Category Archives: 2014-15

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! In observance of MLK, TYA did not run content yesterday. Here’s your first post of 2015…

This week marks the beginning of a very important semester for you — the beginning of your second semester of sophomore year. You will begin this semester an underclassman, and end it an upperclassman; you will be halfway done with college in just 15 weeks.

By the end of this semester, you will have decided on your major, and you will soon focus your studies within this discipline, truly beginning the transition from student to scholar (which, by the way, culminates with your senior thesis).

As you navigate through the semester, be sure to check in with TYA regularly. We have a LOT of blog posts planned — every Monday and most Wednesdays — some written by our fabulous team of bloggers and others written by guest bloggers.

It’s go time… and it’s going to be an awesome semester!

Eat, Sleep and Be Motivated

Originally posted in December 2013,
a good reminder for this coming winter break!

It’s that time of year again, when students are studying for finals and all-nighters are filled with hot coffee, study groups and even goodies in the dining hall.

For the Center for Career and Professional Advising, it is a time when many of our conversations with Sophomores surround the most practical use of your time while on Winter Break. You’ll be leaving for home soon, and we want to make sure you are using your time wisely.

There is the obvious: sleep, eat healthy home-cooked foods, and visit with family and friends. Every one of these simple things will help you come back in January rejuvenated and ready to tackle Spring 2015.

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Finals Are Here Once Again

Good morning and CONGRATS on arriving at the final week of classes!

As you very well know, FINALS week kicks off one week from today. But THIS is the week to enter finals mode if you’re not already there. Do not wait until this weekend. Speak with your professors, meet with your tutors, and devise a plan for what’s listed below TODAY. RIGHT NOW. Finals week should find you READY TO GO and IN CHARGE.

To that end, here are 10 recommendations: Continue reading Finals Are Here Once Again

To Engage or Disengage, That Is the Question

Hi, Sophomores!

A lot of our posts this year have offered opportunities to try new things, get involved in different programs, and generally enrich your experience on campus. Regardless of your level of involvement in clubs, groups, and teams, it is important to reflect on how you are engaging with campus life through your academic, extracurricular, and work experiences. As a Freshman, I remember feeling as though a lot of experiences were prepared for me. After I joined the Ultimate team, I suddenly had a whole group of upperclassmen organizing practices and inviting me and the other Freshmen to team events. At times, all I had to do was show up and participate without very much thought as to who was pulling it together and how. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great feeling! A big part of Freshman year was enjoying the newness of the experience, and letting campus open itself up to me. But during that initial transition I didn’t really reflect on how my participation got me more engaged with campus life in general.  Continue reading To Engage or Disengage, That Is the Question

Leadership at Haverford – Get Involved!

Hello Sophomores!

Hopefully you are preparing to have a restful and restorative Thanksgiving Break, spend a few days catching up on work/sleep/Netflix, and also check in on the “What Now?” tab of this blog, to make sure you’ve kept up with the many other offerings available to you throughout the year! Several wonderful leadership building opportunities within the Haverford Community are coming up pretty soon after you return that you (and/or your friends) might want to start thinking about!

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