February 23, 2019

If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be?

How can you make small choices everyday to work towards this large goal?

Share your vision with others. Create a list of manageable and achievable goals. Develop a system to get to where you want to be. There...

February 19, 2019

Want to get more involved but aren’t sure how? Check out “UMN Gopher Link,” a master list of all groups on campus. Don’t hesitate to email and ask questions. This is a great place to start for developing a new sense of community with people who value the same things yo...

February 14, 2019

Want to discover more about yourself and develop new leadership skills? Join Leadershape!

It is a six day long intensive leadership institute. Here you will explore your leadership tendencies and how you work to apply your skills to a leadership position. By understandi...

February 8, 2019

Looking for a sense of community? Check out Greek life! It is a great way to gain a sense of community while giving back. There are countless options and you are bound to find one that you really click with. Check out the rush events this spring to learn more.

February 4, 2019

Time to set the alarm clocks and wake up to this new semester! It is important that you understand how you work best. That may mean taking classes later in the day if you're not a morning person, or taking morning classes if you plan on having your evenings filled with...

December 17, 2018

Here it is. The end of the semester. The last adrenaline rush of the year. The only thing standing between you and your winter break is…Finals. What can you do to stay motivated and focused before during this stressful and exciting time? Create a study plan. The only w...

October 24, 2018

As you all know, Halloween is just around the corner.

Here are some ways you can celebrate right on campus. Buy some pumpkins and throw a carving party. If you want to cut down on the pumpkin guts on your dorm floor, try painting them instead. They last longer and have...

October 20, 2018

It is getting to that time of the year when hours of sleep are few and far between. For you to stay on top of your health, your body needs sleep. If you don’t make time for sleep, it won’t happen (not to state the obvious).

Try getting yourself into the healthy patterns...

October 16, 2018

Midterms…what a fun time, right? Of course not. Every student dreads midterms. You can prepare as much as you think you need to but sometimes it still doesn’t seem to get the job done. Most students think that if they review two or three days in advance it will make th...

October 13, 2018

Here at the University of Minnesota, students have the opportunity to network with companies for future jobs or internships. Career fairs are a chance to develop your introductions and interviewing skills. There are a couple things to keep in mind while attending these...

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Find ways to network with alumni informally - utilize LinkedIn and the Office of Alumni Relations to find contacts

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