Mar 19 2020

Scheduling Tips For Online Courses

by blogemu

College life can be very challenging as we attempt to transition from face-to-face to online classes. It can be especially difficult to have a structured schedule with everything being online.

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Here are some scheduling tips for taking online courses at EMU:

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1)Make sure your sleeping and eating patterns are the same.

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-Set a timer or an alarm for when it’s time for you to go to bed.

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-Create a time frame where you will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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*Eat healthy snacks and drink water in between classes and virtual meetings

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2) Use a planner for writing down homework and extracurricular activities..

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*Write your classes in order from Monday-Friday

Highlight important dates (finals, essays, and tests)

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3) Find free time between your classes and job scheduling

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-Any free time between your classes, eat or work on homework, etc.

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4) Remember to Relax!

-Make sure you take breaks

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-Recharge your brain by reading your preferred books or magazines

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Take time for yourself. Feel free to take a break away from your phone, laptop, and other electronics.

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BONUS TIPS:

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If you find yourself having a hard time dealing with online classes, the Holman Success Center aims to support students. Success Coaches: https://bit.ly/2w9I008

Supplemental Instructor: https://bit.ly/2vpn450

Tutoring: https://bit.ly/2QnhV4S

Peer Academic Coaches: https://bit.ly/2WjPiJw

For mental health needs and crisis intervention, talk to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (https://www.emich.edu/caps/)


About the writer:

Hello, My name is Bianca Ramsey and I am currently a Junior at EMU. I am pursuing a BA in Media Studies & Journalism with a minor in Communication, in addition to being a reporter & writer for the Eastern Echo.

Mar 13 2020

Tips for Finding a Summer Internship

by blogemu

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       . Gaining an undergraduate degree is an amazing accomplishment. Yet, what helps students get jobs is experience. “How do I gain experience?”, you might ask. You gain experience through internships. Though internships are hard to come by, you can secure one-with a great strategy and a positive attitude. Read along to figure out tips to help you get the summer internship of your dreams:

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 .  Use on-campus resources. There are so many resources on campus available to assist students in their career developments. Reach out to the University Advising and Career Development Center in McKenny Hall. They will provide job listings and contact information to employers you are interested in. Also, they can review your resume. (Nowadays, it’s important that an applicant’s resume matches the keyword in the job descriptions). Be the candidate that has an incredible cover letter and resume that tells a story as well as good interviewing skills.

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.  Attend events. If you are not finding the connections you need, then it might mean you need to step outside your comfort zone. Get out to networking events and learn whose doing big things in your industry of choice. Exchanging business cards can lead to an interview, especially if you come across as a genuine, hard working person. Also, go to internship fairs. EMU puts on internship fairs throughout the year. Research the companies beforehand and put your best foot forward.

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.  Utilize organizations and fellowships. Google organizations such as Emma Bowen Foundation, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and others that are genuinely helping all students obtain top-notch internships. These organizations are great starting points for an internship search.

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 . LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an online platform meant to help professionals meet others in their fields. You can easily send a connection request to a job recruiter or someone working at a company you love. Putting yourself on the radar of employers is a step in the right direction. You’ll snag an interview in no time.

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. Throughout your internship search, do not get discouraged. Lean on the encouragement of family and friends because you will get rejected. But, know that rejection will lead to the perfect opportunity. Good luck on your internship search!

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About the writer:

Gabrielle Reed is a senior majoring in Communication and double-minoring in Leadership and Women and Gender Studies. She is an Honors College Student and a McNair Scholar. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the media as well as teaching on the university level. She is a Resident Advisor, a sister in the You Beautiful Black Woman Epsilon Chapter, and she is apart of organizations such as Black Media Association and many others.

Mar 06 2020

How to Finish Your Semester Strong

by blogemu

The community I have chosen to be a part of and be vulnerable with, University Christian Fellowship

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.   .     We are officially half way through the winter 2020 semester! With every new year, it’s very common for us to make a New Year’s Resolution. In general, I don’t witness many people sticking to their resolutions or goals. It’s especially hard as a student to stay motivated when so much change is coming at you in all directions, not even counting the classwork that sneaks up on you with the new semester.

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This year, I am going to look forward to different things that I am setting out only to succeed at. If we do it as a goal, then we are almost allowing ourselves to have something to fail at. For the rest of this school year, I am looking forward to a few things.

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This year, I am going to stay motivated. Don’t let one bad day take over my mindset in everything I have already worked for.

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This year, I am going to pick up shifts when I can. If you have the opportunity to make money, do it. We don’t need to always be the broke college students.

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This year, I am not going to sleep all day. Rest when needed, but don’t hold yourself back from what could be a great day.

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This year, I will work on assignments as they get assigned. We are at this university to get a degree. Actively work towards your future and it will pay off.

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This year, I will not procrastinate. Life as a college student is stressful enough, no need to stress about one assignment double time because you are doing it in the last minute.

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This year, I will be active in my student organization. Did you get involved last semester? Were you actively working to do more in your student org? If not, be present and share your voice.

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This year, I will not rely on anyone else to make me happy. Sometimes we give too much responsibility over our happiness to people who don’t deserve it and will never satisfy. I encourage you to be responsible for your own happiness because you can’t be disappointed by people any longer.

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This year, I will focus on my mental health. It’s okay to put yourself first, but we have this stigma that it’s selfish when it is in fact not.

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This year, I will be active in class discussions. Be present and let others see what you have to offer.

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This year, I look forward to being a better person. We can always do more to improve ourselves and this year let’s do that together.

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Whether your goal is to finish the semester strong or have a better year in general, you can do it. The main thing to remember is that you have the power to do anything you set your mind to. If I can ask one thing of my fellow eagles, don’t let a bump in the road throw you off course because you deserve better.


About the writer:

  .      Shayla Parham is a first-year student at Eastern majoring in Public Relations. She works as a desk assistant at the Leadership and Counseling Office as well as being a team member of the Go Social Media Team. Shayla is a member of Optimize Eastern and University Christian Fellowship. Shayla enjoys music of all genres and quality time with her friends.