Having pets in college can be a wonderful idea because they are great companions when your roommates and friends aren’t around, or if you just need a cuddle buddy. Your pet is always there for you and it is proven that they can help lower stress levels. But there are some things you need to consider before bring your furry friend from home or make that big step in purchasing a new lifelong friend. It’s important to realize that most dorms do not allow pets, with the exception of perhaps…read more
One of the biggest questions students ask themselves when they are deciding whether or not to rush a sorority or fraternity needs to be, “Can I handle the time commitment?” This is most definitely something to consider when deciding to make that commitment to Greek life. Sororities and fraternities participate in tons of campus events, attend other Greek organizations’ events, and have to work on their own philanthropy events, not to mention the social aspect of it all. But if joining Greek life is something you really want to do,…read more
It’s always a bit of a drag to start the fall semester after three full months of summer break, but with a new fall semester comes college football! From undergrad freshman to second-year graduate students, professors, and faculty, everyone loves this time of year when we all come together to cheer on our school in America’s real favorite pastime. With football season starting, so does the tradition of tailgating. For many college students tailgating means two things, drinking and more drinking. While this can seem tempting, be aware it also…read more
College is a wonderful time in a young person’s life, full of new freedoms, friendships, all-nighters, projects, papers, and many more unique experiences you will probably only encounter during this season of life. Particularly during the first few years, it is easy to forget that you are ultimately in college to prepare yourself for a professional career. It is important to remember that your desire for a bright future is the reason you are attending college in the first place. Your goal is to gain an education and become successful…read more
Career fairs are a great resource that colleges and universities often offer to help students network, learn how to talk to employers, and connect with a large variety of different companies and job opportunities. This is a great chance to make a good first impression with a potential boss or company. Attending career fairs is a great chance to practice and build on professional skills. You should consider attending them beginning as early as your first year of college, but it’s pretty much a must for your senior year. One…read more
Hey! What’s up guys! My name is Sage. I am 20 years old and a freshman at East Carolina University. I grew up in High Point, NC. My learning differences are an auditory processing disorder and ADHD. Currently, I am undecided as to what I would like to major in, but I’m leaning toward social work or child life. I want to become a great leader for my community. My life goals are to finish college and succeed in everything I do.
Hey everyone, I am McKenna, an 18-year-old freshmen at East Carolina University. I am from a little town outside of Winston Salem, North Carolina called Rural Hall where I was born and raised. I am diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. So far my major is undecided, but I know I want to serve students with special needs in some way, which has always been my life goal and my motivation to do well in school.
Hi my name is Brooke and my hometown is Virginia Beach, Virginia. I am nineteen years old and currently in my second semester of my sophomore year at East Carolina University. I have been diagnosed with dyscalculia along with some processing and short-term recall disorders. My major is elementary education with a concentration in reading.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the prospect of a large essay, and many students find it a challenge to break the writing down into manageable parts. Then on top of that, a lot of students with LDs have a hard time putting their thoughts and ideas on paper. If this is the case, the result can be large paragraphs of unfinished and unorganized ideas in the form of run-on sentences. If you are nodding your head in agreement, this article may be helpful in your efforts to break this…read more
“An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents [arranged in alphabetical order]. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.” http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography Odds are you will probably have to write an annotated bibliography as part of a paper at some point in your college career. If you’ve never had to do one before, it can seem overwhelmingly daunting, and if you…read more