I walked into the seminar, and it was packed. Students took up every seat and stood against every wall. There were more students here than I'd seen outside most larger events, all here for “Worms, Zebrafish, and Stem Cells oh my!" I am not a scientist. I don't … [Read more...] about What's with worms? EWU science students learn about gene knockout.
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We talked about getting a good internship in a previous post ... but wait, we don't have a resume yet! I went to How to Write a Really Bad Resume, the sequel to our previous Internships in the STEM Field, to meet with Career Services and see how we can change our boring … [Read more...] about How to write a really bad resume (and then how to write a good one)
We've all heard about how difficult it is to get a job after college. And you may have heard jokes about the "entry level job" that requires "three years prior work experience". Sometimes it feels like employers are looking for an 18-22 year old college graduate with 30+ years of … [Read more...] about When to think about internships? Let's do it now.
Applying for work study can be a tricky process. Many incoming students don’t fully understand the difference between work study and on-campus work. Let’s clear up some common myths and dive right into the differences in work experiences for college. Work Study Work study is a … [Read more...] about What the heck is work study? The skinny on working in college
One thing that students seem to be worried about (I'm a perfect example of this) is note taking. How should I take notes to ensure I understand the material completely? Students want to find the best way to fit our social life and time off around college and work. Although … [Read more...] about Effective note taking
EWU EPIC equips you with outdoor gear for insanely cheap prices so everyone can be an explorer any day of the week. Have an afternoon free? At EWU you can grab a canoe for $11, lash it onto your car roof, paddle a nearby lake and stream, and be back by dinner. Bonnie Lake is … [Read more...] about Weekday Warrior: Quick Canoe Trip Close to Campus
Worried about finding a job to make ends meet while you're in college? Money exists on campus if you know where to look for it. I went ahead and talked to the folks over at Student Employment to figure out what students can expect from employment at EWU. I also did a little … [Read more...] about Employment FAQ: your guide to landing a great student job
I graduated high school with the assumption that college would be stricter and more difficult than anything I had ever faced. I brought along my backpack with all the books for the quarter, about twenty assorted pens and pencils, and enough paper to write a novel. I used none … [Read more...] about Five tips for surviving your first (and second) week of school