Month: October,2016

Re-Defining Your Label

Re-Defining Your Label

At the start of a new school year, you are given the opportunity to create in yourself something different. As students, we are all provided with a clean slate of endless and infinite possibilities that will mark how we spend our years here. Incoming freshman like myself are at an advantage (or a disadvantage depending on your perspective.) When you’re a freshman in college, the moments of high school no longer count. Sure, they counted in
Preventing the Freshman 15

Preventing the Freshman 15

Don’t let the freshman 15 get you down. It’s easy to slip into unhealthy habits when there’s an endless buffet available all day every day. Whether it’s the freshman 15 or senior 15, a few easy changes will make a big impact. Take the stairs – Get yourself in the habit of taking the healthier option and leave the elevators to those who really need it. Take the stairs and get that heart rate up. Plus,
The Value of Internships

The Value of Internships

Being able to score an internship while in college is a major accomplishment. Regardless of what you are majoring in, learning from those who are doing the job you hope to get is a great way to gain hands-on experience. An internship gives you the foundation of the skills that you will need in the real world, even if those skills don’t directly relate to your major. In addition, an internship can expose you to information
Answering the Dreaded Tell Me About Your Self Question

Answering the Dreaded Tell Me About Your Self Question

At some point in life, you’ve probably had a teacher, friend of your parents, or aged relative say “tell me about yourself”. It’s an awkward question that always seems to come out of the blue. But even if it isn’t a surprise, how are you supposed to answer? Do they want to know what you study? What your hobbies are? That you love peanut butter and hate mustard? What do they want from you!? Answer: They
Interview with the cast of The Wiz

Interview with the cast of The Wiz

ENC’s production of THE WIZ opens in just a few days during 2016 Homecoming weekend! We sat down with some of the cast and crew to talk about what they bring to this famous piece. Plus, the play is only $1 for ENC students at the 10/13 and 10/20 7:30pm shows.   Director — Tara Watkins Q: Why was The Wiz chosen for the fall musical? A: I chose THE WIZ because it is a show that
Choosing a Mentor: the Who, Why and How

Choosing a Mentor: the Who, Why and How

Mentors provide the opportunity for someone wiser, smarter, and older to guide you through life. Take advantage of the possible growth opportunity and find a mentor! Who? Choose someone who you look up to. Someone who has achieved great things and worked hard. Look for the person you want to be in 10-years. Too many people make the mistake of asking someone just above where they are. While that’s great and you can certainly learn from
5 Tips to an A+ Paper

5 Tips to an A+ Paper

Don’t let your midterm papers get you down. Use your 5 tips to write a better paper! Create an outline – The first step to writing a good paper is knowing what you’re going to write about. Jot down a basic outline with the info you need to cover. Maybe include a specific number of paragraphs or the overarching topic for each of your paragraphs. The writer gets easier when you start with a clear idea
Interview Tips from Your Future Boss

Interview Tips from Your Future Boss

Interviews are inevitable. You might have even had one to get to college. To get a job, you’ll need to go through at least 1, if not 2 or 3 interviews. They are a big part of determining your life beyond college and it’s crucial that you learn to ace interviews. Thankfully, it’s not really that hard! We talked to a few professionals who have decades of interview experience, both doing the hiring and being interviewed.