Tag: Career

Using a Tablet for Work and Leisure

This summer, while I was living on an island off the coast of New Hampshire, my Macbook Pro . I was one of about a hundred employees on Star Island, and luckily we were fortunate enough to have a full-time IT person who could help diagnose the issue. My computer died in the middle of me using it, and when I tried to restart it the only thing that appeared on the screen was a message telling me the laptop couldn’t connect to its own hard drive. I would later find out that the cable that connected the hard drive to the...

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Return to NY

Because Union has trimesters, we have a six-week break starting at Thanksgiving break and continuing into the beginning of the New Year. Break is the perfect time to do something exciting as not many other people are home at the same time. Many students use this time to travel on a Union mini-term or on their own, or get an internship. I spent this past winter break in Seattle, staying with family. The infamous Pike’s Place Market in Seattle Rather than being at home in NH, where I would undoubtedly be spending money to visit people, my aunt let...

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before College–(Part 2)

Now, continuing on with the proposed, first five Things I Wish I Knew Before College list, the remaining five are as followed. 6. Don’t Overestimate Your Free Time As glorious as the trimester schedule can be at times (and challenging at others), try to refrain from being idle with your time. Due dates are closer than they appear and the days go by quickly. Take baby steps and work on assignments bit by bit, though it’s easier said than done. Even if it’s just brainstorming what you want to write a paper on, doing the first two equations of your...

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Trimesters at Union

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about trimesters. Something that sets Union apart from most colleges and universities in America is its trimester system. Contrary to the norm, we have three terms instead of two and we take three classes for ten weeks each. This works out so we get a six-week winter break from Thanksgiving to just after New Year’s, and while we get out a little later in the summer, we don’t have to go back to school until early September. By the time we’re out of school for Thanksgiving break, we’ve completely finished with our...

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Winter Break Plans

Union’s schedule is pretty strange. We don’t get out until June, and we have all of December off. This fall I have been quietly freaking out over what I would do for break. Unlike a lot of my friends who have each other at home during break to hang out with, it’s just me. I live in rural New Hampshire and there really aren’t many (or any…we don’t have any businesses in my town) that would hire me just for 6 weeks. My first two winter breaks were spent working at a ski mountain teaching lessons. Ideally, this would...

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6 Life Lessons for the Summer In Between

Being a high school graduate is strange.  So is being a college freshman.  What’s weirder is how to navigate the transition between these identities.  As someone who is counting down the last two weeks until I arrive on campus, I can think of a few major lessons I’ve learned this summer.   1.  Summer will never be like in the movies. I’ve spent every single summer saying, “This summer will be the best one yet, we’re going to do so many crazy things!”  I think we all want one of those summers we can look back at like it’s...

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Thank U

There are two days of classes left in Spring term, and one class left for me in my undergraduate career. I’ve had a lot of time over the past few weeks to reflect on my past four years here at Union and the only thing I can think of to say is: Thank You. During high school all you hear about is how college is the best four years of your life.  While I can’t speak to that now because I have no idea what will happen during the rest of my life, I can say that the past four...

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Networking Dinner with President’s Council

A couple weeks ago, all students were sent an email inviting us to a networking dinner. The first 40 students who replied were reserved spots to go. It was organized in a way that sat people with council members who were involved in our field of interest. I was seated at the table with a nonprofit/activism theme. We all discussed our interests and the President Council member helped us by talking about her experiences and giving us some contacts to reach out to. It was definitely an opportunity I’m glad I jumped upon, having no expectations of what it was...

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in the next week…

By this point you probably have come to realize that I am quite the planner and live religiously by my schedule (see here and here), but this next week will probably be my craziest of college yet. Why? Not only do I have to hand in all of my final assignments for my classes (details below), but I have a twin sister who just happens to also go to a school on the trimester schedule which just happens to be 3,000 miles away in Southern California. Oh, and throw in there that the two of us will be turning...

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