All posts filed under: Education

Graduation Caps On Fleek

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
When we graduated high school 12 years (!!!!) ago, we didn’t have the option – or maybe didn’t even know there was the option – to decorate the tops of our caps. By college, I think the trend was still out there, but people at my school didn’t delve into their arts & crafts side, despite being an arts school. But now that it’s graduation season again, I am constantly seeing more and more elaborately decorated caps that are more exciting than any commencement I’ve ever attended. And of course, there’s a good chunk out there that were inspired by pop culture, so here are some of the best from the Class of 2016 and their graduation caps on fleek*. *I’m too old to be saying that they’re not “on fleek” I take that back. Where is the lie? https://twitter.com/sincerely_mg/status/731202777700024320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/KimsCustomCraft/status/730580623581052928 Queen B for those Queens, B. https://twitter.com/Tykeez/status/728983177491001344 https://twitter.com/aprilthiess/status/733022172793409537 https://twitter.com/lizPLUSbeth/status/733118400667344897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw http://treaxherous.tumblr.com/post/144406671868/day-2-of-graduation-is-under-way https://www.instagram.com/p/BFhW024NfsF/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BF7YKXtpBck/ https://twitter.com/RevoltTV/status/731234823197609985 https://twitter.com/summerspears_/status/724279768359796736 And of course the wise words of Michael Scott… http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144852699072 http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144741979637 Some call it the…

Graduating Is The Pits

Originally posted on Taylor Is Not a Carrie:
I’m on the campus planning committee, and at an event I was hosting, I traded T-shirts with a girl who requested a different size. Literally gave her the shirt off my back. I don’t think she saw me, but when I turned around, she was sniffing the pits. Gr8. I can finally share this news because it went live: I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP AND AM FEATURED ON THE FABULOUSLY HELPFUL AND WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ED2010!!!! I’m not even going to humor the Internet with fake humility here. “What? Who, me? I won?? Stop it, you!” I’m a broke betch in NYC. I was going to get that scholarship if I had to hack, drag, and drop it out of another poor (literally) intern’s inbox. And now here I am, blogging faster than live Twitter feed of a GOP debate because of the new Internet exposure, duh. It’s been a hot second since I’ve blogged, so I should give a quick update that I graduate in 9 days. Only NINE days. 9 days is…

The College Years: Navigating Frat Parties, Relationships, and Studies

Originally posted on Nina Navigating Life :
“College will be the best four years of your life.” – Everyone Not to sound like everyone else, but college actually was the best four years of my life. High school was absolutely awful for me, as I’m sure many of you can relate to. I didn’t have that many friends, and the friends I did have were the root of many tears, drama, and anxiety. So when I moved into my freshman year dorm with my roommate and two suitemates who had no idea who I was, I was overjoyed. For some reason, the thought of not knowing anyone was actually comforting to me. Sure, it was scary at times, but I was so excited to have a clean slate. I always say that my freshman year was the most fun year of my life, but I would never want to do it again. And I can explain that statement to you in two words: FRAT PARTIES. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. There were plenty of other fun things about that year,…

I Regret Getting My MBA

Originally posted on One Millennial Girl:
My intentions are not to make you think that I’m not proud of achieving the accomplishment of obtaining a master’s degree, the process comes with the good as well as the bad. I want to share my experiences and a few of the situations I faced during and after my time in the MBA program. The good – is the feeling of walking across the stage, knowing that you’ve made it through some of the toughest courses, the pats on the back from family and friends, and the possibility of a stable career. The bad – comes when you complete your M.B.A. while you’re unemployed, with no way of paying back your student loans. This is where my regret comes in. I went into the M.B.A. program a year after getting my bachelor’s degree. I wanted to continue the learning process while I still had a student mindset and I figured it would help me stay competitive in the job market. At that time, I didn’t really know what…

The Tall Tales of a College Education

Originally posted on julz speaks:
For better or worse, I am a millennial – one of the millions born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Having been raised by two hard-working baby boomers, I always knew that if I worked hard enough, I would go to college. My parents are from a generation where hard work paid off and college degrees lead to better jobs with higher salaries. They are part of a proud generation who wants more for their children than they ever had. Commendable goals indeed. So, to college I went. I spent the next 6 years (4 years for my bachelors and 2 years for my doctorate) in this strange world – a reality seemingly untouched by actual reality. “Work hard,” “get good grades,” “get advice from your professors,” “network network network.” My personal favorite… “Get your degree and a great job will follow.” I heard it all and believed it all. I got good grades. I was in the honors society, active in clubs and the class representative. Come my last…

11 Ways to Save on School

Rent a book or buy used. Talk to students in your program that have taken the classes you want to take and buy the books from them. Or buy the books for cheap at online stores like Amazon or AbeBooks.com Sell your books right away when your done with the semester. Post an ad on campus, sell them to the bookstore or to a friend. You may end up getting pennies on the dollar for what you spent but it’s better to get something for them than nothing. If you have the grades, become a Teaching Assistant or tutor in your school during the year.  They pay well above minimum wage, you get to refresh the material you already learned by teaching others & you get paid to do it. Of course if you have an internship during the school year that is even better. Apply for scholarships, bursaries and grants in your school. Visit your schools financial aid’s office and also check out helpful sites like Scholarship Canada  for scholarships being offered that you…

On The Day I Quit Teaching

Originally posted on Adventures in Verdance:
The day came and went without me even realizing it.  A year had passed since I quit substitute teaching. If you go back and read this post, it paints a rather rosy picture of me quitting my day job to pursue a dream. In fact, what really happened wasn’t as rosy. I was cornered in a parking lot by a group of angry teenagers (because I’d told their teacher how they’d behaved when I subbed for them the day before). I was afraid for my life, quit my job without notice, and scrambled to make a complete career change in a very small amount of time. I was terrified. At the time, I kept it from the blog because I didn’t want anyone to talk to me about it. I felt ashamed that I couldn’t stand up for myself. I was worried that the kids would find me through social media. I was constantly making/taking calls from cops, administrators, and angry teachers that I’d bailed on because I was too afraid to…

5 Things You Should Know About Student Loan Debt

When I think back to when I was in Grade 12 gearing up for university, it seems so long ago. Who knew the decisions I made then regarding my finances (and some that where inevitable due to my circumstances) would continue to impact and shape me as the person I am today. To save future post-secondary students or current ones from getting into more student debt than they need to, I have compiled a short list of what I learned from incurring so much student debt. If you have to take out ‘more’ student loan to complete your undergraduate degree outside of your hometown, it’s probably a bad idea. I understand that some students would like to go to a school outside of their city because it’s well known for the program they want to take. Others may just want to leave the nest egg. However, in most cases the added debt needed to finance this decision exceeds the economic benefit they actually get once their out of school. This was not an option for…