Ladies and gentlemen, its crunch time. The week before finals tends to be the most hectic week of the semester, even more so than perhaps finals week itself. Everyone is living in the libraries, chugging coffee, and cramming in that last minute information to ace those exams. Here are a couple things you can do this week to keep your head above water and come out next week on top: Continue reading
Considering this is the week of Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving as well as wishing those who are traveling, safe travels. It is important to note that the university is still OPEN on Wednesday and classes ARE NOT CANCELLED, unless noted by a professor. It is important that you are attending these classes on Wednesday because you could be missing pertinent information that could be included on an upcoming exam or on the Final exam. However, the university is closed for Thanksgiving and for Friday (11/29). Classes will resume on Monday, December 2nd at the normal noted times.
Over Thanksgiving, between eating turkey, watching football, and catching up with family/friends, all students should be taking time out to prepare for their final exams. This four day weekend would be a great opportunity to complete an exam review or look over material for that comprehensive CEM 141 exam that will be happening in just over 2 weeks! Take advantage of this break and don’t miss out on studying at least a little bit over break, I am sure you will not be sorry!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy studying!
So you are dead-set on becoming a doctor, but your MCAT is well below US medical school averages, and your GPA is not looking too hot either, so what can you do? One option may be to do some post-bac. classes, but another option is to consider Caribbean medical schools. If you are thinking Caribbean, here are some things you want to be looking for: Continue reading
Are you a College of Natural Science student looking for ways to explore your potential in the Science and Health field? Well, Chris Sell, who is the internship coordinator for the College of Natural Science, wanted me to help spread the word about this awesome event that will be taking place on February 14th and February 15th 2014. Here is a little spread from Chris that he prepared for the students on this spectacular event:
“We are planning an exciting event for all of you for next semester. The brand new Science and Health Career Fest will take place on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th. This awesome career fest is being presented by Michigan State and sponsored by Covance. On Friday, February 14th, students like you will be invited to network with company representatives at the Kellogg Center looking to hire students for internships and other career opportunities. On Saturday, students will attend a day-long program filled with a keynote speaker alumnus from industry, a student panel of former/current Interns, and breakout sessions focused on topics important to your career. This will be a dynamic event for any Natural Science student interested in pursuing a career in science and health.”
When you arrive back in East Lansing in January look for more information regarding the career fest! Looking forward to seeing you all there!
If you are looking for more information visit: http://careernetwork.msu.edu/jobs-internships/Career-Fairs/Science-and-Health-Career-Fest/Science-and-Health-Career-Fest-Student-Resources.html
Getting good letters of evaluation may be an elusive task for some pre-professional students, especially at such a big university. To help shrink down MSU a little bit (at least to get these letters), here are a few tips for getting your face out of the crowd: Continue reading
Every year, many students come to college and think “alright, this is where I am going to learn surgery.” Unfortunately, the road to becoming a physician is much longer than just a quick 4 year stint of undergraduate education. Continue reading
Towards the end of the semester students frequently come into the office and ask their advisors, “Hey look, I am not doing well in class (fill in the blank) and I think I should just stop going (purposely fail it) in order to be able to take it again.” Well, as a PPA I am here to say this is NEVER a good idea. Did you know that failing at MSU is receiving a 0.0? Did you know that more often times than not Professional school’s average grades in classes you retake? This means that if you received a 0.0 the first time and retook the course and received a 4.0 that your actual grade in the eyes of a professional school would be a 2.0?! SHOCKING I know. So what should you do to ensure that you are going to finish out the semester strong?
- Start by mapping out dates, times, and material that is going to be on your next exams
- Consider meeting with your professor to discuss the trouble you are having in their class.
- DON’T QUIT! You can do it and make it through.
- Set up steady studying hours in courses that require more of your time.
- Meet with your advisor to discuss the possibility of you failing a class (this can sometimes drastically change your courses that you are enrolled for in the spring)
- DON’T STRESS! Try your best, Rome wasn’t built in a day! There is lots of time to learn the subsequent material and make up your grade!
Are you undecided on a major? Do you currently have a major but aren’t sure its for you? Are you looking to add an additional major? If any of these sound like you, then I have some great news! Next Thursday, November 14th, 2013 the Undergraduate University Division is hosting Marathon of Majors from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm!
Okay, so you’ve spent countless hours studying, volunteering and getting clinical experience. You’ve got all the letters of evaluation that you need and your personal statement practically sparkles. All you have to do is submit your application and wait…BUT you completely forgot about all the costs involved in applying to medical school!
So you have decided that you don’t want to spend your whole life in school; however, you still want to work in healthcare, what do you do? Here are some other options for someone wanting to work in health, but may not require as much school: Continue reading