Twice a year STEM holds an expo for engineering students to show off what they've built over the year. This year, the engineering students invited the Visual Communication and Design students to show off their work as well. By the way, the expo was packed with people and … [Read more...] about VCD and Mechanical Engineering Expo
The first thing you should know about EWU's campus police: they're real police, but they're not like the police you see on TV. I worked in the residence halls for a couple of years as an office worker and I can't count the times the EWU police helped me … [Read more...] about Coffee, Dogs, and Bikes: EWU’s Police Force for Students
In a recent blog post, I talked a little about LinkedIn. After about a day of serious writing and reflection, I decided to complete my own profile and see what I could do with LinkedIn. If you read the earlier post I wrote about LinkedIn, don’t worry! We’ll be talking about … [Read more...] about I signed up for LinkedIn: Here's my story
As a design major, I would meet new people every quarter in both design and art classes. When I heard that there was a bazaar for design and art students, I had to go check it out. The bazaar had about thirteen installations with 9 current students and 4 EWU alumni. It feature … [Read more...] about EWU Bazaar
I’ve been working a little on doing more things this year than in the past. I'm busy pretty much all the time, but I did find a couple hours a week I could spend on learning something fun. I joined Archery Club because I figured I'd be able to meet people who … [Read more...] about How to find and join a club
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.
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