3 Lessons to Learn about Friendships in College

Re: 10 awkward friendships you probably have

A couple months ago, I read an article about friendships here that really resonated with me. Skeptically, I shared it around to see whether others felt the same, and discovered that a lot of the ideas hold true. Here are some important lessons to remember about friendships in college, related to the article:

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Transfer Credits: Manor College to Moravian College

After graduating from Manor College I immediately transferred to Moravian College. Moravian did a great job recruiting me as a transfer student, and quickly sent me my credit evaluation.

Luckily all of my courses transferred, but over half of my classes transferred as electives. Therefore, take note that even if your admissions counselor says, “All of your courses will transfer,” your credit transferring problems are probably not over! Make sure you know how to petition for credit. As a transfer student, electives don’t help much when transferring; it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll have more electives than you know what to do with after transferring.

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Comparing College Career Paths

Despite my younger sister being two years behind me in high school, we’ll be graduating from college at the same time. Have I spent an extra two years pursuing my Bachelor’s? Luckily, not quite.

Before enrolling at college, I took a year-long gap year off from school. My sister, on the other hand, immediately started college when she graduated from high school.

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3 Things To Do While Waiting for a Decision

Although it’s been almost two years since I’ve transferred, I remember the feeling of waiting for a transfer admission decision. Since you’ve sent in your essays and information, all you can do is wait. It’s difficult, especially because you just want to hear back. Here are three things you can do while waiting for a decision:

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I Regret Transferring to Temple University

Warning: This post is not meant to bash Temple University in any way. If I’m being completely honest, it simply isn’t the best fit for me personally.

You’re probably thinking “Woah, that’s a hefty title!” Well, transferring from a small two-year college to a ridiculously large university with 38,000 times the students was quite a hefty change!

“Then why make such a hefty change?” you may ask. One word: finances.

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Multitasking as a Non-Traditional Student

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When I returned to college in 2013 to obtain my Paralegal Certificate at Manor College, I was a full-time mom and student, part-time fitness instructor, and intern as a Paralegal. In addition, I dog sat and worked part-time in a floral shop.

Where did I find the time? Multitasking and time management. A calendar on my phone was a must (including a paper backup – one time I deleted my phone calendar and needless to say, it was crazy until I could recover it). Ever since then, I use a backup program for my phone called Samsung Kies.

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6 Reasons to Make Sleep a Priority

If you’re like most college students, you’re probably sleep-deprived. According to the University Health Center at the University of Georgia, “most college students get 6 – 6.9 hours of sleep per night” but “most adults need somewhere between 6-10 hours of sleep per night.”

It’s okay not to participate in every activity; doing so will give you more time to focus on your other responsibilities, and ideally give you time for some extra sleep. If you’re stretched too thin, you won’t be able to perform at your best for any of your tasks.

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Using Social Media in College

Today, students are plugged in like never before. The presence of social media in classrooms and in our lives can be huge and even overwhelming at times. On the other hand, there are a lot of ways to use social media to make your life easier and more efficient.

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School Isn’t THAT Important

Today’s post is going to be a bit different from the posts that I tend to write. There’s usually a bulleted list with items that might help you in one way or another; today, however, is just a simple word of encouragement. It’s something that has been on my mind over the weekend, so I hope it may be able to help someone else who may be struggling with this.

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Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship in College

img_0557My boyfriend and I started dating during our sophomore year in high school, went to college 3 hours apart, and now he’s in Europe while I’m in the United States. We’ve been together for 7 years and in a long-distance relationship for 5 of those years, normally seeing each other once every three months.

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you know it has its challenges. If you’re in a relationship that’s turning into a long-distance relationship, you know the uncertainty that comes with it. This is what I’ve learned from my long-distance relationship (LDR): Continue reading “Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship in College”