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Jump Off the Page

It may be rare for a student productivity blogger to draw inspiration from a film about card counting, but I have managed to do just that. I saw the film 21 a while back and absolutely loved it. If you want a little more background information on the film, (re)read “Do you dazzle? Do you jump off the page?” which I wrote last week. The part of the film I drew my inspiration from was when Ben faced a tough...

10 Study Abroad Tips and Suggestions

Studying abroad was the best decision I made while in college. It opened my eyes to a different culture and experiences, I met some amazing people, and I got to travel more in that 9 months than at any other time in my life combined. Although you will get a packet of logistical information from your study abroad program about visa requirements, registration, and other legal necessities for participation in the host country,...

Don’t Miss Out!

Generally speaking, there is so much going on all the time on a college campus and its surrounding town. It’s easy to ignore or forget about these events as we all get caught up in our own lives. However, one of the coolest parts about being in school is to have access to all sorts of speakers, concerts, groups, athletic games, etc. Take advantage of this! Most of these events are probably free or low-cost to you as a...

Quick Tip: Always Check the Weather

Around here, March is one of the craziest months of the year weather-wise. This week alone, our temperatures have ranged between 20 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit! That’s quite a spread. However, it seems several of my peers do not check the weather before heading out, and wind up either wearing an overcoat and winter boots when it’s 70 degrees out or a t-shirt and shorts when the temperature plummeted from 70 to 30...

Do you dazzle? Do you jump off the page?

I watched the movie 21 a while back, and there are a couple of lines that have stuck with me. I won’t go into detail about the entire storyline, but at this point a young man was sat in front of a judge for a prestigious scholarship, when he is told the following… “Unfortunately – Desire doesn’t figure into this much. The ‘Robinson’ is going to go to someone who dazzles. Someone...