I have been meeting quite a few transfer students recently and I am impressed with what an eclectic group of students they are. Transfer students come from everywhere and study everything. I worry that we assume that because transfers are skilled compared to freshmen that they are neglected. My advice is take the intiative! Ask questions! Get involved! Build mentoring relationships with your faculty. Join a student organization …or better yet START ONE. Not only will it look great on your resume but you will benefit from the expereince. Fall 2011 here we come.
Summer Orientations are busy stressful times but they are also reminders of the excitement and enthusiasm that fill the air on university campuses across the nation. Sam Houston State is no different. Our Transfer Student Advisory Board is making plans to welcome new transfer students. Our aim is to make information about campus life more available. Although transfer students bring alot of skills it is still a new campus and new faculty and expectations. Although I may feel tired by the end of the summer…by the beginning of Fall I can’t help but feel energized and excited. Let’s go!!
Recently I went to apply for housing at Sam Houston. This being my first time to attempt to apply I had no idea what to expect. I was astounded to find out that female upperclassmen have been put on a waiting list since April! Sam Houston guarantees housing for freshman females, and the incoming freshman class is the largest Sam Houston has seen in years. This has caused a dilemma for me in attempting to find housing on campus. So I have resorted to searching for an apartment somewhere near the SHSU campus that is affordable and student friendly. So far the most difficult task I have come across is simply choosing where I want to live and finding roommates of course.
It has been another wonderful week of the summer. And this week ends on a very important occasion: the independence of our country. The 4th of July is not only a day for friends, family, fireworks, and BBQ but also a day to reflect on the pride of our country. America’s independence earned so long ago by our troops must not be forgotten. Today we are still at war and we must remember the men and women serving this great country who are deployed overseas to defend our freedom. Recognize those who wear the uniform of the armed forces and say thank you. It is because of them that we are here, enjoying this celebration of our country’s independence. Happy 4th of July!!!
Summer is finally in full swing and I love it all. The sunshine, heat and lets not forget the fabulous Tex-Mex! There is nothing better than summertime in Texas. If you are not from Texas, or have never spent more than two seconds outside since the heat hit, give it a go. Put on a tank top and go grab some BBQ or try the nearest Mexican restaurant’s chips and salsa. Get outside! Relax by the pool or play volleyball with a few friends. Soon we’ll all be back in school and studying 24/7. Let’s enjoy the summer now and look forward to a great semester in the future! I’m very excited to help out fellow transfer students this coming year.
Freshman Orientation is underway at Sam Houston State University. It is hectic but fun. I do wish more transfer students attended Transfer Orientation. I run into some transfer students as they are waiting to get advised and I give them my card and invite them to come by in the Fall but I am never certain they will. I have had a very postive response to the email news letter that we are putting out and I am looking forward to the beginning of the new school year because I think we have some innovative ideas and a really dynamic Trasnfer Student Advisory Board. Contact me with questions or comments email@example.com
Well it has been a wonderful beginning to what looks to be a promising summer. Visiting family and friends, and allowing all the stress from the previous semester to dissipate. But now it’s time to find a summer job. Yikes! Many employers don’t like to hire “college kids” simply because we are only around for the summer then, poof! Back to school we go. I consider myself very lucky to be local and able to keep a job year around should I choose to do so. However, many of my classmates are not so lucky. One of my dear friends lives 8 hours away! There is no way he could keep a job except for the summer.
One of the ways I go about landing a position is to overdress for my interview. If I am interviewing for a server position at a restaurant I will dress like a manager. Or as a rule-of-thumb always dress business casual; a pair of slacks, dress shoes, and a nice blouse (dress shirt for the guys) do very nicely. Sit up straight and look the interviewer in the eye when you answer their questions. Be sure that you give them a firm handshake to show that you mean business. But more than anything, be confident, firm, and don’t be afraid to answer no to a question or two. Good luck, see you all in August!
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