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Adieu, adieu

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

The last entry.

It’s been nice sharing my opinions with you and hope to see you around. In closing, this is my final word.

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –  Ferris Bueller

Later days

Hello sunshine

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

Winter’s finally gone! And Grant MacEwans’ front lawn looks more like a beach, minus the sand and water. Walking past the students basking in the sun motivates me to take advantage of every sunny summer’s day. This year I’m planting my own garden and landscaping my front lawn. I have it all planned out, my neighbours will envy me. But wait, there’s more! My plan also includes: rollerblading, biking and jogging in the sunny outdoors.

So, don’t stay shacked up inside this summer – go out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Cram Session

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

It’s exam time and everyone’s stressed out. Although a lot of us attempt studying early, we end up cramming the day before a major exam. If you’re planning to cram, take breaks in between cram sessions because the art of cramming takes its toll.

Check out these cram session break ideas:

  • Read. Anything besides your notes because your brain will stay in cram mode
  • Stretch. A good up – dog, down – dog will relieve cram session stress.
  • Walk. A brisk walk gives your brain time to reflect.
  • Brain teasers. Play crosswords, word puzzles or Sudoku.

I know my help comes a bit late, but any little bit counts.

Cheers.

School’s out!

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 18, 2010 by karen1983

With school coming to end student’s rush to find summer jobs.

Visit the Student Resource Centre at Grant MacEwan for job listings and counseling. You can also send your resume to a job agency or online job bank.

Happy hunting.

You have benefits

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , , on April 18, 2010 by karen1983

All full-time students at Grant MacEwan have a benefits plan. Coverage includes:

  • Dental upto 80% or 100% if you use a Grant MacEwan approved Dentist,
  • Optometrists yearly check – up,
  • chiropractor 80%,  and
  • prescription 100% (depends on medication)

If you haven’t book an appointment with your Dentist or Optometrist – book before school’s out!

Kick back

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 18, 2010 by karen1983

Take a load off at the Student Business Lounge, located on the second floor of the 105th street building. The Lounge offers stressed out business students a place for relaxing or squeezing in valuable study time. This hidden gem boasts spacious study rooms for private or group study.

Other amenities include:

  • Small kitchenette (consisting of a sink and microwave)
  • Free photo copying
  • Couches for lounging
  • Plasma screen T.V. (displaying upcoming events and inspirational quotes)
  • Computer access

The lounge also comes complete with helpful staff ready to address your concerns. So, whenever you’re feeling weighed down, head to the Student Business Lounge.

C’est la vie

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , , , on April 15, 2010 by karen1983

Sometimes thing just don’t go your way, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Try not to get overwhelmed, instead remember life would be pretty bland if nothing happened.

The bad times help us grow and the good times teach us it’s worth it. I always remind myself  worse things can happen. I’m grateful to live in a free country, have rights and not worry about food.

So, next time you have a bad day – brush it off  and learn from it.