"You may be afraid that if you seize a current opportunity it will some how take away from an opportunity you are hoping for in the future. You may think that it will drain your time, your energy, and other of your resources while you should be saving them for an as yet non existent opportunity. But surely you have heard the line about a bird in the hand being worth far more than two in the bush. Haven’t you? Grab what’s in front of you now, you will have plenty of time for other opportunities later on."
"How you play today, from this moment on is how you will be remembered."
I was one of many students who attended the York College Student Senate Leadership Conference today. Students from every type of organization on campus attended this 4 hour conference which consisted of different workshops and keynote speakers. I definitely did take away some useful information from this. I was especially intrigued by the workshop “From Successful to Significant”. The point of this workshop was for us to make sure that our organization is not just successful, but a significant part of our college community. It taught us some key concepts designed to help guide our organizations to its peak.
This clip from “We Are Marshall” was shown during the presentation. This is one inspirational speech and if you have not yet seen the movie, I suggest you watch it! The Student Senate speakers did a great job with this workshop because they really explained to all of the organizations how important it is to be significant and remembered, on campus and in the community. Do things that you can continue to do for years to come. Do things for your organization that people will remember and look back on in a positive way. Always work towards making your organization the best that it possibly can be.
This post is dedicated to my one true love on Valentines Day, coffee! :)
I advise any and every one who attends college to get involved in something, whether it be a club, an organization, or a program. You truly have no idea how many opportunities you are presented unless you are doing so and getting involved at school. I have learned the skill of networking, along with many other valuable skills in my past few years of being at York College.
What made me think about this was a meeting I had earlier today with a York College Alumni. We met at a nearby Starbucks - which was MUCH needed. I basically spoke with her about the improvements of York College over the years, her current career, her future plans with her career, her education at York, and internship opportunities. I met her because she is an alumni of my sorority and she contacted me a few months ago asking me if I was interested in doing an internship with the business she just opened here in York. Despite the fact that I am not currently able to do an internship with her business, I am still continuing to network. I am using my resources to gain contacts for the future, such as when I am looking for a career after graduation.
SO, the point is, get involved. Being apart of Theta Phi Alpha has connected me with so many alumni who I am constantly getting advice from and information on future opportunities. Networking is a great strategy for getting your foot in the door. Friendly relationships with people may be necessary, especially for those hidden job opportunities that are not advertised. You never know who you might meet along the way during your college years. Take advantage of the different types of organizations York College has to offer!
"The way of the world is meeting people through other people."
It is always possible to eat healthy while at school! York college has several places on campus to eat and you can always go the healthier route. If you have had a long weekend of binge eating junk food, having good eating habits as often as possible during the week will make you feel better about yourself and allow you to splurge on the weekends :) Try salads or grilled chicken and avoid as many fried foods! It’s really not as hard as it seems and if you stick to it, it will get easier.
One of my biggest pet peeves is working with people in class that have absolutely no input in the discussion or assignment. It is so simple to pay attention during class to really understand what you are required to do.. So why is this so hard for some people?
It is very ironic that this happened in my Sociology class today. You’re learning about social behaviors, however some do not even understand the basics. My advice is to please give as many ideas and input as possible when working in a group. You will gain so much more respect from others in your group and they will be more willing to work with you. This is why I have learned to do just this. I understand that some lack social interaction skills, especially if you are a timid person, but this is necessary when being in school and in the end you will have a better understanding of the content. Just relax, no one is judging you as much as you think they are and all ideas are welcome! Trust me :)
Waking up on Monday mornings may be one of the hardest things to do. Especially when you are getting up for early classes and/or work. That is not much to look forward to. There are some things that you can do to make for a better Monday and an easier wake up!
1. Get some work accomplished over the weekend - Do a little bit of work each day so you are not weighing yourself down with work during the week. This will help decrease stress.
2. Avoid staying up so late - This is a huge problem being in college. You find yourself staying up late and sleeping in on the weekends which makes it hard to adjust at the start of the week. On the weekends try to get to sleep a little earlier, and wake up a little earlier.
3. Try to keep a healthy diet on the weekends - Over eating and compulsive junk food eating is inevitable on the weekends. Try to reduce this. It will prepare you for healthier eating habits at the start of the week.
4. Wake up on the right side of the bed- Wake up earlier. Take a shower. Start out your Monday with a cup of coffee or tea as soon as you wake up. Fruit for breakfast is the quickest source of energy for your body.
5. Give yourself something to look forward to - The next weekend is only a week away. Make plans with friends or family. Go out and do something fun. Work hard during the week so that you can play hard during the weekend.
Happy Monday everyone ! :)
For all Ravens fans out there right now residing in York, PA.. WE DID IT! 2013 Super Bowl Champs !!! What an amazing game and an amazing way to end the season. So proud of my Ravens, and Ray Lewis of course, he deserves this. I truly do love where I am from!