopeful, really I was. Along with an awesome internship, I’m only taking two classes, a senior seminar, and a senior reflective tutorial, the capstones for my English major. I mean, how hard could those be right?

Jan 17, 2011

Surviving Senior Year: Preparing for the End

So…I’m back, just a few days away from my very last semester of college ever. It’s a strange feeling, knowing that this is the last time I’ll buy my school supplies, search for cheap books online, write down all my assignments, and swear to keep it together this year.

Jan 7, 2011

Friday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Dec 6, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Time for Some Rest and Relaxation

After months and months of bemoaning and belaboring senior year, the fall semester is almost complete. Half of my senior year is over. My lasts semester taking a full course load is over. It’s the end of an era, the beginning of something new. It’s what I’ve been counting down to since October.