Well this is my last blog for this semester so with that being said I would like to leave you all with this…I hope that this is encouraging to everyone but especially to those who are graduating this semester.
At this stage of life everyone has an opinion of what it’s going to take to be a success, don’t determine your success by the accomplishments or failures of your peers or the path that they have chosen for their lives just stay focused on what you feel you are meant to do regardless of what that may be.The days, weeks and months ahead of us will fly by faster than they ever have before. As you are being faced with the crucial decisions that await you just remember that you have friends and family that love and support you and that you have already come this far so don’t stop now! Congratulations to everyone and I wish you all the best of luck, have an awesome safe summer!
I look forward to blogging again in the fall, so until then…
I usually come into a new blog with an idea of what to write about. In this case, my mind has been on vacation over Spring Break. I travelled to the beach a few times, had some decent dinners at new restaurants and put my backpack in the corner of my room with a pile of clothing on top. Granted, the last one happens even when I’m not Spring Breaking… Nonetheless, I haven’t picked up a book until today (Sunday night). That is when I picked up my assignment book and still decided to blow off what little homework I have for tomorrow. I’m not condoning the complete rejection of homework assignments (I have a long break tomorrow between classes heh heh heh) I’m just reiterating what I’m sure every student of MCC felt this week: lazy!
Yet here I am. I’ll still grab my cup of coffee in the morning so that I can make it through to my next cup of coffee. So plug your brains back in and get moving back to class - there’s only six more weeks of school left. Don’t lag behind in the last leg of class work!
We all know that rare feeling of accomplishment; that feeling of completeness, triumph and anticipation for the time ahead. When you have time to sleep all day, work as much as you want and even gain a few pounds. I am talking of course about spring break, it is just too bad it only lasts a week.
While most people use spring break as a means to stay in town and work or relax, I use spring break as a means to broaden my horizons. I try to experience new and exotic things such as sushi, travels, books or meditation. I have plans of going to Fort Lauderdale and staying with family, then departing on a ferry to the Bahamas.
Through the school work and studying, most of us forget to live life to the fullest. Your college years only come once in your life, therefore, you must use it efficiently. Once you have a professional career it will be much harder to obtain leisure time. Things to do during spring break include [but not limited to]: skydiving, new foods, IMAX movies, road trips, college visits, new restaurants, resorts, get in contact with old friends, internships and new foods. Just remember to “seize the day” as it is translated from the Latin term “Carpe Diem”, because as Mae West once said “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
I can’t believe it’s already Spring Break! This semester is flying by I didn’t even have time to count down the days until Spring Break was here. I’m looking forward to the much needed break. I don’t really have any exciting plans, on Monday I’m getting braces which I am really excited about! I’ve wanted them forever and thanks to Uncle Sam I am finally able to afford them. I’m glad I’m getting them the week of Spring Break so I’ll have a little bit of time to get used to them. Besides getting braces I’ll just be working as usual, volunteering, spending time with friends and family and of course catching up on sleep! I might even get a head start and start working on some projects for school that are due in April.
I was just thinking I’ve never really done anything special for Spring Break so I’m promising myself now I am going to do something next year for sure. At this time next year it will be my first semester at USF working toward my Bachelor’s so I’m sure it will be much needed then. We all deserve to treat ourselves to a nice break and vacation every once in a while to get away from the hectic college life.I hope all of you have a fun and safe Spring Break! I look forward to coming back rested and ready to finish the rest of the semester off with a bang!
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break, I know I definitely did! The holidays were wonderful and I had a great time being able to enjoy a little more free time with friends and family.
But wow, what a week! This week didn’t go exactly as I hoped it would. It was pretty hectic and stressful. It was probably one of the most stressful beginnings of a semester yet. At the last minute I had to change my whole schedule around which resulted in me stalking the MCC site to ensure I got in the classes I needed… somehow it finally worked it self out. After putting in the CRN’s for the classes I needed so many times I wound up memorizing all of them and they opened up at just the right time – thank goodness! I now have a new found appreciation for anyone that has had to go through that. I know now how it feels. It is somewhat unsettling not knowing for sure if things are going to work out how you had hoped and planned.
This semester I am also taking Tuesday/Thursday classes for the first time. I’m sure it will be nice having to go one less day but it might take a little getting use to the longer classes. I’m taking three classes on campus and one online. I am happy that this week is over…but despite all of the craziness it was still good and I am looking forward to all of my classes. Good luck to everyone as we get back in the swing of things!
It’s that time of year again…Registration for Spring 2009 classes starts Wednesday October 29th for students who have 30+ hours. If you have 0-29 hours registration begins Thursday October 30th. For returning students who were enrolled at MCC during Spring or Summer 2008 terms but not currently registered for Fall 2008- excluding transient students registration beings October 31st and for NEW students including transfer, transient, readmits and all others not previously registered for Spring 2009 registration begins November 10th.Online Web registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can register online at scf.edu and then click on My MCC. From there click on Student Services & Financial Aid . Then go into registration look-up classes to add to find the classes available. Next go to add/drop classes to enter the CRN number of the classes you want to take. It’s simple and fast! Also if you need to seek advisement you can meet with an advisor/counselor by calling, vesting or e-mailing the enrollment services office at firstname.lastname@example.org I have always found the advisors and counselors to be nice and helpful. They are there to help you and can help to ensure you are on the right path! Also another very helpful tool for determining the courses needed for your degree is the CAPP/Degree Audit tool (Check your Academic Program Progress). You can do this by going to scf.edu, click My MCC, enter your student ID (G00#) and PIN then click student services & financial aid, student records and then CAPP/Degree Audit. I love this feature and have found it to be very helpful in figuring out what classes and requirements I still need to fulfill. Good luck in registering for classes, and try to start on the first day of registration for your current status…classes fill up quick!