Monday, January 31, 2011

Need a major?

Hi friends!

You're 18,
you've just graduated from high school,
you have (hopefully) another 60 years to go,
so the question is....

how are you going to spend those 60+ years?

Deciding what you would like to do for the rest of your life is...well...hard. So it's easy to understand why so many undergraduate students have a difficult time deciding on a major. If you're one of those students who has known from the womb what you're supposed to do with your life, count yourself lucky. For the rest of us, there are some great resources to help make that tough decision.

For starters, there's the University Advising Services:
Even if you're Undeclared, there are plenty of great people in this office who can help you navigate your first few years of school.

Also, we have a great resource called Career Services:
At Career Services, you can take aptitude tests, personality tests and even meet one-on-one with career counselors.

If you want to do some of your own major searching, check out the USU General Catalog:

Don't be afraid to be Undeclared for awhile, there is nothing wrong with it!
Good luck to all!

-Shayla :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homework Break: Star Wars Marathon!

Imagine this:

It's Human Rights Day (or is it Martin Luther King Day?) 2011. A FULL DAY that could be used (wisely) to complete homework. Instead, 10 friends embark upon an entirely different epic adventure: Star Wars Marathon!

Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, it was! I watched Episodes I, II, III, and IV in one day! (I even got some homework done, don't worry). During my 4.5 years in college thus far, I have never participated in a movie marathon. It was wildly entertaining. I'm pretty sure I missed huge portions of plot line because we were laughing and talking during almost all of it, but it was worth it.

It was worth it to take time off from my busy schedule, to forget about homework if only for 10 hours of my life, to watch intergalactic warfare scenes, to eat too much junk food, to feel as if I have lost 1000 braincells.
My advice to all current and future college students:
be sure to make time for fun (synonyms: jollification, merrymaking, amusement, R and R, etc.).

You won't regret it!