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Scholarships Are Like Coupons For College

They might not be exactly like coupons, but when it comes down to it, scholarships are the best way to take an enormous tuition bill down by a few thousand dollars. Much like ‘extreme couponing’, however, the process is rigorous and time consuming, but if you are willing to put in the time, you can save some money. Here are some useful tools to help when trying to find scholarships to qualify for. Continue reading “Scholarships Are Like Coupons For College”

REquired or REally cool: Why not both?

Sometimes, college classes have events that are required outside of class. Here’s the good part—they aren’t normally bummers! In my experience, out-of-class activities have been a blast. Read on to discover some of my coolest experiences in attending events that were required for a class!

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So You Don’t Know What to do With Your Life…

 

 

Don’t have the rest of your life planned out to the minute? It’s okay. Read on to learn about my experience with coming to K-State with an Open Option major and how it benefited me.

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Study Smarter, Not Harder

If you have a part-time job it can be tricky to balance college and work. I found a few really neat tricks to get some quality studying done while at work. It will work well if you have a campus job like me where you can do work with your earbuds in. Continue reading “Study Smarter, Not Harder”

Thinking outside the college degree

Getting an engineering degree is pretty tough work -of course I wouldn’t know about that, but people tell me. I just assume if someone goes through the trouble of getting an engineering education they wouldn’t think of doing something else for a career. Continue reading “Thinking outside the college degree”

The home stretch

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I hate to be “that guy”, but dead week starts Monday and finals week starts the Monday after, the end has never been closer (in a thick, suspenseful voice). However, having gone to class all semester and battled procrastination to study and do homework, I feel somewhat prepared, and even though I have not started studying for final exams yet, I plan to just take full advantage of dead week to tackle classes one at a time in the order they come. A lot of people may be feeling very overwhelmed right now, but here is what I am going to do and I hope it works for others too. Continue reading “The home stretch”

Stressed Out of My Mind

It’s that time of year again.  A test and paper in one class, a project in another, plus a few more papers, projects and tests in the rest can make for an extremely stressful time.  Then when you add working a job and trying to make time for a social life, things can get out of control and suddenly you find yourself in a downward spiral.  Thankfully, there are some simply things you can do to help manage your stress better. Continue reading “Stressed Out of My Mind”

Don’t worry, there are field trips in college

Kelli and I in an Apache helicopter
Kelli and I in an Apache helicopter

One of the best classes I have ever taken is Military Public Relations with Deb Skidmore. This is a hands-on class with lots of guest speakers and discussions. There are also two field trips to Fort Riley, which is an Army post just outside of Manhattan. Here are some photos from our trip to the airfield.  Continue reading “Don’t worry, there are field trips in college”