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Qi Wang's picture

Apply for Leadershape today!

Hello all! Do you have plans for winter break? If you are not going back home but willing to have "family" fun time, Leadershape is right for you! What is Leadershape? LeaderShape is a six-day intensive leadership development experience devoted to...
An Le's picture

On-campus housing: Roy Wilkins Hall

Dorm life plays an important role in a college student’s academic performance and well-being. Therefore, knowing how dorm life is like in college in advance can help students, especially international students, prepare better for their transition to...
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How does a chemistry introduction course at the U look like?

College in America can be hard to imagine for international students. Is college hard? Will I be able to make friends? How is the dorm life like? The question list can keep going on and on. To help solve the mystery about college, I am writing to...
Uyen Dang's picture

Transfer Application done! What's next?

Good job on getting those applications done! Now while waiting for the result, you may be wondering what to prepare as an international transfer student. Let me give you some advice, and most of my suggestion will be highly applicable to those who...
Pallavi Janiani's picture

Interesting classes you do not want to miss!

While registering for classes you will have a lot to choose from- courses required for your major , liberal education requirements and so on. As a freshman, you may take classes with 200 students in them, thus making it tougher to have discussions...
Chau Mai's picture

How to File Your Taxes as An International Student

Even though the April 18 filing deadline is approaching, many of my international friends still haven't prepared for this at all. Here was how our conversations went. Question: "Are you an international student at UofM? Were you enrolled for classes...
Melissa Koe's picture

5 Tips to Rock Your Next Interview

So, you submitted your resume and cover letter and heard back from the job or internship you applied to. Great! What’s next? Like many people, you start to panic and wonder how to prepare for your interview. I was once in your very position. Even...
Uyen Dang's picture

Minnesota is not all about the snow!

I spent a day on my spring break hiking to the Eagle Mountain, the highest natural point of Minnesota. The trail was covered by snow and ice. It was hard to walk and so easy to fall down, but the view was worth the effort. It may be true to say that...
Melissa Koe's picture

Volunteering

If volunteering is your thing, the U has a center dedicated specifically to doing community work! The Center for Community-Engaged Learning provides a lot of information for potential and current volunteers and lists organizations that partner with...
Pierre Abillama's picture

How to break your routine!

I realise that the title of this post can be a bit worrisome. College is tough and involves a lot of hard work and perseverance. As a freshman, I was overwhelmed with how demanding my classes were. Honestly, by the end of my first month in college I...

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