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Alisha D'souza's picture

Getting into Research

The University of Minnesota prides itself on being a research university with abundant opportunities for undergraduate students. However, as an incoming freshman with little to no experience conducting any sort of research in labs, it can be...
Rabab Ibrahim's picture

Picking Classes for College

The process of choosing classes is not as daunting as you may think. The university has a website www.schedulebuilder.umn.edu , which lists all the classes offered, making the entire process relatively stress-free! All you have to do is choose the...
Hui Tan's picture

Managing midterms

Let’s be honest: Midterm week is difficult. This past week I have had four engineering midterms in four days. So here are some useful tips I wish to share with everyone to better manage the most stressful time of the semester. 1. Plan early and know...
Melissa Koe's picture

Finding the Perfect Study Spot!

Finding the perfect study spot can be daunting. Study spots make the difference between being productive and accomplishing close to nothing, so it is important to choose a spot that fits you! Fortunately, the U has launched an application recently...
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...
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...
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...
An Le's picture

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...

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