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Peer Adviser Post: How to Conquer Reading Week like a Boss

Peer Adviser Post: How to Conquer Reading Week like a Boss
Dylan Cooper CC ‘18

Can you believe it? Classes are coming to a close and summer break is almost upon us. And that means only one hurdle stands in between us and summer vacation: those dreaded final exams. While finals may officially be on the horizon, we’ve been privileged with a few days to buckle down and get ahead.

Here’s a list of tips on how to most effectively take advantage of Reading Week:

Peer Adviser Post: Get Out There and EXERCISE!

Peer Adviser Post: Get Out There and EXERCISE!
by Nina Mandracchia, CC '17

Now that summer is just around the corner, everyone wants to look their best and one of the healthiest and most effective way to do this is to exercise!   I know that at a school as academically challenging as Columbia, exercise can continue to be something that is not prioritized.  Here are some simple tips to help you integrate exercise into your college life.

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Registration 101

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Registration 101
by Tiffany Tuedor, SEAS '17

The semester is winding down which means that Fall Registration is upon us! Maybe you can finally take that class that you on the waitlist on last semester. This registration period is especially important for current first years, because your second year is when you should start really thinking about your major. SEAS students declare in the fall of their sophomore year, and CC students declare in the following spring.

Peer Adviser Post: It’s Almost Time for Spring Break!

Peer Adviser Post: It’s Almost Time for Spring Break!
by Dylan Cooper, CC '18

Melting snow, housing drama, non-stop midterms… the spring season must be approaching! And that means it’s time to count down to Spring Break.

Whether you and the gang are blasting off to Cancun or you’re kicking it back here in New York City, Spring Break should be a time for refueling and some good ole relaxation. After a couple grueling months of classes, it is so crucial to take a deep breath and unwind.

Peer Adviser Post: Benefits of Study Abroad

Peer Adviser Post: Benefits of Study Abroad
by Jessica Geddes, CC '16

1. Explore academic interests in a new setting. I studied abroad in Athens, Greece and took only History and Language classes for a semester. You can get a whole new appreciation for the material by practicing the language every day with locals, and taking field trips/going to museums either through a program or on your own!

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring Your Major

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring Your Major
by Anushua Bhattacharya, CC '16

To all current sophomores in Columbia College, the time has arrived to... declare your major!  While the act of making such a decision sounds daunting, especially to those who are undecided or still unsure between a couple of subjects, have no fear because this decision is not binding. In fact, it is quite to common to change your major even after your first declaration.

Peer Adviser Post: Internship Season

Peer Adviser Post: Internship Season
by Zachary Ho, SEAS '17

It’s that time again: internship season. If you didn’t know, the Center for Career Education will be hosting the career fair this Friday (2/26). Here are a couple tips for surviving and thriving at the career fair this week:

1.      Do your research.

Peer Adviser Post: Tips for Winter Break

The CSA peer advisers put together a list of their top tips for a fun and relaxing winter break..

Dylan Cooper, CC '18:
You have worked so hard and you deserve a breath of fresh air. While recharging your batteries for next semester, keep in mind that Winter Break is the perfect time to begin thinking about summer possibilities and getting your future class schedules in line.

Peer Adviser Post: Crushing Your Finals

The CSA peer advisers put together a list of their top tips for final exams, and some of them might surprise you! One of our favorites: practice teaching the material you need to learn to a classmate. If you can teach it, you can ace a test on it.

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