When some of us (aka me), have four classes between 10:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. with only 15 minutes between each class, and walking isn’t always our best option.
The end of the semester comes around and suddenly the marathon turns into a sprint of final exams and projects all in one week. Try your best not to stress out or panic, that will just make it all worse.
I’m currently in my fourth year at the University of Central Florida. If I could say one thing to my freshman-self, it would by far be, “Get involved now and stop procrastinating!”
Being a student at the University of Central Florida, scheduling was always pretty easy for me. I knew what date I had to enroll by and I knew what classes I needed, or I met with an advisor and had it figured out quickly. Although this semester, I had to sign up for classes that were smaller and more specific to my major. After my enrollment date, I was still waitlisted for three out of four of my classes!
My name is Marena and I am a current student at the University of Central Florida. Probably some of the best advice you could get from someone is to make connections with your professors throughout college and make sure they can match your name to your face. Just think about how in high school, all your teachers knew who you were and they took the time to pull you aside and give you feedback or check in on how you are doing in class. That is extremely helpful especially when you might be struggling in the class, when your teacher was aware of this they tried their best to help you succeed.
Going home for a holiday break is one of the best times of the school year. Depending on where you live and where you attend school, the drive might be pretty long. But a long drive to vacation is not all that bad; the drive back to school, however, can be terrible...especially alone.
My name is Marena and I’m a student at UCF in Orlando. The weather does not change too much here but it does drop to the low 40’s at times. The change of seasons requires different clothes and different activities.
Halloween is one of the best holidays out there, and believe it or not it gets better in college! Instead of one night of fun like there might be in high school, you get a whole weekend or maybe even a week of Halloween events. And instead of just one costume to pick, you need to find at least two. This is a ton of fun, but can also get expensive and stressful when you are on your own in college and have all your new responsibilities to handle as well as preparing for Halloween.
Email might be the only way to communicate with your professor. Here's some email etiquette tips.
Hey guys! My name is Marena and I am a sophomore at the University of Central Florida. I have left college for Summer break two times now and each time is still as bittersweet as the first. My first year I packed up my dorm room. This was more sweet than bitter because I was not a fan of my roommate and I had a rough first year and was totally ready to come home. However I lived across the hall from two girls who became my best friends, so no longer being two steps away from their bedsides was pretty sad.