Education

Tips on choosing a minor

Coming into college and choosing a minor could be an extraordinarily hard venture, especially if you’re undecided and have yet to declare a major. When choosing a minor here are some questions that you should consider before making that heart-wrenching decision.

1.  What are you interested in?

This is one of the key questions you need to answer before choosing your minor. This will dictate every class you encounter throughout your minor ...

In the midst of all the madness that has occurred this semester with studying, classwork and working, we often forget why choosing Georgia State University was a good choice. And that’s why I’m here, to remind you why you chose this great school and why future students will continue to choose Georgia State.

1. The Programs of Study

We offer 100 fields of study and 250 degree programs to choose from to ensure that the interests ...

Now WE ALL know that losing the HOPE Scholarship for the first time is a bloodcurdling experience! Thoughts begin to swirl through your head as you see your life and education flash before your eyes, and you literally feel like everything is over!! Well, at least I know that’s how I felt. However, one of the greatest things about HOPE is that you have that one chance to get it back with hard ...

Why dropping out is never an option!

Being college students, we all know how difficult school can be; especially when you have so many other extracurriculars going on. If you’re like me, then you’ve most likely had the struggle of deciding whether school is STILL the right choice for you.

If so, let me help you out with that decision by breaking down some of the reasons why I made the decision to stay.

1. Time

College is seen as ...

Georgia [State], On My Mind.

I’m trying to write a good-bye post and I don’t know where to start. So, I’m just going to type whatever comes to my mind first. Here goes nothing:   To Georgia State University,              Thank you? I think. I can’t think of a word or like a clever metaphor to compare you to. Your streets, classrooms and family playing as faculty has kept me ...
10 Things you have to do as a new panther at GSU. 1. Embrace the Dorms

Decorate that 7 x 6 ft box like your life depended on it. Hop on that Pinterest (which I know you all do), get creative and enjoy that “college experience” with random strangers for a year, or two.

2. Dress up, Turn up and go to the Panther Prowls.

It’s like a GSU tradition. ...

It’s Not What You Know

In Atlanta, it’s all about who you know. Literally. You can say you go to GSU, say you’re a fashion stylist or that you are an “up-and-coming” rapper. -___- But, who do you know? What have you done? What makes you the “go-to” guy? The answer, people, is EXPERIENCE.

“But Johnny, how can I get experience when I’m in school full time and work at Rec Center ...

Dodge that flu!

I keep hearing time and again from the media that we students are going back to school in one of the worst flu seasons ever, and I’m wondering if there are ways to fortify myself so I don’t end up sick.  Being a student, it is easy to get run down and overworked, not eat healthy, not sleep. I think we need to guard against it because these things ...

6 Tips For Taking 6 Classes

In the Fall 2012 semester I took six classes and an internship, and in the last two weeks I wrote six final exams and completed several projects.

In the process, I sprouted dozens of white hairs, gained five pounds and my stomach was in knots all through finals. On top of all of that, I had to tell one of my best friends from Canada not to visit me. That ...

“Crunch Time” Tips

Making the grade at the end of the semester is always what counts the most. But for hard-working scholars like myself, classes that wait until the end of the term to pile on all the heavy stuff never make it any easier to give your 100% effort. For me, every year is usually the same: slow start after the first weeks, midterms in October, then over half the syllabus is ...

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