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Response to College Life Club 2009-01-29 23:34:38 Reply

At 1/29/09 01:07 PM, JKMonkey wrote:
i didnt even get a 2 hr. delay, i had to get up at 5:30 AM to be at my college by 6:15 AM to take my Euro. Lit. and AP History semester finals.

Ouch. I can't imagine having to wake up that early to go to class. It almost makes me not feel so bad about having to get up around 6:30. Was the weather bad where you lived?

It wasn't the best where I live, but it was manageable. A lot of slush on the roads and things like that, but I've went to class in worse weather.


i hope i did good on them *crosses fingers*

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Response to College Life Club 2009-01-30 20:02:16 Reply

At 1/29/09 11:34 PM, Corky52 wrote:

Ouch. I can't imagine having to wake up that early to go to class. It almost makes me not feel so bad about having to get up around 6:30. Was the weather bad where you lived?

they never cancel classes in a big city like Boston (where i live), and this morning i took my Journalism and Creative Writing final, which took me from 6:30 AM to noon, becuae i had to write like 5 essays in a different writing style for CW, and then in Journalism, they gave us little snipets of information about something and we had to write an article about it, which took a while to even find out what the snipets were about.


Do you know how you did yet?

i should know in late February/early March


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Response to College Life Club 2009-01-30 22:04:43 Reply

At 1/30/09 08:02 PM, JKMonkey wrote:
At 1/29/09 11:34 PM, Corky52 wrote:

Ouch. I can't imagine having to wake up that early to go to class. It almost makes me not feel so bad about having to get up around 6:30. Was the weather bad where you lived?
they never cancel classes in a big city like Boston (where i live),

Apparently they rarely cancel class where I go too. (Lock Haven) They do use 2 hour delays quite a bit though. My one teacher was talking about it today and they said the reason behind this is because the college loses money when they cancel class, but if they use a 2 hour delay they still get the money and most of the teachers cancel their classes anyway.

and this morning i took my Journalism and Creative Writing final, which took me from 6:30 AM to noon, becuae i had to write like 5 essays in a different writing style for CW, and then in Journalism, they gave us little snipets of information about something and we had to write an article about it, which took a while to even find out what the snipets were about.

Yeah, I know how hard tests like that can be. But finals already? The semester just started for me. I couldn't imagine having finals already. Did you start earlier?

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The good thing is that it counts towards hours of my observation that I have to do. I can count it up to 20 out of the 80 hours that I have to complete.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-01-31 13:12:17 Reply

At 1/30/09 10:04 PM, Corky52 wrote:
Yeah, I know how hard tests like that can be. But finals already? The semester just started for me. I couldn't imagine having finals already. Did you start earlier?

they were Semester Finals (almost like Midterms)

my new semester starts Monday

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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 01:08:30 Reply

Well, they're turning off the water in my halls tomorrow(today) between 9am and 4pm, because that's the most convenient time for us to have NO WATER WHATSOEVER.

I plan to get around this lack of water by still being up now, at 6am.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 13:03:34 Reply

At 2/1/09 01:08 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Well, they're turning off the water in my halls tomorrow(today) between 9am and 4pm, because that's the most convenient time for us to have NO WATER WHATSOEVER.

I plan to get around this lack of water by still being up now, at 6am.

wow, that sucks, so you cant even take a shower or flush your toilet or anything?


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 13:48:41 Reply

At 2/1/09 01:03 PM, JKMonkey wrote:
At 2/1/09 01:08 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Well, they're turning off the water in my halls tomorrow(today) between 9am and 4pm, because that's the most convenient time for us to have NO WATER WHATSOEVER.

I plan to get around this lack of water by still being up now, at 6am.
wow, that sucks, so you cant even take a shower or flush your toilet or anything?

Yeah, they did that to us a couple of times in my old dorm. They would just shut all of the power off so we wouldn't have anything for awhile. So of course the toilets work, but only for one time and nothing else is going to work.

I remember when my entire town was in a drought warning and if we ran out of water they were going to have us go back home for the semester and they would have to pass everyone just to be fair and everything. Every time I went to the bathroom you better believe people had sinks and showers turned on without anyone using them.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 17:57:00 Reply

At 2/1/09 01:48 PM, Corky52 wrote:
At 2/1/09 01:08 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Well, they're turning off the water in my halls tomorrow(today) between 9am and 4pm, because that's the most convenient time for us to have NO WATER WHATSOEVER.

I plan to get around this lack of water by still being up now, at 6am.
Yeah, they did that to us a couple of times in my old dorm. They would just shut all of the power off so we wouldn't have anything for awhile. So of course the toilets work, but only for one time and nothing else is going to work.

I remember when my entire town was in a drought warning and if we ran out of water they were going to have us go back home for the semester and they would have to pass everyone just to be fair and everything. Every time I went to the bathroom you better believe people had sinks and showers turned on without anyone using them.

huh, dorm life must suck, i go to a community college and live in an apartment a couple blocks away from my college, do you get to choose your dorms, or does the college choose them for you?


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 17:59:34 Reply

You get to chose your dorms, and there's nothing stopping you getting your own privately rented accomodation, (which the vast majority of people do in 2nd and 3rd year anyway), but I wouldn't trade these halls for the world. It's great fun, gets you immersed and settled into student life a lot better than if you were in regular flats, and is good times.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 18:19:57 Reply

At 2/1/09 05:59 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: You get to chose your dorms, and there's nothing stopping you getting your own privately rented accomodation, (which the vast majority of people do in 2nd and 3rd year anyway), but I wouldn't trade these halls for the world. It's great fun, gets you immersed and settled into student life a lot better than if you were in regular flats, and is good times.

that doesnt sound so bad actually, in dorms, do u have a roommate? and if you do, can you pick who you want as a roommate, or do they give you one?


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 18:25:21 Reply

I have five flatmates (two other guys, three girls, so a 50/50 split). We all have en-suites, and share a kitchen. (In some dorms though, you don't get en-suite bathrooms, depends what ones you go for).

And you get no choice about who you're in a flat with other than what block of flats or whatever you're in.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 19:33:57 Reply

At 2/1/09 06:25 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: I have five flatmates (two other guys, three girls, so a 50/50 split). We all have en-suites, and share a kitchen. (In some dorms though, you don't get en-suite bathrooms, depends what ones you go for).

And you get no choice about who you're in a flat with other than what block of flats or whatever you're in.

oh, so basically you have to hope you get some cool and friendly flatmates


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 20:05:17 Reply

Yeah.

Even if you don't though, you don't have to interact with them. Mine are nice enough, but I spend most of my time with my course-mates, and I've already signed a contract for a flat for next year with three of my friends from the course, and they've all done the same. I also have friends who've signed flats next year with their current flatmates......

s'all luck.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 20:17:03 Reply

What do you guys think of ending up going to the same college as two of your friends? I'm going to Edinboro and two of my friends are applying too...


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 20:31:16 Reply

I'm in the same Uni as a couple of my old school friends, but I barely talk to them, only if I bump into them. They certainly didn't even begin to factor into my decision when choosing my uni.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 20:47:25 Reply

At 2/1/09 08:17 PM, ixintro wrote: What do you guys think of ending up going to the same college as two of your friends? I'm going to Edinboro and two of my friends are applying too...

Hey why don't you come on over here to Lock Haven with some of your other friends? Ha, well just because we met before doesn't mean we're friends, but you know what I mean. My roommate was also at the computer fair where we met.

So yeah, I went to college with my friend last year and we ended up not liking each other anymore. I then roomed with another friend from school, but he dropped out of college. I'm now a roommate with a third friend from college and so far everything's been great.

There's a bunch of kids at my college that I went to high school with. I just don't see many of them too much.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-01 23:29:52 Reply

At 2/1/09 08:17 PM, ixintro wrote: What do you guys think of ending up going to the same college as two of your friends? I'm going to Edinboro and two of my friends are applying too...

I graduated from a small High School so there was few people that I knew that I went to college with but I did see them around from time to time. Typically, you tend to hang out more with people who you share the same major/classes or extra curricular activities (Frats, clubs, etc) with.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-02 16:27:46 Reply

At 2/1/09 08:47 PM, Corky52 wrote:
So yeah, I went to college with my friend last year and we ended up not liking each other anymore...

Yeah, that raises another question. There are a lot of times where I don't really feel these guys are my friends, it's more like I just hang out with them because we've known each other for so long and I don't have anybody else to hang out with... I'm doubting that this could happen again in college, but is there any way to truly avoid it? I'm already trying to be active in a number of different activities and stuff like that, but I've tried the same thing in high school and it always ends up the same way... Ending up hanging out with them again...


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-02 16:55:44 Reply

The name of the game today was career fair. I got one interview out of it and after the happiness from that subsided, I remembered that I had never been in a real interview and that the types of questions they're going to ask at this point may rip me to shreds. D:

I have a week to prepare though so at least that's one thing. I have to think of some times I was actually a 'leader in my community' Great, now I might have to just outright lie. (But I won't). I just hope all goes well. It'd be nice to have a job before school is over for me.

It's for Target btw so if I get a job you all get discounts :D


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 07:40:28 Reply

At 2/2/09 04:55 PM, 36Holla wrote: The name of the game today was career fair. I got one interview out of it and after the happiness from that subsided, I remembered that I had never been in a real interview and that the types of questions they're going to ask at this point may rip me to shreds. D:

The hardest question is "So, tell me about yourself." That one always tears me apart because you have to describe yourself and how your education and work experience will benefit them without sounding wordy.

I had a phone interview with a financial firm last month and I froze up nervous. It didn't really go well to say the least. So, if I was you I would practice, practice, practice unless you're a natural speaker.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 13:49:02 Reply

At 2/3/09 07:40 AM, reverend wrote:
I had a phone interview with a financial firm last month and I froze up nervous. It didn't really go well to say the least. So, if I was you I would practice, practice, practice unless you're a natural speaker.

thats what i did for my interview, i practiced in front of a mirror for a couple of hours trying to sound good

needless to say I got the job

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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 13:50:45 Reply

At 2/2/09 04:55 PM, 36Holla wrote: The name of the game today was career fair.

aren't there a ton of jobs at the UofI that are only for students that attend the university?


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 15:34:42 Reply

All my lectures were cancelled today due to snow.

Huzzah.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 16:17:50 Reply

At 2/2/09 11:04 PM, Goonie wrote:
When your interviewing with others. Research the companies before you meet with these people. Also, ask what training programs they have to offer in order for you to become a better person.

Don't for get to be yourself.

Yeah I know. I went back to Day 2 of the fair today and got another interview for tomorrow. Man if only I didn't have work today, I would have a ton more time to research and come up with answers to those typical interview questions. I surprised myself too when I was talking to the recruiter. He caught me off guard when he all of a sudden asks the question "So what does this type of job mean to you." and without thinking I blurted out something like "To provide the customer with the best service possible." and next thing I know I'm getting offered an interview. At least my other one is next week so if this interview doesn't go well, I can at least get a better idea of what I'm going to be asked.

At 2/3/09 07:40 AM, reverend wrote: The hardest question is "So, tell me about yourself." That one always tears me apart because you have to describe yourself and how your education and work experience will benefit them without sounding wordy.

I think I can survive that one. It's the other ones like "Tell us a situation where you showed leadership." that I'm worried about. I really could just make up a story if I can't remember something in the next few hours. I remember when I was interviewing with Target for a part time job, the entire time I was making up stories or exaggerating stories based on things that had recently happened to me. Maybe I can get away with that on a part time job, but for something like this I'd rather have all of my answers be true.


I had a phone interview with a financial firm last month and I froze up nervous. It didn't really go well to say the least. So, if I was you I would practice, practice, practice unless you're a natural speaker.

I can be a natural speaker in an important situation. While selling myself to these recruiters I acted confident as best I could and I was able to strike up some decent conversations with them so I know that for the most part I can do that. But I know I should definitely practice tonight for these questions.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 19:01:17 Reply

At 2/3/09 03:34 PM, NEVR wrote: All my lectures were cancelled today due to snow.

Huzzah.

congrats :), my college classes werent canceled unfortunately, so i had to sit through an hour class of my Euro. Lit. teacher rambling on and on about pre-Industrial revolution Swedish poets


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 19:20:02 Reply

Ugh, nipped in to the labs to check my facebook while on the way back from the guild (Student Union bar), and in the last few minutes a small blizzard has started.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 19:33:59 Reply

At 2/3/09 07:20 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Ugh, nipped in to the labs to check my facebook while on the way back from the guild (Student Union bar), and in the last few minutes a small blizzard has started.

wow, i wonder if it was the same storm we got here in Boston today

snowed like fuck

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Naww, this has come from Siberia apparently.


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-03 21:00:07 Reply

At 2/3/09 03:34 PM, NEVR wrote: All my lectures were cancelled today due to snow.

Huzzah.

It's snowing like a sonofabitch here - so maybe this will happen to me tomorrow! :D

We were only supposed to get 3 inches, but the snow was also supposed to stop in the afternoon - and its still coming down in blankets at 9pm. Lets hope it keeps up and the ground freezes over some before 9am tomorrow.

God I hate school...


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Response to College Life Club 2009-02-04 00:11:59 Reply

It's 5am.

Today's itinerary:

0715 - Depart to go into town for food shopping.
0730 - Arrive at shop.
0800 - Conclude food shopping.
0805 - Catch bus back to campus.
0810 - Arrive back at campus.
0815 - Shower.
0825 - Breakfast.
0900 - Commence lecture.
1200 - Conclude lecture.
1205 - Commence "lazy cunt" period.
1900 - Get ready to go out in London for the night.

I'm sure none of you give a shit about any of the above, but I'm bored and felt like doing it, so fuck you. :)


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