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Time to sign up for classes is coming around quick and here are some resources to help you decide which classes to sign up for:
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great week 9. The dreaded finals are just around the corner so this week we focused on how to de-stress during this chaotic time. We focused on what stress is and what causes stress. Stress is defined as something that causes physical or emotional distress. Some major causes of stress are school, work, relationships, and just everyday life tasks. It is important to check in with yourself periodically to measure how you are dealing with stress. Some basic questions you should ask yourself include:
Lastly, here are a couple of updates for this week:
We hope you all have been studying hard, passing those midterms, and taking care of yourselves! Last meeting, the workshop on Networking and Staying Organized was presented (as requested by your fellow members!) Here's a quick rundown of how to effectively network and maintain organization!
Talking to your professors is not as intimidating as you may think! Preparation and an open mind are key to being able to develop a relationship with your professor. Before attending office hours, be sure to read through their curriculum vitae! Show an interest in their research and publications, and conversations will be smooth sailing from there (hopefully)! Be genuine and don't be afraid to ask questions about their own experiences in undergrad or grad school. If talking to professors is too difficult, networking with your TAs may be easier! The vibes may be more casual and friendly, and you may relate to their experiences a little more!
Networking events are another fantastic way for you to succeed in your major/career! Check your emails for any possible networking events. The Career Center also hosts panels for students to interact with professionals who may offer internships or part-time jobs! Career fairs are also another great way to practice your networking skills with businesses and other corporations. Find common interests and be confident in your ability!
Planners, agendas, to-do lists, bullet journals, and calendars are some common and very effective ways to stay organized with timelines and schedules. Write down important events or deadlines immediately so that you don't forget! Keep your notes organized in one location (folder, notebook, binder, etc.). Sort your notes in order of either chronological order or by classes! If you write your notes out by hand in class, rewrite them if they're too illegible!
Set dates and times for everything, if possible! Another great tip is to print out all your syllabi and mark down important dates in your agenda in the beginning of the quarter. Remember that staying organized very much relies on disciplining yourself.
We hope these tips will help you all succeed as the quarter progresses!
Good luck on midterms! Stay strong!!!
This week's presentation entailed reading comprehension and speed reading tips. If you are someone who finds it difficult to finish all of your readings or to just focus on the content of your reading assignments, these tips may be of use.
1) Survey - survey the chapter
We hope that you had a great start to the Winter quarter. If you are looking for a job, this is a perfect time because there are many upcoming career-related events. Here are some steps and advice on how to formulate your own elevator pitch to make you stand out from the rest of the job seekers out there:
During the meeting, we also talked about dining etiquette. Some tips include:
Hello y'all! Hope your week is going well and I hope that you all finish the quarter strong!
This week we talked about research and here are some points that you should keep in mind when applying for research:
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us!
Here are some reminders about upcoming events:
Today was jam-packed with information and so, please review the Google Slides linked below for more detailed information on the board members, the requirements for membership, the requirements for induction, what XAE and SSI can offer you, the upcoming opportunities to get points AND, last but not least, other opportunities for first-generations student support, as well as a preliminary opportunity to think about research.
We have made it half way through the quarter! Here are a few quick reminders that were addressed this week:
We also had a "Failure Resume" workshop in which we acknowledged our failures and brainstormed ideas and steps we we would take to learn from our mistakes/rejections. Becoming comfortable with your shortcomings will encourage you to learn from them and apply your knowledge to future experiences!
**This is a very brief recap of our last meeting. For more detailed information, please let us know by e-mailing us!**
This week's meeting was not as jam packed with announcements, but was laid-back and in preparation for the UTC Cha for Tea Fundraiser and Social. Thank you to those who took the time to come out to participate in the fundraiser and socialize with fellow members! This was a really great experience and we hope you made plenty of new friends within XAE!
Midterms are right around the corner for most of you (unless you're lucky and knocked them all out early!) This week's workshop focused on test-taking strategies and how to do well on your upcoming exams. In the weeks before an exam, it is very important to be active in your learning by attending class and taking thorough notes. Office hours, study groups, and tutoring are also there to help you understand the material better, which makes for a better exam grade! If you have a disability that may inhibit your performance on an exam, the Disability Services Center is there to help you and will make accommodations that will facilitate the test taking. For the night before an exam, it is important to be prepared, and to focus even harder on understanding or memorizing material. Also have all your testing supplies ready or you will stress even more on exam day, which will affect your test score negatively! Be confident in your ability to do well, and be ultra careful when time management and all of the questions. One method that was suggested was to take the exam backwards, which is not recommended but can work out for certain students! Checking all your answers multiple times is also important, in case you are missing information or bubbled an answer wrong. Avoid omitting any answers because as Wayne Gretzky once said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Good luck to everyone taking midterms or submitting important essays or the like!
**This is a very brief recap of our last meeting. For more detailed information, please let us know by e-mailing us!*