Thursday, October 25, 2012


YOGOWYPI may be the best overarching advice you recieve about being successful in college (and life!).

You Only Get Out What You Put In

This mantra applies to sports, relationships, exercise and schoolwork. You can't expect to reap the benefits of an experience if you haven't invested at least something into it. If you don't supply X (the preparations, the time, the effort, the attention, the right attitude), you won't get Y (the good grades, the strong muscles, the praise).

It is a simple formula really, but our experiences all too often fall short of our expectations simply because we didn't put anything into it. Relationships fail, internships are denied, bad grades are recieved, the scale number goes up, our bank accounts are depleted, and we are let down. But I'd bet when you refelct on these disappointing results and truly dissect the situation, you'd find that you didn't devote enough time, effort or positive attitude.

So, YOGOWYPI people!

Go to class. Study hard. Ask for help. What grade do you think you will get?
Find other people. Join their groups. Commit your time. How do you think your resume will look?
Save your money. Be a smart borrower. Live like a student. Where do you think your money will be?

You can simply survive college by going through the motions, or you can THRIVE here by pouring yourself into the experience. And I promise you, you'll get so much more out of it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Majors in {Minutes}

Hey everyone, It's Caitlyn again! Just letting you know about an AWESOME event going on tonight: Majors in Minutes!

Here's the breakdown:

What it is: A way for students to learn more about a major. Its set up is similar to speed dating; every 7 minutes, a bell will ring and you have the choice to stay at your current table or visit a new one, it's totally up to YOU!

Where will it be: The Maucker Union ballroom.

When is it: TODAY! It begins at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m.

Why you should go: This is a great opportunity to learn about all of the majors on campus. Not only are you becoming more familiar with UNI's majors, you are also meeting with students and getting their perspective on all of the programs, courses, and organizations provided.  An additional perk: FREE CANDY!

The glory of this event is you have the option to stay however long you want! Visit one major, or visit them all! It's up to you.

Not sure what to ask when you get there? Below are some questions you might want to consider:
  • What do you study in (insert major here)?
  • How did you get involved in this major?
  • What are the different jobs/careers in this major?
  • What surprised you about the major?
  • What types of classes do you take? What classes would you suggest I take to learn more about the major?
  • Are there skills or experiences I should have if I am thinking about the major?
  • What do you like the most about this major? What do you like the least?
  • Are there opportunities for internships or field experiences in the major? What are some examples of things I could do?
  • Would you recommend getting involved in campus organizations? If so, which ones?
  • Anything else you want to learn!
This is a great opportunity for any and all students! I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time Management Tips

Write things down.
Stay organized.
Focus on one thing at a time.
Take charge of your time.
Resist the urge to procrastinate.
Get an early start to your day.
Learn material the first time around.
Know what's important to you.
Take advantage of downtime.
Set goals.
Work in short blocks with breaks.
Avoid skipping class.
Create a strategy.
Get ahead if you can.
Find your peak hours.
Break up large projects into smaller, manageable pieces.
Work smarter, not harder.
Set mini deadlines.
Ask for help.
Avoid over-commitment.
Use a calendar or planner.
Account for the unknown.
Keep track of how your time is spent.
Work out a schedule at the beginning of each week.
Create realistic to-do lists.
Keep a flexible schedule.
Always make time for things you enjoy.
Take care of yourself.
Learn to say no.
Don't schedule out sleep.
Leave time for yourself.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

{Math} Tutors

Not good in math? There are lots of resources and services that can help! Math tutoring is available through the Academc Learning Center on everything from Intermediate Algebra to Business Statistics. Time and locations are:

Monday, 8:30 am-3:00 pm - ITTC 008
Tues., Thurs., 8:30-10:30 am; 1:00-5:00 pm  - ITTC 008

Wednesday, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm; 4:00-5:00 pm  - ITTC 008
Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm  - ITTC 008
Sunday, 6:00-9:00 pm - Rod Library, 1st