Post-secondary campus life-balance possible?

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Post-secondary campus life-balance possible?

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:03 pm

Two weeks into the new school year, many students are settling into their class schedules, making friends and discovering the campus social life. There are students who are also working to cover their tuition or living costs.

How is the balance between studies, social life, work and school activities faring, while fitting in time for sleep?
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Re: Post-secondary campus life-balance possible?

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:06 pm

You are still recovering from the cost of buying books and course materials for classes? Some of the senior students may have pointed out the used book sales or places to find someone to swap books with.

Clubs offer the prospect of indulging in social time in a fun common interest group--but some campuses have a range of clubs that choosing one or two to fit in with studies and other needs can be a test of discovering what you really want out of the fall term. By the way, read through the student handbook, as programs, services and discount plans can change from the previous year. Yes, school policies are in those pages also, so become acquainted with them!
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Re: Post-secondary campus life-balance possible?

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:00 pm

A benefit of attending a post-secondary campus is volunteering at campus events and getting some experience with visitors, event setup, customer service (you learn that some expectations can be unrealistic but you try to get answers or politely decline some requests), and team work. There will likely be print materials to go along with event duties, so a structured environment helps you to move into duties with ease.

Name-tags help you identify other staff/volunteers, as well help visitors determine that you can assist them! Networking is a distinct possibility, but you are getting time with experienced crew/staff so you can learn new things. If you have interests in certain industries and events are being held at your school for them, inquire through the faculties or departments hosting those events of opportunities to volunteer (you may even find out if there are any temporary jobs for those events). Be keen to read your school email announcement and bulletin boards and follow your curiousity.

Then you have some extra material to add to your resume after the events! Nice touch.
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