Interested in learning more about CHM’s Secchia Center campus in Grand Rapids? Then sign up for the 2014 College of Human Medicine Pre-Medical event! This is an opportunity for students to get an inside look at the new Secchia Center and what it takes to be a competitive applicant to the College of Human Medicine! Some of the activities include:
Interested in going to a Michigan medical school? The Michigan Med Schools Night is an event for prospective students to get an inside look on the schools in Michigan, what they are looking for in an applicant, and things that make each school here unique. The following are details about the event. Continue reading
So the first month of the Spring semester has just about come and gone (I know, crazy right?) and hopefully everyone was able to shake off those Winter Break cobwebs and get off to a good start. Today, I wanted to pass on a collegiate success strategy, taught to me pretty late in my career, that has definitely improved my performance. That being, current semester reflection.
It seems like such a simple, mindless thing to do, but once you actually do it, you realize that maybe you’ve never actually done it at all. The semester is long, we all know this, especially those of us committing over 20 hours a week outside of class to study (Ugh…the CNS grind). We also know it’s one of the worst feelings in the world to study your butt off for an exam and leave feeling like a piece of your soul was just taken by the reaper. The good news is, there’s only room for improvement! But, how do we even go about improving? What can be done? What went wrong?
These reflective questions can really be a life and/or semester savior. It’s so important throughout the semester to constantly assess your performance and commitment in order to perform to the best of your ability. Some of these assessing questions may be:
- What have I done to ensure my absolute best performance?
- My last exam went well, what did I do to make that happen? How can I ensure I can reciprocate my performance?
- Have I been doing the best I can do?
- Have I been committing the time I need to commit in order to reach my career goals? (Remind yourself of what they are!)
- Am I enhancing my collegiate experience with involvement in student organizations? What am I doing to develop into a professional?
- My last exam went poorly…What can I do to change that? Did I study enough? Did I go to class or office hours? Did I use the free tutoring available to me at the Learning Resource Center?
All of these things (and more) are so important to constantly keep in mind as you progress through the semester. Be sure to challenge yourself and not let the laziness brought on by the frigid weather get the best of you. Even if you got a 4.0 on your last exam, ask yourself how you can do better. How you can really be the best you can be. And if you didn’t get a 4.0 on your last exam, what can you do to make that happen? Seek help when you need it, that’s why we’re here! Constant improvement leaves no room for failure. Always ask yourself how you can be better because you always can! Remember that fact and stay sparty strong!
MSU College of Human Medicine Admissions has joined social media! CHM has been one of the most up-front and informative schools in terms of admissions that I have personally come across, and yet again they are providing a couple new resources to help students better prepare for application to their school.
The College of Natural Science is presenting the 2014 Health and Science Career Fest sponsored by Covance, directed towards educating students about job opportunities in the Health and Science fields. The fair will be held on two different days.
Now that we are all settled into our classes, professors and instructors are starting to assign homework, projects and talk about upcoming exams. If this has you stressed out and feeling like you need some extra help… there’s no need to fear! The Learning Resource Center (LRC) here on campus offers both daytime and evening tutoring for a wide variety of courses at many different levels.
Welcome Back Spartans!
So after a great holiday break coupled with an even better Rose Bowl victory, it is time to get back on that school grind. However, this year we have already had an unheard of two “snow days!” MSU is not known for closing for just any drizzle of snow or a little cold weather, so make sure that if you are out and about you are taking the proper weather precautions! Continue reading
Welcome back fellow Spartants!
As everyone is starting to get back in routine, there are just a few quick announcements I would like to point out…
Looking for information on how to find an internship and how to carry yourself in a formal dining setting? MSUFCU is hosting a Professional Preparation Dinner geared towards how to help students prepare for going out to the work force. Continue reading
Looking for something to read over break that will keep you informed about the latest Pre-Professional topics? Well look no more! The December-January Pre-Professional Newsletter is here! Click here for the link.
Our latest newsletter is chock-full of really awesome articles, but you can also read previous newsletters by clicking on this link!
Happy Holidays everyone! I hope all of you have a safe, relaxing and victorious break watching the Spartans win the ROSE BOWL!