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Peer Adviser Post: Getting through Midterms

Peer Adviser Post: Getting through Midterms
by Nina Mandracchia, CC '18

Happy fall everyone!  First of all, congratulations to football on their first win of the season! Now that we’re all done celebrating, it’s time to face the dreaded midterm season.   There are some tips that we’ve all heard before such as start studying early (aka don’t cram), get plenty of sleep, etc.

Peer Adviser Post: To Drop or Not to Drop - CC Drop Deadline Next Week

To Drop or Not to Drop - CC Drop Deadline Next Week!
by Katie Kester, CC '16

It’s the beginning of October, and we’re a few weeks in the semester.  All of our classes and activities are starting to gear up to full speed.   Now is a good time to ask yourself – am I taking on too much?  Will I be able to successfully manage all of these classes or is there somewhere I should cut back?

Peer Adviser Post: Life After Study Abroad - 6 Things to Consider

Peer Adviser Post: Life After Study Abroad - 6 Things to Consider
by Jessica Geddes CC'16

Whether, like me, you have returned from Study Abroad and are dealing with re-entry firsthand, or you are considering studying abroad in the future, here are some thoughts on what it’s like returning to Columbia after your travels. 

Peer Adviser Post: How Healthy Are You?

Peer Adviser Post: How Healthy Are You?
by Dylan Cooper CC'18

Can you believe it? We’re already about a month deep into our classes, and it feels like the semester is whizzing by. If your schedule at all resembles mine, you’ll know that problem sets are beginning to pile on, labs and weekly quizzes are underway, and midterms are quietly creeping around the corner. Now seems like the perfect time to do a brief wellness check to assure yourself that you’re taking care of the most important thing on this campus – YOU.

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Semester Deadlines

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Semester Deadlines

Peer Adviser Post: Senior Wisdom (Part Two)

Sophie Qian, CC '15

Yetserday was the last day of classes of my undergraduate career and my days as a Peer Adviser are pretty much over. It's a bittersweet, strange time right now: dealing with grown-up things (housing, traveling, yuck), the excitement of graduation celebrations, and studying for my final exams. All I have left to do as a PA is this last blog post, so I would like to use this opportunity to share three pieces of advice for the incoming freshmen and other underclassmen:

Peer Adviser Post: “Exercise! It's Good for You.”

Peer Adviser Post: Exercise, it's Good for You
by Aniekeme Umoh, SEAS '15

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Registration

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Registration
by Zhaoqi Li, CC '15

Peer Adviser Post: Time Management Strategies to Work Smarter, not Harder

Peer Adviser Post: Time Management Strategies to Work Smarter, not Harder
by Sophie Qian, SEAS '15

When I was a freshman, I tried to be hyper-productive. I would scurry from task to task, always checking my e-mail, organizing something, making a call, running an errand, etc. I thought that “staying busy” meant hard work, which would inevitably mean success. I realized though that it really led to mindless productivity— a constant need to do something and a tendency to waste time on menial tasks.

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