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LinkedIn Visits First Graduate

LinkedIn Visits First Graduate

Finding a job after graduating college is the ultimate goal of First Graduate students. LinkedIn is one tool that can help students connect with job opportunities.

Blogging From Barnard: Awakening

Blogging From Barnard: Awakening

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings.

I have been awakened.

I had been thinking about dropping my Spanish class (gasp!) and met with my professor, who referred me to someone in the Spanish department. In this meeting, not only did I get good advice about how to get my work done for the class more efficiently, but even more importantly I realized that help actually exists out there in the advanced-academics world. I may even be able to get a tutor to help with the challenges I have with grammar and with whom I can practice speaking (besides the Spanish speakers in my suite, who have their own lives to worry about).

SoCal College Tour

SoCal College Tour

“I feel more excited about college now,” said Leandro after a visit to UC Irvine during First Graduate’s recent tour of southern California colleges.

Blogging From Barnard: Classes

Blogging From Barnard: Classes

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings

My classes this semester are amazing. Incredible. Tantalizing.

Harlem Renaissance Literature: On the first day I learned everything about slavery - specifically in New York - that I didn't learn in any San Francisco public school. The primary text for the class, an anthology, was written with a feminist perspective.

I love this class, but not the size of its theme common to many of my classes this term. I thought a literature class would be limited to a seminar-sized group of students, yet there are 40-some-odd students in HRL, seated in rows of individual desks, an arrangement not conducive to discussion or general learning (a fact that is backed up by research which I read about for Educational Psychology).

Blogging From Barnard: Connections

Blogging From Barnard: Connections

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings.

The past couple of weeks have been all about connections: making them, finding them, missing them.

A couple staff members at First Graduate have a mission for me; from here on out I will call it Mission Networking Skills. They want me to get writing (more professionally than this blog), and they want me to make connections in the writing world.

Blogging From Barnard: Suspended Belief

Blogging From Barnard: Suspended Belief

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt from Suspended Belief and a Taqueria:

I don't want to believe it.

How could a whole school year go that fast? Technically I can't even call myself a first-year student anymore since I've finished all my exams and papers, but I'm not technically a sophomore either. Not that I'm emotionally ready to be a sophomore! I refuse to believe that in a few months, I must pick my major. I'm not ready. I want to stay a first-year student, go on Orientation Week's walking tours of the West Village again, and have the dining hall closed to all those annoying male jocks that crowd the food lines and weigh down their trays with multiple entrees. (Grrr.)

Blogging From Barnard: Perfection

Blogging From Barnard: Perfection

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt from Perfection:

Today is the best day in the year to show prospective students how great Barnard is. The African Dance classes are held outside to live music, in the sun, on a bright green lawn. The magnolia tree has littered the ground with its sweet-smelling petals. Seminar classes take place on the lawn. Everyone is smiling and laughing amongst groups of friends.  Everyone is outside. Campus is loud with chatter and discussion and music and brightly colored clothing that speaks for itself. The library is empty; the study room in the Diana is empty; people take lunch outside and sit under blossoming trees and right next to pockets of yellow daffodils. Everyone talks about all the cool classes they're signing up for in preparation for next semester.

Blogging From Barnard: Procrastinator's Reward

Blogging from Barnard

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt from "Procrastinator's Reward":

Last night I learned what happens to you when you stay up all night in an attempt to write an entire essay -- you get rewarded for your hard work. See, I stayed up until roughly 4:30 am writing the worst excuse of an academic paper in history. After I finished the page requirement, concluded the miserable thing, and cited as many pages of the texts as I could hunt down at the time, I collapsed into bed for a fitful few hours of half-sleep. I woke up in time to get ready for class - a class in which I had to co-lead a discussion of the latest texts. With only a minor mishap on the way (printing), my partner and I led a pretty successful discussion of race and education. 

Blogging From Barnard: Uptown Girl

Blogging From Barnard

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog entries by Anjie D (FG3), a freshman at Barnard College writing about her college experiences on the blog Uptown Girl. Here's an excerpt of her latest musings.

What I learned from the Internet today: 1. People don't read my blog when I don't write in it, with a few anomalous days where I actually got a few readers. 2. I'm not as bad of a college student as I thought I would be, especially transitioning from my tiny, weird little public high school to Barnard.  I actually got decent grades -- just shy of a 3.5 GPA, actually, which is really good for one's first semester of college.  

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