How I Found Myself at a Large University

 This time last year, I never would have expected to be at the University of Georgia. The  school has over 30,000 students, a large Greek life, and a serious football team. I never saw myself as fitting in at a school like this. However, I decided to attend the University of Georgia primarily for financial [...]

Compartmentalizing Information to Avoid Anxiety

As a part of my summer internship working with Get Smart, I have been assigned a mentor. My mentor’s job is simply to talk to and get to know me, and ask me questions to get me to think critically. Our last meeting had us both contemplating. My mentor asked me how I could possibly [...]

Run the Track, Don’t Compete With the Track

To all the non-runners out there, no worries, this won’t be a you must start running after reading this article. But, it will be motivational towards running your brain track. To all the already runners of the track, I commend you on running. I never ran the track; even in high school I would always [...]

Packed Schedule? No Need to Worry!

As we get older and move into our college years, our lives seem to get more complicated. There’s no more mom or dad constantly reminding us to get our homework finished before extracurriculars or to eat in between practices, rehearsals, meetings and games.   We are told to get involved in college by joining clubs, [...]

A Guide to Speaking Your Mind

Having the confidence to speak regularly in class can be difficult for many people. For those who are more extraverted, this may be a relatively simple task that involves close to no effort. For those who may be more introverted, it can be very nerve-wracking, and they may end up shying away from asking questions. [...]

Your Grades Aren’t You

 Do you consider the students with the highest grades to be the smartest in the class? Have you ever thought that they’d be so much more successful than you and everyone else with lower grades than them? Have you ever shown someone a poor grade that you got, and they made you feel unintelligent? A [...]

College Safety: Sexual Assault Awareness

Going away to college can be one of the most enriching and positive experiences in one’s life; you are exposed to a new environment, new friends, and new experiences. These 4+ years can contribute so much to one’s growth, and have a positive impact on one’s personal development, but unfortunately, it can also come with [...]

5 Ways to Get Involved in Your Community – and Benefit

  1. Go for the Obscure- What I’ve learned in years past is that the best opportunities often lie in unexpected places. Instead of volunteering at a popular spot in your community, shoot for the places that mean the most to you. Is there a park in your town that you love to go to? [...]

Lessons Learned from My Greek Life Experience

When I was going away to college, I never gave much thought to getting involved on campus. That wasn’t my main concern. When a bunch of girls in my hall decided to rush sororities during the second semester, I thought about it too. I rushed my freshman year and ended up dropping out. The experience [...]

Being Confident in Your Four Year Fit

The college process is a huge step in a young adult’s life. There is uncertainty about career paths, where you want to live or commute to for the next four years and how to fit into the university community. With over 2,400 four year institutions in the United States alone, there are endless options for [...]