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Azhar Akesh's picture

Find Your Happy Place

There's a point in time, when you don't feel good about yourself. It doesn't have to be anything physical or work-related, you just know that something's wrong. You like your classes, enjoy spending time with friends, study and work, but you just...
Chau Mai's picture

Taking Advantage of the University Health Services

Have you ever asked yourself how you can utilize the university healthcare services even when you never get sick? As many international students at the U, I've been living far away from my family and have learned the importance of taking care of my...
Pierre Abillama's picture

Climbing Academia's Research Ladder

"I'm just a freshman, how can I be at all helpful in research if I haven't learnt anything yet!" is something every freshman says at one point during their first year at the U. Research is what sets the U apart from a lot of other schools in the...
Melissa Koe's picture

Registering for classes with multiple minors

Choosing classes every semester can be daunting. With possible problems like scheduling conflicts, it is necessary to plan your classes ahead of registration time! Personally, I use ScheduleBuilder to help me determine which classes I should take...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Welcome to the U?

Moving somewhere new can seem like a difficult task, meeting new people, getting used to the city and so on. This task seems even more difficult when you are going abroad to a big campus like the University of Minnesota’s. Just recently, I found...
Fabio Hodo's picture

Getting a job in the US after graduation and understanding your visa status

Hi guys, Today we are going to talk about how to get a permanent job after graduation in the US, and we are going to clear some misconceptions about hiring international students that you should also know when applying for a job. First, it is...
Melissa Koe's picture

How I Joined a Research Lab

Joining a research lab is a valuable experience as a student. You get to watch or run lab activities and even work on first-hand lab data! Usually, research labs do not require a lot of experience but some experience working with Microsoft Office...
Fabio Hodo's picture

I want to get admitted to the U, but I'm afraid my scores aren't good enough...

Hello guys, As International student Ambassadors one of the questions we get the most is: "I want to apply to the University of Minnesota, but I'm scared because I think my scores are not good enough. Should I still apply?". And I cannot stress it...
Junyo Park's picture

Summer internship? Where to find it? And what do you do?

I think many of the international students start concerning about internships and jobs when they start their junior years (of course, there are some who start worrying about those when they are freshman and I say that is just fine too!). And I know...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

First Year Academic Advice

Getting used to university level academics can be challenging, however, the hardest part about it is the fact that you have been given a whole lot of freedom in a place that can have many distractions so actually finding the time to study is hard...

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