From a Professor’s Perspective: Advice for College Students

As another school year kicks off, college students are snapped back into the reality of hours of classes, followed by hours of studying, followed by hours of homework (repeat until graduation).

Luckily, there is plenty of august advice floating around for students new and old. Below is some offered from Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Ph.D., who is an Associate Professor of History at Texas Woman’s University:

“First and foremost, go to class. It may seem obvious, but attending class really does matter. It is easily the simplest thing you can do to succeed in college. Years after I’ve taught a student, I can run into them on campus and tell them where they used to sit in my class…”
Landdeck includes much more in a special article she wrote for the Huffington Post, which you can continue reading here.
Do you agree? What advice do YOU have to share? Let us know in the comments below!

August Student Spotlight: Idia Aisien (NYU)



August Student Spotlight: Idia Aisien

New York University Student

EHS St. George Resident




1. What is your hometown?
I am originally from Lagos, Nigeria.

2. What school do you go to? What year?
This summer I started a master’s program in international PR at NYU.

3. Why did you decide to come to NYC for the summer? Have you always wanted to come?
I’ve dreamt of living in NYC since I was little. I heard it was as busy as my hometown in Lagos, but I knew it was not the same thing– people come from all over the world to live in New York, and I always knew I’d be one of them. I got accepted into NYU and I couldn’t wait for the Fall semester to move to New York so I decided to take summer classes as well.

4. How did you find out about EHS? What made you decide to book with EHS? What made you choose the St. George?
I am very particular about where I live, and I did not want to stay on campus like I did in college. I looked up suggestions for off-campus housing and I found the EHS website. I scheduled tours with some of the different buildings, and after visiting the St.George I knew I had to live here. The staff was very friendly, and there was something very warm and relaxing about the environment.

5. What do you like best about living with EHS and at the St. George so far?
I love the RAs and the different activities in the building, because I don’t remember being as cool as an RA in my college days. I also like how secure the building is, because they take our well-being very seriously.

6. What things about coming to NYC were/are you excited about? What were/are you worried about?
Initially I was really worried about where I would stay, because it was all very last minute when I moved here. Now I’m just hoping to take full advantage of the many things there are to do/see in this city.

7. What do you hope to get out of your time in NYC?
Right now, I’m taking a full course load, but I’m also hoping to get a great internship in my field and do some volunteer work.

8. What are you favorite things to do in NYC so far?
I like the Shape Up NYC fitness events, the nightlife, and hanging out in Times Square with my friends. I also love kayaking, I went for the first time with an RA and some people in my building– I made friends and it was so much fun, I’m going to do it again and again.

9. Anything else you’d like to share about yourself or your experience with EHS?
I would just like to say that your perspective is very important in everything you do. I love living at EHS and although it’s easy to be overwhelmed by daily activities and deadlines, it’s also important for me to take time for myself, and remember to take advantage of all the opportunities/great things there are to do here in NYC.

Meet the “Intern Queen”

EHS has long been sharing interning tips and advice from the fabulous Lauren Berger, aka The Intern Queen, so we thought we’d feature her here in case you’d like to, too!

Lauren’s blog is a great resource for students who want to get the most from their internship opportunities. She also hosts a ton of events across the country as well as in her native LA, and even has a book out filled with tons of great advice as well. Check out her blog here:

And check out one of our favorite posts below. Enjoy!

3 Simple Tips to Keep Your Life Organized

Submitted by Lauren E. Berger on Fri, 2012-07-27 08:30

This blog post was written by University of Tennessee Campus Ambassador, Jordan DeJarnette.

We all know it’s hard to stay on track with a busy internship and work schedule. Here are some simple changes to make to your daily routine to help you stay on track!

1. Put first things FIRST!
As simple as this tip seems, it is one that can save you lots of time and stress! Social media has become such a huge presence in our generation now a days it can easily take up hours of your time without you even realizing it! To make sure you stay on task and get things accomplished during your day (instead of hours glued to your iphone refreshing twitter) it is important to put first things first. Get the things done in the beginning of your day, like studying for an upcoming test or working on various internship responsibilities, rather than putting them off. Waiting too late in to the day can cause rushing and might not allow you to do your best at the task at hand! Just look at it this way – by getting your work done, you’ll have more free time at night to Pin!

2. Exercise daily!
Exercise is good for not only helping you stay fit, but it’s also helpful when it comes to staying on task! By getting your heart rate up, whether it’s taking your dog for a walk, burning it out on the elliptical or playing a game of tennis with friends, you immediately become more focused! The endorphins that are released when you exercise can help you relieve stress and stay more focused on whatever you have to do throughout the day. Also, if you’re like me, you feel very accomplished after a workout! This “go me!” attitude can transition throughout the rest of your day, helping you get more done in less time!

3. Write it down!
List making is something that anyone can do, but is often looked over as to how helpful it really is! Making a list can help you stay on schedule by making you accountable. By putting something in writing, you’re less likely to forget what it is that you need to get done that day. Studies also show that psychologically, lists are effective in the fact that they motivate simply by someone wanting to mark something off their list!