Camp UKnight made me feel part of a community before starting the school year and helped me gain confidence in myself and my future at Rutgers.
For us Freshman, our first days as Rutgers students are right around the corner. College will certainly be a big change for most of us. From getting used to our new schedules, way of life, and learning to navigate the bus system, it is no wonder that some of us are entering the upcoming school... Continue Reading →
So you've applied and been accepted to Rutgers University. Congratulations! You got into college! You've finished filling out all the applications, answering the same questions over and over again, writing essays, and constantly refreshing your computer screen to see if you had gotten in. That's all history now, but what's next? For me, it was... Continue Reading →
I've been going to college for a few years now, and if there's one skill that I've grown to consider essential, it's time management. With all of the excitement brought on by Orientation and Involvement Fair, it's easy to forget that there are just twenty-four hours in a day, and yes, some of those need... Continue Reading →
I came from a small highschool with over 85% of students being low-income minorities. Both my parents did not go to college in America however my father had a foreign B.A (Thailand) which was basically useless when he first came to America because 1) He spoke very broken english 2) No one trusted asians back... Continue Reading →
While I stock up on dorm essentials for my freshman year of college, my brother packs up school supplies for his freshman year of high school. It doesn't feel like it's been four whole years since I was in his shoes, but in just four years he'll be in mine.
Time to try and defeat procrastination once again! Follow this guide in a timely manner to avoid stress!
A few months ago, I signed up for Camp UKnight, a leadership retreat in at Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pocono Mountains. Camp UKnight is run by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning. I didn't know what that meant, but I knew I wanted to get involved in everything I could at Rutgers.... Continue Reading →
As a transfer student myself, I am still trying to navigate the transition from a small community college to an enormous university. It’s almost the same feel as attending college for the first time. From what I’ve learned and experienced so far both from Rutgers and having attended college, here’s a small checklist for a... Continue Reading →
With all the excitement with school starting, something that I'm most excited about is attending Rutgers sporting events, especially the Scarlet Knights' football games. Growing up as a Rutgers fan I have seen the highest of highs of the team and the lowest of lows. However, the past is the past and the team is... Continue Reading →
If you couldn't tell from the title, I'm starting my first year of college come this fall and yes, I am panicking. But only a little, mind you. However, because the purpose of this blog is to not freak out prospective students or even current students (do upperclassmen even read these?) and instead offer wise words,... Continue Reading →
Although I'm not one to lament over regrets, there are definitely a few things I would change if I could go back in time. The college application season comes sweeping in like a storm, and without guidance, it's can be a nightmare to get through. Here are a few tips I've picked up: Don't get... Continue Reading →
Did you take that deep breath? With a few mental breakdowns here and there we somehow made it past high school and into college (pat yourself on the back, you deserve it). Only a few weeks left until you all start college and it might seem quite daunting at first, but trust me, you're ready... Continue Reading →
A quick rundown of what you should expect to have done before move in and how to manage it.
I know, I know, how can I talk about this topic since I haven't started my year at Rutgers yet? Well, this fall isn't my first encounter with Rutgers U. When I was in high school I attended a program called Rutgers Upward Bound and boy did that program help me become the person I... Continue Reading →
Only a month remains before most Freshman move in for the fall semester. While most of us are in a race against time to shop for our dorms and get in any last minute health forms, Rutgers NSO still has a jam-packed month of orientations planned for nearly a third of incoming students. If you... Continue Reading →
With just a little bit of a month to go, move in day is coming up very quickly! Lately, all I have been doing is shopping for my dorm. CHECKLIST Comforter set Binder and Notebooks Pens Calculator Lotion(s) (Quantity: 100) SNACKS (LOTS OF SNACKS) Parents College Gear My favorite pair of slippers
In a little over a month from now, I will be moving into my dorm at Rutgers and beginning my freshman year. I'm really nervous, as I'm sure all incoming freshmen are, but I am also really excited to start this next journey of my life. Here are some of the many reasons I can't... Continue Reading →
During senior year, I often heard my friends complaining about applying to college. There are so many deadlines to keep track of, papers and forms to get together. Luckily, I did all of my applications early on so, my senior year was significantly easier. While it is a time consuming process, there's ways to make it seem easy and painless, well as painless as possible. Here's some quick tips on getting through the college application process: